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Big Bang, EXO Top YouTube's K-Pop Rankings For 1st Half Of 2015

By Samantha Marie Lifson | July 09, 2015 08:48 AM EDT

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Following Twitter Korea's release of the most used keywords for the first half of 2015, YouTube has released their own lists for the top 10 most watched K-pop music videos and top 20 Korean YouTube channels of 2015 so far.

The rankings for the list were based on global data taken from December 1, 2014 through June 26, 2015.

Topping the most watched K-Pop videos of 215 was EXO's "Call Me Baby," which has amassed around 42 million views since March. Big Bang takes up the next three spots with "Loser," "Bae Bae," and "Bang Bang Bang," respectively. Big Bang's domination of the charts is impressive since all three videos were released in either May or June, earning high view counts in a very short amount of time.

Girl groups take over the fifth to ninth place spots. 4Minute's addicive comeback "Crazy," ranks fifth and Miss A's "Only You" comes right after. SM Entertainment girl groups Girls' Generation and Red Velvet take the seventh and eighth place sport with "Catch Me If You Can" and "Ice Cream Cake." EXID's incredibly popular "Ah yeah" is the last girl group track to make the list.

Finally in tenth place is producer-singer JYP's "Who's Your Mama?"

As for the top 20 YouTube channels, SM Entertainment, EXO's record label, showed the most growth in subscriber numbers and took first place with their SMTOWN channel. Big Bang's official YouTube ranked second and 1theK (formerly LOEN Entertainment), followed in third.

Chosun Sports reports on how personal YouTube pages experienced some of the most growth and took over 45% of the top 20 list. These accounts range from cooking channels (Eugenie Kitchen), to toy reviews (ToyPudding), to dance covers (Waveya), among others. This is a dramatic increase compared to last year where only 25% of personal channels made the list.

Check out the full lists below:

 

Tagged :  EXO, Big Bang, 4minute, Girls Generation, Red Velvet, miss A, EXID, JYP, SMTOWN, 1theK, YouTube

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