It was after that viral dance practice video posted on Twitter that everything fell into place.
It spelled overnight success for SB19, the first ever Filipino boy group trained under ShowBT. The viral video brought about a surge of more than 500,000 subscribers in Youtube, a spike of thousands of followers in all their official social media accounts and a total of more than 5.5 million views in their official music videos (“Tilaluha” and “Go Up”) in a span of 4 months.
The “SB” in SB19 stands for “Sound Break,” meaning they will break into the Philippine Music Scene with their fresh style and unique brand of music. “19,” on the other hand, represents a youthful generation as well as represent the bridge between South Korea (area code 82) and the Philippines (area code 63)
These boys, all-around performers who can sing and dance a wide variety of genre, compose their own music, and create their own choreography. Despite their differences, they perform seamlessly onstage and strive hard to become better artists.
The boys took Manila by storm and had a successful show on December 28th in Cuneta Astrodome, where a total of 8,000 attendees – their biggest one yet – screamed their hearts out for their idols.
This year, aside from launching “Alab,” which has racked up already more than 450,000 views and trended number one not only in the Philippines but also worldwide, they are set to embark on a nationwide concert covering 10 cities, with a the first in Bacolod.
The sold-out show, with 3,000 A’TIN occupying the Kasilayan Gymnasium in Negros Occidental, witnessed the group’s virtuosity with each member performing solo for the first time. They also held court at the
Atrium, Limketkai Center in Misamis Oriental and the Ibalong Centrum in Legaspi. This February 1, they will be at the Iloilo Convention Center. On February 15, they will regale crowds at the UZ Summit Center in Zamboanga. On March 13, the University of Baguio will be their next stop. They will also perform in Pampanga, Cebu and Davao.
For 2020, SB19 also plans to rebrand and release a full album. With the success of the city tours, there are plans to collaborate with a boy group in Korea and they will also renew for a third season in Jeju in collaboration with Asianovela Channel (ABS CBN). They are also looking to filling the Philippine Arena or Araneta Coliseum with their fans.
Meanwhile, SBTalent Camp will also open for more trainees and is on the works for the debut of a new girl group.