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Kep1er Beats BLACKPINK In Japan, BTS And aespa Dominates South Korea, While JYP Artists Soar In The US As Most Viewed K-Pop Groups

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 27, 2022 12:48 PM EST

Which K-Pop artist shone the most in the first month of 2022? Let's take a look at the top five most viewed K-Pop artists in three key countries in music: the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

United States

JYP Entertainment is a force to be reckoned with. Its artists' steady growth and consistent efforts in promoting in the United States are seeing positive results. Three out of the top five K-Pop artists in the US are from JYP. Additionally, JYP Entertainment's ITZY and Stray Kid's are the only fourth-generation K-Pop groups in the top 5. Meanwhile, BTS continues to prove its dominance in the western market.

#5 ITZY with 6.74 million views

#4 Stray Kids with 10.5 million views

#3 TWICE with 17.5 million views

#2 BLACKPINK with 22.0 million views

#1 BTS with 56.1 million views


Japan is the second biggest music market next to the United States, and for the first month of 2022, a newcomer broke into the top 5 most viewed K-Pop artists in Japan. Kep1er who has just made its debut rose to fourth place beating BLACKPINK. BTS and TWICE remain to be unbeatable in Japan. SEVENTEEN has also acheive stability in Japan with the boy group placing third this month.

#5 BLACKPINK with 14.2 million views

#4 Kep1er with 14.5 million views

#3 SEVENTEEN with 17.3 million views

#2 TWICE with 60.0 million views

#1 BTS, who has had 110.0 million views

South Korea

BTS is undeniably South Korea's representative boy group. Meanwhile, aespa continues to receive so much attention from the Korean public. The SM Entertainment monster rookies beat TWICE and BLACKPINK as they placed second in this month's top 5 rankings. SEVENTEEN claims the fourth spot, joining BTS as the only two boy groups in the top 5 rankings.

#5 BLACKPINK with 15.2 million views

#4 SEVENTEEN with 18.3 million views

#3 TWICE with 25.4 million views

#2 aespa with 32.0 million views

#1 BTS with 37.3 million views

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