The 25 Biggest K-Pop Artists At The End Of 2022, Based On Wikipedia

They range from second-gen legends to rookies.

With K-Pop and Korean entertainment becoming more popular worldwide, there are countless Wikipedia articles on various topics related to them, from individual idols and K-Pop groups to K-Dramas, actors, and athletes, and everything in between. Using WikiProject Korea, it’s easy to see which topics are trending among netizens based on how many views different articles are earning over a period of time.

Here are the 25 most-viewed Wikipedia pages related to K-Pop artists for the entire month of December 2022!

25. EXO

In December, this article received 71.0k total views (averaging about 2.3k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy band based in Seoul that was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted in 2012. The group consists of nine members: XiuminSuhoLayBaekhyunChenChanyeolD.O.Kai and Sehun. They are noted for releasing music and performing extensively in Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese.”

24. TWICE

In December, this article received 75.7k total views (averaging about 2.4k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“TWICE is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. The group is composed of nine members: NayeonJeongyeonMomoSanaJihyoMinaDahyunChaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Twice was formed under the television program Sixteen (2015) and debuted on October 20, 2015, with the extended play (EP) The Story Begins.”

23. J-Hope

In December, this article received 80.5k total views (averaging about 2.6k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jung Ho-seok, better known by his stage name J-Hope, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. He made his debut as a member of South Korean boy band BTS in 2013, under BigHit Entertainment.”

22. LE SSERAFIM

In December, this article received 81.5k total views (averaging about 2.6k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“LE SSERAFIM is a South Korean girl group formed by Source Music and Hybe Corporation. The group consists of five members: SakuraKim ChaewonHuh YunjinKazuha and Hong Eunchae. Originally a sextet, Kim Garam left the group on July 20, 2022, after the termination of her exclusive contract. LE SSERAFIM debuted on May 2, 2022, with the release of their first extended play FEARLESS.

21. Hwang Minhyun (former NU’EST)

In December, this article received 83.8k total views (averaging about 2.7k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Hwang Minhyun, known mononymously as Minhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He began his professional career in 2012 as a lead vocalist of the South Korean boy group NU’EST. In 2017, he participated in second season of Produce 101 and finished ninth place, becoming a member of Wanna One. Following Wanna One’s disbandment, Hwang re-joined NU’EST until 2022. He is currently a solo artist and actor signed under Pledis Entertainment.”

20. Goo Hara (KARA)

In December, this article received 85.8k total views (averaging about 2.8k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Goo Hara, also known mononymously as Hara, was a South Korean pop singer and actress. She was a member of the girl group KARA, and had also appeared in television dramas including City Hunter (2011). She made her debut as a soloist in July 2015 with the release of her EP Alohara (Can You Feel It?). After KARA disbanded in 2016, she continued her solo career at another agency, KeyEast.”

19. Rosé (BLACKPINK)

In December, this article received 91.6k total views (averaging about 3.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Roseanne Park, known mononymously as Rosé, is a Korean-New Zealand singer and dancer based in South Korea. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Rosé signed with South Korean label YG Entertainment following a successful audition in 2012 and trained for four years before debuting as a member of the girl group BLACKPINK in August 2016.”

18. Jonghyun (SHINee)

In December, this article received 91.6k total views (averaging about 3.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Jonghyun, known mononymously as Jonghyun, was a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, radio host, and author under the SM Entertainment label. He was the main vocalist of the South Korean boy band SHINee for nine years, releasing twelve albums with the group in both Korean and Japanese. He also participated in SM Entertainment‘s project group, SM the Ballad, for the release of two EP albums”

17. Suga (BTS)

In December, this article received 92.3k total views (averaging about 3.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Min Yoongi, known professionally by his stage names Suga (stylized in all caps) and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. Managed by BigHit Music, he debuted as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS in 2013. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape, Agust D. In 2018, he re-released the mixtape for digital purchase and streaming. The reissue reached number three on Billboards World Albums Chart.”

16. Stray Kids

In December, this article received 93.0k total views (averaging about 3.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Stray Kids is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. The group is composed of eight members: Bang ChanLee KnowChangbinHyunjinHanFelixSeungmin, and I.N. Originally a nine-piece group, member Woojin left due to undisclosed personal reasons in October 2019. Stray Kids released their pre-debut extended play (EP) Mixtape in January 2018 and officially debuted on March 25 with the EP I Am Not.”

15. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)

In December, this article received 93.5k total views (averaging about 3.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Jisoo, known mononymously as Jisoo, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of the girl group BLACKPINK, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016. After making her acting debut with a cameo role in the 2015 series The Producers, she played her first leading role in the JTBC series Snowdrop (2021–22).”

14. Jimin (BTS)

In December, this article received 97.5k total views (averaging about 3.1k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Park Jimin, known mononymously as Jimin, is a South Korean singer and dancer. In 2013, he made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy group BTS, under the record label BigHit Entertainment.”

13. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)

In December, this article received 98.5k total views (averaging about 3.2k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Lee Dongmin, known professionally as Cha Eunwoo, is a South Korean singer, actor, and model under the label Fantagio. He is a member of the South Korean boy band ASTRO.”

12. NewJeans

In December, this article received 106.6k total views (averaging about 3.4k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“NewJeans is a South Korean girl group formed by ADOR, a subsidiary of Hybe Corporation. The group is composed of five members: Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin and Hyein. The group pre-released their debut single “Attention” on July 22, 2022, preceding their debut eponymous extended play, which was released on August 1, 2022.”

11. Jennie (BLACKPINK)

In December, this article received 108.2k total views (averaging about 3.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jennie Kim, known mononymously as Jennie, is a South Korean singer and rapper. Born and raised in South Korea, Jennie studied in New Zealand for five years before returning to South Korea in 2010. She debuted as a member of the girl group BLACKPINK, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016. In November 2018, Jennie made her debut as a solo artist with the single “Solo”.”

10. RM (BTS)

In December, this article received 118.2k total views (averaging about 3.8k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Namjoon, known professionally as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is the leader of the South Korean boy group BTS.”

9. IU

In December, this article received 141.0k total views (averaging about 4.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Lee Jieun, also known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She signed with LOEN Entertainment (now Kakao Entertainment) in 2007 as a trainee and debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with her first mini album Lost and Found (2008). Although her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU…IM, brought mainstream success, it was after the release of “Good Day”, the lead single from her 2010 album Real, that she achieved national stardom.”

8. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

In December, this article received 141.6k total views (averaging about 4.6k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Lalisa Manobal, known mononymously as Lisa, is a Thai rapper, singer and dancer based in South Korea. She is a member of the South Korean girl group BLACKPINK formed by YG Entertainment. Lisa made her solo debut with her single album Lalisa in September 2021. The album sold over 736,000 copies in its release week in South Korea, making her the first female artist to do so.”

7. Jin (BTS)

In December, this article received 155.8k total views (averaging about 5.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Seokjin, also known professionally as Jin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS since June 2013. Kim has co-written and released three solo tracks with BTS: “Awake” (2016), “Epiphany” (2018), and “Moon” (2020), all of which have charted on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. In 2019, Kim released his first independent song, the digital track “Tonight”. He also appeared on the 2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth soundtrack alongside BTS member V. Kim has received critical praise for his falsetto and emotional range as a singer.”

6. KARA

In December, this article received 169.1k total views (averaging about 5.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“KARA is a South Korean pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2007. The group’s final lineup was composed of GyuriSeungyeon, Hara and Youngji. Members Nicole and Jiyoung officially departed from the group in 2014, but rejoined the group for their 15th anniversary in 2022, while ex-member Sunghee left in 2008.”

5. Jackson Wang (GOT7)

In December, this article received 178.8k total views (averaging about 5.8k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jackson Wang is a Chinese rapper, singer, dancer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. He is the founder of record label Team Wang and is the creative director and lead designer for fashion brand Team Wang Design. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Wang initially gained widespread recognition after joining JYP Entertainment’s K-Pop boy group, GOT7, in 2014.”

4. BLACKPINK

In December, this article received 215.1k total views (averaging about 6.9k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“BLACKPINK is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, JennieRosé, and Lisa. The group debuted in August 2016 with their single album Square One, which featured “Whistle” and “Boombayah”, their first number-one entries on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, respectively.”

3. Jungkook (BTS)

In December, this article received 249.1k total views (averaging about 8.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jeon Jungkook, known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is the youngest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS.”

2. V (BTS)

In December, this article received 258.1k total views (averaging about 8.3k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Taehyung, also known professionally as V, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is a member of the South Korean boy band BTS.”

1. BTS

In December, this article received 430.5k total views (averaging about 13.9k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under BigHit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output. Originally a hip-hop group, their musical style has since evolved to incorporate a wider range of genres. Their lyrics often contain personal and social commentary on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth and coming-of-age, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work also frequently references literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline.”