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On Tuesday, Mar. 2, K-Pop Radar released their weekly top 10 music videos ranking for the ninth week of 2021. Keep on reading to see who made K-Pop Radar's rankings this week!
1/ SHINee Made it to the Top of K-Pop Radar
Following their much-anticipated comeback, SHINee's "Don't Call Me" music video ranked at number one, garnering 22.78 million views during the ninth week of 2021 (Feb. 21 to Feb. 27). The music video for "Don't Call Me" surpassed 10 million views in 34 hours after its release, boasting SHINee's unwavering popularity both in South Korea and internationally.
According to K-Pop Radar, SHINee received over 35 million YouTube views, with a majority of the views coming from the "Don't Call Me" music video. Among the viewers, South Korea was the biggest audience, counting for 12.5% of the views. India follows South Korea with 11.3%, Japan with 5%, Indonesia with 6.6%, and the United States with 6.2%.
In response to this, K-Pop Radar said, "SHINee are idols with a steady global fanbase even in their 14th year of debut. They made a spectacular comeback that their new release overshadows their long break as a group."
2/ BTS Ranks Number Two on the K-Pop Radar List
Though "Dynamite" came out back in Aug. 2020, it shows no signs of leaving the top 10 list! BTS ranked second place with their music video for "Dynamite," which raked in over 14.33 million views during the ninth week of 2021. As of press time, "Dynamite" has over 880 million views on the platform.
"Dynamite" holds the record the biggest music video premiere on YouTube, having 3 million concurrent viewers at its peak. In just 20 minutes, "Dynamite" was able to surpass 10 million views. In 24 hours, BTS broke the record for the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, garnered 101.1 million views, and effectively breaking three Guinness World Records. It is also the fastest in YouTube history to surpass 200 million views, doing so in four and a half days.
Additionally, "Dynamite" is also the fastest music video to surpass 400 million views, doing so in 35 days. It is the fastest music video to surpass both 500 and 600 million views, doing so in 59 days and 85 days, respectively.
3/ Dreamcatcher - "Odd Eye"
4/ Sunmi - "Tail"
5/ Chungha - "Bicycle"
6/ ONF - "Beautiful Beautiful"
7/ PSY - "Gangnam Style"
8/ BLACKPINK - "DDU-DU DDU-DU"
9/ BLACKPINK - "How You Like That"
10/ BTS - "Boy With Luv"
Did your favorite K-pop music video make it to the list?
K-pop Radar Unveils the 10 Most-Viewed Music Videos for the 7th Week of 2021
On Monday, Feb. 15, K-pop Radar issued its "Weekly Top 10 Music Videos" rankings for the seventh week (Feb. 7 - Feb. 13) of 2021. Continue reading to know which K-pop music videos were the most-viewed.
BTS's "Dynamite" Once Again Ranks First
The music video for BTS's "Dynamite" has once again had the highest number of views for four weeks in a row in 2021. This is the boy group's 11th time to be atop the chart with their first English-language song. According to K-pop Radar's latest "Top 10 Music Videos" rankings, the MV for BTS's "Dynamite" had additional views of 15,656,370 within the seventh week of 2021, the highest among the K-pop music videos.
For the sixth week of 2021, which is the first week of February, the MV also had more than 15 million YouTube views. This means that in the first two weeks of February, BTS's "Dynamite" MV has already increased by over 30 million views. Currently, the video has more than 850 million views and is expected to hit one billion by mid-April.
aespa's "Forever" Climbs to No. 2
SM Entertainment's new girl group aespa has made its way back to the top 5 with its new song "Forever." The quartet was at No. 16 last week, meaning it made 14 jumps to get to its latest position on K-pop Radar's "Weekly Top 10 Music Videos" rankings. Also, this shows that aespa's "Forever" MV has seen a great increase in views in the past week, having additional views of 9,840,718.
The rookie group's new song was dropped on Feb. 5, and in only 11 days, the music video already reached more than 15 million views. On top of that, aespa's "Forever" became the most-viewed K-pop music video as of Feb. 6 after it hit 3.5 million views.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Stays Strong at No. 3
Sitting in third place is a music video that was dropped back in July 2012, but until now, it has been seeing a consistent rise in its YouTube views - it is none other than PSY's "Gangnam Style." Last week, the MV gained 9,128,336 new views and as of Feb. 16, it has 3.9 billion views, meaning it will be hitting four billion views anytime soon.
Previously, the music video for PSY's "Gangnam Style" was announced to be the first video on YouTube to exceed one billion views. It even earned the Guinness World Record for the most liked video on the platform at that time.
New Entry to the Seventh-Week "Top 10 Music Videos" Rankings
In the latest rankings for the "Top 10 Music Videos" of K-pop Radar, Kim Woo Seok made it to the rankings for the first time and entered the top 5, charting at No. 4 with his new song "Sugar." Despite only being launched five days before the seventh week of 2021 concluded, the single still managed to soar high on the chart with 8,264,091 additional YouTube views. "Sugar" serves as the title track of Kim Woo Seok's second solo extended play "2nd Desire [Tasty]."
The Top 10 Most-Viewed Music Videos for the Past Week:
- BTS - "Dynamite" (15,654,370 views)
- aespa - "Forever" (9,840,336 views)
- PSY - "Gangnam Style" (9,128,336 views)
- Kim Woo Seok - "Sugar" (NEW- 8,264,091 views)
- BLACKPINK - "Kill This Love" (7,820,851 views)
- BLACKPINK - "How You Like That" (7,752,321 views)
- BTS - "Boy With Luv" (7,706,457 views)
- BLACKPINK - "DDU-DU DDU-DU" (7,552,561 views)
- BLACKPINK - "BOOMBAYAH" (6,892,217 views)
- IU - "Celebrity" (6,688,616 views)
Did your favorite soloist and idol group make it to the rankings?
Top 30 Female K-Pop Idols That Are Most Loved By Japanese Fans
Recently, Nehan, which is considered Japan’s biggest K-Pop-related website, has revealed which female K-Pop idols are considered the most popular in the country!
Below is the top 30 female K-Pop idols who are most loved in Japan at the present. And of course, not only idols with a Japanese background gain love from people of this country.
30. Chaeryeong (ITZY)
29. Mayuka (NiziU)
28. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)
27. Nayeon (TWICE)
26. Hitomi (IZ*ONE)
25. Chaeyoung (TWICE)
24. Jihyo (TWICE)
23. Nako (IZ*ONE)
22. Jiyoung (former KARA)
21. Miihi (NiziU)
20. Lisa (BLACKPINK)
19. Jeongyeon (TWICE)
18. Gyuri (former KARA)
17. Nicole (former KARA)
16. Dahyun (TWICE)
15. Tzuyu (TWICE)
14. Youngji (former KARA)
13. The late Goo Hara
12. Yena (APRIL)
11. Jinsol (APRIL)
10. Chaewon (APRIL)
9. Rachel (APRIL)
8. Chaekyung (APRIL)
7. Seungyeon (former KARA)
6. Momo (TWICE)
4. Sana (TWICE)
3. Naeun (APRIL)
2. Mina (TWICE)
1. Sakura (IZ*ONE)
It can be seen that Japanese fans are fond of the innocent and pure beauty, which is the major vibe of these idols mentioned above.