ATEEZ, BTS, TWICE and More Topped 2020 Most Tweeted About K-pop Groups in Singapore

A global phenomenon that has grown significantly over the years, K-pop has been widely discussed across the world including Singapore. Recently, Twitter has released some interesting insights to recap its most memorable moments on the platform in 2020.

Among them, BTS tops 2020 Most Tweeted K-pop Accounts Globally (including Singapore), while there are also several other popular K-pop groups that made it to the list.

4th generation boy groups such as ATEEZ, TXT and THE BOYZ are also seeing a surge in popularity as they are ranked 4th, 7th and 9th respectively for 2020 Most Tweeted about K-pop Groups in Singapore. Check out which groups are among the Top 10 for 2020 Most Tweeted about K-pop Groups in Singapore!

1. BTS (방탄소년단)

Twitter: @BTS_twt

(Photo: BTS Official Facebook)

2. EXO (엑소)

Twitter: @weareoneEXO

(Photo: EXO Official Facebook)

3. SEVENTEEN (세븐틴)

Twitter: @pledis_17

(Photo: SEVENTEEN Official Twitter @pledis_17)

4. ATEEZ (에이티즈)

Twitter: @ATEEZofficial

(Photo: ATEEZ Official Facebook)

5. NCT 127

Twitter: @NCTsmtown_127

(Photo: NCT 127 Official Facebook)



(Photo: TWICE Official Facebook)

7. TOMORROW X TOGETHER (투모로우바이투게더)

Twitter: @TXT_members

(Photo: TXT Official Facebook)

8. GOT7 (갓세븐)

Twitter: @GOT7Official

(Photo: GOT7 Official Facebook)

9. THE BOYZ (더보이즈)

Twitter: @WE_THE_BOYZ

(Photo: THE BOYZ Official Facebook)

10. MONSTA X (몬스타엑스)

Twitter: @OfficialMonstaX

(Photo: MONSTA X Official Twitter @OfficialMonstaX)

Did your favourites made it to the list? Also check out 2020 Most Tweeted about K-pop hashtags in Singapore:

(Source: Twitter, Inc.)

Show Review

HallyuPopFest 2019 Rounds up its Exciting K-Pop Packed Weekend

Held over the past weekend (May 25-26) to much fanfare, HallyuPopFest returned to stage at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, 8 months after their inaugural festival in Singapore last year. This year’s 2-day festival saw headlining acts such as Super Junior, WINNER, MONSTA X and NU’EST, as well as a fan-favourite lineup which included Hyolyn, KARD, PENTAGON, (G)I-DLE, and more.

First time in Singapore, up-and-coming girl group GWSN made their way to the red carpet right after the afternoon showcase on the first day of the festival. As newcomers in the K-pop scene, GWSN names Girls’ Generation as their role models, and even did a dance cover of TWICE’s ‘TT’ upon request, inviting cheers from all corners.

The 7-member girl group also conveyed their wishes to take on a powerful and energetic concept for their comeback in the near future.

Back in town for HallyuPopFest, this trip marked A.C.E’s third visit here and the members mentioned Sentosa and Merlion Park as the places they hope to visit if they could have a free day to explore Singapore.

Having travelled around the world to meet their international fans, A.C.E describes music as a universal language for everyone, and added that they were able to feel the energy and communication with their fans through music even though they may not speak the same language together.

The first act to kick off Day 1’s evening concert, N.Flying sent fans into a fit of roaring cheers when they performed their hit tracks “HOW R U TODAY”, “Rooftop” and more.

At the red carpet, the group recounted their reactions when they first found out that “Rooftop” charted at the top on the music charts. Describing it as a surreal feeling that they’re never experienced before, the members shared that they could still feel the nervousness and excitement from that very day, as they thanked fans once more for their love and support.

Dressed in bright red for the red carpet and concert, Oh My Girl sent hearts aflutter with several of their hit numbers that evening, including “Secret Garden”, “Liar Liar”, and their latest comeback track “The Fifth Season”.

