TREASURE Hailed As 2020 Fastest-Rising K-Pop Artist In The World
YG Entertainment’s powerful rookie TREASURE proved its global popularity once again by being recognized as the fastest growing K-pop artist in 2020!
According to the 2020 K-pop official report released by Twitter on February 4, TREASURE ranked No. 1 in the ‘TOP 10 fastest-rising K-pop artists in the world’ category.
This list was concluded through an analysis of artists who debuted post-2017. They were ranked by total number of tweets related to these artists from January 1 to December 31, 2020. Recalling the fact that TREASURE debuted on August 7 last year, this recognition from Twitter indicates how amazing they have performed in the last six months.
In addition to that, TREASURE ranked 6th in the overall ranking of ‘TOP 10 most mentioned K-pop artists in the world’ last year, and performed the best among rookies.
Twitter is one of the leading global social communities. During 2020, Twitter has recorded a total of 6.7 billion K-pop related tweets. The country with the most number of K-pop fans was Japan, followed by United States, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, and Brazil.
The intensified power of TREASURE’s popularity, which has four members from Japan, is the reason why they are expected to grow further in the future. Through YG Entertainment’s high-speed and intensive strategy, TREASURE has made a remarkable achievement, amassing one million copies sold for THE FIRST STEP series album. Among them, Japan’s share was 26%, the same as South Korea.
Thanks to these successful performances and overwhelming support from fans, TREASURE has swept various major awards ceremony rookie awards.
Meanwhile, TREASURE is set to make their highly-awaited debut in Japan on March 31. More details about their debut will be announced soon.
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