While there are many successful solo K-Pop acts, it can be a bit nerve-wracking for idols that are already in a group to try to branch out and go solo.

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However, many of them have been incredibly successful, and the following list proves that!

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Here are the top 15 most-watched K-Pop songs from solo male artists that had a debut outside of their original group. The list doesn’t include artists that are entirely solo, such as PSY.

15. “Outro: Ego” by J-Hope

This music video served as a preview for BTS‘s then-upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7! Released on February 2, 2020, the video has 84.9 million views as well as 5.4 million likes.

14.  “Trap” by Henry ft. Taemin & Kyuhyun

Released on June 7, 2013, this debut single from former Super Junior-M member Henry Lau has 86.8 million views! It’s also at 861k likes.

13. “Interlude: Shadow” by Suga

Released on January 9, 2020, also as a teaser for BTS’s then-upcoming Map of the Soul: 7 album, Suga’s music video for “Interlude: Shadow” has 88.0 million views, as well as 6.1 million likes.

12. “That XX” by G-Dragon

“That XX” is the oldest MV on this list, released on August 31, 2012! In those 8+ years, the video has accumulated 89.1 million views as well as 923k likes.

11. “Agust D” by Agust D

Agust D (BTS’s Suga’s soloist name) came out with his debut hit “Agust D” on August 15, 2016. It has about 110.8 million views, and 4.4 million likes.

10. “Untitled, 2014” by G-Dragon

This soft ballad was a much different tone from G-Dragon’s normal solo music, but it was well-received and, since it was released on June 8, 2017, it has gained 117.3 million views and 1.6 million likes.

9.  “Who You?” by G-Dragon

This music video was unique in that fans of G-Dragon were able to participate in it, and the results are really fun! Released on November 13, 2013, it has 119.3 million views as well as 796k likes.

8. “Ringa Linga” by Taeyang

G-Dragon isn’t the only popular soloist from BIGBANG — Taeyang has had his share of hits too! “Ringa Linga” was released on November 9, 2013, and has 123.3 million views as well as 1.1 million likes.

7. “Daydream” by J-Hope

J-Hope’s debut single as a solo artist outside of BTS was a massive hit, as showed by its 126.0 million views! It was released on March 1, 2018, and also has 5.4 million likes.

6. “Serendipity” by Jimin

Jimin also shows his strong solo career with “Serendipity”, released on September 4, 2017. To date, it has 143.9 million views and 4.6 million likes.

5. “Singularity” by V

Yet another successful soloist from BTS, V’s “Singularity”, released on May 6, 2018, has 150.2 million views and 5.2 million likes.

4. “Daechwita” by Agust D

Agust D’s first comeback earlier this year was incredibly well-received. Released on May 22, 2020, “Daechwita” has 164.6 million views and 8.6 million likes.

3. “Eyes, Nose, Lips” by Taeyang

“Eyes, Nose, Lips” took the K-Pop world by storm when it came out, and it’s still a very popular song to this day. Released on June 2, 2014, the MV has 189.1 million views and 1.9 million likes.

2. “Crooked” by G-Dragon

The most-watched soloist music video by a BIGBANG member, “Crooked” was a massive hit for G-Dragon. Released on September 4, 2013, the music video has 191.5 million views and 1.4 million likes.

1. “Chicken Noodle Soup” by J-Hope

And finally, J-Hope’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” is the only male solo song on this list to reach over 200 million views, with 213.1 million views to date! It was released on September 27, 2019, and also has 8.3 million likes.