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BTS, Lim Young-Woong, & BLACKPINK Are The Top Korean Stars For January, See Full List Here!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 31, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Netizens and both K-pop and K-drama fans really expressed their love towards their favorite artists as the top Korean stars were recently ranked in terms of brand reputation rankings!

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The Korean Business Research Institute made K-pop fans and K-drama viewers excited as released dropped their rankings regarding the popularity of Korean stars in terms of brand reputation rankings for the first month of 2022.

The data that The Korean Business Research Institute gathered regarding the brand reputation rankings for K-pop artists, actors, actresses, and overall Korean stars were taken from the dates of the 30th of December 2021 up until the 30th of January 2022!

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Starting off the top 3 is YG Entertainment's K-pop girl group BLACKPINK after they collected a brand reputation index for a total score of 8,125,164 for the month of January.

In 2nd place is trot singer Lim Young Woong as he tallied a brand reputation index of 9,208,493 for this January.

Taking the top spot is BTS as the K-pop boy group garnered a brand reputation index of 10,928,491 for the month of January.

Here is the list for the top 30 Korean stars, including actors, actresses, K-pop stars, and more in terms of brand reputation ranking for the month of January:

#30 Noh Jung Ui

#29 Lee Sang Min

#28 Jung Hae In

#27 Lee Seung Gi

#26 Kim Jong Kook

#25 Gong Yoo

#24 Lee Jung Jae

#23 Oh My Girl

#22 Ji Hyun Woo

#21 aespa

#20 Song Hye Kyo

#19 Apink

#18 Girls' Generation (aka SNSD)

#17 Lee Se Young


#15 NCT

#14 Red Velvet

#13 Kim Da Mi

#12 EXO


#10 Lee Chan Won

#9 Choi Woo Shik

#8 2PM's Lee Junho

#7 Yoo Jae Suk

#6 Kang Daniel

#5 IU

#4 Son Heung Min


#2 Lim Young Woong

#1 BTS

Congratulations to all the Korean stars who made the top 30 rankings for this month's brand reputation rankings!

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