11 Ways Super Junior Proved Their Ultimate Veteran Status

Having debuted in 2005, Super Junior is a veteran group who basically presided the second generation of K-pop. 12 years and counting, the timeless group is still as renowned as ever, with their impact on the K-pop scene remaining intact even in the midst of its respective members serving in the military. Throughout the years, the […]

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Tough But Rewarding: What It Takes To Be A K-Pop Leader

Behind every great K-pop group is a great leader! There are many positions within an idol group: the main singer, the lead dancer, the maknae, and so on; but one of the hardest positions within a K-pop group is the position of the leader. While we might not always see it on stage, leaders take on […]

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Members Of Super Junior, TVXQ, And SS501 Have Mini 2nd Generation Idol Group Reunion

Super Junior, TVXQ, and SS501 brought the nostalgia with a mini reunion! On April 12, Super Junior’s Leeteuk shared a photo on his Instagram account with the caption, “DongSu5, how many years has it been since we last met together.” The photo was of Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Yesung, Choi Siwon, Donghae, and Eunhyuk, as well […]

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SM Entertainment Artists Pose Together Before Flight To Dubai For SMTOWN Concert

SM Entertainment artists are off to Dubai! On April 5, artists including members of Girls’ Generation, f(x), Super Junior, TVXQ, TraxX, EXO, Red Velvet, and NCT took off for “SMTOWN Live World Tour VI in Dubai.” Before the flight, they posed together for several photos and videos. Girls’ Generation members Hyoyeon and YoonA shared a cute […]

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March Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Boy Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published March’s results for brand reputation rankings among individual boy group members! The Institute analyzed 164,132,165 sources of data on 395 boy group members from February 15 to March 16 in the categories of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with […]

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Super Junior’s Leeteuk Says He Hopes For Reunion Performance With All 13 Members

In a recent interview, Super Junior members Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Donghae gave an update on their lives and talked about promoting with only six members recently. When asked what they have been up to lately, Eunhyuk answered that they have been preparing for Super Junior’s repackaged album and even filmed a music video for it recently. He […]

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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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