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IU, BLACKPINK, EXO, & More, Weibo Reveals The Most Popular K-Pop Idols & Artists In China!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Dec 11, 2021 04:45 AM EST
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Is your favorite K-pop artist among the most popular in China? Find out here!

The largest social media site in China, WEIBO, just released the data they were able to collect regarding the most popular male and female Korean actors for the months ranging from January to July.

Notably, China's WEIBO has 573 million active users per month; thus, the data regarding the most popular K-pop idols in China that they were able to share are highly accurate.

As mentioned above, from the months of January to July, 7 out of 9 members of EXO were able to make the top ten of WEIBO's list. EXO's Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Sehun, Kai, D.O., Xiumin, and Suho seem to be incredibly popular in China.

READ: BTS, EXO, NCT, & More, The Most Popular K-pop Boy Groups This December!

Beyond the aforementioned K-pop idols, superstar G-Dragon of BIGBANG, singer Hwang Chi Yeol, and actors Lee Jung Suk and Kim Soo Hyun were also among the Korean talents that made the top 10.

The full list of ranking for male Korean artists are as follows:

#10 EXO's Suho 

#9 EXO's Xiumin

#8 EXO's D.O.

#7 BIGBANG's G-Dragon

#6 Kim Soo Hyun

#5 EXO's Kai

#4 Lee Jung Suk

#3 EXO's Sehun

#2 EXO's Baekhyun

#1 EXO's Chanyeol

On female Korean artists, IU proved her dominance as she ranked number 1. The members of BLACKPINK then followed suit, sweeping the 2nd to 5th spot to round off the top 5!

READ: IU, Stray Kids, TWICE, & More, TIME Magazine Name Their '10 Best K-Pop Albums Of 2021'!

The full list of ranking for female Korean artists are as follows:

#10 Song Hye Kyo

#9 Park Shin Hye

#8 f(x)'s Krystal

#7 Song Ji Hyo

#6 Girls' Generation's (aka SNSD's) YoonA

#5 BLACKPINK Jennie

#4 BLACKPINK Jisoo

#3 BLACKPINK Rosé 

#2 BLACKPINK Lisa

#1 IU

Congratulations to all K-pop idols and Korean artists who made the list!

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