BGYO among Grammys' Asian Pop artists to check out

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) — P-pop continues to gain more international attention as boy group BGYO was named by the Recording Academy as one of ten Asian artists to check out.

"While idol groups are popular in Japan and Korea, BGYO have been redefining what it means to be a boy band in the Philippines," the Grammys said in its feature.

Dubbed as the "Aces of P-pop," BGYO is composed of Gelo, Akira, Mikki, JL, and Nate. They underwent a K-pop-like training system through ABS-CBN's Star Hunt Academy in 2018 and were officially launched in 2021.

BGYO is an acronym for "Becoming the change, Going further, You and I, Originally Filipino."

"The quintet mix elements of pop and R&B, and attribute their music and style to their Filipino roots. BGYO's lyrics focus on social issues relevant to youth such as self-love, empowerment and hope," the Grammys added.

BGYO landed at No. 2 in the Billboard Next Big Sound chart with their debut single "The Light."

Other Asian artists who made it to the list were South Korean singer-songwriter Car, The Garden, Chinese singer Lexie Liu, South Korean alt-pop singer So!YoON!, Thai pop girl group PRETZELLE, South Korean singer Baek Yerin, Thai Indie singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, Japanese boy band Sexy Zone, Hong Kong hip-hop artist Tyson Yoshi, and Vietnamese singer MIN.