Even with BIGBANG’s last-minute push to snatch No. 1, Girls’ Generation wound up with YouTube’s top-viewed K-pop video for last month.
The girls group’s Korean version of new Japanese single “Catch Me If You Can”was both April’s top watched K-pop vid in America and around the world on YouTube. It’s the first video from the group since February 2014’s “Mr.Mr.,” which was also No. 1 on both rankings that month.
Most Popular K-Pop Videos
- February 2015: 4Minute, Amber, Zion.T, Crush
- January 2015: Jonghyun, Yonghwa, Keith Ape
- 25 Top Viewed 2014 K-Pop Videos in America
GG at No. 1 on the American-based chart marks the fourth consecutive month at the top for their label, SM Entertainment. The agency has ruled the U.S. list every month in 2015 following SHINee’sJonghyun (January), f(x)’s Amber (February) andRed Velvet (March). 4Minute broke their streak in the international ranking by snatching the most-viewed title in February.
Veteran K-pop star and label CEO J. Y. Park lands at No. 2 on both lists with “Who’s Your Mama,”which likely succeeded for the overtly sexual, PSY-like visual.
Both of the aforementioned beat out BIGBANG who looked hungry to steal the top slots with “Loser” and “Bae Bae,” which landed at the third and fourth slots, respectively. Both vids were released at 10:00am EST on April 30, meaning the group still ranked rather high with mere hours’ worth of views. The quintet is set to release new music at the top of every month until the September release of theirMade album. The time difference between South Korea and America (the latter time zone is what YouTube considers for the cut-off for these rankings) means BIGBANG will have to rack up a remarkable amount of views are a remarkably fast speed if they want to top a monthly list.
Another act falling into a time crunch is newcomer boy band BTS. Their “I Need U” vid dropped on April 29, giving the band a little more than a day to rack up views. The effort landed at No. 9 on the U.S. ranking, but just missed the global ranking, ultimately landing at No. 11.
Check out April 2015’s list, according to YouTube, below with a playlist that you can click through to watch each video on the chart.
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