The race of Kpop solo artists in 2021 is equally exciting.
The year 2021 is likely to be one of the most remarkable for K-pop solo artists. Along with certain artists that have broken previous records, there are also newly debuted solo artists who are ruling music charts, album sales, and YouTube view chart. The artists’ successes in the YouTube views section have also somewhat reflected the situation of Kpop solo artists. Here are the top ten Kpop solo songs with the most views in 2021.
*Data is as of October 14, 2021.
10. You Can’t Sit With Us – Sunmi
Released on August 6 in Sunmi’s album 1/6, You Can’t Sit With Us has now reached 54.1 million views on YouTube and 769.5 thousand likes.
9. What Type of X – Jessi
Jessi’s MV What Type of X was released on March 17, currently has 54.6 million views as well as 1.97 million likes on YouTube.
8. RiBBon – BamBam
BamBam is the only male solo idol to appear on this list. After leaving JYP with other GOT7 members, BamBam released the product RiBBon on June 15. Currently, the MV has reached 59.4 million views and 980 thousand likes on YouTube.
7. LILAC – IU
IU has 2 MVs with impressive views this year. Accordingly, 7th place belongs to LILAC, IU’s latest MV. Released on March 25 in the album of the same name, MV LILAC currently has 60.6 million views and 1.85 million likes on YouTube.
6. DUMB DUMB – Somi
DUMB DUMB marks Somi’s comeback after more than 1 year. The song, which is favorably appreciated, confirms Somi’s own musical self. DUMB DUMB, which was released on August 2, has 89.1 million views and 2.3 million likes on YouTube.
5. Celebrity – IU
IU takes fifth place with MV Celebrity. As it was launched on January 27, 2021, it was one of the first Kpop MVs to be released in 2021. Celebrity has already reached 109 million views. Despite the fact that she has been an active idol for more than 13 years, IU has consistently earned achievements that are comparable to, if not better than, a slew of junior idols from the new generation.
4. MONEY – Lisa
MONEY is a b-side song from Lisa’s debut solo single album “LALISA.” Video MONEY is a special case in this list. Instead of a single music video, YG released a performance video for MONEY. The filming sets, on the other hand, are meticulously invested in, much like a music video. Despite the fact that it has only been available for just 20 days, this video has earned 125 million views.
3. GONE – Rosé
Ranked above MONEY is another b-side product from Lisa’s bandmate – Rosé. After 6 months, the music video for “GONE” has received 138 million views on YouTube.
2. On The Ground – Rosé
2nd place continues to belong to Rosé with the MV of the title song in her solo debut with the album -R-. Released on March 11, the MV On The Ground currently has 236.8 million views and 9.53 million likes on YouTube.
1. LALISA – Lisa
Needless to say, the great achievement of MV LALISA. Despite being one of the 2 latest released MVs in the top 10, LALISA quickly gained 269 million views to occupy the No. 1 position.