BTS, EXO & Stray Kids Reign as Tumblr's Most Popular Okay-Pop Acts of 2018: Exclusive

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“Okay-pop has confirmed time and time once more to be Tumblr’s favourite music style.”

With BTS representing essentially the most used Tumblr tag for the complete 12 months, Wednesday's (Nov. 28) kickoff to Tumblr's annual Year in Review proved Okay-pop's timeless dominance on the platform whereas offering a deeper have a look at the scene's hottest acts telling much more attention-grabbing tales.

Billboard is proud to solely reveal the highest 30 Okay-pop acts on Tumblr in 2018 with, as soon as once more, BTS and EXO main a rating that highlights the highest boy bands, lady teams and solo stars on the scene.

Male teams make up a majority of the checklist with 19 of the 30 entries led by BTS, EXO, Stray Kids, Seventeen and GOT7. The second highest illustration got here from lady teams netting eight slots with Red Velvet, BLACKPINK, TWICE, LOONA and MAMAMOO main the cost. Of these top-performers, Stray Kids and LOONA mark the one acts who made their official bows on the Okay-pop scene in 2018 — a big debut for such newcomers that speaks to Tumblr's place for early adopters and digital tastemakers.

"Rookie teams Stray Kids and LOONA had been the most important standouts on our Okay-pop checklist," Tumblr's content material insights affiliate Beatrice Vantapool tells Billboard. "The Tumblr neighborhood adopted each teams actually carefully since pre-debut. The Stray Kids actuality present and LOONA's solo singles made them constants on our weekly Tumblr lists. A gaggle has by no means debuted as excessive as No. Three on the Okay-Pop Tumblr Year in Review checklist earlier than so it'll be actually thrilling to see what Stray Kids will come out with within the new 12 months."

Adds Vantapool, "Okay-pop has confirmed time and time once more to be Tumblr's favourite music style, particularly this 12 months."

Elsewhere on the tally, solely three soloists made the year-end checklist for 2018 with SHINee's Taemin (who held his personal Answer Time Q&A on Tumblr final fall) main amongst males whereas HyunA represented the one solo feminine on the rating.

See the Top 30 most lively Okay-pop artists on Tumblr in 2018 beneath, with adjustments in exercise from 2017's checklist famous in parentheses. Stay tuned for extra from Tumblr's Year in Review over on their Fandom on Tumblr hub.

1. BTS
2. EXO
Three. Stray Kids (new)
Four. Seventeen
5. GOT7 (-2)
6. Monsta X (-1)
7. SHINee (-1)
Eight. Red Velvet (+2)
9. NCT 127 (-1)
10. BLACKPINK (-Three)
11. TWICE (-2)
12. NCT Dream (+Three)
13. LOONA (new)
14. NCT U (new)
15. iKON (+Four)
16. VIXX (-5)
17. Taemin (new)
18. DAY6 (-Four)
19. Jonghyun (new)
20. Super Junior (+Four)
21. Wanna One (-Eight)
22. BIGBANG (-5)
23. B.A.P (-11)
24. HyunA (new)
25. MAMAMOO (-7)
26. GFriend (-6)
27. Girls' Generation (-11)
28. A.C.E (new)
29. EXID
30. BToB (-Three)