Having tried various genres and concepts for their first full length album in 4 years, Oh My Girl revealed that they hope to take on a retro and powerful concept for their next comeback, and would love to release an upbeat and lively song to welcome the approaching summer.

One of the most anticipated groups for HallyuPopFest, NU’EST returned to Singapore as a full force and the wait for them was definitely worthwhile as fans were treated to hot performances at the concert, such as “Hello”, “Segno”, “Bet Bet”, and more.

On what fans will be able to look forward this year, Baekho answered that it has been awhile since the 5 of them gathered as a group, so instead of rushing things out, he hoped that fans could anticipate and watch them grow further. Minhyun added that being able to show their stages and performances is their definition of happiness, and they were glad that they could visit Singapore and perform for the fans.

In related news, NU’EST will be returning very soon for their own concert this August and this will mark their first full-scale concert in Singapore since their last L.O.Λ.E Tour in 2013.


The vocal queen of all genres, Hyolyn treated fans to a power-packed setlist at the concert, as she dominated the stage with all-time hits “Dally”, “SEE SEA”, “Paradise”, as well as a special medley of SISTAR songs.

At the red carpet event, the female powerhouse declared her love for Singaporean food, naming Chilli crabs as one of the must-have dishes whenever she makes a visit here. Hyolyn also named American rapper and songwriter Cardi B as one of the artistes whom she looks up to and hopes to collaborate with if there’s an opportunity in the future.

Finally, the headlining act of Day 1’s evening concert, WINNER got everyone in the crowd cheering and screaming at their loudest the moment they walked the red carpet. Back in town 6 months after their solo concert, members talked about having fond memories of Singapore whenever they visit.

WINNER also shared their source of inspiration that goes into their album making, stating “Whenever we produce music, we think of our fans and us singing out loud to it. That’s how our music came about.”

It was a complete party later at the concert as WINNER drove fans into a new high with their hit songs one after another. From their debut song “Empty” to their classic and latest hits “AH YEAH”, “MILLIONS”, “REALLY REALLY” and more, they ended the concert on an incredibly explosive note, leaving fans screaming for more.

The second day of HallyuPopFest began with the afternoon showcase, which was led by up-and-coming artistes TREI, Kanto, and VERIVERY.

3-member idol group TREI, was the first group to make an entrance on the red carpet, as the trio greeted fans in their biggest enthusiasm and talked about their desire to return to Singapore for a concert in the near future.

As self-producing idols, TREI shared that their fans were the source of inspiration when they make music. Even though it has only been 3 months since their debut, they would like to do a collaboration with other artistes in the future when the opportunity arises.

Rapper Kanto was next on the red carpet, drawing attention as he walked in style and made his way to the stage in all smiles.

On his upcoming plans for the second half of the year, Kanto revealed that he’d be busy with performances all throughout summer. He also added that he had been preparing for a collaboration track by himself, naming NU’EST Baekho and A.C.E Chan as the ones he hopes to join forces and work with.

Shortly after, VERIVERY took the red carpet stage and greeted fans in all corners with their trademark introduction. The 7-member boy group from Jellyfish Entertainment shared that their goal for 2019 is to receive a rookie award at the end of the year, as they promised to work harder to show a better and improved version of themselves for the next album.

The opening act of Day 2’s evening concert, (G)I-DLE made an appearance at the red carpet and shared their excitement of being in Singapore to perform for the fans.

Prior to their debut, they have visited Singapore for an album jacket photoshoot, where member Yuqi recalled about the bungee jumping experience they had at Sentosa, exclaiming that it was one of their fondest memories in Singapore.

The girl crush group also discussed on what they hope to achieve by the end of this year, which is to top the music charts with their new album.

During the concert, they showed off their charismatic charms with powerful songs like “MAZE”, “HANN”, and their highly well-received debut track, “LATATA”.

