BTS, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin & Song Hye Kyo among most popular Korean content & stars as per international survey

An international survey was conducted to determine the most popular Korean content and stars overseas. The survey result featured BTS, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo.
BTS, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin & Song Hye Kyo among most popular Korean content & stars as per international survey
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An international survey was conducted to gauge the popularity of Korean content - music and drama - in the overseas market. As reported by Soompi, South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange released 2021 Overseas Hallyu (Korean Wave) Survey to reveal the popular K-pop stars, K-drama actors, Korean movies and Korean shows that have left audiences outside the country talking. The list featured BTS, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin, Song Hye Kyo, Crashing Landing On You and more!

The survey, as per the report, was conducted online from September 24 to November 4, 2020. There were about 8,500 Korean cultural content consumers participating in the survey from 18 countries. This includes the United States, China and Japan. The respondents were asked about television shows, films and music, among many other topics. 

Participants were asked to name their favourite Korean singer and 22 per cent chose BTS. The group witnessed a rise of 6.8 per cent in points since their last year's 15.2 per cent. BLACKPINK was second (chosen by 13.5 per cent of respondents), PSY stood third with 2.9 per cent, TWICE was fourth with 2.4 per cent and EXO came in fifth with 2.1 per cent. 

The King: Eternal Monarch star Lee Min Ho topped the favourite actors' list. He was chosen by 9.6 per cent of respondents. Crash Landing On You star Hyun Bin was second with 3.5 per cent, Goblin actor Gong Yoo third was picked by 2.3 per cent, Descendants of the Sun actress Song Hye Kyo stood fourth with 2.1 per cent and recently discharged actor Lee Jong Suk stood fifth 2 per cent. 

K-dramas were the most popular Korean content consumed by the respondent. About 29.7 per cent of survey participants revealed they watched Korean dramas. Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin starrer Crash Landing on You led the favourite Korean drama section with a 9.5 per cent score. Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji's hit 2020 show It’s Okay to Not Be Okay stood second with 4.1 per cent. The World of the Married and Itaewon Class received a 2.8 per cent score. 

As for the movies, Oscar-winning movie Parasite topped the favourite Korean movies list with 18.4 per cent. Train to Busan stood second with 10.2 per cent followed by its sequel Peninsula with 3.5 per cent stood on the third spot. Park Shin Hye's #ALIVE took the fourth spot with 2.1 per cent while Time to Hunt stood on the fifth position with 1.6 per cent.

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Anonymous 5 days ago

Congratulations to all of them!

Anonymous 2 months ago

LEE MIN HO My BEST ACTOR and BIG Start

Anonymous 2 months ago

LEE MIN HO IS THE best Star and Lovely Man

Anonymous 2 months ago

Please add Lee Dong Wook he’s good actor too so handsome second to Lee Minho!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Congrats to all specially to Lee Minho the most loved Kdrama actor hope to see more projects frim you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

my fav is RM...joonie

Anonymous 2 months ago

j hope would you marry me?

Anonymous 2 months ago

My favorite is Hyun Bin and I also like Lee Jung Suk. I hope to see them both soon! Crash Landing on You has put South Korea on the global map!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yeh lee min ho. My fav actor in K.Drama. congratulations. Muah .....

Anonymous 2 months ago

Congratulation My Queen Song Hye Kyo ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Anonymous 2 months ago

Congratulations Lee Jung Suk, Love you so much, and to Park Shin Bye and to the rest of the Actors and singers, I am proud of you all.

Anonymous 2 months ago

A Bo gum también

Anonymous 2 months ago

Congratulations. If I was a respondent to the survey , I would readily vote for Lee Minho. After seeing him in The King Eternal Monarch , I watched the rest of his drama series on Netflix and Viki Rakuten. He is captivating with his acting skills . He has that aura that resonates bringing some positive vibes to the viewers. Can’t wait to watch his next drama series on Apple TV.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hyun Bin. Me encanta

Anonymous 2 months ago

my favourite drama It's okay not to be okay. My favourite actors Hyun Bin and kim Soo-hyun. Best actress Son ye-jin , Jun Ji-hyun, Gong Hyo-jin

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Min Ho e Hyun Bin Parabéns. Acrescentaria Park Bo Gum em Passarela dos Sonhos.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow!. Song Hye Kyo still at the top despite of her vacation from big screen. You're really blessed. Still waiting for your next project " The Glory"

Anonymous 2 months ago

My favorite Lee Min Ho Ho! 10 years on top of success!

Anonymous 2 months ago

WWOO BTS LOVE

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yea! Lee Min Ho and Hyun Bi. Great actors. Congrats!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Please add Lee Dong Wook as well

Anonymous 2 months ago

No one asked me,lol, in jo order, I'd have lee jong-suk, lee joon-gi, park seo-joon, and kim hyun-joong...

Anonymous 2 months ago

wow i too loe lee jong suk soo much

Anonymous 2 months ago

Congratulations to all of you especially to Song Hye Kyo and Lee Jong Suk, and the drama Itaewon Class♥️

Anonymous 2 months ago

Please also add Jung Haein and Somthing in the Rain as best kdrama series.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I'm so proud all of you guys