Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: November 2014
G-Dragon, Taeyang, Hi Suhyun, AOA, Kyuhyun, GOT7, Apink and more captivated YouTube viewers this month.
As K-pop only male solo acts with Billboard 200 chart entries, it should come as no surprise that a collaboration between G-Dragon and Taeyang (aka GD x Taeyang) was the video fans watched most on YouTube last month. But five acts tailed closely behind. As we do every month, let's dig deeper into the top-viewed K-pop vids of last month.
Tapped to help announce the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, the duo's "Good Boy" video was the most watched of last month's batch of K-pop visuals both in America and around the globe. The clip already amassed more than 15 million overall views making it one of 2014's most watched K-pop clips overall. Last week, the booming club banger hit No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Songs.
The Most Popular K-Pop Videos Each Month
Looking further down the lists, the following five acts all ranked within Nos. 2 through 6 with different places depending on what territory we look at. GD and Taeyang's labelmates Hi Suhyun, a fellow duo consisting of Lee Hi and Suhyun of Akdong Musician, see their "I'm Different" video, featuring Bobby, at No. 2 in America and No. 3 worldwide.
Meanwhile, AOA sneaks past Hi Suhyun on the worldwide chart with their sexy, cinematic "Like a Cat" visual at No. 2, while landing at No. 4 on the U.S. chart. It's the third video from the girl group after they traded in their innocent image for a sexy one in January.
Moving down the rankings, boy band GOT7 make an impression with their latest "Stop Stop It" (No. 3 in America, No. 4 worldwide) as does Super Junior's Kyuhyun with his debut solo venture "At Gwanghwamun" (No. 5 in America, No. 6 worldwide) and Apink's "Luv" (No. 6 in America, No. 5 worldwide).
A little lower, we see the power of K-pop fans' anticipation with Lovelyz, the first girl group from Woollim Entertainment which houses INFINITE and Nell. Despite being the newest act on the list, the octet's debut video for buzz track "Good Night Like Yesterday" ranks at No. 7 in America and No. 8 around the world. Interestingly, their official first single, "Candy Jelly Love," did not rank this month.
Check out November's list, according to YouTube, below with a playlist that you can click through to watch each video on the chart.
Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America - November 2014:
1. GD & Taeyang, "Good Boy"
2. Hi Suhyun featuring Bobby, "I'm Different"
3. GOT7, "Stop Stop It"
4. AOA, "Like a Cat"
5. Kyuhyun, "At Gwanghwamun"
6. Apink, "Luv"
7. Lovelyz, "Good Night Like Yesterday"
8. INFINITE F, "Heartthrob"
9. Toy, "Three People"
10. Nicole, "Mama"
Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World - November 2014:
1. GD & Taeyang, "Good Boy"
2. AOA, "Like a Cat"
3. Hi Suhyun featuring Bobby, "I'm Different"
4. GOT7, "Stop Stop It"
5. Apink, "Luv"
6. Kyuhyun, "At Gwanghwamun"
7. T-ara & Chopsticks Brothers, "Little Apple"
8. Lovelyz, "Good Night Like Yesterday"
9. Hyolyn & JooYoung, "Erase"
10. Hong Jin Young, "Cheer Up"