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TVXQ Voted As the Male Group That Expanded Their Global Influence the Most During First Half of 2012

By Staff Writer | June 24, 2012 12:45 AM EDT

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TVXQ took first place as the leading male group that expanded their influence the most globally during the first half 2012.

TVXQ grabbed first place with 12.5% for the second poll that began on midnight of June 17 from June 23 with active participation of avid K-pop fans.

TVXQ became the first foreign artist ever to have 10 single to rank #1 in the Oricon's 45 year history as they single "STILL" released on March 14 ranked first on Oricon weekly chart. Also their first Japanese tour "Live Tour 2012: Tone" in nearly three years attracted an audience up to 550,000 people.

Followed closely by Super Junior in second place with 12.3%, the group kicked off their first world tour the "Super Show 4" in November 2011 spanning over a total of 24 performances in 9 countries.

f(x) also showed strength that was formidable. f(x) placed third in the overall vote beating out other well-known girl groups with 10.8% and grabbed first place among girl groups. Their recent music video of their new song "Electric Shock" has received much love through YouTube.

2Ne1 and Girls' Generation came in at fourth and fifth respectively.

KpopStarz began its poll with the theme 'Select the Best K-Pop Song and Singer in the First Half of 2012' from June 10 divided into 3 parts for 3 weeks. The third part of the poll will begin midnight of June 24 with the question 'Which Artist Best Represents K-Pop During the First Half of 2012?'

Click here to participate in the poll.

Tagged :  TVXQ, KpopStarz Poll

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