K-Pop has taken the world by storm, with both veteran K-Poppers and new fans flocking to YouTube to catch performances, variety show appearances, and other content from their favorite idols. YouTube has ranked the Top 20 K-Pop YouTube channels based on the number of subscribers they gained in the first half of 2018.
20. TWICE JAPAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel
This channel is the hub for all content relating to TWICE’s Japanese activities, including their Japanese music videos, teasers, and greetings.
SEVENTEEN’s channel not only has their music, but also behind the scenes content, including their GOING SEVENTEEN SPIN-OFF series.
M2 is Mnet’s digital hub, hosting content that would normally not be released on television, such as artists performing live, “fan-cams” taken by them, and exclusive web variety shows.
KBSKpop hosts not only K-Pop, but also performances from their other music shows such as Open Concert and Immortal Songs 2. They have also begun releasing fan-cams of idol performances.
GOT7’s channel not only has their music videos, but also all of the behind the scenes content an Ahgase would want, from dance practice videos to special stages.
iKON’s very own iKON TV is available for fans around the world to watch, along with Bobby’s solo releases and all of the group’s music show performances.
TWICE spoil their fans with endless streams of content, from their live streams to TWICE TV. Whatever they do, they will always be updating their fans of their activities.
MBCkpop has been growing thanks to fan’s love for music show performances. They are also catering to fans of all genres of music, uploading live performances from their station’s radio shows, incase fans missed them.
12. GIRLS’ GENERATION
A surprising addition to the list, the last upload to the Girls’ Generation channel was almost exactly 1 year ago, when SM Entertainment uploaded the audio for the tracks on their Holiday Night album.
PSY exploded into international stardom thanks to “Gangnam Style” and the world is still showing him love, thanks to his unique concepts and never-ending energy.
10. ALL THE K-POP
ALL THE K-POP is MBC’s channel geared towards their cable channel shows such as Show Champion, Video Star, and one of K-Pop’s most iconic shows, Weekly Idol.
Used by both the group as a whole and the members individually, BIGBANG shows no sign of slowing down, even with 4 out of 5 members in the military.
8. Stone Music Entertainment
Stone Music Entertainment, formerly known as CJ E&M, hosts content for all of the artists they serve as a parent agency for, including Jellyfish Entertainment, Pledis Entertainment, and AOMG.
7. Mnet K-POP
From M! Countdown to the Produce series, Mnet has it all. While this channel only focuses on M! Countdown and KCON, the growth is definitely there.
The main hub for everything related to SM Entertainment artists, it’s no wonder they rank so high in growth. They have been pushing out more behind the scenes and variety content, much to the delight of fans.
JYP Entertainment’s main YouTube channel is mainly for their artists’ releases, teasers, and announcements with the artist’s personal channels more geared towards their behind the scenes videos.
1theK is part of Kakao M, formerly LOEN Entertainment. Not only do they provide the music videos for tons of artists, but they also have exclusive content such as their LiveONE series and album unboxings. Most notably, BTS’s older music videos are also uploaded by 1theK.
A channel only for BTS’s content, their BANGTAN BOMBS, FESTA clips, and Jungkook’s G.C.F series make BANGTANTV a must-subscribe for any ARMY.
In similar fashion to other YG Entertainment artists, you can find BLACKPINK’s music videos and music show performances here. But BLINK’s will also be able to watch the individual members’ fan-cams, BLACKPINK HOUSE, and even footage from their fan-signs.
Big Hit Entertainment’s home channel, all of BTS’s newer content finds its home here. From the group’s releases and tears to the individual members’ songs, BTS’s growth throughout the world in the past 6 months takes the channel to #1. Big Hit Entertainment is also home to Lee Hyun, formerly of 8Eight.