All The Times K-pop Idols Were Obsessed With SB19’s Gento

Which is your favorite cover?

From ATEEZ, THE BOYZ, Kep1er, and more, SB19’s Gento is currently having its moment in South Korea among many K-pop idols, as it should.

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In the latest episode of Keeping Up With SB19, the P-pop boy group is currently going viral in South Korea, and for all the right reasons. When they released Gento earlier this year, the hard-hitting bop quickly made the rounds on TikTok, where it eventually became a viral dance challenge. To date, the official Gento sound has been used in a jaw-dropping 1.7 million videos on the platform, translating to hundreds of millions of views and exposure for the lead single off their PAGTATAG! EP. Add to those other recent successes, such as winning the 2023 Billboard Fan Vote, and this new era has so far been allergic to flopping.

But the Gento hype is far from over, especially in South Korea where it seemingly has taken a life of its own with its staying power. ICYDK, SB19 has a growing fanbase in Korea where even K-pop idols like ZEROBASEONE’s Ricky recommending I WANT YOU to his fans. That’s not all though as numerous K-pop idols have been jumping on the Gento dance trend that has been going viral in the country, some of whom have done it multiple times already. Scroll down for a growing list of the idols who’ve shown love to SB19’s viral hit.


@i4milkyu the boyz gento world tour 😭 #theboyz #tbz #gento #sb19 #jacob #juyeon #sunwoo #kpopfyp #fypシ ♬ GENTO – SB19

You know the song lives rent-free in their mind when not one, but three members of a K-pop group do the dance challenge, multiple times. Such is the case for THE BOYZ as Jacob, Sunwoo, and Juyeon have all done the choreo on stage. And it isn’t just SB19 who’s on a world tour as THE BOYZ have done the dance steps not just in Manila, but also in Bangkok, Jakarta, and most recently, KCON LA.


@official_kep1er QUEEN👑 #김다연 #DAYEON #Kep1er #케플러 ♬ GENTO – SB19

Aside from the joy of seeing Dayeon doing justice to the dance, we’re gonna think of this as a treat for Filipino Kep1ians because the cover was posted the day before Kep1er’s Manila show was supposed to be held before it got canceled.


@ateez_official_ GENTO #ATEEZ #에이티즈 #SAN #산 ♬ GENTO – SB19

A’TINY, this one was for us. After Hongjoong mentioned Gento during his radio program, we hoped and prayed that they would do the actual challenge. And those prayers were answered when San became the latest idol to throw his hat in the trend.


@cravityofficial 왕눈즈의 춤은 계속된다 2 #CRAVITY #크래비티 #형준 #HYEONGJUN #태영 #TAEYOUNG #GENTO ♬ GENTO – SB19

You know it’s going to be an iconic TikTok when it stars Hyeongjun and Taeyoung. It’s safe to say that they ate that up and gave, in our opinion, one of the best K-pop covers of Gento.


@official_lapillus ♬ GENTO – SB19

Interesting quality aside, we love seeing Pinoys supporting Pinoys.


@wei__official #GENTO🫢 #위아이 #WEi #김요한 #KIMYOHAN ♬ GENTO – SB19

Yup yup yup. No need to call the lawyers because justice was served here by Yohan. He brought that mesmerizing chill swag.


@mochibaeb Bae Jinyoung #Gento Challenge! 💘✨️##cix #씨아이엑스 #배진영 #baejinyoung #kpopedit #kpopfyp #kpop #SB19 ♬ GENTO – SB19

We love how CIX’s BAEJINYOUNG and HYUNSUK did the choreo the moment it started playing on the speakers during an event. And that’s on being a viral hit and one of South Korea’s new favorite dance challenges.


Let’s take a moment to appreciate this K-pop x P-pop moment when 1theK included SB19 among K-pop groups like ATEEZ, Stray Kids, and LE SSERAFIM for Mirae’s Count Dance video.  


@greatguys__official The song is really good!👍 #greatguys #멋진녀석들 #grace #그레이스 #SB19GENTO #SB19 #GENTO #gentochallenge #gentochallengebysb19 ♬ GENTO – SB19

As one of the first K-pop groups to cover Gento during its initial release back in May, GreatGuys has a special place in our hearts.


@rbw_oneus GENTO Challenge 🐥🐯 #원어스 #ONEUS #이도 #LEEDO #환웅 #HWANWOONG #GENTO @SB19 Official ♬ GENTO – SB19

Another K-pop idol, another serve of the Gento dance challenge, this one courtesy of ONEUS’ Leedo and Hwanwoong.


@onlyoneofofficial GENTOOO⚡️#OnlyOneOf #JunJi #GENTO ♬ GENTO – SB19

Ate, slayed, devoured, and chewed from OnlyOneOf’s Junji. BTW, the group also reacted to SB19 in another video. 


@justb_official 도염이 겐토 챌린지 왔다..❤️‍🔥 #JUSTB #저스트비 #전도염 #DY #SB19GENTO #trend #foryou ♬ GENTO – SB19

DY did that, and we aren’t the least bit surprised.


During a segment on a video featuring LUN8 and 8TURN for Hello82, the two K-pop groups had to guess which language the song playing was. And one of the songs they played? Why SB19’s Gento, of course. It’s giving P-pop rise.


@andteam_official Another day another slay🔥 #andTEAM #K #GENTO ♬ GENTO – SB19

Technically, K is part of a Japanese group, but a win is a win regardless. It already gets us excited thinking Gento was played in the HYBE building. Manifesting other HYBE groups to do the challenge.

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