Most Popular Singers, First Half of 2009: BigBang & SNSD
Groups Big Bang and So Nyeo Shi Dae are the most popular singers for the first half of 2009.
A marketing research agency Leespr did a survey amongst 1,334 Koreans from age 13-65 for the whole month of March, and survey results showed that groups Big Bang and So Nyeo Shi Dae were the most popular singers for the first half of year 2009.
Male Singer Category
Big Bang who recently released their new book ‘Shouting To You In The World’ won the #1 position for the popularity in the category of male singers. They were voted as the representative male group in Korea.
- Big Bang
- Dong Bang Shin Ki
- Super Junior
- Lee Moon Sae
Others on Top 10: SS501, Jo Yong Pil, Lee Seung Chul, Kim Gun Mo, SG Wannabe.
Female Singer Category
For the female singers category, So Nyeo Shi Dae, who brought about the ‘Gee’ craz for the first half of this year, was voted #1 for top popularity.
- So Nyeo Shi Dae
- Lee Hyori (She was #1 for the 2nd half of 2008)
- Jang Yoon Jeong (Trot singer who won mostly the votes from people of age 50 and above surveyed)
- Baek Ji Young (Her comeback song ‘Like Being Hit’ proves to be a popular hit)
- Son DamBi
- BoA (‘Asia’s Star’, currently advancing into the American market)
Well, the 2nd half of 2009 will be more interesting than the first. We have newcomers like 2NE1, T-ara, IU; and comebacks like So Nyeo Shi Dae, Lee Hyori, SS501, Big Bang and Se7en.