The 30 Most-Searched Male K-Pop Idols On U.S. YouTube In 2022

They range from second-gen legends to near-rookies!

With K-Pop growing increasingly popular in the United States, it’s interesting to see which artists are trending among American fans over a period of time. YouTube is a common way for fans to search for content for their favorite artists, so data can be collected from the social media platform that can help show which K-Pop idols are trending in certain areas of the world. Based on data collected from YouTube, these are the 30 most-searched male K-Pop idols for 2022!

30. Taeyang (BIGBANG)

Taeyang, the main vocalist and main dancer of BIGBANG, debuted in 2006, making him a second-generation idol.

29. Jungwon (ENHYPEN)

Jungwon, the leader of ENHYPEN, debuted in 2020, making him a fourth-generation idol.

28. Huening Kai (TXT)

Huening Kai, the maknae of TXT, debuted in 2019, making him a fourth-generation idol.

27. Heeseung (ENHYPEN)

Heeseung, the center of ENHYPEN, debuted in 2020, making him a fourth-generation idol.

26. Han (Stray Kids)

Han, the rapper, vocalist, and producer of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

25. Taeyong (NCT)

Taeyong, the leader, rapper, dancer, vocalist, center, face of the group, and visual of NCT, debuted in 2016, making him a third-generation idol.

24. Seungmin (Stray Kids)

Seungmin, the vocalist of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

23. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)

Eunwoo, the vocalist, visual, and face of the group of ASTRO, debuted in 2016, making him a third-generation idol.

22. Changbin (Stray Kids)

Changbin, the rapper, vocalist, and producer of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

21. Sunoo (ENHYPEN)

Sunoo, a member of ENHYPEN, debuted in 2020, making him a fourth-generation idol.

20. Beomgyu (TXT)

Beomgyu, the visual of TXT, debuted in 2019, making him a fourth-generation idol.

19. Soobin (TXT)

Soobin, the leader of TXT, debuted in 2019, making him a fourth-generation idol.

18. G-Dragon (BIGBANG)

G-Dragon, the leader, main rapper, vocalist, and face of the group of BIGBANG, debuted in 2006, making him a second-generation idol.

17. Baekhyun (EXO)

Baekhyun, the main vocalist of EXO, debuted in 2012, making him a third-generation idol.

16. Jaehyun (NCT)

Jaehyun, the vocalist, dancer, rapper, and visual of NCT, debuted in 2016, making him a third-generation idol.

15. Lucas (NCT)

Lucas, the rapper, vocalist, and visual of NCT, debuted in 2016, making him a third-generation idol.

14. Yeonjun (TXT)

Yeonjun, a member of TXT, debuted in 2019, making him a fourth-generation idol.

13. Lee Know (Stray Kids)

Lee Know, the dancer, vocalist, and rapper of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

12. Bang Chan (Stray Kids)

Bang Chan, the leader, producer, vocalist, dancer, and rapper of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

11. Taemin (SHINee)

Taemin, the main dancer, sub-vocalist, and maknae of SHINee, debuted in 2008, making him a second-generation idol.

10. Felix (Stray Kids)

Felix, the dancer, rapper, and vocalist of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

9. Hyunjin (Stray Kids)

Hyunjin, the dancer, rapper, vocalist, and visual of Stray Kids, debuted in 2018, making him a fourth-generation idol.

8. RM (BTS)

RM, the leader and main rapper of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

7. Jin (BTS)

Jin, the sub-vocalist and visual of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

6. Suga (BTS)

Suga, the lead rapper of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

5. J-Hope (BTS)

J-Hope, the main dancer, sub-rapper, and sub-vocalist of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

4. Kai (EXO)

Kai, the main dancer, sub-rapper, sub-vocalist, center, and visual of EXO, debuted in 2012, making him a third-generation idol.

3. V (BTS)

V, the lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and visual of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

2. Jimin (BTS)

Jimin, the main dancer and lead vocalist of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

1. Jungkook (BTS)

Jungkook, the main vocalist, lead dancer, sub-rapper, center, and maknae of BTS, debuted in 2013, making him a third-generation idol.

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