Another fan-favourite act of HallyuPopFest, KARD candidly talked about switching parts of their song with another member and as usual, fans were able to see their great chemistry with one another even when they’re not performing.

J.Seph picked Jiwoo’s part, explaining that she gives off a great impact and a lot of energy when she sings. On the other hand, Jiwoo chose B.M and said she don’t mind trying out his rap part someday.

Although they do not have any fixed plans next, KARD hopes to greet fans with another album as soon as they can, and in the meantime, they will be working hard towards achieving this goal.

Also the only co-ed group to grace the festival, KARD pumped up the crowd at the concert with their incredible energy and addictive tracks such as “Oh NaNa”, “Don’t Recall” and “Bomb Bomb”, which had everyone singing along!

Set to return this November for their very own World Tour, PENTAGON revealed that Singapore will be their last destination for the tour and they are looking forward to deliver hot performances for the fans.

When asked which member is most different on and off stage, a majority of the members picked Wooseok, to which Hongseok explained, “Off the stage, he (Wooseok) is a really fun guy with a sense of humour, but on stage he’s so serious and unfunny.”

PENTAGON was the third artiste to take the stage during the concert and they treated fans to a setlist that comprised songs of a variety of genres. These included the feel-good “Shine”, the mellow and sweet “Violet”, as well as the bold and slightly retro “Critical Beauty”.

MONSTA X played it cool wherever they go. Treating fans to their best hits that evening, the group performed high energy tracks that were representative of their unique and strong style, such as “DRAMARAMA”, “Alligator” and “From Zero”. During their performance of “Need U’, they even went around the stadium to get up-close with fans!

Even though Jooheon and I.M filmed their mixtape MV Be My Friendin Singapore previously, the group hoped to shoot another one here again if they could travel overseas for an MV shoot. And if there’s an opportunity, Shownu added that he would love to try a variety of Singaporean dishes for his Mukbang broadcast in the future.

The Kings of K-Pop, Super Junior was the finale act of the night and they truly ended HallyuPopFest 2019 with a bang as they performed classic hits such as “Sorry Sorry”, “Bonamana”, “One More Chance”, “Miracle”, and even surprised fans with special solo stages by Yesung and Ryeowook, as well as a unit stage by Super Junior D&E!

When asked what’s their secret to maintaining a great teamwork, Leeteuk says, “There’s no particular secret. We’ve spent a long time together, so we think of ourselves and our fans as a family.”

Adding that Kyuhyun has officially completed his mandatory military service, they are looking forward to release a new album together as a team in the later half of this year.

For the concertgoers who attended the festival and were treated to a K-pop packed weekend, HallyuPopFest 2019 definitely wrapped up on a memorable note.


(Photos: Nicole & Meixian)


EVERYTHING You Need To Know About HallyuPopFest 2019 In Singapore

Once again, the wait for K-pop fans is over. After teasing on social media with various hints of the artiste line-up, the full information has now been released for HallyuPopFest 2019, including the festival schedule and ticketing details. We will summarise everything into this page for your easy reference because it’s really extensive.

What is HallyuPopFest 2019?

Returning for its second edition, HallyuPopFest establishes itself as South East Asia’s largest K-pop festival that aims to bring fans closer to their favourite Korean stars. Just like last year, the festival will feature afternoon showcases, evening concerts, red carpet events and fan engagement opportunities.

Contrary to last year’s festival, this year’s event will take a miss on the global auditions and instead, replace this segment with an all-new HallyuTown event which will be open to the public with a variety of booths to enjoy, ranging from K-Food to K-Beauty, K-Lifestyle and more. The HallyuTown will also function as the main festival square where the daily Red Carpet* event will be held. (*Note: Red Carpet is free and open to the public. All artistes will be attending this event.)

Additionally, something new to look forward to will be a dedicated Fan Support area for fans to show their love and support for their idols.

When and Where will the Festival be Held?

