Just two years ago, chances of seeing a K-Pop related video on the front page of Youtube was so slim that it was considered ‘lucky’ just to see one pop up every three months. That’s not the case anymore. It’s mind blowing how immensely popular K-Pop has become. K-Pop music videos appear on the home page weekly now, not to mention the tens of millions of views accumulated by several of them.
You know you’ve achieved something great when you become the first current male K-Pop group to collect over 40 million views on the internet on one video alone. That day has come for one of the most well-known male groups in the K-Pop industry– Super Junior!
On March 25th, Super Junior’s hit track, “Mr. Simple” surpassed the 40 million view mark, becoming the first current male K-Pop group to achieve such a high level of view status on just a single video (rather than a combined total spread over various uploaded versions). They have also achieved this feat in less than eight months with the video having been released in August of 2011.
ELF have been rejoicing over this accomplishment in the comment boxes, leaving comments like: “Super Junior fighting!“, “Congratulations“, and “Let’s keep at it until we reach 100 million!”
On another note, Girls’ Generation‘s “Gee” currently stands as the most viewed K-Pop video with an astounding, 69.5 million views! Were it not for their split into two groups, and the switching of channels, TVXQ (Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu), would have previously ranked as the highest viewed group, but their view counts were lost with videos becoming deleted and then reuploaded.