Just 24 hours after it premiered on YouTube on March 9, the “What?” music video of Pinoy pop (P-pop) boy group SB19 has generated a staggering 1.4 million views.
“What”, which is now the No. 1 trending YouTube video in the Philippines and has more than 1.8 million views as of this writing, is the comeback single from the yet-to-be-revealed second album of SB19. This is a follow-up to their debut full-length album “Get In The Zone!”, which Sony Music Philippines launched on July 31, 2020.
‘What’ virtual launch postponed
The P-pop boy group thanked their fans, the A’TIN (pronounced as Eighteen), for their support.
Making the feat even more remarkable is that SB19 had to postpone the virtual launch that was going to accompany the release of the “What?” digital single, music video, and merchandise.
SB19 on Tuesday announced that they have postponed the virtual launch of “What?” after the P-pop group was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Composed of Sejun, Josh, Stell, Ken, and Justin, SB19 is a Filipino idol group that is spreading P-pop and positivity all over the world.
SB19 has made history as the first Filipino act trained under the Korean Idol System to debut in the Philippines. For three years, ShowBT, a South Korean entertainment company that branched out into the Philippines, made them go through the same rigorous process that every trainee in South Korea undergoes to become a K-pop idol.
The band name itself shows this synergy between the Korean system and Filipino talent. SB stands for ShowBT, though the group also came up with an alternative meaning: Sound Break. Meanwhile, they derived 19 from the country codes of the Philippines (63) and South Korea (82).
Tapos yung 19 naman, it’s because SB19 is a collaboration between the Philippines and Korea. 19 because it’s the country code of Korea and the Philippines: 82 and 63. So if you add 8, 2, 6, and 3, it’s 19. And if you subtract 82 and 63, it’s also 19. So the bond is strong talaga.
So, how many times have you watched the “What?” music video, A’TIN?