‘Celebrity Popularity Survey – First Half of 2012‘ conducted by Lee’s PR has held voting for the most popular artist for the first half of 2012.
According to the survey , Girls’ Generation has been voted as the most popular female artist for the first half of 2012.
Girls’ Generation earned 26.9% of all votes under the female artist category. The girls beat IU, Wonder Girls, Baek Jiyoung, Lee Hyori and miss A to the top female singer spot. Singer IU who released her second full-length album ‘Last Fantasy‘ this past November seized the #2 spot with 15.3% of the votes, followed by Wonder Girls (7.3%), Lee Hyori (7.1%), Baek Ji Young(6.5%), miss A (6.2%), and more.
The poll results come as Girls’ Generation’s popularity is soaring both in South Korea and worldwide. Their 2nd Asia Tour, travelled to New York to film for “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Live with Kelly”, and attended “Music Bank in Paris” received international love, it makes their popularity is not just limited to Asia further extending their popularity into Europe.
Although Girls’ Generation did not promote much in Korea in the first half of 2012, their global activities have made their fanbase even larger, truly making them deserving of the title of “Most Popular Female Singer” of the first half of 2012.
How about the most popular male artist? Big Bang seized the #1 spot under the most popular male artist category with 18.1% of the votes. Followed by Lee Seung Gi came in at #2 with 11.3% of the votes, 2PM (8.1%), Rain (6.9%), and 2AM (5.7%).
The most popular actor came to Won Bin with 16.3% of all votes, and following closely behind him was actor Kim Soohyun with 16.0% of all votes. Behind them were actors Jang Dong Gun(9.2%), Hyun Bin (7.8%), Lee Seung Gi (6.5%), and Kang Dong Won (5.6%).
Kim Tae Hee was voted as the most popular female actress despite not taking on any recent roles in Korea, while Han Ga In came in at #2 with 16.9% of the votes. Trailing behind them were Ha Ji Won(12.6%), Shin Min Ah (6.8%), and Song Hye Kyo (6.6%).
Yoo Jae Suk and Shin Bong Sun were selected as the most popular comedians, while Park Ji Sung and Kim Yun Ah were selected as the most popular athletes.