If the internet's search rankings are any indication of the top trends in Japan, k-pop is one of them.
According to the search rankings for the top male and female entertainers and sports athletes for January 1 to October 31st 2011, 18 of the top 20 spots were dominated by k-pop artists.
With the exception of Lady Gaga at #5 and Avril Lavigne at #17, many of the top k-pop stars were seen. Girls Generation took the number one spot followed by Kara at #2, TVXQ at #2. Jang Geung-seok sealed his spot at #4, Big Bang at #6, Super Junior at #7, Kim Hyun-joong at #8, FT Island at #9, and 2PM at #10.
Source : english.kbs.co.kr/Ent...
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