Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: January 2015

Courtesy of S.M. Entertainment


Jonghyun, Jung Yong Hwa, 4Minute, INFINITE H, G.Soul, Keith Ape and more captivated YouTube viewers this month.

After Jonghyun's debut solo album Base proved to be a smash on the charts, his new music videos are hits too. The SHINee member's "Crazy (Guilty Pleasure)" was the most watched K-pop video in America and throughout the world for January 2015. The sexy clip -- that shows the singer shirtless and chained to a giant, robotic spider -- earned more views than exciting visuals by other established and newbie acts on YouTube last month.

It wasn't Jonghyun's only vid to chart high in January. A live music video recording of "Déjà-Boo," another song off Base, also ranked sixth on both lists. Jonghyun's band mate Taemin also snagged a No. 1 on this exclusive, monthly YouTube list in August 2014 when "Danger" earned the most views in America for that month. 

Elsewhere on the chart, Keith Ape's "It G Ma," an underground trap-rap collaboration with JayAllday, loota, Okasian and Kohh, owns the No. 2 spot in America, despite not ranking in the global Top 10. Both the song's sound and video have garnered lots of comparisons to OG Maco's "U Guess It," spurring a debate in the hip-hop community. 

Barring Keith Ape & Co., pop acts make up most of last month's Top 10 including familiar faces like 4Minute (their ballad "Cold Rain" ranks No. 4 in America, No. 5 overall),  INFINITE H ("Pretty" is No. 5 in America, No. 10 overall) along with two entries from Jung Yong Hwa via "One Fine Day" (No. 8 in America, No. 2 overall) and "Mileage" (No. 9 in America, No. 4 overall), both taken off his chart-topping One Fine Day album.

A handful of newcomers also make a splash. Male soloist G.Soul debuted high with ballad "You" (No. 3 most viewed in America, No. 8 overall). Plus, male duo act 1PUNCH's energetic "Turn Me Back" single charts on the global ranking (No. 7) as does GFriend's bubblegum-pop release "Glass Bead" (No. 9). 

Check out January's list, according to YouTube, below with a playlist that you can click through to watch each video on the chart.