These Ten Nations Are The Biggest K-Pop Stans Of 2019, Based On YouTube Views
Thanks to platforms like YouTube making it easy for idol groups to showcase their talents and really get connected with international fans, the number of K-Pop fans all around the globe is rapidly rising. Based on a data research of YouTube views done by BLIP, these ten nations have most deeply fallen in love with K-Pop and have been the most active in stanning boy/girl groups between July 2018 to June 2019.
Malaysia takes 3.1% of the total views of K-Pop contents on YouTube, according to BLIP. EXO and GFRIEND are two of the many idols that have been to Malaysia to perform for their fans!
Mexico takes 4.3% of the views! Both NCT127 and Sunmi blessed K-Pop fans in Mexico with their recent concerts in 2018-2019. YouTube data also shows that viewers in Mexico watch a lot of BTS, MONSTA X, and NU’EST content too!
Brazil comes in 8th place with 4.4% of the views. K-Pop lovers in Brazil got to see BTS and KARD performing live at their concerts!
The Philippines takes 7th place with 6.8% of all the views of K-Pop contents on YouTube. The Philippines is a popular destination for K-Pop artists on world tours. Recent concerts included BLACKPINK and WINNER, both of which K-Pop fans in the Philippines absolutely loved seeing live!
Japan is actually tied with the Philippines for holding 6.8% of the views. With its geographic advantage, Japan has had a plenty of K-Pop artists visit for performances. Some of Japanese K-Pop fans’ favorite artists include TWICE and SEVENTEEN – especially with both groups embracing Japanese members!
5. United States
The United States came in 5th with 7.4% of the K-Pop related content views on YouTube! The US is on a steady rise to become one of K-Pop artists’ many favorite countries to visit and perform. Groups like BTS, NCT, and MONSTA X are America’s top choices at the moment!
Vietnam is tied with the United States at 7.4% of the total views. K-Pop stans in Vietnam love all idol groups, but their most recent interests include GOT7 and IZ*ONE!
Thailand takes 3rd place with 8.1% of the K-Pop content views. With many beloved K-Pop idols actually hailing from Thailand, like BLACKPINK’s Lisa and (G)I-DLE‘s Minnie, the nation’s interest in K-Pop is higher than ever! Thailand has had its fair share of K-Pop’s top artist performances, including TWICE and IZ*ONE.
Indonesia is in 2nd place with a whooping 9.9% of the total views on YouTube! Jakarta has recently welcomed idols like NU’EST to perform for the local fans. Their love for all K-Pop boy and girl groups continues to grow strong as more K-Pop artists look into including Indonesia in their upcoming tours.
And of course, Korea – the home of K-Pop – takes 1st place with 10.1% of all the views. Korean fans are obviously and naturally at an advantage, as most K-Pop idol groups and their agencies are based entirely in Korea, and most K-Pop related contents are released KST. Here are the 50 most popular boy groups and girls groups in Korea, as of August 2019!
Here’s the pie chart for easy visualization: