It is typical to see a Kpop music video reach 100 million views on YouTube in a few days. In the case of BTS’s Dynamite, they were able to do it in one day. How do they do it? How are Kpop videos on YouTube generating so many views so quickly? It is simple, their fans make it their goal to ensure their favorite Kpop group gets the highest views possible. We are talking about hitting play on multiple devices and browsers using various VPNs. Western music fans don’t do this; it is only something you will do for Kpop videos. This is what you call a very loyal and dedicated fan base.
Kpop entertainment companies fully understand this, so they upload teasers to prepare the fans for the official release. Since the fans know when the premiere date is, they all work as one to make sure a video gets as many views as possible. Add this to the fact that many Kpop blogs can get the message out quickly. Typically, they are trying to break some kind of record previously set by another Kpop music video. Add this to the simple fact that these Kpop videos are visually stunning! Why are Kpop Music Videos so much better than Western pop music videos? The simple answer is the budget. Kpop Entertainment companies spend millions creating and then marketing the music video. So all this adds up to Kpop videos on YouTube getting 1 Billion views.
Below is a complete list of the Kpop music videos that have accomplished this feat.
PSY – Gangnam Style
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video is one of the most popular videos on YouTube, with over 4.4 billion views. The video features Psy dancing in various locations around Gangnam, a wealthy Seoul, South Korea district. The video’s catchy refrain and amusing dance moves have helped to make it an international sensation. In addition to its infectious beat and humor, the video also offers a glimpse into Korean culture. For example, the opening scene takes place in a sauna, which is a common cultural activity in Korea. The video also features traditional Korean dress and architecture. Overall, “Gangnam Style” is a fun and informative music video that is well worth watching.
Gangnam Style was able to reach 1 billion views on YouTube back in December of 2012. It was a wild 2012, and PSY was able to set a record as the first video in the history of the Internet to surpass 1 billion views. This means the video in 2012 averaged around 300,000 views a day. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, it topped the music charts in over 30 countries.
Total YouTube Views: 4,406,963,748
BLACKPINK – Ddu-Du Ddu-Du
Released in June 2018, BLACKPINK’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” quickly became one of the most iconic K-pop songs of all time. The music video features the four members of the group – Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa – performing their signature style of powerful choreography against a colorful backdrop. Clad in matching black and pink outfits, the girls look fierce and confident as they precisely execute their moves.
Visually, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is a feast for the eyes. The vivid colors and intricate sets are a feast for the senses, and the girls look absolutely stunning. The choreography is also incredibly impressive, with BLACKPINK showcasing their athleticism and coordination. Overall, it’s easy to see why this music video is so popular – it’s simply captivating from start to finish.
In November 2019, BLACKPINK’s Ddu-du Ddu-du became the first Kpop group music video to hit 1 billion views on YouTube. They could get to 1 billion views on YouTube in just a little under 17 months! It is currently the most-viewed Kpop music video by a Korean group on YouTube.
Total YouTube Views: 1,985,936,449
BLACKPINK – Kill This Love
BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” is a high-energy, heart-pumping visual feast. The girls are shown in a series of striking outfits and powerful dance sequences, conveying both strength and femininity. The song itself is catchy and addictive, with a powerful bass line that will stick in your head long after the video is over. The overall effect is an addicting, fun-filled visual and auditory experience that perfectly represents BLACKPINK’s unique style.
When Kill This Love was released in 2019, no one thought it would hit 1 billion views before 2021. However, they surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube in September of 2020. BLACKPINK became the first Kpop group to have two music videos with over 1 billion views. It was just as quick as Ddu-du Ddu-du (17 months). It is considered not only BLACKPINK’s best music video but also one of the best Kpop music videos of all time.
Total Views on Youtube: 1,690,637,855
PSY – GENTLEMAN
South Korean Singer Psy’s Gentleman was released on YouTube on April 12, 2013, and has since garnered over 1.5 billion views. The song is an instant summer classic with its catchy beat and memorable refrain. The video features Psy engaged in all sorts of shenanigans, from spraying water at passersby to destroying a car with a baseball bat. While the video is light-hearted and humorous, it also sends an important message about treating others with respect. Whether you’re a fan of K-pop or not, there’s no denying that Gentleman is a fun and catchy song that’s sure to get your toes tapping.
If people thought PSY’s Gangnam Style was just a one-hit-wonder, PSY was able to prove them wrong with Gentleman. In October of 2016, Gentleman passed 1 billion views on YouTube. When it was first released in 2013, it was the most viewed music video that year.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,559,721,597
BTS – Dynamite
The music video for Dynamite by BTS is truly a sight to behold. From the lively set design to the colorful costumes, it is clear that much thought and care went into the video’s production. The choreography is also impressively intricate, and the seven members of BTS look like they are having a great time dancing along to the upbeat track. The song is catchy and cheerful, with a message of hope and positivity that will lift listeners’ spirits. In short, Dynamite is a fun, feel-good song that will get stuck in your head.
