Housing some of the most talented idols and idol groups, S.M. Entertainment has been killing it recently with their numbers on YouTube. Let's go down the list and check out some of our favorite SMTOWN artists and their most popular music video (highest view-count MV per artist), starting with their newest rookie group NCT.
8. NCT - The 7th Sense (6 million)
S.M's newest boy group, NCT, which stands for Neo Culture Technology, released their debut single "The 7th Sense" only 2 weeks ago. Their MV has already reached 6 million views — an astonishing feat for a brand new rookie group.
7. BoA - Only One Dance ver. (28 million)
BoA is definitely one of the most respected female artists in the music industry today. Making her debut at the age of 13, BoA has graced us with some of the best performances we've ever seen in K-Pop. In fact, her dance version for "Only One" has more views than the original, proving that her raw talent is just too good to ignore.
6. Red Velvet - Ice Cream Cake (37 million)
Marking the first appearance of Red Velvet's 5th member Yeri, "Ice Cream Cake" is a fun fast-paced track with awesome choreography. The MV became the most viewed K-Pop video on Youtube during the month of March when it was officially released.
5. SHINee - Lucifer (72 million)
The track "Lucifer" is one of the classics of K-Pop that have caused many of us to fall in love with the boys of SHINee. This MV was officially released in 2010, which means its already been 6 years since its release. It's good to see that our boys are still doing great after all these years.
4. f(x) - Electric Shock (94 million)
One of the best electronic dance songs of its time, f(x)'s "Electric Shock" really hit the spot for fans in 2012, when EDM was becoming the new, invigorating style of music that we grew to love.
3. EXO - Overdose (99 million)
No one can deny the amount of charisma that EXO has. From their awesome vocals to their powerful dance moves, these boys just seem to have it all. At an astonishing 99 million views, it's safe to say that the MV for "Overdose" can be considered to be one of the best performance music videos that K-Pop has ever produced.
2. Super Junior - Mr. Simple (108 million)
As one of the most respected veterans in the scene, it's no surprise that Super Junior is on this list. Their track "Mr. Simple" just simply draws us in with its addictive tunes. After re-living this track, we'll bet you that this song will be stuck in your head for the rest of your day.
1. Girls Generation - I Got A Boy (161 million)
Girls' Generation continues to take the number 1 spot as the S.M idol group with the most viewed MV. Interestingly, for 2016, their iconic MV and previous chart leader "Gee" was surpassed by "I Got A Boy." It seems the only group that can outdo these girls are themselves.
We can all dream :)