South Korea’s Top 10 Singers Of 2023, According To Prestigious Gallup Survey

It’s a star-studded top 10 ๐Ÿคฉ

Gallup Korea, since 2007, has been an important source for identifying leading figures in various fields at the end of each year. Their annual survey, respected for its accuracy, highlights the “Person of the Year” in categories like sports, broadcasting, acting, and music.


The 2023 survey, focusing on the music industry, is based on responses from over 5,000 people aged 13 and older across South Korea, excluding Jeju Island. Conducted in three phases during the latter half of the year, the survey asks respondents to name their top three favorite artists, offering a clear picture of the current musical trends in the country.

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1. NewJeans

Emerging as a phenomenal force in the K-pop scene, NewJeans has captured a staggering 25.7% of the public’s adoration. Their fresh sound and innovative style have undeniably set new trends and expectations in the industry.

2. BTS

Continuing their global dominance, BTS remains a formidable presence in South Korea’s music scene. With 18.3% of the votes, they exemplify the enduring popularity and influence of their music and message.

3. IVE

IVE’s meteoric rise to fame is reflected in their 17% share of the votes. Their unique blend of charisma and talent has resonated with a wide audience, now establishing them as one of the leading acts in K-Pop.

4. IU

IU, the much-loved singer-songwriter, retains her spot in the hearts of many, securing 16.1% of the votes. Her evocative music and versatile style continue to enchant fans across generations.


BLACKPINK’s appeal is evident in their 12.7% share of the vote. Their impactful performances and trend-setting music have made them icons in the K-Pop world and saved them a spot at the top.


With a 7.4% vote share, AKMU’s unique and soulful music has carved a special place in the industry. Their artistic integrity and lyrical depth are highly regarded by Korean netizens.

7. Lim Young Woong

Capturing 7.1% of the votes, Lim Young Woong’s deep and resonant voice has made him a favorite in the trot and ballad genres, showcasing the diversity of South Korea’s musical tastes.

8. BTS’s Jungkook

Jungkook of BTS, as a solo artist, has garnered 5.6% of the votes, highlighting his individual artistry and the powerful impact of his solo endeavors.

9. (G)I-DLE and Aespa

Both (G)I-DLE and Aespa have secured 5.5% of the votes, reflecting their rising status in the K-Pop industry. Their innovative concepts and powerful performances have earned them a dedicated following.

Source: Gallup Korea