Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America vs. Internationally: April 2014

High4 & IU

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K-pop newcomers High4 and Akdong Musician snagged loads of YouTube views stateside and around the world

With South Korea's entertainment industry on hold following the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster, there was less competition than usual between to be named one of the month's most viewed K-pop music videos. Still, YouTube viewers in America and around the world collectively agreed that K-pop newbies High4 and Akdong Musician were well worth watching, earning April's top-viewed vids in America and around the world, respectively. 

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According to YouTube, newbie boy band High4's collaboration with K-pop super-sweetheart IU landed them the most viewed K-pop video of the month in the U.S. with "Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms." The bouncy, acoustic-leaning K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 certainly encompasses the feelings of the burgeoning spring after one of America's worst winters.

But curiously, High4 earned more views than Akdong Musician's who had sent their debut album "Play" to No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart and to No. 20 on Heatseekers Albums. AKMU's "200%" and "Melted" videos were second and fifth most-watched vids stateside, respectively.

Watch a playlist of the Top 7 most watched K-pop videos in America featuring boy bands BTS, Block B along with male soloists Eric Nam and Mad Clown below. 

Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America - April 2014

 

1. High4 With IU, "Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms"
2. Akdong Musician, "200%"
3. BTS, "Just One Day"
4. Block B, "Jackpot"
5. Akdong Musician, "Melted"
6. Eric Nam, "Ooh Ooh" feat. Hoya of INFINITE
7. Mad Clown, "With You" feat. Hyorin of SISTAR

 

On a global scale, Akdong Musician's "200%" video captured the most viewers with their debut visual. The easy, breezy No. 1 hit comes ahead of High4 and IU's "Blossoms" while the rest of the Top 5 stays the same compared to America.

Watch a playlist of the Top 5 most watched K-pop videos around the world below.

Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Globally - April 2014

 

1. Akong Musician, "200%"
2. High4 With IU, "Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms"
3. BTS, "Just One Day"
4. Block B, "Jackpot"
5. Akdong Musician, "Melted"