Recently, the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the ranking of the top 10 most influential Koreans in 2021. In the top 10, there are 8 famous stars in the music field, cinema and sports are present.
As expected, “global group” BTS has taken the No. 1 position with influence beyond the Korean border, pushing rival BLACKPINK to the bottom. The one-time couple Song Joong Ki – Song Hye Kyo continued to compete fiercely and as a result, the couple was indecisive. However, both of them lost to Lee Min Ho because the actor The King: Eternal Monarch is the actor with the highest ranking in the chart.
Here are the stars in the top of the most influential figures in Korea in 2021:
1st place: BTS\
BTS claimed to be the king of the rankings with 15.1% of the votes. 2021 is a successful year for BTS when the songs “Butter” and “Permission To Dance” simultaneously “captured” the Billboard Top 100. The group also won Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and received a Grammy nomination. BTS has a global influence, attracting a large number of fans of all ages and races
3rd place: BLACKPINK
Among the entertainment stars entering this chart, BLACKPINK only lost to rival BTS. “Hac Huong” received 6.1% of the votes for the past year of hard work in 2021. BLACKPINK members all have great influence on social networks and the global entertainment industry
4th place: Lee Min Ho
In 2021, Lee Min Ho does not have a new movie, but he is still the top hot actor in showbiz. Lee Min Ho “landed” at 4th place with 4.1% of the votes and is the highest ranked actor in the chart.
5: Son Heung Min
Son Heung Min continues to have a successful year in the Tottenham shirt. Son Heung Min is the most expensive player in Asia, known by many football fans around the world. He ranked in 5th place with 3.6% of the votes
The hit “Gangnam Style” has brought PSY to the rank of the most powerful and influential superstar in Korea and after 10 years, PSY still maintains this form. The male singer got 2.2% of the votes and ranked in 6th place
7: Bong Joon Ho
The director of the blockbuster “Parasite” – Bong Joon Ho ranked 7th with 1.6% of the votes. To date, he is still the only Korean director to win an Oscar
8: Song Hye Kyo
Having debuted for more than 20 years, Song Hye Kyo’s influence has never diminished. Song Hye Kyo has a far-reaching influence in the fields of film, entertainment, fashion and is a role model for countless women. She is the only actress in the top 10 with 1.3% of the votes
9: Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki competes fiercely with his ex-wife. He also got 1.3% of the vote like Song Hye Kyo. Last year, Song Joong Ki achieved countless successes with the blockbuster Vincenzo