Additionally, GOT7 rises to No. 5, giving the chart four K-pop acts in its top five.
For the first time in the history of Billboard’s Social 50 chart (which began in 2012), the entire top three is occupied by K-pop acts, with BTS, EXO and NCT taking Nos. 1-3, respectively, on the April 7-dated list.
The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. The chart’s latest tracking week ended March 29.