K-pop Radar, a “fandom data service” from music startup Space Oddity, has released the 10 most-watched K-pop music videos on YouTube in 2021.
It “highlighted the stellar accomplishments of artists who warmed up 2021 thanks to year-end settlement data.”
K-pop Radar released the list on December 31 showing cumulative music video views as of December 15, 2021.
BTS grabbed the top two spots. The “Butter” MV, released on May 21, topped the charts with 586.5 million views as of December 15. The “Permission to Dance” MV, uploaded on July 9, ranked second with 353.8 million views.
BLACKPINK’s Lisa and Rosé placed third and fourth. Lisa’s “Lalisa” music video, released on September 10, ranked third with 331.7 million views. Rosé’s “On the Ground” music video, released on March 12, took fourth place with 230.5 million views.
TWICE ranked fifth with its music video “Alcohol-Free,” which was released on June 9, garnering 192 million views, according to K-pop Radar.
Rookie group Aespa’s “Next Level,” uploaded to YouTube on May 17, is in sixth place with 179.8 million views.
ITZY’s “In the Morning” music video, released on April 30, ranked seventh with 178 million views.
TWICE’s “The Feels” ranked eighth with 150.9 million views since it was uploaded on October 1.
BLACKPINK’s Rosé has another music video in the top 10. Her MV “Gone”, released on April 4, has racked up 141.8 million views.
NCT Dream’s “Hot Sauce” music video, released on May 10, ranked 10th with 140.8 million views.
K-pop Radar also released the top K-pop music videos by month based on views.
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