TikTok's biggest K-pop acts: BTS, Blackpink and Tomorrow X Together, with NCT, Twice and Enhypen also popular

Asia's Tech News Daily

BTS, Blackpink, Tomorrow X Together, Twice, Stray Kids, NCT, According to TikTok, BigBang, Lisa of Blackpink, the smash hit K-drama Squid Game., disappeared from Hong Kong app stores

If you’re a TikTok user, you’ve probably come across some K-pop – over the past two years, music coming out of South Korea has more than tripled in popularity on the social media platform.

The biggest K-pop groups on the short-form video social media platform are currently BTS, Blackpink, and Tomorrow X Together (TXT) according to data provided by TikTok and the data-tracking firm Kpop Radar from their “2021 Kpop Radar TikTok” conference on November 17.

In 2019, there were 33.5 million K-pop-oriented videos on the platform, but as of September 2021, there are more than 97 million related clips. Many K-pop acts are active on the platform, sharing their own content and creating various dance challenges to promote their releases.

Rose of Blackpink is especially popular, with the singer overall coming in as the top K-pop soloist on the site and the third most popular K-pop artist overall. Twice, Enhypen, Stray Kids, NCT, Itzy and Somi are also very popular on the platform.

BTS, Blackpink, Tomorrow X Together, Twice, Stray Kids, NCT, According to TikTok, BigBang, Lisa of Blackpink, the smash hit K-drama Squid Game., disappeared from Hong Kong app stores

CL is one of the fastest growing K-pop artists on Tiktok. Photo: Instagram/@chaelincl

According to TikTok, the fastest growing K-pop artists on its platform are StayC, BDC and Kim Woojin, while songs from Twice, CL, BigBang, SS501, and others have become sleeper hits.

Songs from Korea-based hip-hop and indie artists have also proved popular, with releases from Mommy Son, Stella Jang and Ahn Ye Eun also going viral on TikTok.

One notable trend that rose in popularity this year was when Money by Lisa of Blackpink took off because of its connection to the smash hit K-drama Squid Game.

Currently, nearly 93 per cent of K-pop-oriented videos created and shared on TikTok aren’t created in South Korea, with Indonesian, Filipino, and US-based creators spearheading the trend.

TikTok is currently unavailable in Hong Kong. The viral video platform disappeared from Hong Kong app stores in July 2020, after the national security law was passed.

BTS, Blackpink, Tomorrow X Together, Twice, Stray Kids, NCT, According to TikTok, BigBang, Lisa of Blackpink, the smash hit K-drama Squid Game., disappeared from Hong Kong app stores

Lisa of Blackpink’s song Money is popular on TikTok because of its connection with smash hit K-drama Squid Game.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Plastic waste created by Hong Kong's 21-day hotel quarantine – what can be done to cut down the mountainous amounts?

As Hong Kong marches towards its seventh quarantine cycle for returning residents (with approved hotels now numbering 44, up from 40), one quantifiable problem remains clear: the use and disposal ... Read more »

Huobi reveals nearly 7 in 10 cryptocurrency holders began investing last year

[Sponsored article] It was crypto’s year in 2021, with the total market value of all cryptocurrencies exceeding the US$3 trillion mark in November. Publicly listed companies such as MicroStrategy, Tesla ... Read more »

End of the line: 7 K-pop group contracts ending in 2022, from Twice and Monsta X to CLC and Day6 – who will disband and who will continue into a new era?

Every year, the K-pop world sees countless new debuts and more fans, but some unfortunate disbandments too. Most idols have a seven-year contract with their company, which has led to ... Read more »

CES organiser unable to confirm Covid-19 cases after 70 South Korean nationals test positive

The organiser of CES, the world’s largest technology show, said on Thursday it was unable to confirm the number of Covid-19 cases from its in-person event in Las Vegas last ... Read more »

Hong Kong stocks slip as mainland China funds trim bets on Tencent, HKEX while investors await trade data

Hong Kong stocks fell for the first time in three days amid steep losses in technology companies as mainland Chinese investors trimmed their bets. A government report today may show ... Read more »

Jungkook de BTS se convierte en el ‘idol' más ‘rudo' e influyente

© Foto: BigHit Music. El integrante de BTS provoca la locura cada vez que actualiza su Instagram. Cuando el integrante más joven de BTS, Jeon Jangkook escribe algo en sus ... Read more »

Property buying frenzy cools in Shenzhen as investors stay away from new residential projects in China's Silicon Valley

