Lim Young-Woong, BLACKPINK, IU & More: These are the best singers in January 2022

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Lim Young Woong made netizens and fans proud as he went on to rank first place in this month’s brand reputation rankings for singers.

The Korean Business Research Institute made netizens and K-pop fans excited as they dropped their rankings regarding the popularity of K-pop boy groups and girl groups in terms of brand reputation rankings for the first month of the year.

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The brand reputation ranking for individual K-pop girl group members was then recently released, and now, the popularity of Korean singers has been released. Did your favorite Korean singer make the list? Find out here!

The data that The Korean Business Research Institute gathered regarding the brand reputation rankings for K-pop girl group members were taken from the dates of the 22nd of December 2021 up until the 22nd of January 2022!

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Starting off the top 3 is HYBE’s BTS as the K-pop boy group garnered a brand reputation index of 12,081,684 for the month of January.

BLACKPINK rose to second place after seeing an increase of 186.50% in their brand reputation index since December, collecting a total index of 12,160,011 for January.

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Popular trot singer Lim Young Woong took home the top spot in this month’s list as he gathered a brand reputation index of 12,515,103 for January.

Here is the list of the top 30 Korean singers in terms of brand reputation ranking for the month of January:

#30. BE’O

#29. STAYC


#27. Lee Young Ji

#26. Kim Hee Jae

#25. Sung Si Kyung

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#24. Red Velvet

#23. NCT

#22. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

#21. Red Velvet’s Joy

#20. TWICE

#19. Lee Seung Yoon

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#18. Jang Min Ho

#17. Oh My Girl

#16. Song Ga In

#15. Lee Seung Gi

#14. Lee Solomon


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#12. Jeong Dong Won

#11. Park Chang Geun

#10. Lee Mujin


#8. aespa

#7. Kang Daniel

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#6. IVE

#5. Lee Chan Won

#4. IU

#3. BTS


#1. Lim Young Woong

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