In just two short months, acclaimed P-Pop Kings, SB19, have taken the Western market by storm. With a whirlwind tour across the United States and Canada, appearances on major broadcast shows, and an impressive win at the Billboard International Fanbase Awards, SB19 is undoubtedly making their mark on the global music scene.
The Grand ‘PAGTATAG!’ Tour
From July 21 to August 20, 2023, SB19 embarked on a 10 city-concert tour, capturing the hearts of fans in various cities across the United States and Canada. They left an indelible mark on the Western audience, and their journey was nothing short of spectacular.
USA Broadcast Shows Appearance
During their tour, SB19 made several notable appearances on prominent USA broadcast shows, including KTLA 5 Morning News, Fox 5 New York, PIX11 New York Living, and their return to Good Day New York, where they first debuted in the States. The group’s electrifying performance of their hit single ‘Gento’ left audiences in awe, and their dedicated fans, known as A’TIN, showed their unwavering support outside the network buildings.
Street Busking and Fan Frenzy
While conquering the East and West coasts, SB19 took to the streets to share their music with the masses. Crowds flocked to see the group’s impromptu street performances on LA Hollywood Boulevard and New York Times Square on September 1. Their energy and charisma had fans cheering them on throughout the performances, proving the group’s immense appeal transcends traditional concert venues.
A’TIN Triumphs on the Global Stage
One of the most significant milestones for SB19 and their dedicated fanbase, A’TIN, was their victory at the Billboard International Fanbase Awards. A’TIN emerged triumphant, surpassing fanbases of renowned artists like Cardi B, EXO, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Seventeen, Shakira, and TWICE. A’TIN secured victory with 51.1% of the votes, cementing their place as one of the most dedicated fanbases in the world.
The group members expressed their pride and gratitude, with Josh saying, “You never fail to amaze us with your dedication,” and Pablo adding, “We look forward to conquering more heights with all of you.”
Proclamations in the USA and Canada
SB19 made history as the first Filipino act to be proclaimed in both the USA and Canada. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors declared July 28 as “SB19 Day” in San Mateo County, California, recognizing the group’s exceptional contributions to promoting Filipino culture, music, and arts on the global stage. The City of Vancouver also proudly declared August 18 as “SB19 Day,” with the proclamation signed by Vancouver’s Mayor, Ken Sim, emphasizing the global impact of SB19’s music.
Collaboration with JVKE
On September 2nd, SB19 had the opportunity to share the stage with American singer-songwriter JVKE during the finale show of his ‘What Tour Feels Like’ at the House of Blues Boston. This collaboration was a culmination of their successful remix of JVKE’s single “Golden Hour (SB19 remix),” which had debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot list and climbed the Global Spotify viral chart.
With all these remarkable achievements in just two months, SB19’s journey continues as they return to their homeland in September. Fans are eagerly anticipating their promotional concert, Watsons Playlist, set to take place on September 24 at SMART Araneta Coliseum, where they will share the stage with other Filipino music talents such as Zack Tabudlo, BINI, and Ben&Ben.
SB19’s remarkable journey from P-Pop sensations to global stars is an inspiring testament to their talent, dedication, and the unwavering support of their fans. As they continue to make history and capture the hearts of audiences around the world, SB19’s star shines brighter than ever before.
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