With the rise in music streaming sites, Spotify has become most people’s go-to platform for listening to music with a wide range of music, including Korean artists. As the end of 2021 approaches, the platform has released a report with a look at all the music listeners have been playing.
K-Pop has also definitely been on the rise, and Spotify has shared the top ten most streamed male K-Pop groups globally, and here are the results.
2021 might have been a tough year for DAY6 and MyDays. However, it has also been filled with so much joy and content showcasing just how talented all members are. Throughout 2021, the members have released their own music, performed for fans, and shared their lives through various content.
After releasing their album The Book of Us: Negentropy, the group stays strong with 1.97 million monthly subscribers, and their track “You Were Beautiful” remains their most popular track. DAY6 continues to release music that comforts fans worldwide.
There is no denying that 2021 has been the year for ATEEZ. Despite the difficult circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the group has managed to shine in their promotions from “Fireworks (I’m The One) to their recent track “Deja Vu,” which has almost 20 million streams.
After their appearance on Mnet’s Kingdom, they proved just how talented they are and why they have such a global fanbase. With an average of 2.5 million listeners a month, ATEEZ will continue its global dominance as “Fourth Generation Aces.”
8. NCT 127
NCT 127 has once again proved just why they are such a popular group by releasing some amazing tracks this year and gaining an average of over 4 million listeners a month.
From their 2021 hit “Sticker” to the classic “Kick It,” these tracks continue to be constantly on playlists. In particular, their latest track, “Favorite (Vampire).” has earned them 14.5 million streams and is their most popular song on the platform.
7. NCT DREAM
The youngest NCT sub-unit, NCT DREAM, also made it onto the most-streamed male groups in 2021. The group has amassed an average of 2.9 million monthly listeners with their diverse discography.
Their 2021 track “Hot Sauce” is by far their most popular track for listeners with over 54 million streams and it shows just how much fans love them. In 2022, they are bound to continue this success with their music and charming personalities.
ENHYPEN has already made a huge mark in K-Pop. In 2021, the group showcased their talent by releasing a variety of different tracks, and their most popular is “FEVER,” with almost 100 million streams.
Alongside their Border: Carnival EP, the group released their first album, DIMENSION: DILEMA, and this quality music has led to 4.3 million people listening to them monthly. With 2022 set to be even bigger for the group, there is no denying their popularity will grow.
As the most senior group on the list, EXO shows its popularity and dominance in K-Pop through its streaming statistics. The group gets an average of 4.1 million listeners monthly, and they come from both old and new fans worldwide.
After releasing their 2021 EP Don’t Fight The Feeling, the group continues to treat fans to amazing music. However, fans seem to love the classics as “Love Shot” is their most streamed track with nearly 200 million listens.
SEVENTEEN has always been seen as crazily underrated with all the members being true all-rounders. However, their statistics show a lot of love for the group as they have an impressive 4.1 million average monthly listeners.
In 2021, the group has released a huge number of EPs, and their latest album Attacca is loved by fans worldwide. In particular, the track “Rock With You” from the album has the most views for the group, with nearly 18 million streams. There is no doubt they will continue to slay in 2022.
Rightly dubbed the “4th-generation it boys,” 2021 has been another amazing year for TXT. With a huge average of 5.7 million listeners monthly, the group continues to gain popularity through their music and charming personalities.
This year, the group has showcased a more mature and rock sound with tracks like “Anti-Romantic” and their most streamed track, “LO$ER=LO♡ER,” which has been listened to over 55 million times. With each member being a true all-rounder, 2022 is set to be another amazing year.
2. Stray Kids
When it comes to K-Pop groups dominating worldwide, Stray Kids rightly deserves their place on the list. 2021 has been another stand-out year for the group after winning Mnet’s Kingdom and releasing their NOEASY album.
Stray Kids has an average monthly listener count of 5.1 million, and their unique tracks have captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Their recent track “Thunderous” is the most streamed track with over 50 million listens, and it isn’t surprising considering how catchy it is.
BTS is unsurprisingly in the number one position of most-streamed male K-Pop groups. Despite their busy schedules, the group has managed to release some amazing tracks this year from “Butter,” “Permission to Dance,” and their collaboration track “My Universe” with Coldplay.
BTS has a huge 40.5 million monthly listeners, showcasing their dominance and ability to continue producing amazing music for fans worldwide. With the group’s popularity only rising, 2022 is set to be even bigger… if that’s even possible!