2020 was a year full of happenings, both the good and the bad!
As we say goodbye to 2020, here’s a rundown of some of the top trending topics this year.
James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s breakup
Probably one of the first of many bad news we received at the start of 2020, celebrities James Reid and Nadine Lustre announced their breakup last January.
Taal Volcano erupts
For the first time since October 1977, Taal Volcano erupted last January affecting thousands of families in nearby areas.
NBA Legend Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Last January, the world mourned the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash with her daughter Gianna.
It was back in May when news broke that ABS-CBN was issued a Cease and Desist Order by the NTC following the expiration of the network’s franchise. Following multiple hearings in Congress, ABS-CBN’s hopes of a franchise renewal were put to an end back in July.
Taylor Swift drops not just one, but two surprise albums
As if one full length album is not enough, pop star Taylor Swift dropped TWO surprise albums while on lockdown! Her 8th studio album ‘folklore’ was released last July, while her 9th album ‘evermore’, dropped this December, just in time for her 31st birthday.
BLACKPINK drops first full album
Speaking of albums, K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK also came out with their first-ever full album ‘The Album’ last October.
Filipino vlogger Lloyd Cadena passes away
Last September, the YouTube community was in shock after famous Filipino vlogger Lloyd Cadena passed away due to a heart attack.
SB19 releases debut album ‘Get In The Zone’
2020 was an impressive year for SB19 with the release of their debut album ‘Get In The Zone’, their Billboard Social 50 milestone, first-ever live virtual concert, among many other accomplishments.
Los Angeles Lakers crowned NBA Champions
After the 2019-2020 season was put on hold due to the global pandemic, the NBA successfully resumed games in their Orlando bubble and the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, emerged victorious against the Miami Heat.
Chadwick Boseman dies at 43
American actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther in the 2018 film, succumbed to colon cancer after a 4-year battle.
Filipino rock icon Jamir Garcia passes away
Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia passed away last November at the age of 42. He was found dead in his home in Quezon City.
BTS’ world domination reaches new heights
It was indeed a big year for K-pop group BTS! This 2020, the septet achieved multiple milestones, including several Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits, their first ever GRAMMY nomination, being named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year, just to name a few!
The COVID-19 pandemic
The whole world stopped when we got hit by COVID-19. Originating from Wuhan, China, the virus has affected and killed millions of people worldwide.
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