The website for Japanese Kpop fans, Kpop Drama Info, recently revealed the result for top 100 idol group’s members popularity ranking on May 2013. Each person could only vote one idol per day.
From the result, TVXQ’s Changmin topped the poll with total 553,969 votes, while SHINee’s Taemin ranked 2nd with 388,601 votes, and TVXQ’s Yunho ranked three with 387,044 votes.
SHINee and JYJ members joined the top 10, such as SHINee’s Onew at 4th spot, Minho in 8th, Key in 9th, and Jonghyun in 10th. Meanwhile, JYJ’s Jaejoong grabbed the 5th place, while his labelmates Junsu secured the 6th place and Yoochun at the 7th place.
More Kpop idols were on the list too, such as f(x), 2PM, B1A4, INFINITE, EXO, Girls’ Generation, KARA, Super Junior, CNBLUE, and many more.
You can see the result below:
Did your favorite idol group’s members made the list?
Recently, a statistical organization about Kpop in Germany, K-Pop Statistics Germany, has created a poll in seven different categories: top 25 boy groups, top 25 girl groups, top 10 male singers, top 10 female singers, top 10 hip hop artists, top 10 indie artists, and top 10 Kpop entertainments.
About 2,065 Kpop fans from Germany participated in the polls, with 96,1% correspondents are female and 42,35% of the age range from 15 until 17. Most of the correspondents have started to listen Kpop since 2008-2011.
The result has been announced continuously from April 1 until April 5.
The first place of top 25 boy group category goes to Big Bang with a total 38.12% votes, followed by B.A.P. on the second place with 31.45% votes and Super Junior on the third with 30.99%.
For the next category, 2NE1 ranked first for top 25 girl groups category with 54.83% votes followed by Girls’ Generation with 47.73% and SISTAR with 28.35%.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon secured the first spot for the top 10 male singer category. K.Will became the second with 14.20% and JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong seized the third spot with 13.08%
The best female singer goes to Ailee with a total 41.51%, beating BoA and Hyuna on the top 10 female singers category.
Epik High saved their first spot for the best 10 hip hop artist category. The trio won against Jay Park who ranked second and G-Dragon who ranked third.
Nell won against Busker Busker and 10cm for the top 10 indie artists category with a total 40% votes.
The last category is top 10 Kpop entertainments and the first place goes to YG Entertainment with 68.68% votes. S.M. Entertainment ranked second while Cube Entertainment ranked third.
Congratulations to all the winners who made the lists!
Forbes Korea recently released the ‘Top 10 Celebrities’ and it was none other than Psy who topped the list!
According to an article which will appear in the April 15, 2013 issue of Forbes Asia, Psy is the top celebrity based on “income, appearance fees, number of endorsements and hits on search engines as well as magazine cover appearances and mentions in other media,” as cited by the website. Considering the massive success of Gangnam Style not only in Asia but in the whole world, Psy’s gross income increased, making him the top celebrity in Korea.
Following Psy were Girls’ Generation, Son Yeon-Jae, Kim Soo-Hyun, BIGBANG, Park Tae-Hwan, Song Joong-Ki, IU, Kim Yu-Na and Super Junior consecutively. Check out the full article here.
YesAsia has released its lists of bestsellers of Korean music for the year 2012.
The e-store unveiled the top ten artists of four separate categories through its editorial column YumCha!. The categories include best selling albums, best selling K-Pop DVD, best selling female artist albums, and best selling male artist albums.
YumCha! revealed that the results for 2012 were quite similar to 2011′s list as idol group BIGBANG and SM Entertainment artists occupied most of the places. For the overall best selling albums, BIGBANG ranked first with its albums Alive and Still Alive. Second place went to Super Junior with its albums Sexy, Free, & Single and Spy. Following Super Junior is a consecutive line of SM label mates. Third place went to the group’s label mates EXO-K with its debut album MAMA. Next was SHINee with Sherlock, Taetiseo with Twinkle, and Girls’ Generation with The Boys. Seventh place went to G-Dragon with his solo album One of a Kind and eighth place went to TVXQ for its albums Catch Me and Humanoids. INFINITE took the ninth spot which broke the YG-SM alternation and Super Junior appeared on the list again at tenth place for its albums Mr. Simple and A-Cha.
For the best selling K-Pop DVD list, Girls’ Generation achieved first place with its 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour DVD. Super Junior came in at second with its Super Show 3 DVD. Third place went to SMTOWN for its compilation documentary I AM: SMTOWN. INFINITE came in at fourth with its Second Invasion Live in Seoul DVD; Girls’ Generation made an appearance on the list again taking the fifth place for Into The New World; and YG Entertainment followed suit with its 2011 YG Family Concert in Seoul DVD. Seventh place went to BEAST with Welcome to Beast Airline; the eighth place went to CNBLUE with Blue Storm; and ninth place went to 2NE1 for its Nolza! Live in Seoul DVD. Last but not least, Shinhwa took the 10th spot with its commemorative 14th Anniversary Special – The Return DVD. Below are the lists for the best selling general female and male artists of 2012. Female:
- Girls’ Generation
- Miss A
- Super Junior
Sources: (News & Photo) – YesAsia
INFINITE‘s Chaser has been chosen as the number one K-pop song of 2012.
On December 21, the American Billboard charts picked 2012′s best K-pop songs in the article 20 Best K-pop Songs of 2012. Beating top groups such as SISTAR, Naul, 2NE1, BIG BANG, PSY and many other artists, INFINITE has claimed the honorary number 1 spot on the charts. Especially since INFINITE was able to top PSY’s viral song Gangnam Style, the results have been receiving much attention.
The reasons why the American Billboard chose The Chaser as the best K-pop song was, “forceful singing, dynamic guitar licks, and dramatic violins, it almost sounds like the song will never find a true direction. But at just 50 seconds, it quickly evolves into a waterfall of 80s synthesizers (courtesy of super producer Sweetune), vocal energy and an explosive, trumpet-driven chorus. The track puts INFINITE and Sweetune at the forefront of the genre’s best in 2012, proving risk and innovation in K-Pop can trump all.”
Netizens who came across the news of The Chaser being the best K-pop song of 2012 said, “Chaser is one of the unique songs you don’t get tired of”, “INFINITE’s songs has the same good quality in music all the time”, “Wow all the way from overseas, they acknowledge INFINITE”.
In related news, INFINITE members Dong Woo and Hoya will be appearing as a hip-hop unit INFINITE H in January 2013.
Congratulations to INFINITE for their success with The Chaser!