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TWICE, ITZY, BTS, BLACKPINK, IU: Most Popular K-Pop Artists In Indonesia, Taiwan, And Vietnam For 2021

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 27, 2022 12:47 PM EST
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K-Pop has become a genre that is well-loved worldwide thanks to social media and video sharing platforms like YouTube. Despite the ongoing pandemic, online media consumption of K-Pop content continues to increase. 

In this article, we look into the most popular K-Pop acts in three countries: Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.


K-Pop girl groups dominated Indonesia in the year 2021. Fourth-generation rising girl groups aespa and ITZY rounded up in the fifth and fourth places, respectively. Meanwhile, third-generation representative girl groups TWICE and BLACKPINK nabbed the third and second places. BTS is the only boy group in the top five.

#5 aespa with 106.5 million views

#4 ITZY with 166.5 million views

#3 TWICE with 255.9 million views

#2 BLACKPINK with 663.2 million views

#1 BTS with 1.07 billion views

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BTS is well-loved in Taiwan and once again secures the top spot. TWICE and BLACKPINK are neck-in-neck in terms of views while ITZY maintains its place in the top five representing the fourth generation of K-Pop. Meanwhile, IU proves popularity outside South Korea.

#5 ITZY with 28.7 million views

#4 IU with 31.1 million views

#3 TWICE with 94.1 million views

#2 BLACKPINK with 98.7 million views

#1 BTS with 117.1 million views

READ: BTS, Stray Kids, GOT7, DAY6, And More: K-Pop Boy Groups That Dominated Spotify In January 2022


Probably the only country where BTS isn't number one, Vietnam's most beloved K-Pop group for the year 2021 is BLACKPINK. BTS only came in second place after the YG Entertainment girl group and is the only boy group on the list. Meanwhile, TWICE, ITZY, and Red Velvet rounded up the top five.

#5 Red Velvet with 62.1 million views

#4 ITZY with 124.3 million views

#3 TWICE with 285.4 million views

#2 BTS with 345.0 million views

#1 BLACKPINK with 472.3 million views

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