Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America, Around the World: September 2016

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Red Velvet continue to be a must-watch act as the girl group earn September 2016's top-viewed music video among K-pop artists.

The quintet's whimsical visual for "Russian Roulette" was last month's most-viewed K-pop video on YouTube both in America and around the world. Released on Sept. 6, the ladies had nearly all month to rack up views and currently boast more than 25 million watches. To date, Red Velvet has seen three other videos to score more than 25 million views: 2015's "Dumb Dumb" (currently with 50 million views), 2015's "Ice Cream Cake" (48 million), and their debut visual "Happiness" (38 million) from 2014.

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The ladies end up on top of a male-heavy month that included a lot of releases from the "Big Three" Korean record record labels: SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.

Red Velvet is under SM as is boy band phenom EXO, who have the second-most viewed video worldwide with "Dancing King," their collaboration with Korea's famed comedian Yu Jae Seok. Though, the video doesn't fare as well in America, ending up fourth in the ranking, perhaps due to Yu not having as big of star appeal in the U.S. Meanwhile, Girls' Generation member Taeyeon also slips into the countdown at No. 10 on both lists with "All With You," recorded for the soundtrack to hit Korean drama TV show Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

YG Entertainment can celebrate their most recent collaboration project thanks to Winner's Mino and iKON's Bobby coming together as the duo MOBB and sending four videos to the rankings last month. They released two music video under MOBB via "Full House" (which is No. 6 in America, No. 8 worldwide) and "Hit Me" (at No. 7 on both lists), plus solo videos for each musician with Bobby's "Holup!" performing just slightly above Mino's "Body" -- though it should be noted "Holup" was released before "Body."

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Lastly, JYP Entertainment can claim a piece of the pie this month with both their young boy band GOT7 (new single "Hard Carry" ranks at No. 5 in America and No. 6 worldwide) and their veteran male group 2PM ("Promise (I'll Be)" is at No. 8 and No. 9 in America and worldwide, respectively).

In fact, the only artist in the Top 10 not from the Big Three is actor-singer Lim Chang Jung. He is signed to the smaller label NH Media, but Lim's heartbreaking ballad has become a huge hit in Korea and charts high worldwide (No. 4 on the global chart) and manages to still make a mark in America (No. 9 on the U.S. chart). Typically, ballads do not perform as well on the stateside rankings as the pop singles on YouTube though people like Davichi have proven you can still end up on top with a television ballad.

With data provided by YouTube, check out September 2016's K-pop music video charts below with a playlist that you can click through to watch each video. It's here on Billboard first:

Top 10 Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America -- September 2016:

1. Red Velvet, "Russian Roulette"
2. Bobby, "Holup!" 
3. Mino, "Body"
4. Yu Jae Seok x EXO, "Dancing King"
5. GOT7, "Hard Carry"
6. MOBB, " Full House"
7. MOBB, "Hit Me" Feat. Kush
8. 2PM, "Promise (I'll Be)"
9. Lim Chang Jung, "The Love That I Committed"
10. Taeyeon, "All With You"

Top 10 Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World -- September 2016:


1. Red Velvet, "Russian Roulette"
2. Yu Jae Seok x EXO, "Dancing King"
3. Bobby, "Holup!" 
4. Lim Chang Jung, "The Love That I Committed"
5. Mino, "Body"
6. GOT7, "Hard Carry"
7. MOBB, "Hit Me" Feat. Kush
8. MOBB, " Full House" 
9. 2PM, "Promise (I'll Be)"
10. Taeyeon, "All With You"