Forbes Korea Reveals the Highest Earning Youtube Channels by K-Pop Artists in 2021

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These are the highest earning K-Pop artists' Youtube channel in 2021 so far, according to Forbes Korea!

On August 31 KST, Forbes Korea revealed their list of the highest earning Youtube channels by Korean stars in 2021 so far. Out of the 20 Korean stars included in the list, 15 of them are Youtube channels of K-Pop idols and groups.

With that, these are the highest earning Youtube channels by K-Pop artists in 2021:

*Listed in descending order

1. BANGTANTV (BTS)

BTS' very own Youtube channel, BANGTANTV has more than 57 million subscribers. They regularly post on the channel, and so far have 1,586 videos with over 12 billion views accumulated. According to Forbes Korea, BANGTANTV has an estimated annual income of 19.1 billion won (around $16.4 million USD).

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2. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK's Youtube channel of the same name currently has more than 64.5 million Youtube subscribers. BLACKPINK has accumulated over 19 billion views with their 372 videos posted. According to Forbes Korea, BLACKPINK's channel has an estimated annual income of 13.5 billion won (around $11.6 million USD).

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3. NCT DREAM

NCT DREAM's Youtube channel has accumulated 393.2 million views with their 233 videos, and have more than 3.94 million subscribers. According to Forbes Korea, NCT DREAM's channel has an estimated annual income of 2.10 billion won (around $1.8 million USD).

4. SEVENTEEN

The Youtube channel of SEVENTEEN has accumulated more than 6.84 million subscribers. As of this writing, their channel have more than 2.1 billion views across their 880 videos posted so far. According to Forbes Korea, SEVENTEEN's Youtube channel has an estimated annual income of 1.92 billion won (around $1.6 million USD).

5. Bambam (GOT7's Bambam)

GOT7's Bambam has his very own Youtube channel, simply called Bambam. His channel has over 1.07 million Youtube subscribers, and more than 75 million views with this 72 videos available. According to Forbes Korea, Bambam sees an estimated annual income of 1.69 billion won (around $1.4 million USD).

6. MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO's Youtube channel currently has more than 6.07 million subscribers, with over 1.63 billion views with their 604 videos posted. According to Forbes Korea, MAMAMOO has an estimated annual income of 1.69 billion won (around $1.4 million USD) on their channel.

7. EXO

EXO's Youtube channel of the same name currently has more than 8.3 million subscribers. So far, their channel has accumulated more than 471.3 million views with their 199 videos. According to Forbes Korea, EXO's channel has an estimated annual income of 1.69 billion won (around $1.4 million USD).

8. IU Official (IU)

IU's official Youtube channel has more than 6.69 million subscribers to its channel. As of this writing, IU Official has more than 950.8 million channel views across its 125 videos posted. According to Forbes Korea, IU's channel has an estimated annual income of 1.56 billion won (around $1.3 million USD).

9. aespa

SM Entertainment's rookie group, aespa, currently has 2.34 million subscribers on its Youtube channel. So far, it has accumulated more than 281.1 million views with its 60 videos. According to Forbes Korea, aespa's channel has an estimated annual income of 1.44 billion won (around $1.2 million USD).

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10. TOMORROW X TOGETHER OFFICIAL (TXT)

TOMORROW X TOGETHER OFFICIAL, which is TXT's Youtube channel, has over 7.53 million subscribers and 752 videos, with has accumulated 465.2 million views. According to Forbes Korea, their channel as an estimated annual income of 1.14 billion won (around $981,000 USD).

11. Red Velvet

Red Velvet's own Youtube channel has accumulated more than 4.41 million subscribers with over 616.9 million views with their 143 videos. According to Forbes Korea, Red Velvet's channel sees an estimated annual income of 782 million won (around $673,000 USD).

12. loonatheworld (LOONA)

LOONA's Youtube channel, which is called loonatheworld, has more than 1.67 million Youtube subscribers and over 588.7 million views with their whopping 1,025 videos. According to Forbes Korea, loonatheworld has an estimated annual income of 782 million won (around $672,000 USD).

13. Channel NCT DAILY (NCT)

Another NCT channel is Channel NCT DAILY, which has more than 4.21 million subscribers as of this writing. The channel has accumulated more than 729.5 million views across its 467 videos. According to Forbes Korea, Channel NCT DAILY earns an estimated of 501 million won (around $431,000 USD) every year.

14. AKMU (Akdong Musician)

Akdong Musician's channel, AKMU, has more than 2.51 million subscribers. They currently have 147 videos posted and have accumulated 632.4 million views. According to Forbes Korea, the duo's group has an estimated annual income of 374 million won (around $322,000 USD).

15. NCT

NCT is raking in the money with their third channel on the list. NCT's Youtube channel of the same name currently has 4.22 million subscribers, with more than 281.9 million views and 224 videos. According to Forbes Korea, NCT's channel has an estimated income of 364 million won (around $313,000 USD) every year.

Whose channel is your favorite?

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Written by Robyn Joan

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