MANILA, Philippines — P-pop (Pinoy pop) group SB19 have been named by young fashion magazine Teen Vogue as one of their favorite boy bands of all time alongside BTS, The Beatles and One Direction.
Teen Vogue’s list of 33 boy groups was in no particular order, and SB19 was the 18th group listed between Puerto Rico’s Menudo and R&B group All-4-One.
The magazine included the music video for SB19’s hit song “What?” and acknowledged the band’s meteoric rise following the release of another hit single, “Bazinga”.
BTS and the Beatles were among the first boy bands mentioned by Teen Vogue as arguably the most popular bands then and now, with R&B group Boyz II Men sandwiched between them.
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One Direction was backed by other staple boy bands like the Backstreet Boys, Westlife, *NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, The Jonas Brothers, Big Time Rush, Five Seconds of Summer, The Wanted and The Jackson 5.
Korean groups that appeared on Teen Vogue’s list aside from BTS were EXO, SEVENTEEN, Big Bang, SHINee, Monsta X, and Seo Taiji and the Boys.
Second-generation K-pop group Super Junior and popular Taiwanese band F4 — and all of their subsequent variants — were notably snubbed.
SB19, consisting of Josh, Pablo, Stell, Ken and Justin, was formed in 2016 by the Korean branch of ShowBT Group in the Philippines and debuted two years later.
The group’s other singles include “Tilaluha”, “Go Up”, “Alab” and “Mapa”, as well as their collaboration with fellow Filipino Ben & Ben “Kapangyarihan”.
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