While K-pop continues to have an immense impact in the global and specifically Philippine music scene, we're also witnessing the steady rise of OPM act Ben&Ben in South Korea. Our beloved K-idols served as proof themselves as they start to get into and thus appreciate the nine-piece band's songs.
Truly, they are getting the recognition that they deserve. Here are the K-pop artists who have listened to Ben&Ben and we think will eventually become solid fans in no time:
1. The Boyz
It wasn't only us who fell in love with the folk-pop band's 2017 single "Maybe The Night." The K-pop group The Boyz even recommended it to their fans. Member Jacob can't get enough that he played it during a live sesh!
the boyz' jacob listening to ben&ben's maybe the night. that's it, that's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/TIdstR5kDd
— Suzette (@imxsuzy) March 5, 2020
2. NCT Dream
Renjun and Chenle of the NCT unit gave slots to Ben&Ben's songs "Leaves" and "Godsent" during separate radio shows. We won't be surprised if all seven boys of the group have the Filipino band in their playlists, too!
Lele is playing Leaves by Ben&Ben. THANK YOU Lele, I feel at home now. 🥺🥺🥺 와 pic.twitter.com/ZLmx5ulaOa
— țın's jinki is back (@jisungdearest) March 21, 2020
3. Young K
"Wow, the song is really good," the Day6 singer described "Leaves" as he listened to it fulfilling his promise to fans following their repeated recommendations of the song. And, yes, PH My Days didn't disappoint him.
Yesterday, alot of ppl recommended Ben&Ben; asking, have you listened to them? So i went to check out the song Leaves. Wow the song is really good? It's really good.
Ben&Ben. Leaves. It was amazing, wow. I was surprised.@BenAndBenMusic x @day6officialpic.twitter.com/5hUhFpf7bD
— 쩨형이 ☆ (@jjaehyungie) July 22, 2020
4. Mark Lee
"Leaves" really hit different. It also caught the attention of this NCT 127 rapper who played it during a live broadcast and sang a few lines from it. Ben&Ben skyrocketed to South Korea's trending list right after.
the amount of times mark lee said "WAIT WHAT?????" while searching for ben&ben's leaves bc the filozen commented in korean so he was searching the song up in korean and nothing was popping up 😂😂 took him some time to realize that he was supposed to search it in english 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/oLw0OS1Poz
— 제노리 (@jenoxious) July 22, 2020
The Philippine pride's music also found its way to the ears of Red Velvet's Wendy. "OMG, their voice is so beautiful," the K-pop songstress gushed about the band's talent after getting to hear "Maybe The Night" and "Branches."
omg!! somebody recommended ben&ben to wendy!!! pic.twitter.com/dfaWAVS0Sx
— &N (@everyyeriworld) May 10, 2020
Ever imagined Twice humming to an OPM talent like Ben&Ben? Definitely, because our girls have such great taste! Just recently, our girl Momo, alongside Sana, put on "Leaves" in the background while bonding with fans through Vlive. Welcome to the fandom, Momo!
Momo listened to “Leaves” by Ben&Ben in their recent Vlive 🥺 i’m sobbing,,, pic.twitter.com/uhCzVYmWWh
— 𝐕 / 𝘚𝘢𝘪𝘋𝘢 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵 📌 (@sunbaejeong) July 25, 2020
7. Cha Eunwoo
Okay, to be honest, no one can come close to actor and Astro singer Eunwoo who covered Ben&Ben's full Tagalog single "Kathang Isip" during his Manila fan meeting last year. This is the most memorable crossover yet.
— NewFrontierTheater (@NewFrontierPh) October 26, 2019
We'd say Ben&Ben has become a staple name if one is to recommend a song to new OPM listeners. Their raw, endearing crafts have been stealing our hearts for a long while now, it's time we share them to other parts of the globe, too. Can you say Ben&Ben world domination?