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  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • In celebration of their 9th year of establishment, Forbes Korea has reported this year’s list of the top 40 ‘Power Celebrities’, and Girls’ Generation has topped the list for the second year in a row.

      ‘Celebrity’ refers to an individual who is widely known by the masses, and Forbes takes 100 of these celebrities and ranks them based on income, influence, fame, and professionalism.

      This format is the same that Forbes in the United States uses for their ‘Celebrity 100′ list, and the list is reported on an annual basis.

      Girls’ Generation claimed the top two spots under the categories of most articles published, the highest number of television advertisements, TV appearances, and more. Additionally, the #1 celebrity most wanted by broadcasting companies is none other than Girls’ Generation, and the girls shot 36 television advertisements last year alone, and their album ‘The Boys‘ released late last year has sold over 380,000 copies.

      The interesting thing to note about this year’s list is that 10 of the top 20 celebrities are idol singers. Here’s the breakdown of the idols in the top 20: Girls’ Generation in at #1, Big Bang at # 2, IU at #3, KARA at #4, B2ST at #9, 2PM at #11, JYJ at #13, TVXQ at #15, Super Junior at #16, and T-ARA at #17. The reason why these idols have made the list is because they have played a huge part in spreading K-pop awareness all over the globe. Flash mobs from New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and more began requesting performances from their favorite K-pop artists in their home countries, and cover-dance teams emulating K-pop choreographies have grown in number.

      The only celebrities from last year’s list who made it within the top 10 this year are Olympic Gold medalist figure skater Kim Yuna, actor/singer Lee Seung Gi, and Manchester United soccer player Park Ji Sung. Of all the celebrities, Kim Yuna has had the most media influence.

      The list of Top 20 is as follows :

      1.) Girls’ Generation

      2.) Big Bang

      3.) IU

      4.) KARA

      5.) Kim Yuna (World Champion Figure Skater & Olympic Gold Medalist)

      6.) Lee Seung Gi (Actor / Singer)

      7.) Park Ji Sung (Midfielder for Manchester United & former Captain of Korean National Soccer Team)

      8.) Kim Tae Hee (Actress / Model)

      9.) B2ST

      10.) Park Tae Hwan (Champion Swimmer & Olympic Gold Medalist)

      11.) 2PM

      12.) Kang Ho Dong (Comedian / MC)

      13.) JYJ

      14.) Shin Se Kyung (Actress)

      15.) TVXQ

      16.) Super Junior

      17.) T-ARA

      18.) Shin Soo Choo (Major League Baseball Player for Cleveland Indians, Silver at World Baseball Classic, Gold at Asian Games)

      19.) Yoo Jae Suk (Comedian / MC)

      20.) Lee Chung Yong (Footballer for Premier League club Bolton Wanderers)

      from allkpop.com

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  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • I was surprised to see IU on #3... Also abit surprised to see Lee Seung Gi icon_redface.gif too (I rike his "Words are hard to say" MTV, btw, anyone know who is the girl in the MTV?)

      Kinda wierd to see got Kara but no After School... Maybe becoz Kara de Mister suddenly propel them icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

       

      I just noticed there is no BEG, 2NE1, 4Minute...

      T-ara style changed abit... somehow abit different, somehow standard drop abit IMHO... But still got Eun Jung la icon_redface.gif

       

      Kang Ho-Dong still standing strong as host and comedian I see icon_lol.gif

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  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • i think their advertising contracts play a big part in the ratings.
      more exposure = more influence.

  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • 2PM ranking shld go up... We just need to get Taecyeon to go shirtless more often icon_redface.gif

      *goes play Cabi MTV*

       

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      Edited by ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~ 29 Feb `12, 1:51PM
    • Originally posted by dragg:

      i think their advertising contracts play a big part in the ratings.
      more exposure = more influence.


      tat's wat I think too... more of influence and not personal vocal/acting/job standards... U see SNSD, fwah~, tat one really no fight for influence, sure 1st... Wonder Girls revived kpop interest, but SNSD brings kpop interest to the next level...

       

      But if U wan to compare vocal, IU can most likely take on anyone from SNSD, including Taeyeon...

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    119,136 posts since Dec '03
  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by TehJarVu:

      korean i oni know hyundai and pigcanto


      chiu ish dunno samsung and LG?

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by Just_do_it_lah:

      Kim Tae Hee....

      I Lobe...

      My little princess (drama serial)

      Iris....


      do you like park jiyeon of t-ara too? she is the younger version of kim tae hee.

  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • Jiyeon mei mei... She rast time guai guai in Master of Study...

       

      Let's see wat she become in Dream High 2 icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

  • Just_do_it_lah's Avatar
    18,865 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by dragg:


      do you like park jiyeon of t-ara too? she is the younger version of kim tae hee.

      I preferred Lau Chio Bu....icon_lol.gif

       

  • dragg's Avatar
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  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by Just_do_it_lah:

      I preferred Lau Chio Bu....icon_lol.gif

       


      Lao cai??? go find Lee Hyori icon_redface.gif

  • Just_do_it_lah's Avatar
    18,865 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~:


      Lao cai??? go find Lee Hyori icon_redface.gif

      this one.... everyday...

      too hot....tongue.png

  • dragg's Avatar
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  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by dragg:

      have you seen IU’s advert? she looks amazing in no 4 uniform.


      which one?

      IU still rather young... some guys simply cannot resist...

       

      I found her voice rather ... unique... so does her facial look also rather unique...

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    • lee seung gi earn a lot from ads and endorsements

      his house is one of the prime apartments in kr

       

       

       

      SNSD as a group earn a lot

      but after divide by 9............. icon_lol.gif

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  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      lee seung gi earn a lot from ads and endorsements

      his house is one of the prime apartments in kr

       

       

       

      SNSD as a group earn a lot

      but after divide by 9............. icon_lol.gif


      he good looking meh? i dont like his hairstyle and eyes.

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