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Gallup Poll Reveals the Most Popular K-pop Stars in 2012

Korea Gallup ran their annual opinion polls for 2012. A few of the categories for their survey included topics on K-pop and which stars were the biggest and brightest this year. They polled 4,157 people in the age range from 13 to 59 and each person was asked to choose up to 3 artists in each category.

Check out the results below.

The Brightest Singing Stars of 2012

1. Psy – 24.4%
2. Girls’ Generation – 19.8%
3. Big Bang – 9.5%
4. IU – 6.9%
5. Jang Yoon Jung – 6.6%
6. SISTAR – 6.4%
7. T-ara – 5.5%
8. B2ST – 5.3%
9. Tae Jin Ah – 5.2%
10. Busker Busker – 4.1%

Best 5 Singers for Teenage Demographic

1. Big Bang – 20.7%
2. Girls’ Generation – 19.0%
3. Psy – 16.3%
4. B2ST – 16.1%
5. IU – 10.7


Best 5 Singers for People in their 20′s

1. Girls’ Generation – 26.6%
2. Psy – 23.9%
3. IU – 12.9%
4. SISTAR – 12.7%
5. Big Bang – 12.3%

Best 5 Singers for People in their 30′s

1. Psy – 28.9%
2. Girls’ Generation – 22.1%
3. Big Bang – 9.6%
4. SISTAR – 8.1%
5. T-ara 7.7%

Best 5 Singers for People in their 40′s

1. Psy – 30.7%
2. Girls’ Generation – 20.3%
3. Jang Yoon Jung – 10.0%
4. Tae Jin Ah – 6.6%
5. Big Bang – 5.1%

Best 5 Singers for People in their 50′s

1. Psy – 20.2%
2. Tae Jin Ah – 15.3%
3. Jang Yoon Jung – 14.4
4. Girls’ Generation – 12.3%
5. Song Dae Gwan – 12.3%

Best 5 Songs of 2012

1. Psy “Gangnam Style” – 30.7%
2. SISTAR “Alone” – 3.2%
3. Busker Busker “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 2.8%
4. TaeTiSeo “Twinkle” – 1.9%
5. B2ST “Beautiful Night” – 1.5%

Best Female and Male Rookies of 2012

Male: Busker Busker – 17.0%
Female: Ailee – 4.6%


Source: Gallup Korea, akp

 nothing surprising or unexpected

bestsama 29th-Dec-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
and they didn't even do anything
eishastan 29th-Dec-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
HBIC
ashiva 29th-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Best 5 Singers for Teenage Demographic

1. Big Bang – 20.7%

Kinda impressive for a six-years-old group.
asnindie 29th-Dec-2012 01:43 am (UTC)
Beautiful Night was legit terribad. Atleast vote for Midnight Korea.

Edited at 2012-12-29 01:44 am (UTC)
eishastan 29th-Dec-2012 02:06 am (UTC)
My queens are everywhere on this lists, good to see them being loved by basically every demographic.
dorkiilove 29th-Dec-2012 02:53 am (UTC)
snsd slaying ur favs even though they haven't done shit this year


and before someone goes: ITS A NUGUASS POLL!!111INACCURATE!!!1 you need to EDUCATE urself on who gallup poll is
cagallisakura 29th-Dec-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
lol ikr. so tempted to add it "gallup is about as legit as a poll can get."
iznanassi 29th-Dec-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Hooray for SISTAR and that's all I'm here for
hellodee16 29th-Dec-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
sistar rly blew up. good for them!
akillarian 29th-Dec-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Happy to see them there too.
b1gay4 29th-Dec-2012 05:06 am (UTC)
can someone please explain how beast is in any of this lol
kiminikaeru 29th-Dec-2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
mte
rooftop_sunset 29th-Dec-2012 06:28 am (UTC)
kweens <3
trancexperiment 29th-Dec-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I know Omona has a hate boner for Beast but I cannot deny Beautiful Night is so fucking catchy. No shame.
swhyeon1991 30th-Dec-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Mte tbh.
song_jihyuk 29th-Dec-2012 08:25 am (UTC)
seems like this year is a good year for sistar
lynethia 29th-Dec-2012 08:34 am (UTC)
Liking all the Sistar mentions.
soramai 29th-Dec-2012 11:08 am (UTC)
Yes for Big Bang, not even surprised. Psy of course beats everyone.
yes for sistar! They did well. Busker Busker too.
But no Kara, no WG.

mjspice 29th-Dec-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Here for Oppa PSY!
moob 29th-Dec-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
nice to see polls that aren't swamped in yg shit for once
mo_chan_tf 29th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
and SME still thought it was necessary to make SNSD look and sound like teenagers for the comeback, jfc
naturalhonee 29th-Dec-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
yes because snsd have been sitting in a dungeon this whole year... lol snsd fans.
they will still appear on the list even if they don't release any new songs for the next 3 years tbh the public isn't into them for their music.
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