YouTube released an end-of-the-year ranking list for the most watched YouTube videos and largest growth in subscriptions for channels. Let's find out which K-Pop contents were popular in 2016!
Most watched K-Pop MV's in 2016
1. "Daddy" by Psy
2. "Cheer Up" by TWICE
3. "Fire" by BTS
4. "Monster" by EXO
5. "TT" by TWICE
6. "BOOMBAYAH" by Black Pink
7. "Blood, Sweat, and Tear" by BTS
8. "Whistle" by Black Pink
9. "Save Me" by BTS
10. "Lotto" by EXO
YouTube Channels with the most growth in subscribers
Many of the channels that experienced a huge growth in subscribers had contents that were K-Pop or K-Pop related. '1MILLION Dance Studio' gained the most subscribers this past year and the channel showcased many K-Pop cover dances as well as other original dances:
'SMTOWN', '1theK', 'BigHit Entertainment' and other K-Pop content channels prove that the genre continues to gain popularity inside and outside of Korea, as 16 of the top 20 YouTube channels feature a majority subscription base who live outside of Korea.