K-Pop Radar is a platform that tracks the growth of idols and idol groups on their respective social media accounts. To show who grew the most, K-Pop Radar has a monthly and weekly chart. From BLACKPINK to aespa and more, below are the female K-pop artists who gained the most YouTube views in February 2021.
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Three BLACKPINK Videos Were The Top Three Most Viewed Music Videos for 2021
BLACKPINK occupied the first top three spots. Their 2018 release, "DDU-DU DDU-DU," was the most viewed K-pop girl group music video for Feb. 2021, garnering 30,138,824 views in that month alone. The music video was uploaded to BLACKPINK's official YouTube channel on Jun. 15, 2018, and garnered 35.2 million views within the first 24 hours.
On Feb. 23, 2021, the music video for "DDU-DU DDU-DU" officially surpassed 1.5 billion views, making the first K-pop group music video to achieve his feat. They are the second overall K-pop act to surpass this milestone after PSY with "Gangnam Style."
The second most-watched music video is BLACKPINK's 2019 release, "Kill This Love," which was viewed 29,962,980 times in Feb. 2021. The music video for "Kill This Love" was released in April 2019 and immediately garnered 56.7 million views within the first 24 hours.
Despite the popularity of the song, the music video for "Kill This Love" was banned by KBS due to a scene in which Rosé is seen driving without a seatbelt.
The third most-watched music video is BLACKPINK's Jun. 2020 release, "How You Like That." The music video received 29,855,159 views in Feb. 2021.
At the time of its release, it was the most-streamed music video premiere on YouTube and was the platform's most viewed video in the first 24 hours. BTS soon broke these records for "Dynamite."
On Mar. 13, 2020, the music video for "How You Like That" surpassed 800 million views.
aespa's "Forever" is the Fourth Most-Viewed Music Video for February 2021
Coming in after three BLACKPINK music videos is aespa for "Forever," which received 26,592,165 views in Feb. 2021. The music video for "Forever" was released on Feb. 5, 2021. The song itself is a remake of Yoo Young Jin's song of the same name and tells the story of a romance in winter. Music critics praised the song for its refined and pleasant sound.
These are the Top 30 Most Viewed Female K-Pop Music Videos for February 2021
1. BLACKPINK - "DDU-DU DDU-DU" (30,138,824 views)
2. BLACKPINK - "Kill This Love" (29,962,980 views)
3. BLACKPINK - "How You Like That" (29,855,159 views)
4. aespa - "Forever" (26,592,165 views)
5. IU - "Celebrity" (26,569,954 views)
6. BLACKPINK - "BOOMBAYAH" (26,569,954 views)
7. TWICE - "I CAN'T STOP ME" (25,280,657 views)
8. BLACKPINK - "Ice Cream (With Selena Gomez)" (24,239,504 views)
9. BLACKPINK - "Lovesick Girls" (23,982,623 views)
10. Chungha - "Bicycle" (23,770,035 views)
11. Dreamcatcher - "Odd Eye" (20,363,751 views)
12. BLACKPINK - "As If It's Your Last" (16,642,202 views)
13. Jennie - "SOLO" (14,473,516 views)
14. ITZY - "WANNABE" (14,425,820 views)
15. HyunA - "I'm Not Cool" (14,194,706 views)
16. Hwasa - "Maria" (12,966,360 views)
17. (G)I-DLE - "HWAA" (12,901,521 views)
18. BLACKPINK - "WHISTLE" (12,512,359 views)
19. Sumi - "TAIL" (11,431,897 views)
20. Red Velvet - "Psycho" (11,400,551 views)
21. aespa - "Black Mamba" (11,369,267 views)
22. BLACKPINK - "Playing With Fire" (10,584,495 views)
23. Jessi - "NUNU NANA" (10,472,861 views)
24. MAMAMOO - "HIP" (10,217,969 views)
25. TWICE - "FANCY" (9,421,426 views)
26. TWICE - "Feel Special" (9,414,395 views)
27. TWICE - "What Is Love?" (8,519,512 views)
28. TWICE - "MORE & MORE" (7,176,734 views)
29. HyunA - "GOOD GIRL" (7,161,912 views)
30. MOMOLAND - "Bboom Bboom" (6,656,201 views)
Did your favorite girl group make the top 30?
List of K-Pop Idols Voted As "Idols Who Look Expensive in Affordable Clothes"
By TMI News
Red Velvet Joy, BLACKPINK Jennie, Zico & More: TMI News "Cost-Effectiveness Idols" Who Look Expensive in Affordable Clothes
No.7 - Joy (Red Velvet)
Red Velvet Joy who is an emerging female idol in the fashion industry ranked in no.7.
According to the show, Joy who frequently posts stunning Instagram photos take 2-3 hours just to choose her clothes. The broadcast then highlighted the time when she attended a year-end awards ceremony who amazed the crowd with her feminine beauty wearing an H&M brand outfit that cost 50,000 won only.
