All throughout 2018, K-Pop artists have celebrated a series of firsts on the global stage, making a massive impact in the music industry not just in Asia, but in the U.S. and around the world. Their fast tempos, thrilling visual components, and resonant use of melody and storytelling have captivated fans on every continent.
Based on Spotify’s data, K-Pop sensation BTS is the most streamed K-Pop artist in 2018 globally. In addition to that, BTS is also the second most streamed group on Spotify with FAKE LOVE as the top K-Pop song on the platform amassing over 175 million streams.
Following BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, EXO, and iKON rounded out the top 5 list of Most Streamed K-Pop Artists in Malaysia. Check out the rest of the K-pop specific data below. For the best of K-Pop in 2018, check out the following playlists:
Spotify’s Top K-Pop Lists 2018:
Most Streamed K-Pop Artists Globally
Most Streamed K-Pop Artists in Malaysia
Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify’s K-Pop Daebak Playlist
- BLACKPINK – DDU-DU DDU-DU
- iKON – LOVE SCENARIO
- Red Velvet – Bad Boy
- MOMOLAND – BBoom BBoom
- BTS – FAKE LOVE
- TWICE – What is Love?
- BLACKPINK – FOREVER YOUNG – KR Ver.
- (G)I-DLE – LATATA
- iKON – KILLING ME
- SUNMI – Gashina
*Spotify’s K-Pop Daebak playlist is home to the hottest hits from emerging and chart-topping acts
Most Streamed Tracks on Spotify’s Korean OSTs Playlist
- Henry – It’s You
- Suzy – I Love You Boy
- CHANYEOL – Stay With Me
- Eddy Kim – 긴 밤이 오면
- Bumkey – When I Saw You
- Crush – Beautiful
- CHEN – Everytime
- Kim Yeonji – 마음의 말
- Ailee – I will go to you like the first snow
- Gummy – You Are My Everything
*Spotify’s Korean OST playlist is home to familiar hits from your favourite Korean movie/TV drama