Lim Young Woong & BTS Named As Top Singers In May Brand Rankings

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Proving their impressive musical influence, Lim Young Woong and BTS have recently topped the singer brand reputation rankings for the month of May!

Continuously setting records left and right, trot singer Lim Young Woong and phenomenal K-Pop boy group BTS definitely own the limelight this May. They recently dominated the brand rankings for all singers, proving that they are indeed unstoppable.

According to the recent data released by the Korean Business Research Institute, Lim Young Woong and BTS have once again secured the first and second spot in the brand reputation rankings for singers.

The list provided by the organization is based on several factors including consumer participation, and media, communication, interaction, and community indices. Notably, the institute was able to analyze 137,738,602 number of singer brand big data from April 21 to May 21. Compared to the 135,835,516 singer brand big data in April, it increased by 1.40%.


Dominating the list with great pride, Lim Young Woong acquired a brand reputation index of 11,925,044. It increased by 46.2 percent compared to his data back in April.

Specifically, the singer had a participation index of 2,794,245, media index of 2,741,052, communication index of 3,685,047, and community index 2,704,700. 

Meanwhile, BTS ranked second with a brand reputation index of 11,418,407. This marked a 4.79 percent increase in their score since last month.

The top boy group had a participation index of 1,542,796, a media index of 3,313,250, a communication index of 3,503,163, and a community index of 3,059,198. 


Taking the third and fourth places are popular soloists PSY and IU. The former superbly attained a brand reputation index of 10,749,221, while the latter obtained a brand reputation index of 5,509,352. IU’s index increased by 40.89 percent increase since April. 

Demonstrating their astounding popularity, charismatic girl group BLACKPINK and another trot singer Lee Chan Won scored the fifth and sixth spots. Meanwhile, IVE, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, and OH MY GIRL placed seventh to tenth respectively. 

Check out the other stars who made it to this month’s Top 30:

#11 Kang Daniel

#12 Jeong Dong Won


#14 Song Ga In

#15 aespa

#16 Young Tak

#17 Jang Min Ho

#18 Lee Seung Gi

#19 Im Chang Jung


#21 Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

#22 Jessi

#23 Lee Seung Yoon

#24 Kim Hee Jae

#25 Red Velvet’s Joy

#26 Jannabi

#27 EXO

#28 Brave Girls

#29 Sung Si Kyung

#30 Lee Solomon

Source: Celuvmedia

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