BTS & TWICE Are Kings And Queens Of K-Pop In September Brand Rankings

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Congratulations to BTS and TWICE for being hailed as the leading K-Pop idol groups in September!

The Korean Research Business Institute has revealed this month’s brand reputation ranking for idol groups. Specifically, the organization named the well-loved K-Pop acts such as BTS and TWICE as the top stars in September.

The rankings were based on consumer participation, media, communication, and community indices.

In particular, the institute extracted the huge 142,702,697data among 100 idol groups from August 26 to September 27.

READ: READ: BTS Continues To Lead Brand Rankings Among 100 K-Pop Groups In August

#1 BTS

Dominating the ranking for several months now, worldwide K-Pop boy band BTS has secured the top spot once again in September.

With an impressive score of 11,902,265 brand reputation index, the septet was able to maintain their lead among a hundred idol groups in South Korea.

Some of the high-ranking phrases in the group’s keyword analysis are their record-breaking “concert”, their beloved “ARMY”, and the recent “birthday” celebrations of Jungkook and RM.

The flattering words such as “perfect”, “honest”, and “donate” are likewise included as the band’s highest-ranking related terms.

Meanwhile, in other news, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, has recently confirmed their attendance for the upcoming Christmas event of iHeartRadio.

Titled Jingle Ball tour, the boys will grace the December 6 stop at the Forum in Inglewood, California together with international acts Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Halsey, and more.

READ: BTS And MONSTA X Confirmed To Join iHeartRadio’s “Jingle Ball” Tour Alongside Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, & More In December


Maintaining the second spot for two consecutive months now is TWICE.  Proving their “Asia’s girl group” status, the beautiful and talented girls were able to grab the impressive rank thanks to their brand reputation index of 6,009,100.

Earlier this week, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu made their highly-awaited comeback with their eighth mini-album Feel Special.

Glamorously returning with a sincere music video, the girls narrated a story of courage through their latest title track “Feel Special”.

READ: TWICE Glamorously Returns With Sincere “Feel Special” Music Video

Though promoting without Mina, TWICE’s trusted leader Jihyo assured fans by saying, “the nine of us won’t be able to promote together, but this is a story that nine of us are telling together.”

Moreover, the girl group’s newest music video has already garnered more than 61 million views on YouTube, just five and a half days after its successful worldwide release.

#3 Oh My Girl

Coming in at third place is the innocent and sweet girl group Oh My Girl. With an impressive percentage increase in their score since last month, the girls were able to grab the high rank in September.

Particularly, Hyojung, Mimi, Infant, Seung Hee, Ji Ho, Beanie, and Arin were able to obtain a brand reputation index of 5,536,980.

OH MY GIRL The Fifth Season

#4 MAMAMOO and #5 Red Velvet

Completing the top five in this month’s brand ranking list are the beautiful and talented K-Pop girl groups MAMAMOO and Red Velvet.

MAMAMOO was able to take the fourth spot after gaining a brand reputation index of 5,285,411. Meanwhile, Red Velvet has settled for fifth place this September with a score of 5,200,050.

READ: Red Velvet Takes Top Spot In September Brand Ranking Among K-Pop Girl Groups

Here are the other K-Pop idol groups who made it in this month’s top 30:


#7 Lovelyz

#8 Girls’ Generation


#10 EXO

#11 (G)I-DLE

#12 AOA


#14 WJSN (Cosmic Girls)

#15 Apink


#17 ITZY

#18 Super Junior

#19 SHINee

#20 Weki Meki

#21 DreamCatcher

#22 NCT

#23 CLC



#26 The Boyz


#28 NU’EST


#30 T-ara

READ: BTS, X1, & EXO Hailed As Leading Boy Groups In September Brand Ranking

Source: Sportschosun | The Korean Research Business Institute

Photo credits: Big Hit Entertainment | JYP Entertainment | WM Entertainment | RBW Entertainment | SM Entertainment

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