Article: Top 10 Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Of All Time On Melon

K-pop has always been the talk of the show nowadays. They have not ruled only Korea but all around the world. So, if you are also interested in listening to K-pop music and want to know where your favorite group stands, below are the top 10 most streamed K-pop artists of all time on Melon.

1. BTS (12.83B)

A South Korean boy band called BTS, formerly known as Bangtan Boys, first formed in 2010. There are seven members of the band: Junkook, V, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, and Jin. BTS made their breakthrough through big hit entertainment in 2013 with the single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. 2020 saw BTS emerge as one of the rare bands since the Beatles. With their Grammy-nominated single Dynamite, they also made history that year by becoming the first all-South Korean act to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200. With over 40 million albums sold as of 2023, BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history.

2. Lim Young-woong (8.54B)

Lim Young-Woong, a South Korean ballad, pop, and trot singer, YouTuber, and entertainer signed to Mulgogi Music, is also called Lim Yeongung and Lim Hero. The date of his birth is 16 July 1991. His age is thirty-two. 2016 marked his debut. Since then, he has put out one studio album and one collaborative medley album, earning four number-one spots on the Gaon Digital Chart. In addition, he is the first recording artist in history to get the Gold Play Button for reaching one million subscribers on his official YouTube account.

3. EXO (8.37B)

A Chinese-South Korean boy band is called EXO. Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun are the group's nine members. Twelve members made up the group when it first started, split into Exo-K and Exo-M. However, after some of the members began their solo careers, the nine members of EXO made their debut. Each member continues to pursue solo endeavors in television, movies, and music. Among the many honors they have received are five consecutive Mnet Asian Music Awards Album of the Year titles and two consecutive Melon Music Awards Artist of the Year titles.

4. IU (7.96B)

Lee Ji-Eun, a.k.a. IU, is a South Korean actress, composer, and singer-songwriter. At the age of fifteen, she made her singing debut. IU was involved in acting and hosting radio and television shows in addition to her music career. With five studio albums, nine EPs, and thirty number-one singles released, IU is the artist with the most number-one songs in South Korea. Five of these releases have peaked at number one on the Gaon Album Chart.

5. Seventeen (4.14B)

The South Korean boy band Seventeen was established by Pledis Entertainment. S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino are the thirteen members of the group. The extended play (EP) 17 Carat, which the group released on May 26, 2015, became the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the United States. They have three units—hip-hop, vocal, and performance—each with a distinct focus, but they perform as a single group.

6. Bolbbalgan4 (3.55B)

Bolbbalgan4, a South Korean musical group formed by Shofar Music in 2016, is also called BOL4 or Blushing Youth. On 22 April 2016, they made their debut with the single "Fight Day" from the mini-album Red Ickle. Woo Ji-yoon announced his departure from the duo on 2 April 2020, according to Shofar Music. Ahn Ji-young will continue to promote Bolbbalgan4 as a solo act.

7. BIGBANG (3.23B)

BIGBANG is a boy band from South Korea that was put together by YG Entertainment. Three people make up the group: G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Daesung. Big Bang made their official stage debut on 19 August 2006, at the YG Family 10th Anniversary Concert in Seoul's Olympic Gymnastics Arena. The concert was broadcast the following month. T.O.P. left the entertainment business in May 2023, and Seungri retired in March 2019. They are renowned for their self-produced music, innovative stage presence, and creative musical experimentation.

8. Kim Ho-joong (3.21B)

Kim Ho-joong is a Korean classical crossover singer and tenor. He was born on 2 October 1991. He is 32 years. In 2020, he rose to fame in Korea's classical and popular music scenes. He was released from the army on June 9, 2022.

9. Davichi (3.03B)

The pop duo Davichi is from South Korea. It came into being in 2008. Vocalists Lee Hae-ri and Kang Min-kyung make up the duo. The Korean expression "shining over everything" is the source of their name, "Davichi." Many television drama soundtracks, including Big, Iris II, It's Okay, That's Love, Descendants of the Sun, and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, have them on them.

10. TWICE (3.01B)

The South Korean girl group TWICE was created by JYP Entertainment. Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu comprise the group's nine members. With the extended play (EP) The Story Begins, they made their premiere on October 20, 2015. On June 28, 2017, the group made debuted in Japan through Warner Music Japan with the release of the compilation album #Twice. In the 2017 and 2019 Billboard Japan Year-End Rankings, they came in third place for the Top Artist category. In 2019, they made history by being the first Korean girl group to tour Japan in a dome.