OWL News recently conducted a survey to determine which K-pop idols are the most loved for the past three years.
BTS Jungkook and BLACKPINK Jennie unsurprisingly topped the rankings. Here are the other most loved idols, completing the list.
BTS Jungkook is the Most Loved K-Pop Idol in South Korea for the Past Three Years
BTS's golden maknae Jungkook took home the first place spot with 70%!
Jungkook is known as one of South Korea's "Sold Out Kings," as items he is often seen with tend to sell out quickly. Some things he has caused to sell out include shoes, Downy fabric softener, the book "I Decided to Live as Me" by Kim Soo Hyun, which became best-sellers in South Korea and Japan, wines, and Hanbok.
The idol is also known for starting the "Modern Hanbok" craze in South Korea. Numerous celebrities started wearing such clothing after Jungkook was photographed wearing it, such as Park Joo Ho, Jang Do Yeon, Jun Hyun Moo, and More.
Jungkook was 2020's most-searched male K-pop idol on Google and on YouTube. On Tumblr, he topped the "Top K-Pop Stars" list for three years. In March 2021, Jungkook set a new record for the most real-time viewers in V Live history with his solo live stream. The number of viewers surpassed 22 million, breaking his previous record of 3.7 million viewers.
BLACKPINK Jennie is the Most Loved K-Pop Idol in South Korea for the Past Three Years
Jennie is the highest-ranking female idol on the list, occupying the third-place spot with 66.5%.
Jennie has made headlines even during her debut days as the "Human Chanel." She has been spotted wearing the luxury brand numerous times and has confessed to loving the brand ever since she was young. She was invited to Chanel's "Mademoiselle Privé" exhibition before she was announced as "house ambassador," and soon their global brand ambassador.
In 2019, Forbes acknowledged that Jennie has been gaining a new foothold in South Korea's beauty trends, which helped boost BLACKPINK to number one on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity.
That same year, Jennie was named the most-searched female idol of the year on Google. She was then named the seventh most popular female idol in South Korea among soldiers partaking in their mandatory military service.
These are the Top 20 Most Loved K-Pop Idols in South Korea for the Past 3 Years
1. BTS's Jungkook
2. ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo
3. BLACKPINK's Jennie
5. BTS's V
6. BTS's Jimin
7. Kang Daniel
9. SHINee's Taemin
10. SHINee's Minho
11. GOT7's Jackson
12. TWICE's Momo
13. EXO's Kai
14. Block B's Zico
15. Stray Kids' Felix
16. BTS's Suga
17. BTS's Jin
18. NCT/SuperM's Lucas
19. NCT's Jaemin
20. Super Junior's Heechul
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Written by Alexa Lewis