On December 19, Gallup Korea revealed the survey results on the most outstanding singer of this year.
IU was no.1 with 15.2 percent of the vote from the respondents. In March, IU released ‘Throughthe Night’ and ‘Can’t Love You Anymore (with Oh Hyuk).’ Her full-length album ‘Palette’ and remake album ‘Flower Bookmark 2’ topped the music charts. It is the first time since 2014 that she has been voted as the most outstanding singer of the year.
TWICE took the second place with 9.1 percent of the vote. This year, TWICE released four hit songs: ‘Knock Knock,’ ‘Signal,’ ‘Likey’ and ‘Heart Shaker’ and had a successful debut in Japan as well. They became the first K-pop singer in 6 years to confirm appearance on Japan’s biggest year-end song festival.
Trot singer Jang Yoon Jung took 3rd place with 8.9 percent. BTS was 4th with 8.5 percent.
Yoon Jong Shin, whose ballad song ‘Like it?’ was a hit, took 5th place. Wanna One and EXO took 6th and 7th.
BIGBANG and Lim Chang Jung were tied for 8th place. Lee Seon Hee was 10th.
Gallup Korea survey 4,200 men and women of age 13 to 59 in three occasions in July, September and November. To reflect the difference in preference among different age groups, a separate survey was conducted to 1,500 men and women of age 13 to 29 for idol groups.
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