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15 K-Pop Stars Who Performed 'Baby Shark'

Red Velvet, "Power Up"
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Red Velvet, "Power Up"

Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” became the most recent viral hit to land on the Hot 100, where it debuted last week at No. 32, three years after its release in 2016. Over that time, the song went around the globe and went on to become a fan-favorite among young children.

Originating in South Korea, many, including the New York Times, have connected the song’s perpetuation to the popularity of other Korean creative content, and K-pop artists who have fans around the globe. While it’s unknown whether there’s any direct correlation between K-pop and the success of “Baby Shark,” it's safe to say that “Baby Shark” is pretty popular among K-pop stars, with many of them performing the song and its dance moves.   

Here are just a handful of the times K-pop stars have tried their hand at the viral hit.

Monsta X

Girls' Generation's Sunny

Other members of the act were not impressed by her rendition.

EXO’s Chen

BTS’ Jimin

Red Velvet

The act’s 2018 single “Power Up” had choreography that emulated a shark fin, but even before that Red Velvet was known for “Baby Shark”-ing.

Here's a look at the "Power Up" choreography for good measure. 

GOT7

Mamamoo

The quartet had fun playing around as “Baby Sharks."

iKON

The boy band cutely sung the song with spoons as their mics.

TWICE

Wanna One

BLACKPINK’s Lisa

She recently became the most-followed K-pop star on Instagram, and her “Baby Shark” rendition probably had nothing to do with it but it was adorable.

NCT Dream

TVXQ!’s Yunho

Nu’Est W’s Ren

BLACKPINK

And though it’s unknown whether BLACKPINK’s single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” which saw them debut on the Hot 100 chart at No. 55 last year, was inspired by “Baby Shark,” there is a remix.