Recently, K-Pop fans discussed the results of a collection of data to determine who the most popular fourth-generation male idols are in China. The data, which was collected from Weibo, was based on “Super Topics” on the social media app, which is apparently where many young Chinese fans discuss K-Pop. “Super Topics” are somewhat similar to hashtags used on other social media platforms, and can be used to create communities on Weibo with users following Super Topics that interest them. Based on these results, here are the 15 most popular fourth-generation male K-Pop idols in China.
15. Changbin (Stray Kids)
Changbin has really made a name for himself among Korean and international fans with his performing and producing prowess! According to the data, Changbin has a total of 53k followers for his Super Topic.
14. I.N (Stray Kids)
Stray Kids’ sweet and talented maknae has captured the hearts of many Chinese netizens, it seems. According to the data, I.N has a total of 56k followers for his Super Topic.
13. Sunghoon (ENHYPEN)
One of only two ENHYPEN members to make the list, Sunghoon’s popularity goes far beyond just Korean fans! According to the data, Sunghoon has a total of 56k followers for his Super Topic.
12. Huening Kai (TXT)
Huening Kai’s endless charms and handsome visuals can be appreciated by fans around the globe. According to the data, Huening Kai has a total of 56k followers for his Super Topic.
11. Heeseung (ENHYPEN)
Heeseung is the other ENHYPEN member to make the list, and it’s definitely well-deserved! According to the data, Heeseung has a total of 63k followers for his Super Topic.
10. Bang Chan (Stray Kids)
Bang Chan is the kind of talented and kind-hearted leader that anyone can admire. According to the data, Bang Chan has a total of 67k followers for his Super Topic.
9. Han (Stray Kids)
Talented producer Han finishes up the 3RACHA line being included in the results! According to the data, Han has a total of 78k followers for his Super Topic.
8. Seungmin (Stray Kids)
Seungmin’s vocals deserve to be heard by everyone around the world, and we’re glad to see him on this list. According to the data, Seungmin has a total of 88k followers for his Super Topic.
7. Lee Know (Stray Kids)
Between Lee Know’s handsome visuals and incredible stage presence, it’s not a surprise he ended up so high on the list! According to the data, Lee Know has a total of 99k followers for his Super Topic.
6. Beomgyu (TXT)
TXT’s members all seem to be pretty popular in China, and Beomgyu is no exception. According to the data, Beomgyu has a total of 101k followers for his Super Topic.
5. Jaechan (DKZ)
It seems that Jaechan’s rising popularity for his role in Semantic Error isn’t just in South Korea! According to the data, Jaechan has a total of 194k followers for his Super Topic.
4. Soobin (TXT)
Loveable TXT leader Soobin definitely deserves a high placement on this list. According to the data, Soobin has a total of 223k followers for his Super Topic.
3. Yeonjun (TXT)
Arguably the most popular member of TXT in South Korea, Yeonjun is also the highest-ranked member of TXT on this list! According to the data, Yeonjun has a total of 278k followers for his Super Topic.
2. Felix (Stray Kids)
Felix’s duality of having a deep voice yet adorable visuals and sweet personality is impossible not to love. According to the data, Felix has a total of 327k followers for his Super Topic.
1. Hyunjin (Stray Kids)
And finally, Hyunjin proves that his immense popularity in South Korea isn’t just limited to one country! According to the data, Hyunjin has a total of 500k followers for his Super Topic.
On the online forum post, here is what some fans had to say about these results.
- “I knew that SM really works hard with the Chinese market so this is quite ironic. It makes me wonder if Chinese kids like those fancy manhwa-like faces like Hyunjin and Felix’s and Jaechan is pretty solid too.. maybe because of his drama? They may have the Hallyu ban, but they are still watching every drama out there”
- “Stray Kids sure are super popular”
- “It’s daebak how Stray Kids’ Chinese fans showed the proofs of their purchaes. People were accusing them of sajaegi because their sales randomly went up so they released proofs of their purchases right away”
- “Hyunjin social distancing 🤧”
- “Thunderous was a bit popular but Maniac went super viral in China and that skyrocketed their Chinese fandom, they’re pretty big there now! I’m honestly still processing their popularity in China”