K-Pop’s global influence continues to reach new heights, with the UK being no exception to its far-reaching allure. A testament to this cultural phenomenon can be seen in the most searched female idols on UK YouTube for the first half of 2023.
1. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
Leading the pack at number one is BLACKPINK’s Jisoo. A powerhouse of talent, Jisoo’s distinctive vocals and captivating on-screen presence make her an undeniable favourite. Whether it’s her solo activities or performances with BLACKPINK, UK fans can’t get enough of her, thus reflecting in her top position on YouTube search trends.
2. BLACKPINK’s Lisa
Following closely in the second spot is BLACKPINK’s Lisa. Known globally for her dancing prowess, Lisa’s solo performances, dance practices and her first solo album LALISA are highly sought-after content by UK fans on YouTube.
3. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
BLACKPINK’s Jennie seizes the third spot. Her fashion-forward style, impeccable rapping and singing skills, along with her solo music, have kept UK fans engaged, driving her high search volume on YouTube.
4. IVE’s Wonyoung
The fourth spot belongs to the maknae of Starship‘s newest girl group IVE, Wonyoung. Even after the disbandment of IZ*ONE, Wonyoung’s popularity has not waned, as reflected in her high ranking on this list.
5. BLACKPINK’s Rosé
Taking the fifth position is BLACKPINK’s Rosé. Her enchanting vocals and chic style, along with the success of her solo debut R, have ensured a consistent stream of searches from British fans on YouTube.
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon takes the sixth spot. The veteran idol’s evergreen popularity is unshaken, with her soulful voice and charismatic stage presence continuing to capture the attention of UK fans.
7. TWICE’s Nayeon
Seventh on the list is TWICE’s Nayeon. Her vivacious personality and strong vocals have secured her a devoted fanbase in the UK, with numerous searches for her performances and variety show appearances.
8. aespa’s Karina
Coming in at number eight is aespa’s Karina. Her fierce performances and unique style have made her a stand-out among the newer generation of K-Pop idols, leading to a considerable number of YouTube searches in the UK.
9. ITZY’s Yeji
ITZY’s Yeji claims the ninth spot. Her all-round talent as a singer, dancer, and leader of ITZY have made her a fan-favourite in the UK, as demonstrated by the steady number of searches for her.
10. LE SSERAFIM’s Yunjin
Rounding off the top ten is LE SSERAFIM’s Yunjin. The former Produce 48 contestant’s powerful vocals and magnetic stage presence have continued to captivate UK fans, placing her on this coveted list.