This year saw Studio Choom‘s dance performances become a mainstay in the K-Pop world. With limited opportunities to see their favorite idols perform live, fans have turned to the impressive choreography-focused videos from Studio Choom to get their dance fix. And the idols have delivered, creating performances that are setting new standards for the industry. The “Artist of the Month” performances, in particular, are now always highly anticipated.
While there have been many unique and impressive performances throughout the year, these were the 7 most viewed “Artist of the Month” performances of 2021.
1. Yeji (ITZY)
Yeji’s cover of Bishop Briggs‘ “River” hit an impressive 1.74 million views in its first 24 hours, and currently has over 31.6 million views, making it the most viewed performance on this list.
2. Hyunjin (Stray Kids)
Hyunjin’s incredibly sharp moves made his cover of Post Malone‘s “Motley Crew” an immediate hit. It currently has over 16.6 million views.
3. Ryujin (ITZY)
Ryujin’s choreography to Billie Eilish‘s “Therefore I Am” broke all sorts of records in its first 24 hours, going on to become the fastest “Artist of the Month” performance to gain 5 million views. As of this writing, it has over 12.7 million views.
4. Wooyoung (ATEEZ)
Wooyoung’s cover of Christopher’s “Bad” was sleek, fun and charming, and it made him the first male idol to hit 10 million views as Studio Choom‘s “Artist of the Month.” Now, his performance stands at 12.2 million views.
5. Yeonjun (TXT)
Yeonjun blended two completely different concepts into one story-like performance. He covered Harry Styles‘ “Watermelon Sugar” and “Blow” by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. His video currently has 12 million views.
6. Chaeryeong (ITZY)
ITZY absolutely ruled the “Artist of the Month” performances in 2021 with 3 members making it into the most viewed performances of the year. Chaeryeong’s cover of Camila Cabello‘s “Cry for Me” currently stands at 11.6 million views.
7. Juyeon (THE BOYZ)
Like Ryujin, Juyeon also delivered an impressive cover of a Billie Eilish song. He chose to dance to “you should see me in a crown,” and it’s safe to say that his concept absolutely nailed the vibes of the song. His performance currently has 5.8 million views.