BLACKPINK holds many YouTube records, but the YG girl group surprisingly does not dominate the views among Kpop girl groups in 2 out of 9 following countries.
It’s undeniable that YouTube views partly reflect the worldwide popularity of K-pop idols, but there is a difference between the ranking of most-watched groups in each country. Here are the 5 most watched Kpop girl groups across 9 countries in the past month (October 2021). Unexpectedly, BLACKPINK, who is dubbed the “YouTube queen” thanks to their collection of MVs with billion views, does not rank first in 2 major markets.
In Korea, the girl group with the highest views in the past month is aespa. SM’s female rookie records 36.3 million views from Korean fans, pushing BLACKPINK to the 2nd place with 20.9 million views.
3rd place belongs to TWICE with 19.5 million views. Another JYP’s girl group, ITZY ranks 4th with 19.4 million views, slightly lower than their senior. 5th place in the ranking is STAYC. Despite being a rookie girl group from a small agency, STAYC is getting more popular in Korea. The girls excellently achieves 14.7 million views.
In the land of cherry blossoms, BLACKPINK loses the 1st place again and this time to another 3rd generation’s top girl group, TWICE. JYP’s 9-member girl group receives 74.9 million views from Japanese fans, while BLACKPINK ranks second with 20.2 million views.
ITZY ranks 3rd among the K-pop girl groups with the highest views in Japan, garnering 19.1 million views in the past month. 4th and 5th place respectively belong to aespa (8.64 million views) and IZ*ONE (5.71 million views).
Although BLACKPINK cannot get first place in Korea and Japan, the 4 girls still manage to prove their power on Youtube in the remaining 7 countries on this list, starting with the Philippines. In this country, BLACKPINK tops the ranking with 52.4 million views in October 2021, followed by TWICE in 2nd place with 40.7 million views.
3rd place continues to be occupied by ITZY with 16 million views. aespa ranks 4th with 12.7 million views. The final 5th belongs to Red Velvet with 5.53 million views.
With 59.7 million views, BLACKPINK is titled the most watched girl group in October 2021 in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the 2nd place is no longer TWICE but switches over to aespa. SM’s rookie gains 27.6 million views, while TWICE drops to 3rd place with 25.2 million views.
ITZY ranks 4th with 24.7 million views. The last place in the top 5 belongs to Red Velvet with 7.09 million views.
In this country, BLACKPINK not only ranked first but also received huge views: 99.3 million views. aespa continued to take second place with 14.8 million views, followed by TWICE (13.9 million).
4th place has not changed when it is still ITZY. The JYP girl group earned 9.98 million views in Thailand in October 2021, while Red Velvet ranked 5th (5.59 million views).
The most-watched girl group in the past month in India was BLACKPINK, they collected 66.1 million views from the people of this country. The next 2 positions belonged to ITZY and aespa when they both reached 16 million views.
TWICE dropped to 4th place (13.2 million views), while Red Velvet ranked 5th. However, Red Velvet‘s views have a big difference compared to the above 4 girl groups when they only received 3.32 million views.
BLACKPINK dominates the views of K-pop girl groups in Mexico, garnering 40.5 million views in October 2021. TWICE returns to #2, (22.3 million views), causing ITZY to drop down to 3rd place (9.29 million views).
aespa ranked 4th thanks to receiving 7.71 million views from people from this country. Meanwhile, MAMAMOO reached 5th place with 4.25 million views.
The first place has not changed when it still belongs to BLACKPINK. In the past month they have collected 33.5 million views. TWICE ranked second with 13.1 million views, and the third most viewed girl group belonged to ITZY with 8.46 million. 4th and 5th place respectively belong to aespa (7.93 million views) and Red Velvet (2.54 million views).
In the world’s largest music market, BLACKPINK topped K-pop girl groups in terms of views over the past month. They earned 61.3 million views from the public in this country, while TWICE ranked 2nd with 18.1 million views.
ITZY ranked 3rd with 10.9 million views, and the 4th most viewed girl group in the US was aespa (5.91 million views). The last place in the TOP 5 belongs to Red Velvet with 4.31 million views.