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The 10 most popular Kpop groups in the US in the first half of 2021: BTS dominates the chart, TWICE rises to top 3 with BLACKPINK

Based on specific data on streams and sales according to Billboard standards, here are the 10 most influential Kpop groups in the US in the first half of 2021.

In recent years, many K-pop artists have increasingly expanded their operations in the US market. With BTS paving the way for Kpop in this market, many other artists are also gradually being accepted by the public here. However, how has their influence developed? Let’s follow a detailed chart based on very specific data from the data analysis company Reels Corporation.

Recently, Reels Corporation has announced the influence chart of Kpop artists in the US market. This chart is based on data on streams, sales, and airplay in the US as standard Billboard charts. Therefore, with such a huge data warehouse, it can be seen that this chart is very reliable.

Some notes from Reels Corporation about the data they record are as follows:

  • Data was recorded from January 1, 2021, to July 3, 2021.
  • Regarding streaming criteria: Total streams on music platforms will be calculated (eg Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, etc.). ‘Virtual’ streams, breaking the law will not be counted.
  • The data is only in the US.

10th: ITZY

9th: SEVENTEEN

8th: ATEEZ

7th: NCT 127

6th: ENHYPEN

5th: Stray Kids

4th: TXT

3rd: TWICE

2nd: BLACKPINK

1st: BTS

What do you think about this chart? In your opinion, will BTS’s popularity affect the sustainable development of Kpop in the US in the long run?

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