In April of 2021, BTS’s Dynamite surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. It was their first full English release and was a major hit in 2021. There are also many Dynamite covers on Youtube, and one worth checking out is by TXT, which could be one of the best Kpop covers of all time.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,558,998,012
BTS Boy With Luv
The Boy With Luv music video by BTS has racked up over 1.5 billion views on YouTube, and it’s easy to see why. The seven-member K-pop boy band is known for their high-energy performances, and this video is no exception. The boys dancing in an airport hangar is oddly captivating, and the bright colors are visually stimulating. The choreography is impressively coordinated, and the boys look like they’re having a blast. The song itself is catchy and upbeat, with a great message about love and friendship. overall, the Boy With Luv music video is a fun, feel-good watch that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
2019-2020 was a huge year for BTS. Boy With Luv was a huge success in the States and helped the music video surpass 1 billion views on YouTube. It took the song a little over 18 months to do it. This was BTS’s second music video to accomplish this, and it sure won’t be their last. The song was such a huge hit in the United States that BTS became the first Korean act to perform on Saturday Night Live.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,536,745,944
BTS – DNA
BTS’s music video for “DNA” is a colorful and creative visual feast. The video starts with the seven members of BTS standing in a row, each sporting a different vibrant outfit. As the camera pans out, we see they’re standing in front of a grating, slowly filling up with water. The water begins to rise, and the members start to float with it, their hair and clothes billowing around them in slow motion. It’s a visually stunning scene, made even more impressive because it was all filmed in one continuous shot. The members are forced to climb onto each other’s shoulders as the water rises, creating a human pyramid. The video ends with the members reaching for the sky, their hands joined together in unity. It’s a powerful, moving image that perfectly captures the song’s message.
It made history when BTS’s DNA passed 1 billion views on YouTube. They became the first Kpop Boy Group to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube. DNA is one of their most popular songs and was released in September of 2017. Since then, their videos have consistently broken the 100 million views mark within 24 hours of their release. The song became BTS’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #67.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,497,205,558
BLACKPINK – BOOMBAYAH
When rewatching this article’s music video, I was impressed with the BOOMBAYAH. The setting and cinematography were top-notch, and the girls looked amazing. The choreography was also quite impressive, and I loved how they incorporated traditional Korean elements into the dance. Overall, it was a great video, and I would definitely recommend it to any fans of K-pop.
BLACKPINK’s Boombayah became their 3rd music video to pass 1 billion views on YouTube. It took over four years, but in 2020, it happened. Boombayah is one of the two main tracks of Square One, BLACKPINK’s debut single album.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,445,117,818
BTS – MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)
Another BTS song making this list is the popular track “Mic Drop” with Steve Aoki and Desiigner. The boys bring their signature synchronized choreography and killer style to the video, which was shot in black and white and features some seriously epic slow-motion scenes. The graphics are on point, and the boys look absolutely incredible as they strut their stuff and show off their mad skills. As always, BTS delivers a powerful message with its music; this video is no exception. If you’re looking for a fun, upbeat track to get you pumped up, “Mic Drop” is definitely it.
In July of 2021, BTS had another music video reach 1 billion views on YouTube. It was the “MIC DROP remix by Steve Aoki. The song was originally released as a B-side on Love Yourself: Her. It was remixed by Steve Aoki as the second single from the EP.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,221,846,010
BLACKPINK – As If It’s Your Last
As If It Is Your Last by BLACKPINK starts with the group’s four members walking through a deserted city street. As they walk, they are followed by a black SUV. The video then cuts to the girls dancing in an abandoned warehouse. The choreography is amazing, and the girls look stunning in their black leather outfits. The video ends with the girls getting into the SUV and driving away.
The song is catchy, and the video is visually stunning. I think BLACKPINK did an amazing job with this music video. The girls looked gorgeous, and the dance moves were super impressive.
In April of 2021, BLACKPINK’s As If It’s Your Last surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. It took over three years and ten months to pass the 1 billion mark.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,182,379,948
BTS – IDOL
When looking back at Idol, it is clear the boys had something special. They do an amazing job of showcasing their individual personalities while also coming together as a group to perform some very impressive choreography. The video’s production value is top-notch, and it’s clear that a lot of hard work went into making this video perfect for fans.
In September of 2021, BTS’s IDOL passed 1 billion views on YouTube. The video was released in 2018. When it was first released, fans streamed the video more than 45.9 million times, breaking the record set by Taylor Swift.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,162,260,998
BTS – Fake Love
The video begins with the seven members of the group walking down a dark hallway, their faces hidden in shadow. As they reach the end of the hallway, they are met by a bright light that slowly reveals their faces. The video then cuts to various shots of the group performing against a stark white background. The choreography is impressive, and the editing gives the video a fast-paced, energetic feel. The song itself is catchy and upbeat, with a message that is both relatable and empowering. In short, “Fake Love” is a visually stunning and emotionally resonant music video that will surely capture the hearts of viewers worldwide.
Just before IDOL reached 1 billion, Fake Love reached 1 billion a few days earlier. This means that BTS has six music videos that have passed the 1 billion mark. Fake Love is the carrier track of BTS’s 3rd studio album, Love Yourself: Tear.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,147,728,498
BLACKPINK – How You Like That
“How You Like It” by Blackpink starts with the group’s four members walking through a city street, looking fierce in all-black outfits. They soon go to a warehouse party, dancing and singing their way through the song. The choreography is impressive, and the girls look like they’re having a blast. The production values are high, and the whole video is very polished.
In November of 2021, BLACKPINK’s How You Like That surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. It took 505 days, but this means that BLACKPINK now has five music videos with over 1 billion views on YouTube.
Total Views on YouTube: 1,135,089,553