YouTube is easily the most popular website for K-Pop fans to watch music videos and other video content of their favorite artists. Different K-Pop companies joined the platform at different times, some with a channel for their whole company while others made individual ones for their artists. Below are the top 15 most-subscribed to K-Pop channels on YouTube, all of which have an impressively high number of subscribers and an even more impressive total view count!
Subscribers: 5.13 million
GOT7’s official channel launched on February 1, 2012, which is interestingly almost 2 years before GOT7 themselves debuted in January of 2014! The most-watched video on this channel is “My Swagger” at 26.8 million views, and the channel in its entirety has 611.9 million views. The very first video uploaded to the channel was JJ Project‘s “Slot Machine” on May 7, 2012.
Subscribers: 5.20 million
SEVENTEEN’s official channel launched on November 16, 2012, which was about 2 and a half years before the group’s May 2015 debut. Of course, before they debuted, the channel had plenty of their crazy pre-debut content for fans to watch! The channel overall has 1.41 billion views, with their most-watching being “Don’t Wanna Cry” at 169.3 million views. Their first video upload was a “Seventeen TV” teaser on December 23, 2012.
13. YG ENTERTAINMENT
Subscribers: 5.45 million
YG Entertainment‘s official YouTube account was launched on January 7, 2008, which was still in the early days of the website’s existence! Their most-watched video is BIGBANG’s “Haru Haru”, which has about 138.0 million views. The channel as a whole has 1.50 billion views, and the very first video, released 11 years ago (no date is listed), is 1TYM‘s “1TYM” music video.
Subscribers: 5.92 million
The official EXO channel was, incredibly, created on December 10, 2006, in the very, very early days of YouTube. The first video on the channel, a teaser for “Wolf”, came out on June 5, 2013. The channel has accumulated 201.9 million total views, with the most-watched being their “Obsession” dance practice at 9.55 million views.
Subscribers: 7.06 million
iKON’s channel was launched on September 2, 2014, about a year before the group officially debuted. The most-watched video is their music video for “Love Scenario”, which has 412.1 million views. The channel itself has 1.69 billion total views, with the oldest video being their “My Type” music video released on September 14, 2015.
Subscribers: 8.00 million
TWICE’s official YouTube account came out on March 27, 2016, which was actually after the girls debuted on October 20, 2015! Their very first video was the “Cheer Up” dance practice video, and their most-watched is their “TT” dance practice video at 64.9 million views. The entire channel has about 1.12 billion views total!
9. Stone Music Entertainment
Subscribers: 8.70 million
Stone Music Entertainment’s official YouTube launched on March 24, 2011, and their first video was Huh Gong and Hoony Hoon‘s “너만을사랑해” music video, released on March 25, 2011. Their most-watched video is Chanyeol (EXO) and Punch’s “Stay With Me” OST, with 227.6 million views, and the channel has 6.24 billion views total.
Subscribers: 12.58 million
BIGBANG’s official YouTube channel launched on October 9, 2005, which makes it definitely the oldest channel on this list! BIGBANG debuted August of the following year, though the first video on the channel is their “Always” music video, released 10 years ago (no date listed). Their most-watched video is their “BANG BANG BANG” MV with 463.5 million views, and the channel as a whole has 6.00 billion views.
Subscribers: 13.90 million
PSY’s official YouTube channel launched on October 3, 2010, nearly a decade after the artist debuted in 2001. His most-watched video is, of course, “Gangnam Style”, with 3.72 billion views, and the entire channel has 7.82 billion views. The first upload was an interview with PSY, released on October 19, 2010.
Subscribers: 17.19 million
JYP Entertainment‘s official YouTube channel came out on January 24, 2008, with their oldest video being Wonder Girls’ “Tell Me” MV, released 12 years ago (no date given). Their most-viewed music video is TWICE’s “TT” at 532.8 million views, and the entire channel has about 9.59 billion views.
Subscribers: 20.36 million
1theK’s official YouTube account launched on January 30, 2011. Their most popular video is BTS’s “Fire” MV, which has amassed 657.1 million views, with the whole channel at about 17.2 billion total views! Their first upload was on February 7, 2011, with IU‘s “Good Day” MV.
Subscribers: 23.47 million
SM Entertainment‘s official YouTube channel came out on March 18, 2006. The channel has a total of 17.2 billion views, with EXO’s “Monster” their most-watched at 337.9 million views. Their first upload, Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” music video, came out on June 7, 2009.
Subscribers: 33.16 million
Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without BTS! Their BANGTANTV channel launched on December 16, 2012, about a half-year before the group debuted in May of 2013. The channel now has over 5.5 billion views, with their most-watched being their dance practice for “GOGO” at 148.7 million views. Their first launch was an introduction video of RM, which came out on December 17, 2012.
2. Big Hit Labels
Subscribers: 39.26 million
The YouTube channel with all of BTS’s main music video, this channel launched on June 4, 2008. The first video, 8eight‘s “Let Me Go” MV, came out 12 years ago (no date given). Their most-watched, of course, is “DNA” by BTS at 1.05 billion views, and the channel as a whole has 10.3 billion views.
Subscribers: 42.68 million
And finally, BLACKPINK is the most-subscribed channel on YouTube! The channel was launched on June 28, 2016, a few months before their August 2016 debut. The most-viewed video is, of course, “DDU-DU DDU-DU” with 1.24 billion views, and the channel has 10.6 billion views total. The first video released was BLACKPINK’s dance practice video, which came out on July 5, 2016.