Gallup Korea, one of the most well-established research companies in Korea, announced their list of top Korean artists who were the most successful in 2018.
한국갤럽 2018년 올해를 빛낸 가수: 1위 방탄소년단, 2위 트와이스, 3위 아이유, 4 홍진영, 5 워너원, 6 레드벨벳, 7 블랙핑크, 8 장윤정, 9 이승철, 10 조용필. 연령별로 볼 때 10대부터 40대까지 방탄소년단, 50대는 장윤정을 올해 최고의 가수로 꼽아 https://t.co/PxikKjpK2Z pic.twitter.com/yL1wqliFHp
— 한국갤럽조사연구소 (@GallupKoreaNews) December 18, 2018
The survey asked 4,200 participants ranging from 13 to 59 years old to list three of their most favorite artists/groups that promoted this year. BTS took 1st, TWICE 2nd, IU 3rd, Hong Jin Young 4th, Wanna One 5th, Red Velvet 6th, BLACKPINK 7th, Jang Yoon Jung 8th, Lee Seung Chul 9th, and Jo Yong Pil 10th.
Out of the multiple age groups, BTS was listed as the most favorited artist from participants ranging from teens, 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The 50’s age group named Jang Yoon Jung as the most favorite artist.
TWICE and IU were the next favorited artist among the teens, 20’s, and 30’s.
Gallup Korea also took a survey to see which idols were the most popular among the ages of 13 to 29. BTS’s Jimin took 1st, BLACKPINK’s Jennie took 2nd, IU took 3rd, and more popular idols followed!
When separated by gender, Red Velvet’s Irene and IU were the most popular among the males, while BTS’s Jimin reigned as the most popular idol among the females!
Lastly, Gallup Korea took a survey to see which song received the most love in 2018. BTS’s ‘IDOL’ and BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ took first among the 30’s and below!
Congratulations to all of the artists who made 2018 a year to remember!