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The most famous foreign Kpop idols in the past 10 years: Lisa (BLACKPINK) has just debuted for 4 years but she is nominating the chart

Who are the most popular foreign Kpop idols in the past 10 years based on Google?

Since the second generation began, the Kpop music industry has welcomed a number of foreign Kpop idols.  These are idols who are not Korean or have foreign nationality.  Then from the 3rd generation to the present time, more and more foreign idols debuted and brought new colors to Kpop groups.  Most of them have outstanding visuals and many different talents.

Although there are many people who encounter language barriers, they all put in a lot of effort to practice and prove their talent.  Up to now, foreign idols are always the members who attract fans and play a role in helping their group gain popularity beyond Korea.

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

So which foreign Kpop idols will be the ones who have a great influence over the years?  There are many factors and tools to measure the popularity of a Kpop idol, and Google’s global search category is one of the data that can do that.

Let’s take a look at the past 10 years to see how the popularity of foreign Kpop idols has changed based on Google searches.

Note:

– Foreign Kpop idols can be foreigners, or have another nationality outside of Korea.

– The percentage displayed next to it is taken from Google’s search index score for foreign Kpop idols in the top 5.

2012

5. Kris (former member of EXO) – 9,6%

4. Victoria (f(x)) – 9,6%

3. Luhan (former member of EXO) – 20,8%

2. Tiffany (SNSD) – 26,2%

1. Jessica (former member of SNSD) – 33,8%

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

2013

5. Krystal (f(x)) – 12,5%

4. Tiffany (SNSD) – 13,8%

3. Kris (former member of EXO) – 15%

2. Jessica (former member of SNSD) – 17,5%

1. Luhan (former member of EXO) – 41,3%

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

2014

5. Tiffany (SNSD) – 15,3%

4. BamBam (GOT7) – 17,2%

3. Jackson (GOT7) – 17,2%

2. Krystal (f(x)) – 21,3%

1. Jessica (former member of SNSD) – 28,9%

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

2015

5. Jackson (GOT7) – 8%

4. Lay (EXO) – 8,8%

3. BamBam (GOT7) – 8,8%

2. Jessica (former member of SNSD) – 9,7%

1. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 64,4%

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

2016

5. Lay (EXO) – 14,1%

4. Jessica (former member of SNSD) – 14,4%

3. BamBam (GOT7) – 19,1%

2. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 24,2%

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – 28,2%

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

2017

5. Momo (TWICE) – 14,4%

4. Jackson (GOT7) – 14,4%

3. Sana (TWICE) – 16,5%

2. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 22,7%

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – 32%

2018

5. Sana (TWICE) – 8,1%

4. Jackson (GOT7) – 9,4%

3. BamBam (GOT7) – 10%

2. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 16,5%

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – 56,1%

2019

5. Jackson (GOT7) – 7,8%

4. Nancy (MOMOLAND) – 10,9%

3. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 13,4%

2. Momo (TWICE) – 29,7%

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – 38,3%

2020

5. Tzuyu (TWICE) – 9,4%

4. Lucas (NCT/SuperM) – 10,4%

3. Jackson (GOT7) – 12%

2. Nancy (MOMOLAND) – 21,8%

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – 46,4%

Bonus: 2021 (up to this point)

5. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

4. Mark (GOT7)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)

2. Jackson (GOT7)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

Chart of 10-year average popularity of foreign Kpop idols (2012 – 2021)

The most famous foreign Kpop idols

In the past 10 years, Lisa (BLACKPINK) has been the most famous foreign Kpop idol with 26.3% of the total.  Runner-up is Tzuyu (16.1%) and the next one is Jessica (10.4%).

Many people are waiting for the  rankings of the coming years.  Will Lisa (BLACKPINK) be able to maintain her influence for many more years?  Or are there any foreign Kpop idols who can compete with the maknae of BLACKPINK?  Please share your opinion about this chart.

Sources: tinnhac

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