No.6 - Zico
As for the sixth place, Zico, who is known for his boyfriend-material look can rock the stylish and hip fashion outfit despite it being affordable! Zico, who visited Pyongyang in person during the 2018 inter-Korean summit, drew attention as it was known that the beige cardigan he wore at the time was around 40,000 won only.
No.5 - Ahn SoHee (Former Wonder Girls member)
The former Wonder Girls Ahn Sohee also entered the rankings at No. 5 for drawing attention when she wore a pink dress that only costs 30,000 won. Despite the cheap price, the female idol-actress looked dashing and elegant with her relentless visuals.
She also boosted fans' purchasing power when the exact dress from the same dress sold out in just three hours.
No.4 - Seohyun (Girls' Generation)
Girls' Generation Seohyun then came in No.4. The maknae of the girl band actually ranked no. 1 for the title "Savings Queen" in 2018, for being careful and observant when shopping. The most affordable dress she wore only cost 17,000 won while on the way for a music show broadcast.
No.3 - Jennie (BLACKPINK)
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK Jennie and BTS Jin secured third and second places. The green crop top she boasted during 2018's "Waterbomb Festival" actually only costs 14,000 won, while Jin doesn't need expensive clothes to look luxurious as he only needs 12, 900 won long sleeves.
No.2 - Jin (BTS)
BIGBANG G-Dragon Ranked No. 1 for TMI News' "Cost-Effectiveness Idol"
No.1 - G-Dragon (BIGBANG)
No.1 is Big Bang's G-Dragon, who is called "Idol's Idol." The sunglasses, which often appeared in G-Dragon Airport fashion, also known as the "muse of the luxury world," cost 30,000 won which is surprisingly a fan gift. In addition, the 88 Olympic hats cost 13,000 won and the refrigerator pants cost 6,500 won that he wore at the airport.
Despite being Chanel's ambassador for a long time, G-Dragon always proved that one doesn't need to buy expensive clothes and items to look luxurious!
K-Pop Radar Reveals List of Idols Gained Most Followers on Instagram in February
On Friday, Mar. 12, K-Pop Radar released their "Monthly K-Pop Radar" chart for Feb. 2021. Included in the chart are the top five idols who grew the most in terms of Instagram followers. Keep on reading to learn more!
ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo is the Idol Who Gained the Most Instagram Followers in February 2021
Sitting at number one is ASTRO member Cha Eun Woo, who garnered 1,985,536 followers on Instagram in Feb. 2021 alone. As of press time, the idol-actor has 18.1 million followers on the platform.
On his Instagram, Cha Eun Woo shares behind-the-scenes photos from his drama filming and CF shoots, snapshots of his daily life, and his favorite photos from his photoshoots.
It is no secret that Cha Eun Woo is one of the most popular male idols on Instagram. In 2019, Cha Eun Woo snagged the "2019 Hot Instagrammer - Male" award at the K-pop Radar Year-End Chart.
Previously, in 2018, Cha Eun Woo was named GQ Korea's "Men of the Year." In 2019, the ASTRO member ranked seventh on the "Most Accumulated Points on Male Idol Brand Reputation" list with 44,178,474 points.
BLACKPINK Members Make up Four Spots of the Top Five
BLACKPINK member Jennie is the second idol who grew the most on Instagram for the month of Feb. In just one month, Jennie garnered 1,488,725 followers. As of the time of writing, Jennie has a whopping 41 million followers!
Jennie's Instagram account is full of photos from her photoshoots, selfies from her day-to-day life, and her amazing OOTDs!
In 2018, Jennie was named as the "Most Love Account of 2018" in South Korea by Instagram. She was given the title based on the number of views on her Instagram Stories and the number of likes she received on her Instagram posts.
Following Jennie is Lisa, who gained 1,286,541 followers in Feb. 2021 alone. As of the time of writing, Lisa has 47.7 million followers on her account. Like Jennie, Lisa also shares photos of her photoshoot, selfies, and occasionally snapshots of her photography. Lisa is the most-followed K-pop idol on Instagram, and she just keeps on growing!
After Lisa is Jisoo, who snagged 1,239,740 followers in Feb. 2021 alone. Jisoo currently has 37.1 million followers on the platform. Recently, Jisoo has been sharing photos of the food trucks she has received for her upcoming JTBC drama, "Snowdrop." The idol also boasts her beauty through selfies and photos of her outfit.
Jisoo is currently the fourth most-followed K-pop idol on the platform. Back in Jun. 2020, Jisoo started a craze on Instagram with her "dot style" make-up for "How You Like That." Her make-up sparked the hashtag #JisooMakeup.
Sitting at number five on the top five rankings is Rosé, who gained 1,174,303 followers in Feb. 2021. Currently, the BLACKPINK member has 36.9 million Instagram followers.
Recently, Rosé has been sharing videos and photos to promote her upcoming solo debut and the title track, "ON THE GROUND." The idol also shares photos of herself and her stunning fashion choices. Rosé is the third-most followed Korean individual on Instagram.
Which K-pop idol Instagram is your favorite?