The chill sweeping through China’s housing market is being felt in Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley. There are few takers for houses in the once red-hot market as buyers are watching ... Read more »

Woman who hasn't bought new clothes in four years has no regrets as she looks in horror at ultra fast fashion's rise

Born to South African parents who were diplomats and travelled the world, Tanja Wessels studied filmmaking and art in Lisbon, in Portugal, and London before heading to Asia in 2006. ... Read more »

How to make vegetarian mapo tofu – who needs meat when you have mushrooms? They add all the rich texture you need

Like a lot of people, I am making the effort to eat less meat, especially when dining at home. I’ve never cooked with mock meat, but where I can, I ... Read more »

China's zero-Covid strategy is a problem for the world as supply chain disruptions, inflation stall recovery

Barely a day goes by without a call for China to rethink its hardline stance on fighting the pandemic. Beijing’s “zero-Covid” strategy, hailed as a success in 2020 when the ... Read more »

Burnley's hierarchy could face some tricky questions over Chris Wood

TURF WOR Newcastle United unveiled their second purchase of the January transfer window on Thursday morning and for the many fans hoping to see the club – who recently swapped ... Read more »

Cinda drops out of US$930 million plan to raise stake in Chongqing Ant, adding a surprise twist in the restructuring of world's largest fintech group

Cinda Asset Management has unexpectedly withdrawn from the recapitalisation of Chongqing Ant Consumer Finance barely three weeks after announcing it, adding a surprising twist to the restructuring of China’s largest ... Read more »

‘Made in China, sold on Amazon' community grew in 2021 despite crackdown on fake reviews, US e-commerce giant says

The “Made in China, sold on Amazon” community continued to grow in 2021 despite an extensive crackdown on paid reviews and other violations that removed thousands of Chinese sellers from ... Read more »

China to pursue major standards-setting role in 6G mobile technology amid Chinese lab's recent breakthrough

China will boost support for 6G research and development and “proactively take part in setting international standards” for the sixth-generation mobile communications technology, according to Beijing’s latest digital economy plan. ... Read more »

China's local governments rush to embrace metaverse despite state media warnings

The metaverse concept is being featured in a slew of work plans by local governments in China, even as state media outlets have repeatedly warned domestic companies against engaging in ... Read more »

Evergrande's Hengchi 5 electric SUV rolls off Tianjin plant after much delay, a key step in transforming the world's most indebted developer

China Evergrande Group’s first electric vehicle rolled off the assembly line on Wednesday, an important step for the world’s most indebted property developer as it doubled down on its biggest ... Read more »

K-pop group Enhypen drop new album Dimension: Answer, referencing social media pressures and the millennium

K-pop boy band Enhypen dropped their new album, Dimension: Answer on January 10. The extended version of October’s Dimension: Dilemma, Answer has three new songs. As well as the single ... Read more »

TSMC plays down chip oversupply concerns, predicts strong 2022 demand following fourth-quarter growth

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said on Thursday that mature chip-making technology using the 28-nanometre node process will be a “sweet spot” in 2022, downplaying concerns of oversupply as the ... Read more »

How Chinese demand for Myanmar's jade fuels a deadly, corrupt industry; ‘We need more consumer consciousness,' one expert says

Another deadly incident in Myanmar has resurfaced long-standing conversations about an industry to which Hong Kong and China have close ties. A landslide at a jade mine near Hpakant, in ... Read more »

US-China tech war: Beijing unveils grand plan to grow digital economy as US moves forward with competition bill

The Chinese government has published a major plan to boost its global competitiveness in the digital economy before 2025, as the US is reportedly moving forward with a bill to ... Read more »

Song Kang-ho's 12 best movies: from Parasite to Memories of Murder, the South Korean film star's top performances ranked

Even before Parasite turned him into a global name, Song Kang-ho, South Korea’s biggest movie star, has led the industry in the country for over two decades as the anchor ... Read more »

Baby Shark becomes world's 1st video to top 10 bln YouTube views

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) — “Baby Shark Dance,” a globally popular sing-and-dance video for the megahit children’s song of the same name, became the first video to garner more than ... Read more »

A triplex, dubbed ‘Emperor's Home', and four flats at The Arch near Kowloon MTR station on offer for US$128 million

The recent trend of luxury home prices setting one record after another is tempting some owners to cash in while the going is good. A basket of five properties at ... Read more »

KFC China's Dimoo ‘blind boxes' under fire as toy promotion fuels frenzy of wastefulness, overspending

A Chinese consumer rights group is taking KFC to task for its recent meal promotion, arguing that the popular fast-food chain’s limited-edition toys resulted in excessive food waste and compulsive ... Read more »

