CJ E&M has released the information of a survey they ran from December 11th to the 18th, asking users from different countries, to vote for their favorite idols. The survey received around 920,000 votes from fans from 18 countries, including Japan, Russia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, England, Germany, Spain, Poland, United States, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina.
TVXQ are the most popular in Japan, where they received 40.8% of the votes. They are followed by their label mates, f(x) (12.1%) and Girls’ Generation (10,7%). Later on the list are 2NE1 (10,1%) and Ailee (8,1%). TVXQ’s members have also captured the heart of Russian fans, where they ranked first.
In China, one of the first countries K-pop groups aim for, the most popular was F.T.Island with 30% of the votes (the band has also ranked first in both, Taiwan and Hong Kong). INFINITE‘s leader, Sunggyu had (26,5%), f(x) received (15,3%), Super Junior (10,5%) and TVXQ (4,7%).
In the United States, Super Junior received 27,1% of the votes, and took the number one spot. Next would be f(x) (11,5%), F.T. Island (10,9%).
ELF can be really proud of Super Junior, as the group ranked first in such countries as Australia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, England, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina and had the most overall number 1 rankings.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon, by himself, ranked first in Poland and Spain, beating all idol groups.
However, negative comments have already appeared, saying that the results do not represent the actual facts since there is no remark about KARA’s huge popularity in Japan and Super Junior’s enormous fanbase in China.
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Article by Karolina & Jenny
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