BTS and Wanna One Take Over Idol Chart’s 2018 Acha Ranking

Were they the top idols of 2018?

On the 7th of January, Idol Chart released data collected on Acha Ranking and reviewed artists who were the topic of conversation in 2018.

There were six categories: Acha Ranking song score, Acha Ranking album score, Acha Ranking broadcast/portal sites/SNS score, Acha Ranking expert score, Grade Ranking participation score, and Grade Ranking based on the number of likes.

The data was collected between 27.12.17 to 30.12.18.


The number of artists who put their name on Acha Ranking song score was 331 in total.

Out of these artists, BTS had the highest cumulated score of 83,465.

Wanna One was second with 57,309, and MeloMance third with 50,204. Bolbbalgan4, TWICE, NU’EST W, BLACKPINK, Red Velvet, iKon, and IU all made it to top 10.

Acha Ranking album score was not scored based on album sales, but scored based on their album sales ranking, and involved 394 artists.

BTS took first place with a huge lead, at a score of 8,841.

In second place was TWICE with 2,783 points, and in third was EXO with 2,526 points. Others included in the top 10 were SEVENTEEN, Red Velvet, Wanna One, NCT 127, Stray Kids, Jonghyun, and GOT7.

Acha Ranking broadcast/portal/SNS score focused on online hot topics, and involved 572 artists in its ranking.

BTS took first place, scoring 90,403 points.

BLACKPINK was second with 66,737 points, and Wanna One was third with 64,125 points. TWICE, Red Velvet, IU, EXO, MAMAMOO, iKon, and SEVENTEEN made it to top 10.

Acha Ranking expert scores were based on entertainment reporters’ weekly review, and a total of 81 artists were involved.

Once again, BTS had the highest score at 1,625, taking first place across all four Acha Ranking categories.

TWICE placed second with 480 points; and BLACKPINK, WINNER, and IU placed 3rd equal with 400 points each. EXO, iKon, BIGBANG, (G)I-dle, EXID, Bolbbalgan4, and Sunmi made it to top 10.

Grade Rankings were scores given to artists by fans on their vocal skills, performance and visual. There were over 2 million participations on 245 artists.

The artist with the highest participation score was Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, with 609,968 participations.

Jimin, V, Jungkook, Lai Kuan-lin, Ha Sungwoon, Park Jihoon,  Park Woojin, and Hwang Minhyun made it to top 10; all members of BTS and Wanna One.

The number of likes showed an artist’s fanbase size and loyalty. One account could only give one like per day.

Wanna One’s Kang Daniel took the top spot with 245,339 likes.

Jimin was second with 178,905 likes, and V was third with 141,756 likes. Jungkook, Ha Sungwoon, Lai Kuan-lin, Park Jihoon, Wanna One, Jin, and BTS all made it to top 10. Unlike participation, fans seem to have opted to like the group more often rather than individual members in this category.

Congratulations to BTS and Wanna One on their successful year in 2018!

Source: Osen