Several OPM singers and personalities took to social media to congratulate the Filipino boy band group SB19 after they got nominated for Top Social Artist of this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
The artists expressed their awe for SB19 as the group made history after being the first Filipino and Southeast Asian group to get nominated in the said category since it was launched in 2011.
The official twitter account of SB19 posted the said nomination and expressed their gratitude for all their fans, known as A’TIN.
WE MADE IT, A'TIN! 🎉
We are nominated for Top Social Artist of this year's Billboard Music Awards!
We are so grateful for your love and support. We wouldn't have come this far without all of you. A'TIN 'TO!
— SB19 Official 🇵🇭 (@SB19Official) April 29, 2021
Using the hashtag #SB19forBBMAs, the group wrote, “We are nominated for Top Social Artist of this year’s Billboard Music Awards! We are so grateful for your love and support. We wouldn’t have come this far without all of you. A’TIN ‘TO! Iwawagayway ang WATAWAT!”
Callalily band vocalist Kean Cipriano praised SB19 for their nomination and congratulated the group.
— Kean Cipriano (@keancipriano) April 29, 2021
“Hanep! Galing! Congrats @SB19Official,” he wrote.
TV presenter Gretchen also praised the group and even mentioned that they lived up to the message of their latest song What? which speaks of raising one’s flag.
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) April 30, 2021
You guys lived up to the message of your latest song “What”! Congrats @SB19Official soar higher!”
Recently, SB19 released their newest single ‘What?’ that immediately created a buzz online. Fellow artists and netizens were impressed because of the group’s world-class talent.
Christian Bautista quipped about preparing the group’s passport and Visa as he claimed that the group SB19 will be going international.
Paki ready na po passport at Visa para sa US tour 💪 https://t.co/1kHTU9P0rr
— Christian Bautista (@xtianbautista) April 30, 2021
“Paki ready na po passport at Visa para sa US tour,” Bautista wrote in jest.
Star Music producer Roque Rox Santos also took notice of SB19’s achievement as he also congratulated the group.
Wow! Congratulations @SB19Official
SB19 joins BTS, Blackpink as top social artist finalists in Billboard awards | ABS-CBN News https://t.co/iSS6wM5F7P
— Roque Rox Santos (@roxsantos) April 30, 2021
“Wow! Congratulations @SB19Official,” he wrote.
Even the US Embassy in the Philippines is happy for their nomination.
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) April 30, 2021
This is the FIRST-EVER nomination for the Filipino group at the #BBMAs and a major moment for the country's music scene@imszmc @JoshCullen_s @stellajero_ @keun16308352 @jah447798 pic.twitter.com/AoWiAvHMyy
— Jeff Benjamin (@Jeff__Benjamin) April 29, 2021
SB19 joined other artists like South Korean hitmakers BTS, BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN, and American pop star Ariana Grande in the nomination.
Meanwhile, Bretman Rock who is a Filipino-American beauty influencer and social media personality announced SB19’s historic nomination at Billboard Music Awards. Bretman Rock is also nominated at the MTV Awards. He announced the group’s nomination by mentioning that the Filipino boys SB19, just like him, were nominated.
“I love this category because obviously, I’m a social media star, duh!
“We have the Filipino boys, just like me, representing! SB19, let’s do this!”