BTS Jungkook proved his reputation as a global “hot” icon by appearing in TOP 5 most mentioned names on SNS during the 2022 World Cup.
NetBase Quid, a famous U.S social media analysis and consumer market information platform, unveiled the TOP 10 most mentioned figures on social media during the 2022 World Cup.
BTS Jungkook, who made the main highlight stage at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup held at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on November 20th (KST), showed off his impactful presence by ranking 4th place.
Lionel Messi from Argentina’s national soccer team – the champion of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup ranked No.1 on the list. He is followed by No.2 Cristiano Ronaldo, No.3 Kylian Mbappé, No.5 Neymar, No.6 Fahad Al Kubaisi, No.7 Gianni Infantino, No.8 Luis Enrique, No.9 Grant Wahl, and No.10 Julián Álvarez. They are all soccer players who received hot responses during the World Cup Season.
Despite the extraordinary heat of the World Cup, Jungkook ranked in TOP 5 among world-famous soccer players, proving his powerful influence and global popularity.
In response to this, netizens commented, “The lineup is crazy. Jungkook was named among soccer stars”, “Jungkook even entered TOP 5. I’m so proud of him”, “Jungkook deserves it. He burned the opening stage”, “Jungkook only performed at the opening ceremony. He’s so famous”, “Jungkook’s live performance at the World Cup was a legend”, “Now the word ‘World Cup’ reminds me of Jungkook”, etc.
At the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, Jungkook turned a new page in history by becoming the first Korean singer to sing a World Cup’s official soundtrack with the song “Dreamers”.
Jungkook was the first K-pop artist to perform at the opening of the World Cup held in another country, showing an unusual move as the only foreign star in the performing lineup apart from those from the host country.
At the opening ceremony of the Qatar World Cup, Jungkook performed an amazing live stage that created a huge sensation and attracted tremendous attention around the world. Many people who watched the performance said Jungkook reminded them of Michael Jackson.
CNN Sports selected scenes of Jungkook’s Qatar World Cup opening stage as “The best photos of the 2022 World Cup)”.
Right after the song “Dreamers” was released on December 20th, the same day as the opening ceremony, Jungkook-related keywords such as #DreamersbyJungkook #DreamersOutNow and #Dreamers2022 and #DreamerFifa2022 dominated No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4 on Worldwide Trending and topped real-time trending in a total of 115 countries. In addition, the number of tweets with those hashtags reached 5.4 million early on December 21st.
On the same day, Jungkook rose to No.1 in real-time search trends on Google in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Brazil, and Colombia. He also ranked in Top 10 real-time search trends in Vietnam, Chile, U.K, Switzerland, and India.