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BLACKPINK Surpasses BTS While ITZY Beats IU In Thailand, Stray Kids Is The Most Viewed 4th Gen K-Pop Boy Group In the Philippines And Malaysia For 2021

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 28, 2022 04:14 PM EST

Online media consumption of K-Pop is sky-high despite the pandemic. K-Pop idol groups and artists have used social media platforms and video sharing sites to reach out to their fans worldwide. Due to this, K-Pop has become one of the most loved music genre in the world.

In this article, we look into the most popular K-Pop acts in three countries: Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia.


The Philippines is one of ther countries with the most K-Pop fans. In fact, BTS alone achieved 778.4 million views from Filipinos. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK and TWICE becomes second and third most viewd K-Pop artist in the country. JYP Entertainment's fourth-generation monster groups ITZY and Stray Kids took the fourth and fifth spots, proving their status as their generation's top groups.

#5 Stray Kids with 97.6 million views

#4 ITZY with 170.6 million views

#3 TWICE with 406.2 million views

#2 BLACKPINK with 547.8 million views

#1 BTS with 778.4 million views

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


K-Pop is a well-loved genre in Thailand. And with many Thai idols like Lisa of BLACKPINK, BamBam of GOT7, and Minnie of (G)I-DLE currently promoting, the genre has become prominent in the country. Surprisingly, BTS who is currently the top K-Pop group failed to rank first in the country as BLACKPINK snatches the top spot. Meanwhile, JYP Entertainment girl group's TWICE and ITZY took the third and fourth spot. IU is the only soloist to enter the top 5.

#5 IU with 106.4 million views

#4 ITZY with 145.4 million views

#3 TWICE with 201.1 million views

#2 BTS with 510.7 million views

#1 BLACKPINK with 744.7 million views

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BTS dominated Malaysia in 2021 while BLACKPINK and TWICE followed at second and third places, respectively. Meanwhile, JYP Entertainment's ITZY and Stray Kids are the two most viewed 4th-generation K-Pop groups of the year in the country.

#5 Stray Kids with 31.2 million views

#4 ITZY with 79.8 million views

#3 TWICE with 109.7 million views

#2 BLACKPINK with 270.1 million views

#1 BTS with 297.3 million views

READ: TWICE Is The ONLY Girl Group To Join BTS, EXO, Stray Kids, And GOT7 In The 10 K-Pop Groups Who Dominated Gaon In The Past Decade

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