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EXO, Stray Kids, BTS, NCT, & More, The Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups This October!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Oct 09, 2021 05:45 AM EDT
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Are you ready, K-pop Netizens and fans? October's brand reputation rankings are out for K-pop boy groups. Find out if your favorite K-pop boy group/s made the top 30!

As of writing this article, today on the 9th of October, The Korean Business Research Institute has gone on to release their data regarding this month's brand reputation rankings for overall K-pop boy group rankings.

The aforementioned brand reputation rankings data were gathered via research on the participation of consumers, coverage of media, interaction, and lastly, the community indexes of multiple K-pop boy groups. 

Furthermore, the data ranges from the dates of the 9th of September up until the 9th of October.

The top 5 begins with Woollim Entertainment's INFINITE as they went up to fifth place after garnering a 94.43 percent increase in their brand reputation index since September. The K-pop boy group's score for this month tallied a total of 2,183,097.

SM Entertainment's EXO took the fourth spot on this month's list having a brand reputation index of 2,673,583, as the boy group had a 38.06 percent rise in their score since last month.

Pledis Entertainment's SEVENTEEN entered the ranking at a very close third place having a brand reputation index of 3,534,327 after getting a 56.03 percent rise from their total index last September.

SM Entertainment's NCT shot up to the second spot in the rankings as the group got a brand reputation index of 3,851,680, which marks a 63.52 percent rise in their score since last month.

To no one's surprise, HYBE Labels' BTS topped the list for the 41st straight month with a total brand reputation index of 7,748,253!

With that being said, here are the top 30 K-pop boy groups with the highest brand reputation rankings for the month of September:


#29 Block B

#28 Golden Child


#26 NU'EST


#24 SF9



#21 TVXQ

#20 VIXX

#19 ONF


#17 2PM

#16 Shinhwa


#14 SHINee


#12 Super Junior


#10 BTOB

#9 Highlight

#8 TXT


#6 Stray Kids


#4 EXO


#2 NCT

#1 BTS

Congratulations to the K-pop artists who made the top 30 for The Korean Business Research Institute's brand ranking reputation for K-pop boy groups for the month of October!

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