The Most Popular Artists And Songs Of 2023 — Chosen By Koreans

Did your favorite artist or song make the list?

Koreans have selected their favorite artists and songs for the year of 2023, led by NewJeans and Lim Young Woong.

Gallup Korea, one of Korea’s most respected survey sites, has released the results of their 2023 survey on the most popular and loved artists and songs that represented the year 2023. In their survey, they polled 2,489 individuals from throughout the nation that were between the ages of 13 to 39, and 2,773 individuals 40 and older. Individuals were allowed to select up to three artists. Here are the results.

Ages 13-39

1. NewJeans 25.7%

2. BTS 18.3%

3. IVE 17.0%

4. IU 16.1%

5. BLACKPINK 12.7%

6. AKMU 7.4%

7. Lim Young Woong 7.1%

8. BTS’s Jungkook 5.6%

9. (G)I-DLE 5.5%

9. aespa 5.5%

Ages 40+

1. Lim Young Woong 37.8%

2. Jang Yoon Jung 12.7%

3. Young Tak 11.8%

4. Lee Chanwon 11.3%

5. Na Hoon Ah 9.5%

6. Song Gain 9.1%

7. Jinsung 7.9%

8. Kim Hojoong 7.4%

9. Jung Dongwon 5.4%

10. Jang Minho 5.1%

Gallup also broke down the artist voting by age groups, which we have shared below.

In addition, they polled the individuals on what the most popular and loved song that represents 2023 was. Just like selecting the artists, individuals were allowed to select up to three songs.

Ages 13-39

1. Super Shy – NewJeans 6.8%

2. Seven – BTS’s Jungkook 6.7%

3. Queencard – (G)I-DLE 6.5%

4. I AM – IVE 6.0%

5. Hype Boy – NewJeans 5.3%

6. ETA – NewJeans 5.2%

7. Love Lee – AKMU 4.7%

8. LOVE DIVE – IVE 3.5%

9. Let’s Say Goodbye – Parc Jaejung 3.3%

10. Dynamite – BTS 3.1%

Ages 40+

1. Love Always Runs Away – Lim Young Woong 6.9%

2. Grain of Sand – Lim Young Woong 6.2%

3. Trust in Me – Lim Young Woong 4.3%

3. Call the Soul – Jang Yoon Jung 4.3%

5. Drink Makgeolli – Young Tak 3.8%

6. My Starry Love – Lim Young Woong 3.3%

7. At Andong Station – Jin Sung 3.2%

8. Brother Tess – Na Hoon Ah 2.9%

9. Thank You – Kim Hojoong 2.9%

10. A Sexagenary Couple’s Story – Lim Young Woong 2.8%

Gallup also broke down the song voting by age groups, which we have shared below.

Source: Gallup Korea