BTS voted Power People, BLACKPINK loses to TWICE as Best Female Idol Group by K Pop agency CEOs & Directors

Sports Chosun reached out to 50 entertainment agency CEOs and directors to find out who are the industry’s power players right now. BTS has been voted Power People while TWICE has been voted Best Female Idol Group.
BTS voted Power People, BLACKPINK loses to TWICE as Best Female Idol Group by K Pop agency CEOs & DirectorsBTS voted Power People, BLACKPINK loses to TWICE as Best Female Idol Group by K Pop agency CEOs & Directors
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BTS has been recording milestones with every passing month. The K-Pop band, comprising of RM, Jun, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, recently made the headlines for the jaw-dropping audience attending their recent Bang Bang Con The Live. Today, the Bangtan Boys left the ARMY gushing when they were awarded the 2020 UNICEF Inspire Award for their Love Myself campaign. While fans continue to support the band, K-Pop agencies believe that BTS is the biggest power people present in the Korean music industry. 

As reported by Koreaboo, Sports Chosun celebrated their 35th anniversary. As part of their celebrations, they reached out to 50 entertainment agency CEOs and directors to find out who are the industry’s power players right now. This included Music Critic Kang Tae Kyu, JYP Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Woollim Entertainment, RBW Entertainment, Label SJ, Amoeba Culture, KQ Entertainment, Fantagio Music, MHN Entertainment, Big Hit Entertainment, YG Entertainment, THE BLACK LABEL and Maroo Entertainment. 

With voting for eight categories held, each person was asked to rank their top three positions. The member/band placed first was awarded three points, the second spot would bag two points, while the third-place meant a single point. 

The unanimous vote revealed BTS was placed on top of the power people category with 68. The band was followed by Lee Soo Man with 58 points and third place went to Bang Si Hyuk with 47 points. BTS also topped the Best Male Idol Group category with 141 points. Whereas, the Best Female Idol Group category was topped by TWICE while BLACKPINK came second. ZICO was voted the Best Male Soloist whereas IU was voted as the Best Female Soloist. 

Check out the complete list below: 

The “Power People” that move the whole industry

BTS – 68

Lee Soo Man – 58

Bang Si Hyuk – 47

Park Jin Young – 23

IU – 18

The Best K-Pop Producer

Bang Si Hyuk – 101

Lee Soo Man – 65

Park Jin Young – 37

ZICO & Teddy (tie) – 11

The Best Male Idol Group

BTS – 141

EXO – 53

SEVENTEEN – 25

NCT – 17

BIGBANG – 9

MONSTA X – 7

The Best Female Idol Group

TWICE – 111

BLACKPINK – 69

Red Velvet – 24

Oh My Girl – 13

IZ*ONE – 11

(G)I-DLE – 10

The Best Male Soloist

ZICO – 71

Rain – 38

Paul Kim – 23

EXO’s Baekhyun & BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (tie) – 16

Park Hyo Shin & Jang Beom June & Im Young Woong (tie) – 14

The Best Female Soloist

IU – 115

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – 52

Chungha – 38

Heize – 21

Sunmi – 17

Lee Hyori – 11

The Best Of K-Pop’s Future

TXT – 60

ITZY – 43

SM Entertainment’s rookie girl group – 13

CRAVITY & TREASURE & ATEEZ (tie) – 7

The Best K-Pop Agency

SM Entertainment – 98

Big Hit Entertainment – 83

JYP Entertainment – 48

YG Entertainment – 8

What is your take on the listing? Let us know in the comments below. 

ALSO READ: BTS' Love Myself campaign on ending violence against the youth awarded 2020 UNICEF Inspire Award

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

This comment section just aged like milk. Blackpink milion seller

Anonymous 1 month ago

Blackpink is not that good so I'm glad groups with more talent and experience won

Anonymous 2 months ago

i wanted sunmi and blackpink to win but congrats to the people who did win :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

Whoa! Why you are fighting for because your favourite KPOP band didn't get first place, nha! You should be happy because your favourite band is not out of this section, And for me mine is BTS but sad about BIGBANG. So please fans don't forget your way is to support your Kpop ☺

Anonymous 2 months ago

Listen up Blinks Ur girls are amazing and talented i'm a blink too ok? but that doesnt mean that they always have to be at the top of everything im a hardcore army and if blackpink beats bts i wont be cursing blinks or bp i would be cheering for blackpink . No kpop grps are at a competition to get at the top it's the fandoms that causes kpop to look so damn toxic so please be mature -thank you for reading this

