Psy may be garnering a staggering number of views worldwide with his “Gentleman” MV, but he was no match for Lee Seung Gi and Girls’ Generation who were recently voted as the most popular artists in Korea.
Research firm Leespiar conducted a poll asking 1,332 men and women 13-69 years old across Korea about the most popular stars.
Among the male celebrities, Lee Seung Gi came out on top with 9.2% of the votes, while Psy trailed behind in 2nd place with 8.5%. Big Bang, Lee Seung Chul, SHINee, Kim Bum Soo, INFINITE, Sung Shi Kyung, Huh Gak, K.Will, and more also ranked high on the list. Psy previously ranked #1 while Big Bang came in at #2 on last year’s poll, but Lee Seung Gi, who ranked in third place last year, was able to rise above the successful artists.
Among the female celebrities, Girls’ Generation effortlessly maintained their #1 spot on the chart with a whopping 20.6% votes, a 1.5% increase from their previous ranking of 19.1%. Baek Ji Young, IU, SISTAR, Jang Yoon Jung, Lee Hyori, BoA, Park Jung Hyun, Ailee, and Lee Hi also made it onto the list. Unlike last year’s poll, KARA, T-ara, and the Wonder Girls were not on the list.
Source By : smb2stfinitesubs, allkpop