It cannot be denied that K-Pop songs have been dominating the international music scene in recent times. As a matter of fact, more and more K-Pop acts have started to appear in various music charts around the world, proving its success.
Most Streamed K-Pop Songs on Spotify Revealed
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Spotify released the official list of Most Streamed 2021 Songs By Korea Artist on the said music platform. Topping the list is "HWAA" by (G)I-DLE, which was released on Jan. 11, 2021, with a total of 9,075,053 streams.
Coming in the second and third places are "Celebrity" by IU and "My Treasure" by TREASURE with 5,449,365 and 4,528,072 total streams, respectively. "Rosario" by EPIK HIGH featuring CL and Zico nabbed the fourth spot with 2,919,722 and "I'm Not Cool" by HyunA ranked fifth with a total of 2,148,268 streams.
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"Get You Alone" by BAEKHYUN took the sixth place with 2,033,199 streams followed by "Going Crazy" by TREASURE in the seventh spot with a total of 1,996,102 streams. "MOON" (1,898,525) and "DAHLIA" (1,896,692) by (G)I-DLE, and "Odd Eye" (1,834,956) by DREAMCATCHER completed the Top 10. Below are the other tracks that made it to the list:
11. "Acceptance Speech" by Epik High featuring B.I - 1,629,848
12. "I'm Missing You" by Sunjae - 1,620,148
13. "Force" by TOMORROW X TOGETHER - 1,586,831
14. "HANN" by (G)I-DLE - 1,555,237
15. "Slowmotion" by TREASURE - 1,552,446
16. "Lost" by (G)I-DLE - 1,494,344
17. "What I Said" by VICTON - 1,381,057
18. "Be With Me" by TREASURE - 1.370,797
19. "Starlight" by Cha Ni - 1,344,956
20. "Where Is Love" by (G)I-DLE - 1,336,063
21. "D-D-DANCE" by IZ*ONE - 1,198,749
22. "First Love" by NCT 127 - 1,055,286
23. "No digitty" by ONEUS - 1,042,153
24. "U MAD" by BOOBY - 1,009,989
25. "Based On A True Story" by EPIK HIGH feat. Heize - 932,786
Spotify Launches Service in South Korea
Meanwhile, the audio-streaming giant revealed on Tuesday, Feb. 2, that it has launched its service in the K-Pop land. In a statement, Spotify described South Korea as a "critical next step" in its worldwide expansion as the sixth-largest music market globally.
South Korean consumers, as per reports, would be offered two price plans they could choose from. One plan with cost the subscriber $16.70 or 16,350 per month as two people can use it at the same time. The other one, however, would cost $9.80 or 10,900 won per months since only on person can use it.
Music lovers can try out Spotify's service for free for seven days even without credit card information. Others may opt to try it out for three months if they are would subscribe before July 2021 with their credit card information.
With its latest expansion in South Korea, Spotify is expected to offer new playlist exclusively made for local listeners, including OST, indie, hip-hop and, of course, K-Pop. The music streaming service would complete with other local streaming sites like Genie Music and MelOn.
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Written by Nica Vaughn