SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With various types of video content featuring subject matter such as songs, dance and food having gained popularity on the video-sharing website YouTube, channels featuring pet animals are another trendy topic.
Yesterday, YouTube Korea released a list of channels that had seen the biggest growth in the first half of the year based on the number of new subscribers.
Aside from channels that showcase K-pop and children’s content, JFlaMusic, a YouTube channel that deals primarily with cover songs, snatched the top spot.
The channel “1Million Dance Studio,” which showcases popular songs with original choreography, ranked second. Meokbang videos, which feature people eating food, took many top spots with “ddeong-gae,” “Dorothy,” and “Banzz” ranking 6th, 11th and 12th, respectively.
“PONY Syndrome,” a beauty channel, was also popular at 8th on the ranking list.
A new addition to the list, “Cream Heroes”, a YouTube channel about seven pet cats, was the only pet-related channel on the chart.
According to YouTube, the popularity of Cream Heroes reflects the increased interest in pet animals by South Koreans.
Meanwhile, “ibighit,” a YouTube Channel managed by BTS’ official agent, topped the K-pop YouTube rankings. The channel attracted 6 million new overseas subscribers in the first half of the year.
“BLACKPINK,” the official YouTube Channel for the girl band with the same name ranked second, followed by “BANGTANTV,” a channel that features the behind-the-scenes daily lives of BTS members.
Of the top 20 YouTube channels dedicated to K-pop, 95 percent of new subscribers were from overseas, proving the immense popularity that the genre continues to maintain on a global scale.
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