HallyuPopFest 2019 will be held over 2 days on May 25 and 26 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Each day’s activities will kick start at 1pm where the afternoon showcases will be staged, followed by the red carpet event at 3:30pm, artiste engagement sessions from 5pm, and finally the evening concert at 8pm, with the exception of the HallyuTown festival square that opens from 10am on both days.

The festival’s finale (i.e. evening concert) promises power-packed performances that will go on for at least 3 hours each day, where headliners will perform their individual sets of at least 30 minutes each. The afternoon showcase will run for about 2 hours long.

Who will be performing at the Festival?

Besides the popular ones, fans can also look forward to up and coming groups who will be performing in Singapore for the first time. However it seems like this year’s line-up has a lot more boy groups in general. The star-studded performer list includes:

DAY 1 (May 25, Saturday)
Showcase: A.C.E, GWSN
Evening Concert: N.Flying, Oh My Girl, NU’EST, Hyolyn, WINNER

DAY 2 (May 26, Sunday)
Showcase: KANTO, TREI, VeriVery
Evening Concert: (G)I-DLE, KARD, PENTAGON, MONSTA X, Super Junior

What are the Ticket Prices & Fan Entitlements?

There are five standard ticket categories ranging from Cat 1 to Cat 5, priced from S$98 to $288 for each festival day. Similar to last year, all ticket holders will be entitled access to both the showcases and evening concert, applicable for same day activities only.

EXAMPLE: If you purchase the Day 1 ticket (May 25), you will be entitled access to Day 1’s afternoon showcases and evening concert.

This year, there’s no more DAEBAK passes but there will be a new HallyuPass that entitles the pass holder to the Artiste Engagement session with 1 performing act of the same day.

HallyuPass is only available for Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3 ticket holders to purchase at an additional top-up of S$68 (each ticket can purchase 1 HallyuPass only), and pass holders will participate in a random draw to determine the artiste you will be meeting before the Artiste Engagement Session on the event day itself. Check out the full Artiste Engagement schedule below!

When will Tickets go on Sale?

Public ticket sales for all categories will be available on March 30 (Saturday) from 10am onwards (based on local time) via the following channels:

  • Online Booking:
  • Hotline Booking: +65 3158 7888
  • Others: Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge Desk and all SingPost outlets

There will also be a 1-day Priority sale for all SingTel mobile subscribers and HallyuPopFest newsletter subscribers on March 29 from 10am to 11:59pm. Check out the seating layout below!

Have any other Questions?

Didn’t managed to find an answer here to the questions you have? Head over to the Festival’s website @ to read the FAQs or you can also follow them on their Facebook here.

For those who’ve missed out on HallyuPopFest 2018, find out what went down last year:

We will keep all future updates pertaining to the festival on this page so check back often if you need to refer to the latest updates!


MONSTA X’s Self-Designed Contact Lens Are The Next Thing You Might Wanna Get From South Korea!

Celebrity endorsements are nothing new, but participating in the making of the endorsed product may soon start the trend in the highly competitive market.

Selected as the new faces for the contact lens company Lens Town, MONSTA X will be releasing their very own series of contact lenses ‘MnX‘, designed personally by the members themselves. MONSTA X was chosen to model the brand because of the unique personalities and style that each member possess, which aligns well with the brand’s vision.

Shownu and Wonho take on the street range 3-color series with Street Brown (a combination of dark brown, brown and pink) and Street Gray (a combination of dark brown, gray and pink) respectively, giving off a natural and fresh look that matches well at any occasion.

For the mono range series, Minhyuk created the Mono Gray lens while I.M puts on the Mono Burgundy lens to blend in with the natural eye color, achieving a deeper color effect.

The remaining three members — Hyungwon, Kihyun and Jooheon — designed the trendy range series, ranging from Hyungwon’s Trendy Brown lens (a combination of burgundy and brown) to Kihyun’s Trendy Green lens (a combination of emerald green and gray) and Jooheon’s Trendy Blue lens (a combination of emerald green and blue), all of which are great contrasts to their hair color.

