This year three K-Pop music videos have surpassed 20 million views on YouTube, while another nine surpassed 10 million.
The artists behind this record are Super Junior, HyunA, 2NE1, followed by SNSD, Big Bang and Kara. However it is possible more will be added to the list during the remaining two months of the year.
At the moment, Super Junior’s “Mr.Simple” surpassed 25 million hits, while 2NE1 produced three MVs that had 10 million hits each. With the K-POP boom spreading worldwide, one of this year’s standard for being a “hit song” was the number of YouTube hits. However, there have even been malicious conspiracy theories between anti-k-pop fans that the Korean government rigged the number of hits.
First of all, let’s talk numbers. Super Junior’s “Mr.Simple” (approx. 25,610,000), HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” (20,710,000), and 2NE1’s “I Am The Best” (20,690,000) were the most popular videos.