BTS Jungkook, IU, and More: These are the Most Searched K-Pop Idols on YouTube in the First Half of 2021

As we now enter the second half of 2021, let us take a look back at the year so far by checking out who the most searched K-pop idols were in the first half of the year.

Keep on reading to discover who made the top rankings!

BTS Jungkook, IU, and More: These are the Most Searched K-Pop Idols on YouTube in the First Half of 2021
(Photo : BTS Facebook | IU Facebook)

The data presented can be validated through Google Trends and checking the Worldwide YouTube search from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 20201.

BTS Jungkook is the Most Searched K-Pop Idol on YouTube in the First Half of 2021

Taking the throne as the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube in the first half of the year is Jungkook, with a search index of 877.78. This is the third time Jungkook has topped the list, doing so in 2019 and again in 2020.

Jungkook
(Photo : BTS Twitter)

It was previously reported that Jungkook was also the most searched idol on Google worldwide, with a search index of 600. The "Euphoria" singer has topped the list for three consecutive years, doing so in 2019 and in 2020.

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On Tumblr, Jungkook was ranked at the top of the platform's "Top K-Pop Stars" for three consecutive years. On Twitter, on the other hand, Jungkook has the most retweeted tweet of 2019 and the second-most retweeted tweet of 2020.

Jungkook
(Photo : BTS Twitter)

In March 2021, Jungkook set a new all-time record for the highest amount of real-time viewers in V Live. His solo live stream amassed over 22 million simultaneous viewers. Previously, Jungkook held that record for another solo broadcast in October 2018, which surpassed 3.7 million viewers worldwide.

IU is the Most Searched Female K-Pop Idol on YouTube in the First Half of 2021

The highest-ranking female idol on the list is none other than "The Nation's Little Sister," IU. The soloist ranked at third place with a search index of 544.44.

IU
(Photo : IU Instagram)

In January 2021, IU snagged the "Digital Daesang Song of the Year" award at the 35th Golden Disc Awards for her song "Blueming." While on stage, IU teased fans that she will be returning to the music scene soon with a new single titled "Celebrity." Her company, Edam Entertainment, soon confirmed the news.

On January 27, 2021, IU released "Celebrity," a song described to be refreshing and cheerful with an energetic pop side.

IU
(Photo : IU Instagram)

On March 25, 2021, IU dropped her fifth studio album, "LILAC," which was previously announced to fans on March 3. "LILAC" was an immediate success in South Korea. "LILAC" debuted at number one on the Gaon Album, Chart, with all songs of the album charting in the top 30 of the Gaon Digital Charts.

ALSO READ: IU's 'Celebrity' Selected as 'Best Song' by Billboard Korea, 'LILAC' Chosen as the 'Best Album'

The song "LILAC" also topped the iTunes Album Chart in eleven countries.

These are the TOP 30 Most Searched K-Pop Idols on YouTube in the First Half of 2021

1. BTS's Jungkook

2. BTS's V

3. IU

4. BTS's Jimin

5. BLACKPINK's Lisa

6. BLACKPINK's Jennie

7. BTS's Suga

8. BLACKPINK's Rosé

9. BTS's Jin

10. BTS's RM

11. BTS's J-Hope

12. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon

13. BLACKPINK's Jisoo

14. EXO's Baekhyun

15. HyunA

16. ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo

17. SHINee's Taemin

18. BIGBANG's G-Dragon

19. Chungha

20. MAMAMOO's Hwasa

21. GOT7's Jackson

22. Jay Park

23. EXO's Chanyeol

24. Sunmi

25. NCT's Jaehyun

26. GOT7's Bambam

27. Stray Kids' Hyunjin

28. Red Velvet's Irene

29. NCT's Jaemin

30. NCT's Taeyong

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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