K-pop is taking over the world and changing the music scene everywhere. With groups like BTS and Blackpink contending against big names in the music industry, it's hard to deny their impact. K-pop has not only taken over the charts but also on YouTube. With their aesthetic visuals, catchy and soulful music, and great dance moves, K-pop music videos make up a whole different experience that is unmatched in the music scene. Every K-pop group has its charm that attracts fans worldwide and makes them subscribe to their YouTube channels for the fantastic content of the group.
Below is the list of the ten most subscribed K-pop groups on YouTube:
Blackpink is the most subscribed K-pop group with 64.2 million subscribers. Blackpink is a South Korean girl group of 4 very talented members. Members of the group are Jennie Kim, the main rapper of the group, Rosé, the main vocalist, Lisa, the main dancer, and Kim Jisoo, the visual. BLACKPINK is the biggest girl group right now and has broken many records since its debut in 2016, and it looks like this won't change for a long while. They are also the most subscribed group, most subscribed female artist, and second most subscribed artist on YouTube.
BTS is the biggest group in the world. It is the second most subscribed group on YouTube with 56.6 million subscribers. BTS and Blackpink have brought huge popularity to K-pop. Their music has inspired many and they dominate the industry despite the blatant xenophobia. Members of the group are Kim Namjoon (BTS leader), Min Yoongi, Kim Seokjin, Jeon Jungkook, Jung Hoseok, Kim Taehyung, and Park Jimin. The members have fantastic chemistry and work well together to create beautiful and fun songs.
BIGBANG is a four-member group that initially debuted in 2006 with five members. They are the third most subscribed K-pop group with 13.8 million subscribers and consist of Gdragon, Taeyong, Top, and Daesung. The group has been deemed one of the most popular 2nd generation K-pop groups who started various trends in K-pop and won the hearts of many people. Their last comeback was in December 2016.
TWICE is the fourth most subscribed K-pop group on YouTube and was formed in 2016 through ‘Sixteen’, the girl group survival show, where 16 trainees were up against each other to secure a spot in the group ‘Twice’. The group consists of nine members who are Jihyo, Chaeyong, Sana, Momo, Dahyun, Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Mina, and Tzuyu. TWICE was the first group to have a ‘J line’, which means Japanese members.
IKON with 8.31 million subscribers makes them the fifth most subscribed K-pop group. The group was formed in 2015 in YG entertainment and is label mates with Blackpink. Though initially, a seven-member group, it now consists of 6 members after their leader left in 2019. The members are Bobby, Chanwoo, Donghyuk, Yunhyeong, Jinhwan, and Junhoe. The group received immense popularity and many awards for their song Love Scenario which went viral in South Korea in 2018.
EXO is one of the most popular groups with a big fan base worldwide. They are the sixth most subscribed K-pop group on YouTube with 8.29 million subscribers. The group debuted in 2012 and originally had 12 members, out of which three left the group after a few years. The group consists of 9 members now,Suho, Sehun, D.O, Baekhyun, Kai, Chen, Xumin, Lay, and Chanyeol. Many of the group members enjoy solo acting and music careers, and their most recent comeback was in 2021 after a 3-year break.
7. TXT Or Tomorrow X Together
TXT is one of the most popular 4th generation K-pop groups at the moment. The group is the first juniors of BTS as they belong to the same company and debuted in 2019 with five members - Yeonjun, Soobin, Huening Kai, Beomgyu, and Taehyun. Their debut music video became the most liked K-pop debut MV in the first 24 hours of its release and though the record was broken, they make new records after every comeback.
This is the 8th most subscribed K-pop group on YouTube with 6.82 million subscribers. This is a 13member group that debuted in 2015 under Pledis entertainment. The group consists of Mingyu, Jeonghan, Woozi, S. Coups, Seungkwan, Vernon, Minghao, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Joshua, Junhui, Dino, and DK. They are famous for their songs ‘Don't wanna cry,' and ‘Left and Right’.
GOT7 is a seven-member group that debuted under JYP entertainment in 2014 and is the 9th most subscribed K-pop group with 6.05 million subscribers. The group consists of Jackson, Jinyoung, JayB, Mark, Youngjae, Bam Bam, Yogyeom. After the expiration of their contracts in February 2021, all group members left the company and signed with Warner Music Korea. They continue as a group as well as pursue solo careers with the love and support from their fans.
ITZY is the most popular fourth-generation girl group and is the 10th most subscribed K-pop group with 5.57 million subscribers. The group debuted in 2019 under JYP Entertainment as a five-member group consisting of Lia, Yeji, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna with the song 'Dalla Dalla' and set massive records. The fandom name for the group is Midzy.