Let’s take a look at the chart of Kpop artists who have received the most YouTube views from Americans in the past 12 months.
K-pop groups are now even more popular in America than they were previously. BTS, of course, is the group that helped pave the way for this success. Furthermore, BLACKPINK was instrumental in popularizing Kpop in the world’s largest music market. Aside from these two names, which Kpop groups are Americans interested in?
Most recently, a post on a Korean online forum listed the rankings of Kpop male and female artists who received the most views from Americans in the past 1 year. This can also be seen as a factor for us to see which Kpop idols are most popular in the US right now. Let’s see who are the leading Kpop artists in this market.
Note: Rankings may differ because of the odd number of views, and the numbers shown below have been rounded.
Kpop female artist rankings
20th place: GFriend – 16 million views
19th place: Sunmi – 16.3 million views
18th place: STAYC – 17 million views
17th place: Hyuna – 20.3 million views
16th place: IZ*ONE – 21 million views
15th: Chungha – 24.3 million views
14th: Hwasa – 24.4 million views
13th: Dreamcatcher – 24.6 million views
12th: Everglow – 26.4 million views
11th place: Lisa – 26.7 million views
10th place: Rosé – 28.9 million views
9th place: aespa – 36.9 million views
8th place: LOONA – 41.2 million views
7th place: IU – 44.4 million views
6th place: (G)I-DLE – 51.2 million views
5th place: Mamamoo – 60 million views
4th place: Red Velvet – 68.1 million views
3rd place: ITZY – 82.1 million view
2nd place: TWICE – 199 million views
1st place: BLACKPINK – 442 million views
Kpop male artist rankings
20th place: The Boyz – 13.9 million views
19th: Baekhyun – 14.3 million views
18th place: DAY6 – 17.4 million views
17th place: SuperM – 18.1 million views
16th place: TREASURE – 21 million views
15th place: J-Hope – 21.5 million views
14th place: Taemin – 22.6 million views
13th place: iKON – 25.2 million views
12th place: SHINee – 27.8 million views
11th place: NCT Dream 30.5 million views
10th place: ENHYPEN – 34.1 million views
9th place: BIGBANG – 34.7 million views
8th place: Monsta X – 35.5 million views
7th place: NCT 127 – 46.1 million views
6th place: SEVENTEEN – 54.8 million views
5th place: EXO – 57.2 million views
4th place: ATEEZ – 62.2 million views
3rd place: TXT – 81.6 million views
2nd place: Stray Kids – 152 million views
1st place: BTS – 952 million views
Some comments from Knet:
- BTS is crazy!!! Nearly a billion views in only the US!!
- Wow, BTS, TXT, and ENHYPEN are doing well!~
- As expected from BTS and BLACKPINK.
- TWICE is gradually developing well in the US.
- ENHYPEN is so successful, they don’t have many videos but they already have quite good results.
- Wow, I’m surprised that BIGBANG is still there.
- TWICE is doing well, Stray Kids is getting more famous too.