On August 31, a post about Youtube views of K-Pop Idols began trending on theqoo‘ community board under the title, “Why It Doesn’t Matter If An Idol Has 100 Million Views On Youtube Right Now“.
The netizen who posted said, “If you click on the link below, you can go to the official channel on YouTube and see the real number of views that don’t count ads.“
The netizen then added, “I looked for idols who have reached or are about to reach 100 million views this year. Idols who haven’t promoted themselves on YouTube have the same number of views as expected.“
The netizen then listed some K-Pop Group Youtube views as the following:
Red Velvet – Feel My Rhythm
March 21st-24th: 14.7 million views in 4 days
BTS – Yet to Come
June 10th~16th: 90.2 million views in 7 days
BlackPink – Pink Venom
Aug 19th~25th 192 million views in 7 days
And those are the views that idols with promotions have
(G)-idle – Tomboy
March 14th ~ 17th Actual views: 12 million views (4 days)
March 14th ~ 17th, including promotions: About 30 million views
NCT Dream – Glitch mode
March 28th~31st Actual Views: 12 million views (4 days)
March 28th~31st, including promotions: 35 million views
NCT Dream – Beat Box
May 30th ~ June 2nd Actual Views: 10 million views (4 days)
May 30th ~ June 2nd, including promotions: 35 million views
Ive – Love Dive
April 8th ~ 14th Actual Views: 8 million views (7 days)
April 8th ~ 14th, including promotions: 30 million views
Ive – After LIKE
August 22nd~25th Actual Views: 24 million views (4 days)
August 22nd~ 25th, including promotions: 53 million views
Le Sserafim – Fearless
May 2nd ~ 5th, Actual views: 13.3 million views (4 days)
May 2nd ~ 5th, including promotions: 32 million views
Nayeon – POP
June 24th~ 30th Actual Views: 25.1 million views (7 days)
June 24th ~ 30th, including promotions: 43 million views
AESPA – Girls
July 8th ~ 14th Actual Views: 20.4 million views (7 days)
July 8th ~14th, including promotions: 67 million views
ITZY – Sneakers
July 15th~21st Actual Views: 20.1 million views (7 days)
July 15th~21st, including promotions: 70 million views
The total views is at least 2~3x higher with promotions and when they surpass 100M views with promotions, on Namuwiki, it just shows that they reached 100M .
The netizen then listed all the comments as the following:
Wow, BlackPink is really crazy.
This reminds me of NewJeans. They’re topping the digital charts, but their views aren’t that high, which tends to make me start realizing that Hybe doesn’t really engage in promotions.
Even if they aren’t promoting on YouTube, their views go up in other ways, so you can’t just say, “They aren’t promoting, but their views are high.” If that’s the case, you should just not count any kind of promotion.
BlackPink is awesome as hell.
How can the gap be so big…? Besides BTS and BlackPink, nobody else actually has that amazing of an opinion.
You can see that idols who aren’t promoting have already done well, thus there’s not much necessity for them promote. Most idols who are promoting are rookies who need to get their names out there.
IVE is doing so well, 24 million views in four days. They only post videos on the Starship channel, which is daebak.
This is only a problem because it changes the index for music shows. They must get rid of the list of music shows. Before they didn’t have had this index, they were doing fine.
Huh? ITZY is quite extreme?
It’s like paying money to get results…. The groups BTS and BlackPink are also great.