This week, K-pop doubles its dominance of Billboard’s Social 50 chart, with BTS, EXO, NCT, Monsta X, GOT7 and Wanna One taking the top six positions.
A week after the South Korean K-pop boy bands BTS, EXO and NCT hold top positions on Billboard’s Social 50 chart on the April 7-dated list, for the first time in the history of Social 50 chart, Billboard announced another first for the K-pop genre.
On Tuesday, 10 April 2018, Billboard announced that on the April 14-dated list, top six is occupied by popular K-pop acts BTS, EXO, NCT, Monsta X, GOT7 and Wanna One, taking No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively.
The chart’s latest tracking week ended April 5.
BTS, EXO and NCT rank at No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, for the second week in a row.
Monsta X takes No. 4 on Social 50 chart, besting its previous peak of No. 12 in December last year.
For a second week in a row, GOT7 holds the No. 5 spot of the Social 50 chart, while Wanna One re-enters the ranking at No. 6. The band hold No. 4 spot on the chart four weeks ago (March 17).
The Billboard’s Social 50 chart is a ranking of the most active and popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr, measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound
The artists’ popularity is determined by a formula blending weekly additions of friends / fans / followers along with artist page views, engagement and weekly song plays.