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This Month’s Brightest: The Top Korean Stars For The Month Of May

by Victoria Marian Belmis / May 30, 2022 11:55 AM EDT
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Another brand reputation ranking of Korean celebrities has recently been listed, but this time focusing on Korean stars. Previously, Korean singers, K-Pop boy, and girl groups, and members were listed. In this article, May's top stars (both in and outside of K-Wave) were ranked. 

READ: IU Joins PSY, BTS, & Lim Young Woong As The Top Singers Of May, See Full Rankings

Notably, the data (which is gathered from the Korean Business Research Institute) for the brand reputation rankings for Korean singers were gathered from the 29th of April until the 29th of May 2022.

Did your favorite Korean star make the top 30? Find out below!

READ: BLACKPINK's Jennie Takes Home The Crown In May's K-Pop Girl Group Member Brand Reputation Rankings

#1 Son Heung Min


Soccer star Son Heung Min topped May's list with a brand reputation index of 19,683,035. This sees the soccer star get a large 230.48% increase in his score compared to April.

#2 Lim Young Woong


Lim Young Woong placed second in this month's ranking with a brand reputation index of 9,786,918. The Trot singer saw a 15.13% rise in his score since the previous month.

#3 BTS


HYBE's BTS came in at third place with a brand reputation index of 8,132,704 to the delight of ARMYs. 

Here are the 30 Korean stars on top of the brand reputation rankings for this May:

#1 Son Heung Min

#2 Lim Young Woong

#3 BTS

#4 PSY

#5 IU


#7 Son Suk Ku

#8 Lee Chan Won

#9 Kang Daniel

#10 Ryu Hyun Jin

#11 Red Velvet


#13 Kim Joon Ho

#14 Kim Hye Soo

#15 NCT

#16 Kim Jong Kook

#17 (G)I-DLE

#18 Yoo Jae Suk

#19 Lee Byung Hun

#20 Lee Jung Jae


#22 Girls' Generation's (SNSD) Taeyeon

#23 Young Tak

#24 Ma Dong Seok


#26 Girls' Generation (SNSD)

#27 Song Ga In

#28 Son Ye Jin

#29 Jeong Dong Won

#30 Lee Seung Gi

READ: IVE Reaches Milestone By Becoming May's Top Girl Group Followed By (G)I-DLE & BLACKPINK, Full Rankings Here

Congratulations to all the K-Pop idols, Korean artists, musicians, actors, and actresses who made the list for this month's brand reputation rankings for Korean stars!

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