On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Google Data was released announcing the most searched idols in Korea in 2020. Keep on reading to see which male idols were the most searched in the country for the year.
The number one most searched male idol in South Korea in 2020 is none other than BTS member V! The idol often went viral for his stunning visuals and his vocals. Even one simple tweet from the idol would go viral! It is no exaggeration to say that V's popularity truly skyrocketed this 2020.
On March 13, 2020, V released the song "Sweet Night", which was included in the soundtrack of the JTBC drama "Itaewon Class". The song was produced, written, and sung entirely by V. "Sweet Night" is a calming, indie-pop song that is sung entirely in English. The track earned favorable reviews from music critics, with people applauding V for the song's composition, his amazing vocal performance, and his heart-warming lyrics. "Sweet Night" debuted at number two on the Billboard US Digital Song Sales Chart, making him the highest-charting Korean soloist in the chart's history.
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020, V released the solo song "Snow Flower" featuring Peakboy.
The second most-searched idol in 2020 is fellow BTS member Jungkook! Like V, Jungkook also went viral for his amazing voice and visuals. In 2020, Jungkook got quite the attention for his new long hair and his manly physique. Whether Jungkook had his hair up in a bun or down and flowing, Jungkook was able to snatch the hearts of locals with a simple look!
Jungkook, like V, also released his own solo song this year. On June 4, 2020, Jungkook dropped the song "Still With You" for free through BTS's official SoundCloud page. Jungkook produced the song himself. The idol released the song as part of BTS's yearly debut celebrations. The song was praised by Billboard, who described the song as having tinkling synths and gently strummed guitars and brushed drums.
Sitting at number three is yet another BTS member - Jimin!
Jimin, who is often praised for his sleek and smooth dancing as well as for his pure and delicate vocals, often went viral for those very things! People also loved the duality the often idol showed on stage. Did your search for Jimin this year?
Like V and Jungkook, Jimin also released a solo song this year. A day before V dropped "Snow Flower", Jimin released "Christmas Love" on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2020. Consequence of Sound described "Christmas Love" as a "snappy pop number" that is as pure as a blanket of fresh snow. It is a track about love that does not talk about one specific person, but about the feeling that time of year.
From 4-25, the most-searched idols on Google are:
4. EXO's Baekhyun
5. BTS's Suga
6. EXO's Chen
7. BTS's Jin
8. ASTRO's Cha Eunwoo
9. EXO's Chanyeol
10. NCT's Jaehyun
11. SHINee's Taemin
12. BTS's RM
13. EXO's Sehun
14. NCT's Haechan
15. EXO's D.O
16. WINNER's Song Mino
17. BTS's J-Hope
18. SF9's Rowoon
19. NCT's Taeyong
20. EXO's Suho
21. NCT's Jaemin
22. NCT's Doyoung
23. SEVENTEEN's Jeonghan
24. NCT's Mark
25. EXO's Kai
Did your favorite male idol appear on the most-searched list?
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Written by Alexa Lewis