12 Moments When Idols Freely Embraced Their Quirks

Almost every K-pop group has a member with a wonderful 4D personality. Their eccentric character is usually witnessed on variety shows, live broadcasts, and even during music award shows where they proudly exhibit their unique persona, much to fans’ delight. To show our appreciation of these idols’ lively auras that never fail to make us smile, here are 12 moments […]

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Idols Who Enjoy Unusual Hobbies

Everyone needs a way to unwind—with the grueling hours and exhausting schedule that idols face day in and day out, many of them choose to take up a hobby to help them relax and de-stress. Although lots of idols talk about gaming, watching movies and dramas, and hanging out with their friends in their spare […]

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QUIZ: Which K-Pop Idol Should You Spend Spring Break With?

How are you spending your spring vacation? Well, no matter what you end up doing, you would have much more fun with your favorite idol by your side! If you want to find out which K-pop idol you should hang with for spring break, be sure to take this quiz! Who did you get? Do […]

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February Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Boy Group Members Revealed

On February 18, the Korean Business Research Institute announced this month’s ranking for brand reputation among boy groups.

The ranking is based on the analysis of consumers’ participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes for 155,501,755 pieces of big data on 395 boy group members from January 16 to February 17.

Wanna One’s Kang Daniel came out on top for the seventh consecutive month. With a participation score of 6,881,473, media coverage score of 3,917,281, interaction score of 1,428,563, and community score of 901,753, his total score for the month came out to be 18,375,135, which is a 9.80 percent increase from his January score.

“Wanna One,” “Insolent Housemates,” and “Advertisements” are words that ranked high for the keyword analysis of Kang Daniel, while “Like,” “Handsome,” and “Cute” ranked high for his link analysis. The positivity-negativity analysis found that reactions are 85.41 percent positive.

With the news of his recent wedding and upcoming enlistment, BIGBANG’s Taeyang rose 13 spots to take second with a participation score of 4,621,536, media coverage score of 2,788,277, interaction score of 171,225, and community score of 901,753. His total score for the month is 8,482,790, which is a 136.78 percent increase from his previous score.

Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon maintained his spot in third with a participation score of 1,130,345, media coverage score of 1,599,544, interaction score of 1,153,393, and community score of 1,846,040 for a total brand reputation score of 5,729,322.

All 11 Wanna One members once again made it into the top 30. The majority of BTS and BIGBANG members also ranked high this month.

Check out the top 30 below:

  1. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel
  2. BIGBANG’s Taeyang
  3. Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon
  4. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
  5. Wanna One’s Ong Seong Woo
  6. BTS’s Jimin
  7. Wanna One’s Hwang Min Hyun
  8. Wanna One’s Kim Jae Hwan
  9. Super Junior’s Leeteuk
  10. Wanna One’s Park Woo Jin
  11. BTS’s Jungkook
  12. BTS’s V
  13. EXO’s Baekhyun
  14. Wanna One’s Bae Jin Young
  15. Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin
  16. BIGBANG’s Seungri
  17. Wanna One’s Ha Sung Woon
  18. Wanna One’s Lee Dae Hwi
  19. JBJ’s Kwon Hyun Bin
  20. BTS’s Suga
  21. EXO’s Xiumin
  22. Wanna One’s Yoon Ji Sung
  23. EXO’s Chanyeol
  24. BTS’s Jin
  25. iKON’s Junhoe
  26. Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon
  27. EXO’s Sehun
  28. BTS’s J-Hope
  29. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo
  30. BTOB’s Yook Sungjae

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