JYJ Yoochun Voted The Artist Who Best Represents K-Pop In 2013...
The results of Stage 2 of the KpopStarz reader poll are in and Yoochun is the winner!
JYJ’s Yoochun wins!
The final results of Stage 2 of the KpopStarz semiannual reader poll are in, and JYJ singer Yoochun has been named the artist who best represents K-Pop so far this year.
Yoochun came out on top ahead of his former TVXQ group-mates U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin with 20.33% of the vote.
It seems like fans of Stage 1 ‘Group Who Expanded the Most Globally in the First Half of 2013′ winners TVXQ were divided over which member to vote for – Yunho received 12.62% of reader votes and Changmin rounded out the top three with 9.4%.
Yoochun’s fellow JYJ members Jaejoong and Junsu also made their ways into the top ten at number five (6.5%) and number eight (3.47%) respectively.
The results raise an interesting point – unified or divided, the original five members of TVXQ remain a constant force in the Korean music industry a decade after their debut.
There were a variety of other noteworthy idols who had strong showings in our poll results. CNBLUE leader Jung Yonghwa was just barely beat out for the third spot by Max Changmin, and came in fourth with 9.05% of the votes, also topping last year’s winner Jaejoong.
Kai and Luhan, two EXO members, one from EXO-K and one from EXO-M found themselves among the poll leaders, ranking sixth and tenth overall.
The only female idol to make it into the top ten was f(x)’s Victoria at number seven and Big Bang leader and solo sensation G-Dragon made an appearance at number nine with a respectable 3.26%.
The first solo artist to rank was Kim Hyun Joong at number 11, while the next female on the list is 15th place finisher Jiyeon of girl group T-Ara.
You can view the full results HERE.
Thanks to all of you who voted!