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Best of February: Here Are The Top Korean Singers Of The Month

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Feb 27, 2021 05:37 AM EST
IU "Celebrity"

On February 27th, the Korean Research Institute released the brand reputation rankings for South Korean artists for the month. 

Read through the article to see if your bias group made it to the ranking.

#5 Kang Daniel

Placing 5th on the list is soloist Kang Daniel. With a total brand reputation index of 4,912,957, Kang Daniel is the highest-ranking Korean male pop soloist on the list. Moreover, the "PARANOIA" singer saw the highest rise on the brand index. From his 1,965,228 January index, Kang Daniel's brand reputation increased by 149.99%.


The YG Entertainment group composed of JennieJisooRosé, and Lisa ranked 4th in this month's brand ranking with a total reputation index of 6,149,244. Despite the 33.52% decrease in their total brand index compared to last month, BLACKPINK is the highest-ranking K-pop girl group on the list.

#3 Lim Young Woong

With a brand reputation index of 8,654,221, "Mr. Trot" winner Lim Young Woong snags third place. With his consistently high brand reputation index, Lim Young Woong is currently the most popular Trot singer in South Korea.

#2 IU

Dubbed as the "Nation's Little Sister," IU continues to live up her title as one of Korea's top singers. The "Celebrity" singer saw a 68.80% increase in brand rankings, placing her at the 2nd spot on the list. For February, IU garnered a total of 9,656,213 brand reputation index.

#1 BTS

The septet superstars from Big Hit garnered a whopping 13,215,433 brand reputation index, making them the most popular singer for February. BTS continues to achieve milestones after milestones, further cementing their status on the K-Pop Hall of Fame as well as being the current top global boy group.

Here's the 50 most popular artists in Korea for February 2021:

1. BTS

2. IU

3. Lim Young Woong


5. Kang Daniel

6. Young Tak

7. Lee Chan Won

8. NCT

9. Sunmi

10. IZ*ONE



13. Oh My Girl

14. Kim Hee Jae


16. Song Ga In

17. EXO

18. Lee Seung Gi

19. Jung Dong Won

20. Chungha

21. Hwasa

22. Taeyeon

23. Jessi

24. Red Velvet

25. Jang Min Ho


27. Park Jin Young

28. Ben

29. Joy

30. Na Hoon Ah

31. Jukjae

32. Jannabi


34. ITZY

35. YooA

36. Kyuhyun

37. Sandeul

38. Sung Si Kyung

39. Baekhyun

40. VIBE

41. 10cm

42. Zico

43. Noel

44. Kim Jun Su

45. Song Min Ho

46. Apink

47. Chung Dong Ha

48. Kyungseo

49. Jung Eunji

50. Baek Ji Young

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