There’s certainly no way but up for talented members of SB19!
Over the past months, SB19 members has been dominating Twitter trends and catching the hearts of both local and international fans – with no sign of stopping.
And today is a good time to share some facts about the hottest P-Pop group that would ~*probably~ give you reasons to stan them, too!
History of SB19
You’re probably wondering why we’re writing about SB19 given that they aren’t Korean idols.
But hey—SB19 is the first-ever Filipino boy group to train under a Korean entertainment company, ShowBT. And for that reason, we decided to talk about them here, too. 😄
The group consists of five talented boys who were trained tediously with the same training provided to K-pop idols like BTS, EXO, GOT7, and Seventeen.
Sejun – Leader, Vocalist, Rapper
John Paulo Nase was born in Cavite on September 14, 1994.
Sejun is into writing and producing music with G-Dragon as his music inspiration. And on one of their early interviews, SB19’s leader mentioned the stunning Nadine Lustre as his local celebrity crush.
Stell – Main Vocalist
Stellevester Ajero was born in Las Piñas on June 16, 1995.
Stell enjoys cooking and teasing the other members. And when asked about his ideal type, he mentioned that the lucky girl-to-be should be caring and understanding (just like his mom!)
Josh – Vocalist, Rapper, Visual
Josh Cullen Santos was born in Pasig on October 22, 1993.
SB19’s main rapper likes Gloc-9, Smugglaz, Loonie, BTS, and Big Bang’s G-Dragon. And currently, he is crushing on the ever-lovely, Liza Soberano.
Ken – Main Dancer, Vocalist
Felip Jhon Suson or simply Ken was born in Cagayan De Oro on January 12, 1997.
This self-proclaimed chicken lover reveals that his ideal type is someone who is confident, talented, and has the grooves to dance with him.
Justin – Vocalist, Rapper, Visual
SB19’s Justin De Dios was born in Malabon on July 7, 1998.
Among the SB19 members, Justin is the bunso who looks up to Michael Pangilinan & KPOP group GOT7 and is very vocal on having crush on MYX VJ Sharlene San Pedro and Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo.
SB19 Official Logo
Last October 19, 2019, SB19 Instagram account posted the official logo of the thriving P-Pop group alongside a lengthy caption explaining the deep meaning behind it.
‘Tilaluha’ is a mellow ballad song which primarily tackles about the painful moving on process after discovering that the person you love has someone else.
Go Up (2019)
SB19’s breakthrough single ‘Go Up’ talks about the overall journey in reaching one’s dreams and aspirations. And as cliché as it may sound, this über bop song’s message is very simple – never ever give up on your dreams.
SB19’s latest single ‘Alab’ is all about expressing love through colors (red, black, green, yellow, violet) and dance moves.
Watch the official music video here:
‘Ikako’ is an inspiring song dedicated to the selfless country’s workforce and front liners. It was composed by SB19 leader’s Sejun and was released last May 15, 2020.
SB19 Racism Controversy
Fame usually comes along with controversies and SB19 is no exemption.
The P-pop group was accused as a racist back in December 2019 following a Twitter post about their concert at Negros Occidental in the Visayas region.
“Hello, Negros! We are now in your zone! Excited na kami sa mga mangyayari sa aming first stop for our nationwide tour #SB19inNegros #SB19 #SB19_JOSH #SB19_SEJUN #SB19_STELL #SB19_KEN #SB19_JUSTIN,”
The supposed promotional tweet ignited confusion to those unfamiliar with the province and branded it as a racist remark. And although, fans were quick to clarify that ‘Negros’ is a place in the Philippines and the five guys mean no harm – the ‘racism’ controversy made it to the Asian Boss.
Watch it here:
Gifted with amazing vocals and powerful dance skills, SB19 surely didn’t just captivate the hearts of the fans but also bagged numerous awards.
Below is the complete list of awards that they have won:
Best Idol Group in Southeast Asia (Starmometer)
Next Big Thing (Music Rank Extra Awards)
Top Social Artist (Music Rank Extra Awards)
Artists of the Year (MSTYLE Globaline Awards)
Rookie of the Year (MSTYLE Globaline Awards)
Favorite Dance Performance (MSTYLE Globaline Awards)
Song of the Year – Go Up (MSTYLE Globaline Awards)
Favorite OPM Song – Go Up (MSTYLE Globaline Awards)
Favorite OPM Artist (MPS Online Awards)
Favorite OPM Group (MPS Online Awards)
Favorite New Artist (MPS Online Awards)
Favorite OPM Song -Go Up (MPS Online Awards)
Favorite Chart Topper Song – Go Up (MPS Online Awards)
Favorite OPM Music Video – Go Up (MPS Online Awards)
SB19’s trophy bag might seem to be full but there’s still a room for more awards:
Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Wish Music Awards)
Wisher’s Choice Award (Wish Music Awards)
Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year (Wish Music Awards)
Fandom of the Year – A’TIN (Village Pipol Choice Award)
Group Performer of the Year (Village Pipol Choice Award)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year (TV Series Craze Awards)
Fastest Rising Boygroup (TV Series Craze Awards)
Favorite Group of the year (RAWR Awards)
Most Favorite Pop Boy Group of the Year (PPOP Awards for Young Artist)
Performing Group of the Year (PPOP Awards for Young Artist)
POP Inspirational Song of the Year (PPOP Awards for Young Artist)
Most Promising Recording/Performing Group (Box Office Entertainment Awards)
SB19 SNS Accounts
And if you can’t still get enough of SB19, you can follow the group’s official SNS accounts for more updates:
With their exceptional talent paired with humble attitude and ‘burning’ passion, SB19 would surely ‘go up’ and soar higher!