Anonymous 3 months ago

Woah !! Woah!!! Look whose jealous.... It's the BLINKS!!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

TWICE totally deserves first in kpop female idol grp blackpink not at all better than them and boys idol grp will always be bts

Anonymous 3 months ago

Blinks are disgusting

Anonymous 4 months ago

Well I think most of the blinks don't know how to respect and appreciate other talents. Most of the so called blinks just vent out their anger on other fandoms and K-pop groups. I have myself witnessed so many bad comments by blinks on other K-pop MV 'S on YouTube. Better be civilized blinks don't test the patience of other fandoms be it Army Once or Exo-L. Because if we aim at venting our frustration out on you people then you would regret your actions and comments even more. Well this has nothing to do with black pink, I respect their talent and songs. Congratulations to the deserving winners

Anonymous 4 months ago

This vote is based on popularity

Anonymous 4 months ago

Blinks luck next time dont be stupid twice is the biggest kpop girls group ever and they will be always

Anonymous 4 months ago

Honey get a life

Anonymous 4 months ago

Shut up

Anonymous 5 months ago

BIGBANG still better, sorry.

Anonymous 5 months ago

i'LL stop this by saying PLEASE DON'T FIGHT. Why have fanwars instead of congratiolating each other?

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blame blinks for starting this fanwar!

Anonymous 5 months ago

BLACKPINK SHOULD WIN :>( TWICE LOSERS

Anonymous 5 months ago

SHUT UP!! I am a BLINK too but TWICE is really good too. It's disgusting that BLINKS should bring other groups down to elevate their group. TWICE worked just as hard as BLACKPINK and they deserve to have this position so don't complain and please don't bring other groups down, Nobody will appreciate it..

Anonymous 5 months ago

Shut the fuck up Onces . Wwhy are you blaming us for this I f twice just over blackpink that would be only once like Twice's fandom name "ONCE" HAAAAAAHHHH

Anonymous 5 months ago

I understand that you are a blink, but you can't bring down Twice.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blackpink: only 13 songs in 4 years, recycled songs, lazy dancing ....... honey i dont think so...... just stan Twice and your life will be better

Anonymous 5 months ago

Jealous blinks enjoy once

Anonymous 5 months ago

Shut the f*ck! Just face it Twice won and blackpink lost. Twice derseve this way more than Blackpink.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Are you ignorant? The comments are filled with a lot of blinks hating on Twice. Get your facts right before you say stupid sh*t.

Anonymous 5 months ago

All im seeing is comments bashing blinks and claiming their "toxic", yet i havent seen one comment of a "jelous blink" that was apparently hating on twice. Blinks arent even the problem, its just some of you automatically think "oh might as well bash blinks", NO, im not a blink, i actually like twice BUT i havent seen one comment of a blink bashing twice, its only YOU GUYS bashing blinks. QUIT IT, lmfao yall are too toxic.

Anonymous 5 months ago

BTS ARMY FOREVER

Anonymous 5 months ago

Me too...... BTS is always the best and no one in this world can dominate them !!! Purple you forever BTS and Armies...

Anonymous 5 months ago

Just accept it, BLINKS! Y'all are literally so messed up! Yes, BLACKPINK has waaaaay more fans but that doesn't mean they're always 1st! Do y'all even know TWICE' achievements? they're album sales? Their fandom? Who are you to hate on them HUH!?!? Get over it! Let's see if you can beat TWICE... before you hate on them, learn about them first.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Some of the blinks in the comments are such sore losers. So your precious Blackpink didn't win, GET OVER IT! Sheesh their not going to be the top for every ranking. It's pathetic of certain blinks to have to come down to the comments just to drag down Twice.

Anonymous 5 months ago

seriously!?!?! I'm a BLINK but I just can't handle how toxic my co- blinks are! I personally think TWICE deserves this becasue they have WAAAAYYY more album sales, more awards and LOTS of daesangs. We don't even have daesang. TWICE composes their songs while BP doesnt even cuz of YG. Co-BLINKS, please don;t be TOXIC. I'm actually about to leave this fandom. I've been planning to leave cuz BLINKS are too toxic. I'm just 11 yrs old and they're influencing me. PLUS, Co- BLINKS, please understand that TWICE won cuz they are called "The nation's girl group" and 'asia's girl group" FOR A REASON. if we want to be the 1st place, BLACKPINK needs more awards. ONCES works hard. And now, this is my last message as a BLINK. I will go to TWICEs fandom. I observed it and it was very peacefull. Thank you, BLINKS. It was fun being influenced by TOXIC's.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I agree with you... It's disgusting that some of the blinks here are so toxic... But you really can't leave a fandom for their fans :(... I mean this aint blackpink's fault....

