After releasing statistics last week for the most popular videos in Korea, YouTube has now unveiled international statistics!
The ranking of most viewed K-pop music videos worldwide lists official music videos that were most viewed in locations outside of Korea from November 24, 2016 through November 23, 2017.
BLACKPINK’s “As If It’s Your Last,” which placed No. 8 in Korea, was the most viewed K-pop music video outside of Korea. BTS took second with “DNA,” third with “Not Today,” and fifth with “Spring Day.”
TWICE placed No. 4 with “Knock Knock” and No. 6 with “Signal,” which took first and second, respectively, in Korea. BIGBANG’s “FXXK IT” came in at No. 7.
EXO’s Chanyeol and Punch’s “Stay with Me” took No. 8, and EXO’s “Ko Ko Bop” took No. 9. PSY rounds up the list with “New Face” at No. 10.
YouTube also revealed the K-pop channels with the most increase in subscriptions outside of Korea.
ibighit, the official channel of BTS’s agency Big Hit Entertainment, topped the list. 66 percent of ibighit’s subscriptions were gained this year, and 96 percent of these were outside of Korea.
For individual artist channels, YG Entertainment artists BLACKPINK placed No. 2, BIGBANG placed No. 6, and PSY placed No. 7. KARD took No. 9 with more than 98 percent of their total subscriptions being from 2017. GOT7 took No. 10.
SM Entertainment’s channel placed No. 4, and JYP Entertainment’s channel placed No. 5. 1theK and CJ E&M Music’s channels took No. 3 and No. 8, respectively.