The Biggest Budget K-Pop MVs

Kpop is not lacking of expensive-invested MVs for music and image quality.

Devil (Super Junior): The MV for Super Junior’s Devil song is built with an action concept, performed in various contexts. The cost of the video falls to $ 300,000. The members used big bikes, held guns, performed luxurious dance moves, showing the level of visual investment of the SM boy group.

Come Back Home (2NE1): In the MV, member Dara plays a young girl with a gloomy relationship with a man. CL walked the streets with rebellion mixed with loneliness. The two members Minzy and Park Bom appeared as lab researchers in a science fiction film. The production cost of Come Back Home is $ 470,000, most of which goes into the special effects, helping the video have a striking sci-fi style compared to other normal Kpop music videos.

One Shot (BAP): The MV is nearly 7 minutes long, invested over a billion Won. The whole process of shooting takes up to 100 hours. The boys had to move to 10 different filming locations in both Korea and the Philippines. The MV One Shot features a giant robot, a spacecraft model, a statue weighing up to 500 kg and a tank.

Destiny (Infinite): Destiny is performed around Los Angeles and Universal Studios in California. The image of Infinite boys is also invested with trendy costumes. MV Destiny cost nearly 900,000 USD.

Cry Cry and Lovey Dovey (T-ara): The group’s two songs have been staged as MVs as two parts of a story, costing about one million dollars per video. Particularly, Cry Cry MV is also one of the longest music videos in Kpop history. The cinematic picture, elaborate choreography makes this product of T-ara impress the public.

Love Song (BIGBANG): Although it is a black and white MV, few people know that BIGBANG has poured a lot of money into Love Song. The group invested in two airport runways at a deserted location to set the scene. Not stopping there, the group also used modern filming equipment at that time for Love Song.