These are the 22 most popular Korean stars in China this year

K-Pop stars may be super popular at home in Korea, but Chinese fans show them lots of love too, and these statistics are the proof.

China’s social media platform, Weibo, provides an enormous platform for, among other things, Hallyu fans to share their love for their favorite Korean celebrities. … And share their love they have! According to the site’s statistics, these 22 K-celebrities’ names were mentioned over a million times over just the past two months!

Of the top 22 K-celebs mentioned on Weibo, some are individuals from the music industry while others are Korean actors. The list even includes a few K-Pop idols alone, and with their group. Lay’s name was mentioned over 10 million times on Weibo, earning him the number one spot on this list.

Check out the 22 most popular Korean celebrities in China:

1. EXO’s Lay

2. EXO’s Sehun

3. EXO’s Chanyeol

4. GOT7’s Jackson

Jackson’s name was mentioned 4.2 million times on Weibo this year, recent news of his sickness has seen surge in his mentions as well.

5. EXO’s Baekhyun

6. Hwang Chi Yeol

7. Nam Joo Hyuk

8. BTS’s Jungkook

9. f(x)’s Victoria

10. BTS

11. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon

12. EXO


14. BTS’s V

15. Lee Min Ho

16. Gong Yoo

17. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

18. GOT7

19. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona

20. JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong

21. Girls’ Generation

22. Song Joong Ki

Source: The Qoo