Nowadays, K-Pop idol’s view count on YouTube has reached new heights thanks to groups such as BLACKPINK and BTS. Not only owning MVs with billion views, these two groups have also easily broken a series of records in the history of YouTube.

However, just a few years ago, when K-Pop wasn’t so popular around the world, an MV with 100 million views was still a very hard goal, a luxury achievement for idol groups. At that time, reaching 100 million views was already a huge respectable win. So, let this post be a tribute to the groups who paved the way for K-Pop on YouTube: the 10 first idol groups who managed to have a music video with 100 million views.

Like they say, every record can be broken, but when you are the first one to do something, you will always be the first one to do something. This is an unbreakable and unchangeable list.

No.1: SNSD – ‘Gee’

Their debut year: 2007

The day the MV reached 100 million views: April 1, 2013

SNSD is the first K-Pop female group with an MV surpassing 100 million views.

No.2: BIGBANG – ‘Fantastic Baby’

Their debut year: 2006

The day the MV reached 100 million views: March 27, 2014

BIGBANG is the first K-Pop boy group with an MV surpassing 100 million views.

No.3: 2NE1 – ‘I Am The Best’

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Their debut year: 2009

The day the MV reached 100 million views: October 5, 2014

No.4: SUPER JUNIOR – ‘Mr Simple’

Their debut year: 2005

The day the MV reached 100 million views: October 31, 2015

No.5: EXO – ‘Overdose’

Their debut year: 2012

The day the MV reached 100 million views: May 5, 2016

No.6: f(x) – ‘Electric Shock’

Their debut year: 2009

The day the MV reached 100 million views: October 15, 2016

No.7: BTS – ‘Dope’

Their debut year: 2013

The day the MV reached 100 million views: October 26, 2016

No.8: TWICE – ‘Like OOH-AHH’

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Their debut year: 2015

The day the MV reached 100 million views: November 10, 2016

No.9: BLACKPINK – ‘BOOMBAYAH’

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Their debut year: 2016

The day the MV reached 100 million views: January 30, 2017

No.10: GOT7 – ‘Just Right’

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Their debut year: 2014

The day the MV reached 100 million views: March 5, 2017

Above are the first 10 K-Pop groups to have an MV with 100 million views. Which group’s achievement are you most impressed with? Is there a group that you thought would be on the list but didn’t? Please share with us.