“Pinoy pride” is oozing on the internet after Filipino-American influencer Bretman Rock, who was also nominated at the MTV Awards, announced that Pinoy pop supergroup Sound Break 19 – better known as SB19 – is one of the nominees at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
The quintet is nominated for the “Top Social Artist” category at the prestigious music awards this year, along with other heavyweights like South Korean hitmakers BTS, BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN, and American pop star Ariana Grande.
The “Top Social Artist” category is one of the three fan-voted categories in the award show.
It is awarded to artists based on major fan interactions with music, including streaming and social engagement, together with the global online voting results.
The current titleholder is BTS.SB19 is the first Filipino and Southeast Asian group to have been nominated in the category since it was launched by Billboard in 2011.