From January to December, Twitter gathered data to determine which K-Pop groups were mentioned the most around the world for 2020. Here are the top ten girl and boy groups who were the talk of Twitter for the year.

10. ATEEZ

KQ Entertainment‘s eight-member boy group ATEEZ proved their worldwide popularity over the years by selling out concerts left and right.

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Thanks to their masterful storytelling that leaves fans with many theories and funny variety shows, the group had everyone’s eyes on them.

9. TWICE

As one of K-Pop’s most well-known girl groups since their debut, JYP Entertainment‘s TWICE has always been a fan-favorite.

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Because of their relatable personalities and eye-catching comebacks, they had ONCEs all around the world cheering them on.

8. TXT

Ever since Big Hit Entertainment‘s TXT stepped onto the scene, the five boys have been the talk of the K-Pop world.

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Despite the pressure they faced as the group to follow BTS, they’ve made a name for themselves and showed their unique color that had fans lining up to join the fandom.

7. SEVENTEEN

Pledis Entertainment‘s SEVENTEEN never fails to impress Carats and K-Pop fans with their powerful vocals, tough choreography, and creative concepts.

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They also aren’t strangers to going viral—even among locals—for their hilarious antics on the variety show GOING SEVENTEEN.

6. TREASURE

Even though YG Entertainment‘s new boy group TREASURE debuted in 2020, they were already on fans’ radar from their survival show YG TREASURE BOX.

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Ever since, the twelve-member group has been a hot topic on Twitter as fans gush about their talents and youthful antics.

5. GOT7

Between their comebacks “Not By The Moon” and “Breath”, veteran group GOT7 had idols and fans jamming to their music in 2020.

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Although the group is no longer a part of JYP Entertainment, fans look forward to seeing what they have in store for their future releases.

4. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK made 2020 their year, from dropping their first full-length album, The Album, to collaborating with Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga.

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There wasn’t a shortage of achievements for the groundbreaking girl group either, making history more than a few times for all K-Pop girl groups.

3. EXO

Despite their last full-group comeback being in 2019, EXO has kept fans’ interest with their unit promotions, solo debuts, and TV appearances.

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From EXO-SC, Kai‘s solo debut, Baekhyun‘s solo releases, Sehun‘s feature in the variety show Busted!, Xiumin‘s return from the military, and Lay‘s promotions in China, EXO-Ls are well-fed until the group decides to make a comeback in the future.

2. NCT

Between their many units, NCT Dream, NCT U, WayV, and NCT 127, there are more than enough members, music, and content to keep fans interested.

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With its twenty-three members, NCT can easily appeal to K-Pop fans all around the world.

1. BTS

As one of the world’s biggest boy groups that have become a household name worldwide, the number one spot was earned by BTS.

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No matter what they do, they’re the talk of the world for always setting trends and delivering refreshing music.

Were you surprised by which groups made the list?

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