There is no doubt that K-pop has gained more and more attention lately. Since a lot of new acts have been launched one after the other, the competition between these South Korean stars has become tighter more than ever.
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While solo artists do not always generate the same amount of attention and care, there are still numerous huge names in the said industry that have been performing really well in terms of music video views and followers count on social media. Here are the 7 most popular K-pop musicians to reach 1 million likes in 2021 so far.
#1. "Solo" by BLACKPINK Jennie
The official music video of "Solo" by BLACKPINK member Jennie was the very first clip by a K-pop artist to generate more than 10 million likes on YouTube. Most, if not all, BLINKs are aware that the said track was the songstress' first-ever track as a solo artist.
As of this writing, the clip already garnered a total of 637,382,125 views, with more than 10 million likes and more than 1.2 million comments on YouTube. It was released on Nov. 12, 2018.
#2. "Daechwita" by August D/BTS member Suga
Coming in second place is August D, who is the alter ego of BTS member Suga. The official music video of "Daechwita" has amassed a total of 9.71 million in 2021 so far.
As of press time, the clip already has a total of 2019,320,856 views, with more than 9.7 million likes and 1.2 million comments on YouTube. It was released on May 22, 2020.
#3. "Chicken Noddle Soup" by BTS member J-Hope
Another BTS member made it to the list in the person of J-Hope. The South Korean singer's "Chicken Noddle Soup" official music video, which also features Becky G, has collected 8.88 million likes this year so far.
As of late, the said clip already has 239,822,629 views, with more than 8.9 million likes and more than 716,291 comments. It was released on Sept. 27, 2019.
#4. "On the Ground" by BLACKPINK Rosé
Securing the fourth spot is BLACKPINK member Rosé. The official music video of "On the Ground" already 7.3 million likes on YouTube this year so far.
As of this writing, the clip already generated a total of 109,283,308 views, with more than 7.3 million likes and more than 1.5 million comments. It was released on March 12, 2021.
#5. "Daydream" by BTS member J-Hope
Another music video by BTS member J-Hope made it to the list. As per reports, the official MV of "Daydream" already garnered 5.7 million likes in 2021 so far.
As of press time, the clip already has 132,682,474 views with more than 5.7 million likes and more than 635,891 comments. It was released on March 1, 2018.
#6. "Eight" by IU (featuring BTS member Suga)
Claiming the sixth spot is South Korean pop superstar IU. The official music video of the singer's chart-topping hit single called "Eight" already amassed 5.08 million likes on YouTube.
As of late, the clip already amassed 125,094,411 views, more than 5 million likes, and more than 290,673 comments. It was released on May 6, 2020.
#7. "August D" by August D/BTS member Suga
Completing the list is another entry from August D or BTS member Suga. The official music video of "August D" has generated more than 4.78 million likes on YouTube this year so far.
As of this writing, the clip already got 209,328,289 views, more than 9.7 million likes, and more than 1.2 million comments. It was released on May 22, 2020.
Did your favorite K-Pop artist and song make it to the list? Who else should be included? Sound off in the comment section below.
List of Female K-Pop Artists Who Gained Most YouTube Subscribers in February 2021
BLACKPINK Lisa is the Female Act Who Gained The Most Subscribers
In Feb., Lisa's YouTube channel, Lilifilm Official, gained one million subscribers, making her end of the month total subscribers 6 million. As of press time, Lisa has over 6.15 million subscribers. Lisa established her personal YouTube channel on Oct. 25, 2018, and has amassed 227,415,981 total views on her videos.
Currently, Lisa has ten videos on her channel. The most recent upload, titled "LILI's FILM [THE MOVIE]," was posted on Feb. 12. Cheshir Ha and Anthony King directed the video. Cheshir Ha also choreographed the dance. Yeseul Jang is credited as the producer. The video features Lisa dancing to Destiny Rogers' "Tomboy" alongside Cheshir Ha, Bada Lee, Monroe Lee, and Dazzle Kim.
