The 6 most loved celebrities in Korea in the last 3 years

In the past 3 years, Kpop female idol groups have not been able to appear or stay in the top of the most beloved artists in Korea.

Recently, the Daily Sports newspaper has announced the results of a survey on the Top 10 most loved celebrities in 2020. This survey was conducted from October 20 to November 1, with 1050 adults (from 18 years old to 69 years old) living in 17 provinces across the country.  In the end, the top 3 positions belonged to No.1 Yoo Jae Suk, No.2 BTS and No.3 IU respectively.

On this occasion, Korean netizens also had the opportunity to look back at the chart of the most popular Korean artists.  Since then, they have gathered 6 celebrities who have had the most love and support of Korean in the last 3 years.  To enter this chart, artists must be named continuously in Daily Sports surveys on the ‘most loved celebrities’ category within 3 years: 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Here are the 6 top celebrities were chosen by the Korean public as “My Favorite Celebrity” for consecutive years, from 2018-2020, data based on the Daily Sports annual survey.


 No. 1 in 2018

 No. 1 in 2019

 No. 1 in 2020


No. 2 in 2018

No. 2 in 2019

No. 3 in 2020


No. 3 in 2018

No. 6 in 2019

No. 2 in 2020

Park Bo Gum

No. 4 in 2018

No. 4 in 2019

No. 6 in 2020


No. 7 in 2018

No. 5 in 2019

No. 9 in 2020

Lee Seung Gi

No. 9 in 2018

No. 8 in 2019

No. 10 in 2020

Accordingly, we can see that the two artists with the most stable and high popularity are ‘National MC’ Yoo Jae Suk and ‘National sister’ IU.  In the past 3 years, Yoo Jae Suk and IU’s rankings have not changed too much and are always in the top.

The next one is the Kpop group that is considered the pride of Korea – BTS.  The group’s ranking is somewhat less stable when in 2018 the group ranked in the top 3, but in 2019 it dropped to 6th place. However, this year, with many outstanding achievements, the Big Hit group surpassed IU to excellently occupy the runner-up position.

On the other hand, in term of Kpop idols, BTS is the only idol group named in the charts in 2019 and 2020. It is worth noting that although idol group often have many digital achievements, they are considered to have many national hits, but  many Kpop female idol groups cannot enter the chart or stay on the chart with an unstable reputation.

In 2018, TWICE was the only Kpop female idol group to enter the chart at No. 8. However, in 2019 and 2020, the group was completely absent.  Another representative is said to be having an increasingly outstanding achievement and also makes Kpop proud, BLACKPINK.  They also cannot be remembered by many Korean adults (from 18 to 69).  This makes many netizens wonder if Kpop girl groups are really popular with the Korean public

Some comments of Knet on Theqoo

1. Wow Yoo Jae Suk IU BTS…???

2. Lee Seung Gi is stable

3. Yoo Jae Suk is a big hit

4. Well, 111 Yoo Jae Suk is amazing ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ ????

5. No one can touch Yoo Jae Sukㅋㅋㅋ Looks like he will be #1 until the broadcast day ends

6. Park Bo Gum is amazing too

7. I love BTS! I like everyone here!

8. BTS? Everyone, let’s do better!!!

9. BTS is the only idol group here.. They deserve this

10. Yoo-God, you are #1 in my heart forever ♡

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