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.