Singer IU’s live video was selected as the most loved video by domestic YouTube users this year. Among the music videos, trot singer Young-woong Lim’s ‘My Love Like the Starlight’ recorded the most views.
According to YouTube on the 2nd, IU took the top spot for the most watched popular videos by domestic YouTube users this year. Dingo Music’s ‘IU’s Killing Voice Live’ video, in which he sang IU’s hit medley live, recorded more than 33 million cumulative views.
In the music video watched the most by domestic users this year, the popularity of the trot genre stood out amid the advancement of K-pop led by BTS and IU.
Lim Young-woong’s ‘My Love Like the Starlight’ ranked first in the music video most watched by domestic YouTube users. It has been viewed more than 43 million times. In 2nd and 4th places, BTS’s ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance’, which recently won the grand prize at the American Music Awards, were named respectively.
In the popular music video rankings, female artists also stood out. IU’s ‘Celebrity’ and ‘Lilac’ were ranked 3rd and 5th in popular music videos.
Among the top 10 most popular creators in Korea selected based on the change in the number of subscribers this year, celebrity creators who wanted to share their daily life outside of broadcasting with their fans stood out.
Singer and broadcaster Kim Jong-guk opened Kim Jong-kook’s ‘GYM JONG KOOK’ channel in June and secured more than 2.3 million subscribers in a short period of time, ranking No. Videos containing his own exercise routine and know-how, as well as videos teaching other celebrities to exercise, recorded high views over 10 million times.
Volleyball player Kim Yeon-kyung’s ‘Bread Unnie Kim’ channel also surpassed 1 million subscribers and ranked 5th in popular creators.
Choi Soo-jin, reporter at Hankyung.com [email protected]
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