Besides dance videos, Lisa also shared film-styled vlogs of her and BLACKPINK abroad.
BLACKPINK is the Girl Group Who Gained the Most Subscribers
BLACKPINK is the K-pop girl group that gained the most subscribers in Feb., also gaining one million subscribers. By the end of Feb. 2021, the girl group has 57.7 million subscribers on their channel. As of press time, BLACKPINK has over 58.8 million subscribers. The official BLACKPINK YouTube channel was established on Jun. 29, 2016, and has amassed 16,430,080,909 views on their videos.
BLACKPINK currently has over 345 videos shared on their channel. Their most recent upload was posted on Mar. 16. The video is titled "ROSé - FIRST SINGLE ALBUM -R- MAKING FILM." The video shows the behind-the-scenes of the filming for BLACKPINK member Rosé's solo debut music video "On the Ground."
Other than behind-the-scenes videos, BLACKPINK uploaded their official YouTube videos and dance practice videos. The company also shares their music show performances on the channel and music video teasers, company-made variety and reality show episodes, announcements, and more.
The TOP 50 Female Artists Who Gained the Most Subscribers on YouTube in Feb. 2021
1. Lisa (1M Gained)
2. BLACKPINK (1M Gained)
3. Jennie (820k Gained)
4. TWICE (310k Gained)
5. HyunA (220k Gained)
6. IU (200k Gained)
7. ITZY (150k Gained)
8. aespa (110k Gained)
9. Sunmi (107k Gained)
10. MAMAMOO (100k gained)
11. Solar (90k Gained)
12. Jessi (80k Gained)
13. Red Velvet (70k Gained)
14. Chuu (65k Gained)
15. Dreamcatcher (60k Gained)
16. (G)I-DLE (50k Gained)
17. LOONA (40k Gained)
18. MOMOLAND (31k Gained)
19. 2NE1 (30k Gained)
20. GFRIEND (30k Gained)
21. IZ*ONE (30k Gained)
22. EVERGLOW (30k Gained)
23. PURPLE KISS (24k Gained)
24. Girls' Generation (20k Gained)
25. Lee Suhyun (20k Gained)
26. Hyeri (20k Gained)
27. Secret Number (20k Gained)
28. Ashley (14k Gained)
29. Jung Eunji (13k Gained)
30. Rania (11k Gained)
31. Yoona (11k Gained)
32. 4Minute (10k Gained)
33. CL (10k Gained)
34. Lee Hi (10k Gained)
35. Amber (10k Gained)
36. Apink (10k Gained)
37. Sandara Park (10k Gained)
38. CLC (10k Gained)
39. AleXa (10k Gained)
40. Sorn (9k Gained)
41. Soyou (9k Gained)
42. Hyolyn (8k Gained)
43. Lee Jihye (8k Gained)
44. Wonder Girls (7k Gained)
45. CHEEZE (6.7k Gained)
45. SE SO NEON (6.5k Gained)
46. Boramiyu (6k Gained)
47. BoA (6k Gained)
48. Rocket Punch (6k Gained)
49. Seunghee (5.8k Gained)
50. fromis_9 (5k Gained)
Top 5 Most Influential K-Pop Girl Groups of Each Year Since 2014
We recently took a look at the most influential K-Pop boy groups over the last several years based on data from Google Analytics, and the influence that girl groups have had deserves recognition as well!
Based on the amount of Google searches made on different K-Pop groups over time, it’s possible to look back and see who was getting the most attention at certain periods and thus, who was having a big influence on fans.
These are the 5 most-searched K-Pop girl groups of each year since 2014, which are all compared to each other in graphs based on the number of searches they had! The final graph also shows the number of searches each group had over the entire period compared to each other.
2. Girls’ Generation
3. Red Velvet
1. Girls’ Generation
2. Red Velvet
2. Red Velvet
3. Red Velvet
1. Red Velvet
3. Red Velvet