Koreans Vote For Artists Who Shined The Most + Favorite Songs And Idols Of 2018

In addition to previously released polls on the top comedians, drama stars, and movie stars of 2018, Gallup Korea has now revealed results for the artists, songs, and idols who were most loved this year.

Gallup Korea has been holding this survey annually since 2007. This year, 4,200 people between the ages of 13 and 59 located all around the country were surveyed in July, September, and November.

The margin of error is ±1.5 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

For the first question, respondents were asked to list up to three of their favorite artists or groups from this year.

The top 10 responses are as follows:

1. BTS (24.4 percent)
2. TWICE (11.0 percent)
3. IU (10.2 percent)
4. Hong Jin Young (8.8 percent)
5. Wanna One (8.2 percent)
6. Red Velvet (7.8 percent)
7. BLACKPINK (7.6 percent)
8. Jang Yoon Jung (7.2 percent)
9. Lee Seung Chul (6.1 percent)
10. Cho Yong Pil (5.5 percent)

These are the top 10 chosen by respondents from each age group:

BTS rose two spots from 2017, and their percentage increased by almost 16 percent. TWICE remained in second place for the third consecutive year, with their percentage increasing by 1.9 percent from last year. IU also stayed in the top five with a percentage of 10.2.

Hong Jin Young and Wanna One entered the top five for the first time.

Check out the top five for each year since 2007:

The respondents were also asked to list up to three of their favorite songs in 2018 (although not necessarily released this year).

The top five are as follows:

1. BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (5.0 percent)
2. BTS – “IDOL” (4.4 percent)
3. BTS – “Fake Love” (4.1 percent)
4. Hong Jin Young – “Good Bye” (3.4 percent)
5. Jin Sung – “Station in Andong” (3.3 percent)
6. BTS – “DNA” / Yoon Jong Shin – “Like It” (3.2 percent)
8. Kim Yeon Ja – “Amor Fati” (3.1 percent)
9. Red Velvet – “Red Flavor” / IU “Through the Night” (2.9 percent)

The 1,500 survey participants between the ages of 13 and 29 were asked to list up to three of their favorite idols, as well. For this question the margin of error is ±2.5 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

These are the top 20:

1. BTS’s Jimin (12.8 percent)
2. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (12.2 percent)
3. IU (11.9 percent)
4. Red Velvet’s Irene (10.4 percent)
5. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel (9.1 percent)
6. TWICE’s Nayeon (6.7 percent)
7. BTS’s Suga (6.2 percent)
8. BTS’s Jungkook (5.4 percent)
9. BTS’s V (5.2 percent)
10. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo (4.8 percent)
11. BTS’s Jin (4.7 percent)
12. BTS’s RM / TWICE’s Tzuyu (4.2 percent)
14. Sunmi (3.5 percent)
15. Red Velvet’s Seulgi (3.4 percent)
16. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa (3.1 percent)
17. TWICE’s Jeongyeon / EXO’s Chanyeol / TWICE’s Sana (2.6 percent)
20. BIGBANG’s Seungri / TWICE’s Momo (2.5 percent)

Here are the top 10 for each year since 2015:

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