MANILA -- Pinoy pop group SB19 has earned a spot on a Billboard chart which lists musical acts for their fast-rising popularity.
On Wednesday, SB19 grabbed the sixth spot on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart, behind K-pop boy band A.C.E.
The Next Big Sound chart tracks "the fastest accelerating artists during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success," according to the Billboard website.
The chart is measured by Next Big Sound, an American company which provides analytics on online music.
Fans of the five-member group took to social media to celebrate the milestone, with the hashtag #SB19onBillboardNBS topping local Twitter trends on Wednesday morning.
Comprised of Sejun, Stell, Ken, Josh, and Justin, SB19 debuted in October 2018 with the song "Tilaluha."
The group achieved mainstream popularity after a video of the members' dance practice for their sophomore single, "Go Up," went viral on social media in September.
The group, which is managed by a Korean entertainment company and whose members trained in South Korea, is noted for its synchronized dance performances.