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10 Most Popular K-Pop Stars on Social Media, Ranked From Lowest to Highest

So many K-Pop superstars also happen to be social media sensations – and the top accounts have millions and millions of followers!

From solo superstars to girl group and boy band members, plenty of South Korean stars have become huge on Instagram.

And based on the latest roundup of idol follower counts, we know who the most popular stars are on the social media platform.

There was a huge shake-up to the list recently, thanks to a certain popular boy band debuting individual Instagram accounts for each member. As a result, the whole Top 10 shifted around – and now they’re gaining millions of followers.

Click inside to see the Top 10 most followed K-pop idols…

10 Most Popular K-Pop Music Videos as of July 2022, Ranked

The incredible K-Pop releases keep coming in 2022.

Our favorite South Korean superstars, including boy bands, girl groups and solo stars, are bringing us unforgettable music videos ito accompany their hit singles, featuring intricate choreography, futuristic landscapes and plenty of high fashion.

Some of the videos racked up millions upon millions of views in just a matter of mere hours, and are sure to go the distance for the rest of the year.

We’ve rounded up the 10 most popular K-pop videos of 2022 so far, based on YouTube views. Did your favorite acts make the cut?

Scroll through to see the most viewed K-pop music videos of 2022 so far, ranked lowest to highest…

TWICE's Nayeon Is Ready to 'POP!' as a Solo Star (Interview)

Few K-pop girl groups are conquering the globe quite like TWICE.

The JYP Entertainment phenoms first came together through 2015′s Sixteen, a reality TV competition series pitting 16 K-pop trainees against each other to form a new girl group. The result was TWICE, a charming, talented group of nine singing-dancing-rapping superstars in the making.

With dozens of hits to their name over the years ever since their debut with The Story Begins – including “Like OOH-AHH,” “Cheer Up,” “TT,” “What Is Love?” “Yes or Yes,” “Fancy,” “More & More,” and “Alcohol-Free” – history-making record sales and sold-out world tours, TWICE has go on to become one of the most successful girl groups of the past decade.

Seoul-born trainee Im Nayeon was among one the first contestants revealed to be a member of TWICE, and quickly became a favorite among fans worldwide, regularly voted as one of the most popular idols in South Korea, and frequently featured in modeling campaigns for fashion houses and in magazine spreads.

Seven years after her massively successful debut as a girl group member in October of 2015, Nayeon is now the first member of the group to go solo, arriving with her self-titled mini-album IM NAYEON on Friday (June 24) featuring “POP!”, the bright and bold lead burst of energy that captures the confident charm of a young superstar.

We spoke to Nayeon about her debut record, pop star aspirations as a solo star and girl group member, collaborations, writing contributions to her record-breaking group, and the legacy she hopes to leave. (Oh, and rabbits.)

Scroll through to see our conversation with Nayeon…

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BTS Company HYBE Issues Statement About 'Hiatus' & Says It Was a Mistranslation

HYBE is speaking out.

The company behind BTS issued a statement after they lost $1.7 billion of market value, down nearly 28%, on Wednesday (June 15) following the announcement of the group’s hiatus to pursue solo ventures.

Find out what the company said…

'Queendom 2' Finale - Ranking & Winner Revealed!

Queendom 2 has come to an end!

The second season of the South Korean K-pop girl group and solo star singing competition reality TV series aired its finale on Thursday (June 2), and a winner has been crowned.

The show is hosted by Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and Lee Yong-jin.

In its first season, the group MAMAMOO took first place. Who reigned supreme this time around?

Check out the final ranking…

10 Most Popular K-Pop Music Videos of 2022 as of July, Ranked

There are so many excellent K-Pop releases in 2022.

Our favorite South Korean superstar acts, including boy bands, girl groups and breakout solo stars, are starting the year off strong, providing unforgettable music videos in the past few weeks to accompany their hit singles, featuring intricate choreography, futuristic landscapes and plenty of high fashion.

Some of the videos racked up millions upon millions of views in just a matter of mere hours, and are sure to go the distance all year long.

We’ve rounded up the 10 most popular K-pop videos of 2022 so far, based on YouTube views. Did your favorite acts make the cut?

Scroll through to see the most viewed K-pop music videos of 2022 so far, ranked lowest to highest…

K-Pop Groups Disbanding in 2022 - 5 Groups Have Broken Up & Several More Contracts Are Expiring!

K-pop is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry.

While there are so many incredible girl groups and boy bands in the South Korean music scene, there’s also fierce competition – and contract deals that often expire in less than a decade’s time.

It’s pretty common for members of groups to go solo after their contracts expire, or pursue new opportunities, like acting and TV hosting gigs.

As a result, we’ve already lost some pretty major K-pop acts in 2022 – and there are a handful of groups with contracts set to expire later in the year. Fans are already wondering if they’ll renew, or disband and go their separate ways.

Find out which groups disbanded in 2022 so far, and which groups have contracts set to expire…