Korean Business Research Institute has announced the most popular K-pop idols! In this list, the team was covered in January this year.
Here are the top 10 most popular girl group members in January 2023!
1. Minji New Jeans
(Image credit: Minji (Kpop Wiki))
NewJeans’ Minji took the top spot in January this year, with a Brand Reputation Index of 4,899,310, an improvement of 14.81 percent over her December score.
“OMG”, “Ditto” and “Attention” ranked high in her keyword analysis, with “innocent”, “beautiful” and “radiant” dominating the related keyword rating. Minji’s positivity and negativity survey also showed an 89.90 percent response with mostly positive responses.
2. BLACKPINK Jennie
(Photo: Instagram: @jennierubyjane)
BLACKPINK’s lead rapper, Jennie, was ranked second in January’s Girl Band Brand Reputation Ranking. It has accumulated a brand reputation index of 4,416,607 on the list.
3. Hanni’s New Jeans
(Image credit: dbkpop)
Hanni of NewJeans moved up to third place when her brand reputation index increased by 29.67% over the previous month, giving her a score of 3,933,448 based on her profile in January.
4. BLACKPINK Jisoo
(Image: Instagram: @sooyaa__)
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo ranked fourth with a brand reputation rating of 3,908,118, an increase of 28.15 percent since last December.
5. Haerin New Jeans
(Photo: NewJeans website)
With a brand reputation index of 3,451,834, NewJeans Haerin rounded out the top five of January’s brand reputation rankings for girl groups. The idol showed an improvement of 24.99 percent, surpassing her previous figure of December 2022.
6. SNSD Taeyeon
(Image: Instagram: @taeyeon_ss)
SNSD’s Taeyeon scored a total of 3,321,078 on the Brand Reputation Index. The SNSD frontwoman became a search engine sensation thanks to her appearances on SMTOWN and her association with the supergroup SM Girls On Top.
7. New Jeans Danielle
(Photo: Instagram: @newjeans_official)
NewJeans Danielle scored a total of 3,187,466 points in her January Brand Reputation Index. It’s understandable that she is one of the most popular idols as she has become the new Burberry ambassador. Moreover, her Burberry photos also gained attention.
8. New Jeans Hyein
(Photo: Hyein (Elle Korea))
NewJeans’ maknae Hyein achieved a brand reputation rating of 2,801,188 in January. Hyein’s presence on the list also indicates that NewJeans is the only girl group to make the top 10. Hyein has also gained attention online since she became the new ambassador for Louis Vuitton.
9. Red Velvet Joy
(Image: Instagram: @_imyour_joy)
In January 2023, Joy had a Brand Reputation Score of 2,724,468. She also gained attention for her Instagram photos featured on the beauty brand ATHE.
10. TWICE Nayeon
(Photo: Nayeon (Instagram))
TWICE Nayeon collected a total of 2,517,760 brand reputation indexes in January. This is quantifiable due to her activity in TWICE, appearing in several episodes of “TIME TO TWICE”, as well as her teasers of returning with the group. She has also garnered attention online with her reputation as the “Queen of Spoilers”.
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Written by Israel Monte