#TeamGOT7 wins #TwitterBestFandom Award with nearly 40% of total voting Tweets
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 17 April 2018 - Twitter is what's happening around the world and in the Korean entertainment scene. As the 13th Annual Soompi Awards (#SoompiAwards) was announced, Kpop and Kdrama fans stayed close to all the action on Twitter.
2018 also marks the first year that Twitter officially supported this annual awards hosted by @soompi. In the Twitter Best Fandom award category, fans Tweeted their love for their favourite Kpop group with the #TwitterBestFandom and #Team hashtags, generating nearly 42 million Tweets worldwide over two 24-hour voting periods. The number of unique voters on Twitter increased by 17% over the previous year, making 2018 the most popular Soompi Awards voting season on Twitter!
#TeamGOT7 emerged the winner of the #TwitterBestFandom Award with nearly 40% of the total number of voting Tweets and successfully defended their Best Fandom title for the third year running! Further cementing their status as a heavyweight in the Hallyu wave, @GOT7Official was also crowned "Best Male Group" and won the "Latin America Popularity Award" at this year's Soompi Awards.
#SoompiAwards, #TwitterBestFandom and many of the Twitter Best Fandom team hashtags also trended worldwide, proving once again that Twitter is the best place to join in live conversations on the latest K-entertainment events.
In fact, the #SoompiAwardshashtag was used in nearly 14 million conversations on Twitter globally from January 23, 7 p.m. PT to February 20, 7 p.m. PT.
Here are the top Twitter Kpop Fandoms and the countries that most actively voted in the #TwitterBestFandom award category:
Top 10 Fandoms ranked by number of vote Tweets:
Top 10 Countries ranked by number of unique voters on Twitter:
2. South Korea
With the announcement of the Twitter Best Fandom award winner, lucky fans who Tweet to celebrate @GOT7Official's win using #TwitterBestFandom hashtag will also walk away with a signed GOT7 album and special gifts from Twitter.
To continue the #SoompiAwards celebration on Twitter, there will be additional @soompi#BlueRoom Q&As with GFriend (@gfrdofficial) and Heize. GFriend won "Best Female Group" and Heize won "Best Hip Hop/R&B Artist" at this year's Soompi Awards.
Join in trending conversations about Korean entertainment on Twitter by following @soompi. Find out if your favourite Kpop and Kdrama stars emerged victorious in the 13th Annual Soompi Awards and continue to share your love for them with the hashtags#SoompiAwards and #TwitterBestFandom on Twitter.
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