The group, composed of Gelo, Akira, JL, Nate, and Mikki, ranked second in Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart for the week of May 15.
The chart tracks “the fastest accelerating artists during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success,” according to Billboard.
Next Big Sound’s tally is measured by the US namesake company, described in its website as the “leading provider of online music analytics and insights,” with its tracking of “hundreds of thousands of artists around the world.”
Filipino acts who previously ranked in the Next Big Sound chart include Morissette, ALAMAT, The Juans, and SB19.
BGYO, which had trained for two years under ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt Academy, officially debuted as a P-pop group in January.
The boys have since released two singles — their launch track “The Light” and the series theme song “He’s Into Her.”
BGYO will release a third song, “Feel Good Pilipinas,” with KZ Tandingan.
BGYO (pronounced as bee-gi-why-oh) is a five-member Filipino boy group formed by ABS-CBN Star Hunt Academy, consisting of Akira, Gelo, JL, Mikki, and Nate. Formerly known as the Star Hunt Academy Boys or SHA Boys, BGYO launched their official debut single "The Light" and its music video in an online fan conference on January 29, 2021.