These self-produced MnX lens are expected to release in South Korea’s Lens Town stores in mid-May 2018 and are already receiving very positive responses from fans. With 7 different colors to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choices!

(Photos: Lens Town)

Show Review

[PHOTOS] Highlights From MONSTA X Special Showcase in Singapore

[!!] Warning: This will be an image-heavy post with lots of eye-galore of your favourite boys! 😀

In Singapore on 3 March for their special showcase as part of the HSBC Women’s World Championship Music Festival 2018, MONSTA X dropped an explosive show which saw a full-house at The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, where the showcase was held.

The boys thrilled fans with hit songs such as ‘Beautiful‘, ‘White Love‘ and ‘From Zero‘, and took time to interact with Monbebes, displaying their energetic and fun sides throughout the 2-hour show.

From sharing their Mon-stories (highlights of their daily lives) to a drawing contest on stage to compete for the best artist position in the group, fans were treated to plenty of fan-service from the boyband including a heartwarming speech by Wonho, whom expressed his concern for fans who had to wait for them in an outdoor setting for both the open press conference and showcase.

Meanwhile, Singapore Monbebes also took the opportunity to present a surprise birthday cake and put up a special video at the showcase in celebration of Wonho’s birthday (1 March).

MONSTA X also belted out other hot tracks such as ‘Shine Forever‘, ‘Hero‘, ‘Dramarama‘, and dedicated their last two stages ‘5:14 (Last Page)‘ and ‘I’ll Be There‘ to fans who’ve been there for them in their idol journey.

MONSTAX X is said to be making their comeback with a new album [The Connect] dropping on 26 March, while they will kick off their second world tour with the first show in Seoul on 26 & 27 May. Will they include Singapore for their upcoming world tour? We hope so too!

Check out more photos from the open press conference and showcase below!

(Photos: Nicole)


Catch MONSTA X’s Public Appearance At Their Open Press Conference In Singapore!

Soon to set foot in Singapore to perform at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, MONSTA X will be holding an open press conference a day prior to the show where they will meet media and fans at Plaza Singapura.

The Hi-Touch and Meet & Greet session with fans will be held right after the press conference, but fans are invited to catch the boyband’s public appearance in the mall as well. (Find out more about the fan privileges here)

Details of MONSTA X – Open Press Conference:
Date: March 2nd, 2018 (Friday)
Venue: Plaza Singapura, Front Plaza
Time: 5pm (Timing has been changed from the original 3:30pm)

Details of MONSTA X SPECIAL SHOW 2018:
Date: March 3rd, 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Time: 8:30pm
Ticket Pricing: (exclude booking fee)
S$198 (Super Fan) | $148 (General Admission)

Have a burning question for MONSTA X? Tweet us your question at @HallyuSG and who knows, the boys might answer it during the open press conference on 2 March!

Be sure to follow us closely on social media for the latest updates on this event! Find out more information of MONSTA X Special Show 2018 here.


MONSTA X To Headline HSBC Women’s World Championship Music Festival 2018 In Singapore On 3 March

Set to headline the HSBC Women’s World Championship Music Festival 2018, MONSTA X will be visiting Singapore for a special showcase on 3 March 2018. The music festival will be taking place at The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and tickets are expected to go on sale on 25 January 2018.

Details of HSBC Women’s World Championship – MONSTA X SPECIAL SHOW 2018:
Date: March 3rd, 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Time: 8:30pm (Timing has been pushed back to 8:30pm)
Ticket Pricing: (exclude booking fee)
S$198 (Super Fan) | $148 (General Admission)

All tickets will be available for sale through all APACtix channels, Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets on 25 January from 10am onwards.

