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Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, EXO’s Baekhyun & More, Most Famous SM Entertainment Artists Since 2010

by Victoria Marian Belmis / May 17, 2021 06:07 AM EDT
Girls' Generation's Yoona

Known as one-third of the notable "Big 3" companies in the K-pop industry, SM Entertainment is truly a powerhouse. Regarded as having K-pop idols who have exemplary visuals and vocals, SM Entertainment has a slew of incredibly influential and famous K-pop groups and K-pop stars.

But among all the famous K-pop idols of SM Entertainment, both male and female, according to Google Trends, here are the 5 most popular SMTOWN K-pop idols per year since 2010 in terms of search trends:

2010 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#3. Seohyun of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#4. Heechul of Super Juniors

#5. Kyuhyun of Super Juniors

2011 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#3. Kyuhyun of Super Juniors

#4. Seohyun of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#5. Siwon of Super Juniors

2012 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#3. Siwon of Super Juniors

#4. Leeteuk of Super Juniors

#5. Seohyun of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

2013 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Kyuhyun of Super Juniors

#3. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#4. Taemin of SHINee

#5. Seohyun of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

2014 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Eunhyuk of Super Juniors

#3. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#4. Sehun of EXO

#5. Baekhyun of EXO

2015 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Chanyeol of EXO

#3. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#4. Sehun of EXO

#5. Kyuhyun of Super Juniors

2016 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Chanyeol of EXO

#3. Baekhyun of EXO

#4. Sehun of EXO

#5. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

2017 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Taeyeon of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

#2. Chanyeol of EXO

#3. Baekhyun of EXO

#4. Sehun of EXO

#5. Yoona of Girl's Generation (aka SNSD)

2018 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Chanyeol of EXO

#2. Sehun of EXO

#3. Baekhyun of EXO

#4. Irene of Red Velvet

#5. Kai of EXO

2019 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Chanyeol of EXO

#2. Sehun of EXO

#3. Irene of Red Velvet

#4. Baekhyun of EXO

#5. Kai of EXO

2020 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols:

#1. Irene of Red Velvet

#2. Baekhyun of EXO

#3. Chanyeol of EXO

#4. Chen of EXO

#5. Kai of EXO

2021 Most Famous SM Entertainment K-Pop Idols: (as of the 17th of May)

#1. Baekhyun of EXO

#2. Chanyeol of EXO

#3. Irene of Red Velvet

#4. Jaehyun of NCT

#5. Kai of EXO

Girl's Generation's Yoona has made the top 5 of SM Entertainment's 8 times straight from 2010 until 2017. Moreover, NCT's Jaehyun is the only NCT member and appearance, thus probably symbolizing a shift in the upcoming list in terms of popularity.

To read about an upcoming SM Entertainment's EXO special album, click here.

To read about Red Velvet's most recent breakthrough, click here.

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