Videos that are going viral in 2021 seem to be all coming from TikTok. The micro-vlogging app is now one of the hottest social media platforms both to consume and create content. TikTok’s has over 250 million active users who are actively engaging with the platform. Therefore it is no wonder you are starting to see more and more K-pop Entertainment companies creating TikTok accounts for their idols. Therefore, K-pop Idols on TikTok have some of the biggest followers on the platform.
In addition, some of the top trending K-pop viral videos from your favorite K-pop stars are all coming from TikTok. While K-pop is still dominating YouTube, TikTok allows K-pop fans to not only recreate the most iconic K-pop dance moves but also see their favorite K-pop stars perform the latest dance challenges, skits, new releases, and more. With COVID-19 shutting down K-pop concerts all around the world, TikTok allows K-pop fans to still get their K-pop fix via their smartphone! Are we missing anyone? Please help us update this article to keep it as accurate as possible!
BTS is a 7-member K-pop boy group owned and managed under Big Hit Entertainment. The members include RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They have been sharing their choreography on the platform for over a year now. They recently shared their dance choreography for their #1 hit Dynamite and even made their own TikTok challenge. In addition, Jungkook holds the record for the most-viewed hashtag on TikTok. Even tho he does not have his own personal account. BTS fans have shared massive amounts of video of Jungkook from their own account. His hashtag has gotten over 50 billion views to date. Jimin is the next closest with over 45 million views. BTS’s first video on TikTok got over 3 million likes within 24 hours!
Followers: 34.9 million
BLACKPINK is a 4-member K-pop girl group owned and managed by YG Entertainment. The members are Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa. Each member is already one of the top K-pop stars on Instagram. Therefore it is only a matter of time before becoming the top K-pop Idols on TikTok. The group started their TikTok account back at the beginning of 2018. They grew to over 22 million followers in a little over a year. They even got Selena Gomez to try and recreate one of the dances the Ice Cream music video with BLACKPINK.
Followers: 22.9 million
Rose confirmed in March that she opened her own official TikTok account. This has many Kpop fans wondering if Lisa, Jisoo, and Jennie will open accounts of their own. Her handle is @roses_are_rosies and to date has over 14 million followers. Many feel this move was to promote her solo single “One the Ground”. However, if the other members follow, they will surely move up on this list quickly.
Followers: 14.2 million
TXT is a 5-member K-pop boy group owned and managed under Big Hit Entertainment. The members include Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, Yeonjun, and Taehyun. TXT also collaborated with Cosmopolitan to perform viral TikTok dances. You can watch the YouTube video here. In addition, TXT did a successful Valentine’s Day campaign on TikTok #BeMyValentine where each member prepared gifts for fans to discover. Fans had to search for TXT on TikTok to unlock all Valentine’s Day surprises created by TXT.
Followers: 9.6 million
TWICE is a 9-member K-pop girl group. They are owned and managed under JYP entertainment. The members include Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Sana, Dahyun, Tzuyu, Jihyo, Momo, Mina, and Chaeyoung. TWICE collaborated with Cosmopolitan to perform viral TikTok dances. You can watch the YouTube video here.
Followers: 8.5 million
ENHYPEN is the final 7 members from the survival show I-LAND under BE:LIFT, a joint label created by HYBE and CJ E&M Entertainment. Their debut was in November of 2020 which goes to show just how rapid their growth has been. Before their debut, they were considered the most anticipated rookie group to debut in 2020. They were able to reach 5 million before the first half of 2021!
Followers: 5.9 million
Stray Kids is a 9-member K-pop boy group owned and managed under JYP Entertainment. The members include Bang Chan, Changbin, Han, Woojin, Lee Know, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Felix and Seungmin both have been getting a lot of praise for their TikTok challenge videos.
Followers: 5.5 million
ITZY has been every active in 2021 recruiting celebrities to dance with them for their “In the Morning Challenge!”. They posted TikToks of themselves dancing for the challenge with Super Junior’s Heechul, UP10TION’s Jinjyuk, Sindong, BIBI, Norazo, AB6IX’s Daehwi, and Jaejae. Look for even more challenges from them in the second half of 2021.
Followers: 4.1 million
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Jackson is a rapper, singer, and dancer from Hong Kong. He is a member of the K-pop boy group GOT7. He has become famous for not only doing Korean reality shows but also as a TV host in China.
Followers: 4.1 million
Mamamoo is a 4 member k-pop girl group under Rainbow Bridge World. The members include Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. Moreover, if you know Mamamoo, you can be sure they will think of creative videos to post on TikTok going forward.
Followers: 3.4 million
GOT7 is a 7-member K-pop boy group owned and managed by JYP Entertainment. They are multinational with members from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the United States. Therefore, expect a wide range of fun and exciting dance content from their channel this year.
Followers: 2.5 million
iKON is owned and managed by YG Entertainment. The members include Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, Bobby, Donghyuk, Ju-ne, and Chanwoo. Their account was hacked in early 2021. The user that hacked the account posted their own posts which have since been deleted. This also happened to BTS’s TikTok account in the past.
Followers: 2.1 million