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Whoa, IU Is The ONLY Solo Act Among The Philippine's Most-Streamed K-Pop Artists

Groups like BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, and BIGBANG are also on the list!
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The Hallyu fever has been pretty prevalent in the country for years nowfrom TV, food, fashion, beauty, and especially music. Fun fact: Since 2014, K-pop music has been streamed for a whopping 134 billion minutes on music streaming platform Spotify alone. Daebak!

In the Philippines, K-pop is on a steady rise. In the past 90 days, the PH is the third country that streamed K-pop music the most! Among the most-streamed K-pop artists on Spotify in the Philippinesand remarkably the only solo artist who made it to the top 10is idol-turned-actress IU. No surprises there, because what's not to love about the 26-year-old?

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In December 2019, IU successfully concluded the tour for her latest album Love Poem, which included a successful show in Manila. She recently dropped "I Give You My Heart," an OST for the hit K-drama Crash Landing On You. Soompi even reported that the song received a "perfect all-kill," which means it became number one on all of the major daily and real-time South Korean music charts.

Aside from her music, IU is well-respected and admired for acting, too! Her last drama Hotel Del Luna received positive reviews from fans and had the highest ratings for a tvN drama in 2019.

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Aside from IU, heavyweight groups like BTS, BLACKPINKTWICE, and BIGBANG are also among the most streamed K-pop artists in the country. Check out the full list below:

Most-streamed K-Pop artists on Spotify in the Philippines (from January 2014 to January 2020)

  1. BTS
  3. TWICE
  4. EXO
  5. Red Velvet
  9. iKON
  10. IU

Listen to and discover more songs from K-pop artists on Spotify here.