Forbes Names The Top 15 Highest Earning K-Pop Artist YouTube Channels Of 2021

The highest earners are making serious bank from YouTube views 🤯

Forbes Korea has finally released its 2021 Korea Power YouTuber – Celebrity ranking: a list of the highest-earning stars on YouTube throughout the year. 15 K-Pop artist channels made the top 20—here’s how much they’re making.

15. NCT

NCT’s YouTube channel (NCT) has 4.22 million subscribers with a total of 281.9 million views across 224 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩364 million KRW (about $313,000 USD) over the past year.

14. AKMU

AKMU’s YouTube channel (AKMU) has 2.54 million subscribers with a total of 632.4 million views across 147 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩374 million KRW (about $322,000 USD) over the past year.

13. Channel NCT DAILY

NCT’s YouTube channel (Channel NCT DAILY) has 4.21 million subscribers with a total of 729.5 million views across 467 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩501 million KRW (about $431,000 USD) over the past year.

12. loonatheworld

LOONA’s YouTube channel (loonatheworld) has 1.67 million subscribers with a total of 588.7 million views across 1,025 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩782 million KRW (about $672,000 USD) over the past year.

11. Red Velvet

Red Velvet’s YouTube channel (Red Velvet) has 4.41 million subscribers with a total of 616.9 million views across 143 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩782 million KRW (about $673,000 USD) over the past year.

10. TOMORROW x TOGETHER OFFICIAL

TXT’s YouTube channel (TOMORROW x TOGETHER OFFICIAL) has 7.53 million subscribers with a total of 465.2 million views across 752 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.14 billion KRW (about $981,000 USD) over the past year.

9. aespa

Aespa’s YouTube channel (aespa) has 2.34 million subscribers with a total of 281.1 million views across 60 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.44 billion KRW (about $1.24 million USD) over the past year.

8. IU Official

IU’s YouTube channel (IU Official) has 6.69 million subscribers with a total of 950.8 million views across 125 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.56 billion KRW (about $1.34 million USD) over the past year.

7. EXO

EXO’s YouTube channel (EXO) has 8.3 million subscribers with a total of 471.3 million views across 199 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.69 billion KRW (about $1.45 million USD) over the past year.

6. MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO’s YouTube channel (MAMAMOO) has 6.07 million subscribers with a total of 1.632 billion million views across 604 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.69 billion KRW (about $1.45 million USD) over the past year.

5. Bambam

GOT7 Bambam’s YouTube channel (Bambam) has 1.07 million subscribers with a total of 75 million views across 72 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.69 billion KRW (about $1.45 million USD) over the past year.

4. SEVENTEEN

SEVENTEEN’s YouTube channel (SEVENTEEN) has 6.84 million subscribers with a total of 2.147 billion views across 880 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩1.92 billion KRW (about $1.65 million USD) over the past year.

3. NCT DREAM

NCT DREAM’s YouTube channel (NCT DREAM) has 3.94 million subscribers with a total of 393.2 million views across 233 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩2.10 billion KRW (about $1.81 million USD) over the past year.

2. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel (BLACKPINK) has 64.5 million subscribers with a total of 19 billion views across 372 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩13.5 billion KRW (about $11.6 million USD) over the past year.

1. BANGTANTV

BTS’s YouTube channel (BANGTANTV) has 57 million subscribers with a total of 12 billion views across 1,586 videos. According to Forbes Korea, the channel has brought in an estimated income of ₩19.1 billion KRW (about $16.4 million USD) over the past year.