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

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