There is no doubt that Red Velvet is one of the most popular girl groups in K-Pop and these numbers prove it.
It has been two years since their debut, and Red Velvet is really starting to show world their true power. 2016 has been an especially good year for the group according to a number of metrics for success.
Popularity is one of the greatest markers of success for any band and Red Velvet has shown just how successful they really are. With a staggering 2 million followers on Instagram, Red Velvet is this year’s most followed girl group – beating out both TWICE and BLACKPINK.
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Everyone wants to see what Red Velvet is up to, it seems. They hold the distinction not only of having the most followed Instagram of 2016, but of having the most watched drama cameo. Red Velvet’s appearance on Descendants of the Sun was the most watched in 2016.
Red Velvet’s Descendants of the Sun cameo was not their only impressive feat of viewership this year. In fact, Red Velvet’s performance at the 2016 Melon Music Awards had a viewer rating of 2.058%, which is higher than the entire viewer ratings for the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
They may not have been recognized with any awards this year, but the numbers speak for themselves. Red Velvet killed it in 2016.