There’s no stopping P-pop sensation SB19 on their way toward world domination.
SB19 admitted they were in disbelief after surpassing BTS on the Billboard Hot Trending Songs chart for Dec. 11. The boy group previously made history after Bazinga topped the charts, making them the first musical act to replace BTS who have been ranking number one on the charts for six weeks.
“Thankful kami sa support talaga kasi kapag sinabi na BTS, BTS ‘yan. malakas ang mga ‘yan. Isa sila sa mga naging inspirations ko. Hindi naman secret na idol namin sila,” Stell told the media during the preview of SB19’s “Our Zone” third-anniversary concert cinema screening.
Stell also revealed that BTS inspires them to improve as artists. “Na-meet din namin sila ni Josh before at sabi talaga namin, gusto namin maging katulad nila as an artist and a performer. Noong nalaman namin na nag-number one ang song namin, siyempre goosebumps talaga. Thankful kami sa mga nagtitiwala at sumusuporta sa amin.”
SB19’s Ken also expressed his love for their fandom A’TIN who made this milestone happen. “I was amazed by the fans. Kasi parang imposible na maabot namin ‘yun nang kami lang. Hindi sya kapa-paniwala noong umpisa… happy ako sa support at pagmamahal nila sa amin.”
Despite their growing success, leader Pablo believes that SB19 is “not there yet” because it’s a reminder for them to be “better.”
“Kumbaga, may door nang nagbukas. Parang, it’s a wake-up call for us to do better kasi marami nang nakatingin sa amin and we’re slowly penetrating the global scene. Medyo may nervousness and may sense of pressure and responsibility… kailangan naming i-prepare ang sarili namin sa ‘world domination,’” Pablo added.
SB19 also hoped their achievements will pave the way for Filipino artists to be recognized in the local and international music scene. “Noong nagsisimula pa kami, lagi naming sinasabi namin na P-pop groups dito kasi kung gusto nating tumunog ang P-pop at makarating sa ibang bansa, mas maganda if maraming (singers) ang magtutulungan,” Stell said.
“Doon sa mga groups na nagsasabi na kami ang inspiration nila, mas nagkakaroon kami ng ‘Kailangan pala galingan natin kasi mas marami nang nakatingin at naniniwala sa’tin… para ma-inspire rin silang gawin ang best nila,” Stell added.
The second day of SB19’s third-anniversary concert “Our Zone” was recently shown at Gateway Cineplex last Dec. 18 and 19.