Anonymous 5 months ago

That isn't necessary. She/he/they is/are still a Blink. Blink don't need to hate TWICE.

Anonymous 5 months ago

i doubt your a true blink

Anonymous 5 months ago

I think you should support them you should not leave them like this they want support because without us they can't reach at the top we should support them

Anonymous 5 months ago

Damn I am so sick of these stupid fanwars. The people who are saying certain groups don't deserve their positions let me u ask u a question what makes you so certain and what makes u an expert on the issue. The people who voted for these groups are people who know this industry and probably have been in it for a long time, which means they are in a better position to give an expert opinion basing on their knowledge and experience. So if they picked these groups they know what they talking about and they certainly have valid reasons for choosing them. I mean look at it like this when a person is not feeling well they go to a medical doctor for an opinion,they don't go to a Vet. It's cool to give ur opinion about these groups but some of y'all are just being plain disrespectful and should grow up. All kpop idols work hard and all deserve success. So don't hate just appreciate all the groups. Today it's Twice and BTS but maybe some day it might be ur Fav,it's still cool cuz they also deserve that spot. So I will just end this by saying Congratulations to all the artists and much love to all.

Anonymous 5 months ago

But,did any of you noticed,a group which didn't had debuted is in the list,.SM groups hold power even before they debut,man.Theyre unbelievable.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Twice is way to better than blackpink i am not saying that blackpink is not good just wanted you to understand that twice is legend

Anonymous 5 months ago

Where is MAMAMOO? Hwasa, Solar, Moonbyul and Wheein?:/

Anonymous 5 months ago

better then BP

Anonymous 5 months ago

Yeah. Where is MAMAMOO!!???!!?!?.

Anonymous 5 months ago

All groups are the best but BTS is greater ..... ARMYJ

Anonymous 5 months ago

Yeah !! It's the best forever and ever.... Other groups just make songs on love and relation but BTS makes songs on the hardships of life and how to face them and to never give up !! They'd had saved many lives till now.....And of course mine too :) I will be an ARMY until my last breath and even beyond that !!! Saranghae BTS and Armies ❤❤

Anonymous 5 months ago

They are definitely the most popular but I wouldn't say the greatest.

Anonymous 5 months ago

That's true

Anonymous 5 months ago

This ranking is based of the artistic growth of idols as artists Twice tried so many concepts Regularly gave music Won public's heart Write and compose their music So they definitely deserve the 1st This survey isn't about popularity

Anonymous 5 months ago

NO MATTER WHAT NO ONE CAN BEAT OUR QUEENS BLACKPINK NOT EVEN TWICE, AND YOU TOXIC ONCE SAID SAYING THAT BLACKPINK ALWAYS KEEP DOING THE SAMENDING CONCEPT, WE'LL IT ISN,THE THERE FAULT ITS YG'S THEY DON'T LET BLACKPINK DO ANYTHING BY THEMSELVES WELL I,M ALSO TIRED OF TWICE DONG THE SAME FCKING CUTE CRINGE CONCEPT ITS FOR 1-3 YEAR OLD KIDS SONG BLACKPINK HAS A MATURE CONCEPT THAN TWICE SO BLACKPINK DESERVE TO BE ON THE TOP, AND WAIT UNTIL BLACKPINK BEAT TWICE WITH THERE NEW COMEBACK GET READY OnCeS.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Twice has the best vocalists along with the best dancer AKA dancing machine MOMO they also have great personalities that's prob why their in the top now instead of bp

Anonymous 5 months ago

Honestly...they are not queens...twice beats them in the music platform...they are just used as models for yg....blinks just over hype them

Anonymous 5 months ago

everyone loves bashing blinks with no proof, we arent toxic they are, i havent seen one comment of a blink bashing twice, only onces bashing blinks, and actually i like twice better, but unfortunately toxic people in my fandom are bashing blinks. To the blinks out there, i appologise for my fandom! xx

Anonymous 5 months ago

Honestly I agree with you. It's so immature how some blinks act. Like why stay pressed.

Anonymous 5 months ago

see? what a toxic fandom.

Anonymous 5 months ago

no one said that bi**h

Anonymous 5 months ago

Wow this is amazing army’s we are going good

Anonymous 5 months ago

Yea.....BTS is always the best !!!

Anonymous 5 months ago

TWICE NATION'S GIRLGROUP

Anonymous 5 months ago

Black pink is just overrated

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blackpink comback is gonna beat twice.