You can't remember anything about today? It might be transient global amnesia – a rare form of sudden, temporary memory loss

Chris Hanson was preparing to leave his beachfront hotel on the last day of a Florida holiday when his mind started malfunctioning in a rare and mysterious way. As he ... Read more »

China's ‘three red lines' policy is about to crush another developer as Yuzhou Group seeks to swap bonds, delay coupon and weaken debt covenants

China’s crushing “three red lines” policy against home developers continues to claim new victims as Yuzhou Group turned to creditors for forbearance on more than US$5 billion of debt from ... Read more »

Sunac shares plunge after China's third largest developer plans to raise US$580 million from share placement

Sunac China Holdings slumped after it announced a HK$4.52 billion (US$580 million) share placement, as the mainland’s third largest developer tries to ring-fence itself from the debt crisis surrounding Chinese ... Read more »

10 K-pop idols who were once back up dancers, from BTS members Jungkook, J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, V and Suga, to SNSD's Hyoyeon who performed with Boa, and solo diva Chungha

Many K-pop idols come from different walks of life – from entering the industry as child actors or former models, to being scouted on the streets and even performing as ... Read more »

Popular Hong Kong Island gastropub Second Draft to close in the face of a rent rise

Second Draft, the neighbourhood gastropub in Tai Hang on Hong Kong Island that served locally brewed beers from Young Master Ales paired with quirky modern Chinese dishes created by chef ... Read more »

China's most bullish stock bet risks falling apart as world's biggest Li-ion battery maker CATL makes a surprising U-turn in its two-year run

China’s hottest stock trade is showing signs of falling apart. Shares of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), the world’s biggest maker of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles (NEVs), have reversed ... Read more »

China's tandoori story: how the oven travelled from India down the Silk Road, feeding communities, stars and presidents

It’s tough to watch celebrity YouTuber Trevor James’ Silk Road series without salivating over its delicious food. The episode on Turpan, a vibrant city in China’s Xinjiang province populated by ... Read more »

K-drama midseason recap: Snowdrop – controversial Disney+ drama, starring Blackpink's Jisoo, devolves into utter claptrap

This article contains spoilers. An eventful year for the K-drama industry ended on an ignominious note last month with the launch of Snowdrop, the highly controversial Disney+/JTBC drama which sparked ... Read more »

Tesla's Musk, Hollywood stars join fight to oppose subsidy cut for California's rooftop solar systems

Hollywood celebrities, billionaire Elon Musk and even basketball legend Bill Walton are all lending their star power to oppose a California proposal that would cut subsidies for rooftop solar systems. ... Read more »

Hang Seng retains upside momentum as PetroChina, CNOOC lead rotation while Alibaba, tech stocks pare gains

Hong Kong stocks were mixed in early trading as PetroChina and other oil producers advanced with crude hitting a two-month high while Chinese tech companies surrendered some of their massive ... Read more »

K-pop album sales increased 37 pct last year led by Hybe, SM

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) — The K-pop album market has been experiencing an unprecedented boom but the sales of digital music have been sluggish amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to ... Read more »

China to create own NFT industry based on state-backed blockchain infrastructure, main developer says

China’s state-backed Blockchain Services Network (BSN) plans to roll out infrastructure at the end of this month to support the deployment of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a major step to creating ... Read more »

HSBC, Bank of China at multi-month highs show fund managers love banking stocks as margins, dividends add to gloss

Banking stocks are quietly rallying while technology companies grab the headlines, with market leaders like HSBC Holdings and Bank of China (Hong Kong) surging to multi-month highs in the opening ... Read more »

9 most unique products from CES 2022, the year's biggest tech show – from Samsung's TV remote charged by radio waves to the PlayStation VR2, and the RainStick Shower that recycles water

CES 2022 – the year’s biggest tech show, which took place in Las Vegas from January 5-8 – was packed with exciting new products. Some of the show’s most unique ... Read more »

Climate change: green hydrogen to get cheaper by 2030 as China drives policies favouring clean fuel to control emissions

Green hydrogen, the expensive clean energy, could get cheaper by as much as three-fourths over the next decade as China cranks up investments for clean energy under its long-term climate-change ... Read more »

Why K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink aren't the only ones who top South Korea's charts – ballads, K-drama OSTs, trot and hip-hop also vie for supremacy

Recent years have seen South Korean pop music acts achieve global popularity on a scale never seen before – especially in 2021. But while outside Korea it may seem like ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic