BLACKPINK’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” Is Most Watched K-Pop MV On YouTube In 2018
BLACKPINK got the world hit with “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” — and its MV views prove it!
The music video of BLACKPINK’s chart-topping song “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” topped YouTube’s list of the most viewed K-Pop music videos of 2018 which included music videos uploaded from November 24, 2017 to November 23 this year.
The music video of “Ddu-Du Ddu Du” uploaded on the girl group’s YouTube channel has garnered more than 555 million views since its release on June 15. It also marked the second consecutive year the girl group topped the list. Last year, it took the number one spot with “As If It’s Your Last”.
Meanwhile, BTS, who continued to put K-Pop on the international music stage with its releases and concerts, dominated the second, third, and fourth spots with “Fake Love”, “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix), and “Idol”, respectively.
The music video of “Fake Love” has over 404 million views which it accumulated since it was unveiled on May 18. The boys’ collaboration with Steve Aoki has garnered more than 397 million views more than a year since its release. “Idol”, which was uploaded on August 24, has recorded more than 304 million views. Its other version featuring rapper Nicki Minaj has garnered over 60 million views.
On last year’s list, BTS also filled three spots with “DNA”, “Not Today”, and “Spring Day” placing second, third, and fifth.
Momoland debuted on the annual list this year with its phenomenal hit “Bboom Bboom” on the fifth spot. The highly addictive track’s music video has more than 295 million views on 1theK channel. Meanwhile, on the girl group’s official channel, the video has less than one million views.
TWICE returned to the 2018 rankings with three entries under its name. The girl group entered the chart at number six with “Heart Shaker” followed by “What is Love?” at number seven and “Dance the Night Away” at number ten.
“Heart Shaker”, released December last year, was viewed more than 236 million times. “What is Love?”, the title track of the girl group’s fifth extended play, has over 232 million views. “Dance the Night Away” has garnered more than 140 million views.
iKON’s megahit song “Love Scenario” also made it to this year’s list at number eight. The music video of the song, which was released earlier this year and went to top major local and international charts, has accumulated more than 229 million views.
Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy” placed ninth on the list with more than 172 million views. The song and music video were both unveiled on January 29.
Note: View counts as of 2 p.m. KST