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BTS, Yoo Jae Suk, IU, IVE, TWICE, & More: The Most Popular Korean Stars For December!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Dec 30, 2021 05:03 AM EST

The Korean Business Research Institute has finally dropped their rankings regarding the popularity of overall Korean stars, which include K-pop artists, hosts and MCs, actors and actresses, and many more!

READ: BTS, IVE, IU, aespa, & More, December's Most Popular Korean Singers!

Previously, the brand reputation ranking for individual Korean singers was released, and the list was once again filled with superstar-caliber Korean singers. Now they have followed up with the rankings for Korean stars for the month of December!

The data that The Korean Business Research Institute gathered ranges from the dates of the 30th of November up until the 30th of December!

READ: BLACKPINK's Jennie, aespa's Winter, TWICE's Jeongyeon, & More: December's Most Popular K-Pop Girl Group Member!

Starting off the top 5 list is Yoo Jae Suk. The South Korean comedian, host, and television personality collected a total index of 5,873,109 for this month!

In 4th place is YG Entertainment's BLACKPINK as the 4-member K-pop girl group garnered a brand reputation index of 6,485,055 for the month of December.

Taking home the bronze medal is soccer star Son Heung Min, with a brand reputation index of 7,862,193 for December!

In 2nd place is HYBE's very own BTS. The K-pop boy group held onto the number 2 spot as they totaled a brand reputation index of 10,139,254!

READ: aespa, BTS, Somi, & More, The Initial Lineup Of Performers For The 36th Golden Disc Awards!

Taking home the top spot is trot singer Lim Young Woong as he tallied a brand reputation index of 11,930,573 for the month of December.

Here is the full top 30 list for Korean stars in terms of brand reputation ranking for the month of December:

#30 Oh My Girl

#29 Jeong Dong Won

#28 Jun Ji Hyun

#27 Song Ji Hyo

#26 Lee Byung Hun

#25 Apink

#24 Kim Jong Kook

#23 Lee Seung Gi

#22 2PM's Lee Junho

#21 Girls' Generation's Taeyeon

#20 aespa

#19 Baek Jong Won

#18 Ryu Hyun Jin


#16 Song Hye Kyo

#15 Red Velvet

#14 NCT

#13 EXO


#11 Lee Chan Won

#10 IVE

#9 Kang Daniel

#8 Girls' Generation

#7 IU

#6 Gong Yoo

#5 Yoo Jae Suk


#3 Son Heung Min

#2 BTS

#1 Lim Young Woong

Congratulations to all Korean stars who made the top 30 list!

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