Kep1er Are Natural TikTok Stars And Here Are The Reasons Why
With various idol groups now finding themselves on TikTok, it’s no surprise that Kep1er opened up an account of their own not long after debuting. As of writing, @official_kepl1er has 3.6 million followers, which is a significant amount compared to other female rookie groups that debuted as the same time as them. On average, their videos net at least 2 million views each, and they’re known to post at least once a week!
Given their quick claim to fame on the social media platform, some might be wondering what they’ve been doing and how it works so well. We round up some of the reasons why Kep1er is a viral success and definitely worth a follow if you want to make your For You Page a lot more entertaining.
Note: All of the view numbers indicated in this article are as of writing on April 14, 2022.
1. They had challenges to promote their title track ‘WA DA DA’
During their January 3 debut with mini-album “FIRST IMPACT,” Kep1er came out with several dance challenges related to their title track ‘WA DA DA.’ The members themselves danced the choreography, promoting the song well! This video with Hikaru, Mashiro, and YoungEun has 18.1M views, as they’re dressed in all pink while encouraging others to #ShowmeyourWADADA.
WA DA DA Challenge?#ShowmeyourWADADA#WADADAchallenge#마시로 #MASHIRO#히카루 #HIKARU#강예서 #YESEO#Kep1er #케플러
Another variation of the #ShowmeyourWADADA challenge features the second chorus, which XiaoTing and Bahiyyih demonstrate as the ‘O.O.O. Challenge’ in this video with 10.2M views.
O.O.O Challenge☺️#ShowmeyourWADADA#WADADAchallenge#샤오팅 #XIAOTING#휴닝바히에 #HUENING_BAHIYYIH#Kep1er #케플러
2. They had TikToks featuring other celebrities
There’s nothing like a fun collaboration to get fans excited! The most viewed video on Kep1er’s account to date is of Bahiyyih doing the #ShowmeyourWADADA challenge with her older brother—Huening Kai from TXT. Rounding up at a whopping 37M views, the adorable video caught netizen’s hearts as it’s always touching to see siblings in the industry supporting each other.
휴닝카이 선배님과 WA DA DA Challenge 성공? #ShowmeyourWADADA #WADADAchallenge #휴닝카이 #HUENINGKAI #TXT #투모로우바이투게더 @txt.bighitent #휴닝바히에 #HUENING_BAHIYYIH #Kep1er #케플러 #WADADA
Another popular collaborative video has BTOB’s MinHyuk making a cameo. Supposedly filmed during Kep1er’s guesting on Kiss the Radio, the video featuring MinHyuk, Bahiyyih, and Yujin records 11.2M views.
비투비 이민혁 선배님과 O.O.O Challenge 성공?#ShowmeyourWADADA#WADADAchallenge#이민혁 #LEE_MINHYUK#BTOB #비투비 @official_btob #최유진 #YUJIN#휴닝바히에 #HUENING_BAHIYYIH#Kep1er #케플러 #WADADA
It’s not only the ‘WA DA DA’ challenge that Kep1er does with other idols, though! There’s a video of Hikaru with dance crew members of BRAND NEW CHILD dancing along to ‘Fire’, and their passionate choreography is exactly that—hot and fiery. It has 4.8 million views.
BRANDNEWCHILD X Kep1erFire#서은지 @ oxxixie#연은지 @ 0l_yaan#브랜뉴차일드 #BRANDNEWCHILD#히카루 #HIKARU#Kep1er #케플러
3. They participate in a number of popular trends
The tricky thing about TikTok is that trends often come and go. It’s a fast-paced platform, so keeping up with what everyone else is doing can be a whole other experience on its own. Luckily, Kep1er seems to know how to ride the wave. Take for example this photobooth challenge with a TikTok filter. ChaeHyun makes good use of it, with the ingenious video hitting 2.7M views.
#컬러필름 ??#김채현 #CHAEHYUN#Kep1er #케플러
Who’s to forget the popular ‘DA RA RI’ challenge based off TREASURE’s hit song? Bahiyyih, Hikaru, YeSeo and YoungEun pull off the trend in this video brimming with charm. It hit 5.3M views, and rightfully so because all three are so undeniably endearing.
다라라라라라리~?널 보고 있음 음악이 Babe?#dararichallenge#히카루 #HIKARU#휴닝바히에 #HUENING_BAHIYYIH #서영은 #YOUNGEUN#강예서 #YESEO#Kep1er #케플러
On the funnier end of things, we have Bahiyyih, DaYeon, Hikaru, and YuJin attempting the hilarious ‘#MyNameIs’ trend. They don’t hold back on being ridiculously comic as the TikTok audio calls for it, which is probably why they gained 9.3M views less than 24 hours into posting.
#MyNameIs !#최유진 #YUJIN#김다연 #DAYEON#히카루 #HIKARU#휴닝바히에 #HUENING_BAHIYYIH#Kep1er #케플러
4. They show off their stunning visuals when they can
Everyone already knows that Kep1er is an attractive bunch, but who are we to deny a TikTok every now and then that will remind us of it? Take, for example, this video of XiaoTing knocking at the camera before eventually revealing her astonishing beauty. The views on that? 5.5M.
똑 똑 똑 – ✨#샤오팅 #XIAOTING #Kep1er #케플러
In another video with 2.5M views, you can find Mashiro and YeSeo drawing attention to their cute sides while vibing along to Charli XCX’s ‘Boom Clap.’
Boom Clap???#마시로 #MASHIRO#강예서 #YESEO#Kep1er #케플러
5. Their videos capture what their relationship with each other is like
Arguably the best of Kep1er’s TikTok videos are the ones where they’re all just having fun as a group and enjoying each other’s presence. The very first video on their account features all nine members gathering and having a spirited dance party, kicking off with 4.4M views.
Join Kep1er’s dance party!??#Kep1er #케플러 #실룩스윙
Another video featuring everyone is this winsome rendition of a staircase TikTok trend, made particularly lovable by the way they all just seem happy to be there. This one logs 11.5M views.
There are many more examples—whether it’s the members’ solo takes on the #ShowmeyourWADADA challenge to one or two of them playing with the app’s filters—but they’re definitely best experienced on the TikTok application itself. For more, you can follow them on their account @official_kep1er.