Research has said that the idol group Super Junior, actor Jang Keun-suk, and the idol group SHINee have been chosen as the most popular Hallyu stars overseas by ranking in the top three. The English website of Korea.com calculated the number of fans belonging to each star's fan clubs organized on their website, and released the rank indicating the most popular Hallyu stars overseas on November 1. Super Star (with 3,063 members) ranked atop the stars including singing groups and actors, and Jang Keun-suk (with 2,303 members) and SHINee (with 2,138 members) followed.
Actor Lee Min-ho (with 1,972 members) and Girls' Generation placed at fourth and fifth, respectively. In the category of singing groups, Super Junior, SHINee, Girls' Generation, 2PM, and Big Bang were included in the top five, and in the category of actors, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Min-ho, Kim Beom, Hyun Bin, and Park Shin-hye were included in the top five.
Korea.com said, "The fan club members' nationalities varied from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, the USA, and Singapore, and more people from countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Brunei have been enrolling in the fan clubs. Korea.com has 46 fan clubs in the category of singing groups, 18 fan clubs in the category of actors, and 12 fan clubs in the category of dramas, and the managers and staff members of the fan clubs consist of foreigners. They voluntarily organized fan clubs, and their activities of sharing information on Hallyu stars with other members and producing content are playing a key role in the spread of Hallyu".
Source : english.kbs.co.kr/Ent...
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