Anonymous 5 months ago

... in what aspects, youtube views?

Anonymous 5 months ago

There's so many TOXIC BLINKS. I was a BLINK before but I left because they were TOO toxic. They planned to sue BTS' Suga which hurts my heart. BLINKS, please stop starting fanwars. Now, I feel better that I'm with BTS and TWICE. All my problems went away. Don't y'all feel embarassed? Being TOXIC will your your fandom more worse. Anyways, I'm happy that BTS and TWICE is here. They saved me. When I was a BLINK, I couldn't feel special.

Anonymous 5 months ago

You shouldn't stray away from blackpink, just because some of there blinks are crazy! It's all about there music that draws you to them but you jump on another bandwagon. #youwereneverablinktobeginwith

Anonymous 5 months ago

Pls, its not like other fandosm doesnt do that too. Its like ppl esp hate bp bcoz of their acheivements. N another thing, tHOSE R NOT BLINKS THEY ARE TOXIC FANS WHICH US BLINKS DO NOT WANT. Blinks are nice ppl, ask stays if u dont me, we ve been supproting stray kids bcoz one stay asked us to. So pls, not every single blink is toxic, bcoz im a blink, army, moa, n kther stuff n i dont know where to stand in fanwars

Anonymous 5 months ago

Haha,better late than never ! Glad that you found the right path and stayed clean !

Anonymous 5 months ago

What is this nonsense awards?? Im sure BLACKPINK have something better to do than this, this is more like buIIshlt awards haha

Anonymous 5 months ago

Stop it!! I am a blink and I have seen so many people in the comments who are blinks and are leaving the fandom cuz of the toxic blinks like you... It's really not fair... STOP being so toxic, Be happy that blackpink came aftet TWICE at least with so many ppl leaving the fandom cuz of the toxic ones like you

Anonymous 5 months ago

This is the fact of the korean masterminds in music industry..stay pressed baby

Anonymous 5 months ago

BLACKPINK

Anonymous 5 months ago

omg some people are so disrespectful...

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blackpink didn't get first for a reason Congratulations onces and twice you deserve number 1 everyone got the correct places.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Thank you so much for being kind! It means a lot!

Anonymous 5 months ago

Even good has sense of humor , I mean ..... Just look at y'all. Blackpink are the best and it will always be.... Know what arguing with blinks won't let you anywhere .... .. Everyone has the right to be stupid but y'all abusing the privilege. Lol

Anonymous 5 months ago

Well the album sales speak for itself...It’s not only about the views.Physical sales are the real deal and twice is way ahead in their game when it comes to album sales...so don’t be so toxic and bring them down.Be happy for others achievement.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blackpink should be at the top!

Anonymous 5 months ago

Unfortunately, they disappointed you !

Anonymous 5 months ago

My Takes are: Best kpop producer: All of them. Best male idol group: Exo(well I'm not a fan of Exo but I see Exo is best). Best female idol group: MAMAMOO and Red Velvet Best kpop's future: TXT, Everglow Best kpop Agency: All of them are good, but I like Sm and Jyp entertainment.

Anonymous 5 months ago

I read almost all the comments. Seriously guys? If you are a fan of blackpink or fan of twice, shouldn't you love your group and not hate the other? Twice is popular in korea and other countries too. They are having comebacks time to time. Blackpink is popular too. They are javing less comebacks and songs. And NO all songs of blackpink are not same. If you don't know about the music genre please don't speak of it. Thier music are pop, hiphop and some house genre. And all of their songs are hit. Twice has coved all genre, pop hiphop house, melody etc. Let me ask you one question. If the members of twice were in blackpink or members of blackpink were in twice would you say the same? If blackpink was under JYP entertainment and had give chance to sing so many songs whereas twice was under YG and unfortunately had less songs, would you blame tge group? It's agency's fault! And twice have opportunities to produce, compose and write the song. But BLACKPINK has been restricted not to do any of these mentioned. If you people don't know about their hardships then you don't have right to badmouth other kpop group! They are idols, they help us, entertain us. The groups are also friends with each other. Mamamoo and redvelvet are great groups they also have fans. Just think how much it would disgust your own favorite idols/groups if they came to know that you guys are fighting over a award catogory. Did they grew up well known and popular to see and hear this from their fans? Shame on

Anonymous 5 months ago

It is true, all the groups are great and hardworking, we should respect them all.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Just wait and watch our blackpink comback

Anonymous 5 months ago

what up with you

Anonymous 5 months ago

B

Anonymous 5 months ago

Blackpink is the revolution