According to Google Data, these are the top 20 most searched male K-pop idols in the first half of 2021.
20. NCT Mark
Ranking in 20th place is Mark Lee. The male is known as a super-idol due to the number of debuts he has made. Currently, he is a member of NCT 127, NCT Dream, and SuperM.
19. NCT Lucas
Lucas ranked in 19th place. He has made his debut in WayV and SuperM.
18. NCT Jaehyun
Jaehyun ranked 18th place on this list. The idol-actor made his debut with NCT 127 in 2016 and is set to make his acting debut sometime this year.
17. NCT Taeyong
Rapper Taeyong ranked in 17th place for this list. He is a member of both NCT 127 and SuperM.
16. TXT Yeonjun
Yeonjun from TXT is the only member of his group to make this list. The group recently made a comeback with "LOSER=LOVER."
15. EXO Kai
Kai is one of the two EXO members to make the top 20 list for the first half of this year, ranking in number 15. He is also a solo artist and a member of SuperM.
14. EXO Baekhyun
Baekhyun is the second EXO member to make the list, ranking at number 14. He is also a solo artist and a member of SuperM.
Wonho ranked at number 13 for this list. While he was initially a member of MONSTA X, he left the group in 2019 following allegations of marijuana usage. He was proven to be innocent and is now promoting as a soloist.
12. Stray Kids Bang Chan
Bang Chan is one of three Stray Kids members to make the top 20 list for the first half of 2021, ranking at number 12. The boy group recently made a comeback on August 23 with the song "Thunderous."
11. Stray Kids Felix
Felix is another Stray Kids member that ranked in the top 20 for this list, sitting at number 11. He is known for his deep voice and for being one of the group's Australian members.
10. SHINee Taemin
Taemin is the only member of SHINee to make the top 20 of this list, ranking at number ten. Aside from being a member of SHINee, he is also a solo artist and a member of SuperM.
9. BIGBANG G-Dragon
G-Dragon is the only member of BIGBANG to make the top 20 on this list, sitting at number nine. Aside from being a member of BIGBANG, the idol is a soloist as well as an entrepreneur.
8. Stray Kids Hyunjin
Hyunjin is the highest-ranking Stray Kids member on this list, sitting at number eight. The idol was previously on a hiatus for six months following school violence allegations. He made his return to activities with "Thunderous."
7. BTS J-Hope
It is no surprise that all the members of BTS made the list, occupying the top seven spots. Ranking at number seven is BTS's main dancer, sub-rapper, and sub-vocalist, J-Hope!
6. BTS Jin
BTS's "Worldwide Handsome" Jin ranked sixth place for this list. He is known as the group's sub-vocalist and visual.
5. BTS RM
RM, BTS's leader, took home fifth place for the first half of this year. RM represents BTS as the group's leader and main rapper.
4. BTS Suga
Suga, BTS's lead rapper, ranked at fourth place for the first half of this year. Earlier this year, Suga made headlines for sitting out of BTS activities due to a shoulder surgery.
3. BTS Jimin
BTS member Jimin ranked at number three for the first half of 2021. Jimin is known as one of BTS's main dancers and lead vocalists.
2. BTS V
Sitting at number two and serving as the official runner-up for the first half of 2021 is none other than BTS member V! V is known as BTS's lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and visual.
1. BTS Jungkook
Earning the title of the most searched male K-pop idol in the United States for the first half of 2021 is none other than BTS's very own Jungkook! The male idol serves as BTS's main vocalist, lead dancer, sub-rapper, center, and maknae.
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Written by Alexa Lewis