There will be a special 10% discount for HSBC Debit/Credit cardholders from 25 January to 3 March, applicable for both Super Fan and General Admission tickets. StarHub* customers can also enjoy a 10% discount for tickets purchased from 25 January to 3 February, valid for Super Fan tickets only. (*Note: Simply flash StarHub logo on your mobile devices or latest StarHub bill at Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office or any Singpost outlet to enjoy the discount)

Fan Privileges:

All Super Fan ticket holders will be entitled to a lucky draw where they can win “Meet & Greet” passes to a group photo opportunity (200 winners) with MONSTA X. All ticket holders, except the winners of “Meet & Greet” passes, will also be entitled to join a lucky draw for Hi-Touch session with MONSTA X (300 winners).

Stay tuned to us for the latest updates on this event!



10 Most Anticipated K-Pop Comebacks And Special Releases This Summer

1. EXO

Anticipated to be one of the hottest summer comebacks this year, EXO has been dropping individual member’s teasers for their upcoming 4th Full Album [THE WAR]. The digital album release is set for July 18 and EXO will hold their first comeback stage on M COUNTDOWN on July 20th with their title track ‘Ko Ko Bop‘. Check out the MV teaser HERE!

2. Jung Yong Hwa

It has been two and a half years since his previous solo album promotions and Jung Yong Hwa is ready to make a solo comeback with a full album release [DO DISTURB] on July 19. The singer will drop his summer album with six new tracks including the upbeat title song ‘여자여자해 (That Girl)‘. Watch the MV trailer HERE!

3. Akdong Musician (AKMU)

Akdong Musician has been teasing fans with mysterious trailers for their sudden comeback and it is finally confirmed that the brother-sister duo will be releasing two tracks called ‘Dinosaur‘ and ‘My Darling‘. Both tracks are written and composed by Lee Chan Hyuk and are slated to drop on July 20 at 6pm (KST). Watch the MV teaser for ‘Dinosaur’ HERE!


While we do not know much details about WINNER‘s upcoming release yet, a source from YG Entertainment has confirmed that they will be joining the list of summer comebacks in late July or early August. Sounds like an exciting plan for the group!

5. GFriend

GFriend is set to make a comeback soon! Their label Source Music has released a statement on GFriend’s comeback in late July and we’re excited to see what kind of concept the girls will showcase in their upcoming release.


Pledis Entertainment has confirmed that NU’EST will be releasing a special song for their fans on July 25. Though Minhyun will not be participating in this single (while he concentrates on the debut with Wanna One), anticipation is rising for the group who has received lots of love from Produce 101 Season 2. The special track will be produced by Kiggen, the same producer for ‘Oh Little Girl’ during the 101 concept evaluation stage. There will not be any scheduled broadcast promotions for this release, but NU’EST is said to be planning for their 4-member unit comeback (as NU’EST W) in the later half of 2017. 🙂


MONSTA X will be releasing a special summer song on July 27! Announced through their official Twitter account on July 17, the group will be dropping their digital single album [NEWTON] before the end of the month. Just when summer calls!

8. CLC

CLC will be making a surprise comeback with their 6th mini album [FREE’SM], slated for release on August 3 at 6pm (KST). The group has been receiving much attention for their transformation from their last release ‘Hobgoblin’, making us anticipate what their concept and style will be for the upcoming mini album.

9. Girls’ Generation

An album is in the making for Girls’ Generation’s comeback in August! Many are speculating that the album will be released during the same period as their debut anniversary date (Aug 5) to commemorate the group’s upcoming 10th anniversary. It is said that the title track has already been decided and filming for the music video will commence this month. Sounds super exciting already!

10. Taeyang

The excitement is real for VIPs and YG fans! Taeyang will be making a solo comeback with not one but TWO title tracks and is said to have began filming for one of the music videos. What’s even more anticipating is that the singer has participated actively in this album production including the brainstorming process and direction of the music videos too! There’s no confirmed timeline on the comeback yet, but we all know that the wait’s gonna be worth it.

With all these artists and groups on the list, whose comeback or special releases are you looking forward to the most?