The China AiMan Commercial Index is a popularity scale for celebrities in China. It calculates total social media mentions, fans’ activities, and general popularity. They have a subsection specifically for Korean celebrities that updates every week.
Here are the 20 Korean celebrities who are the most popular in China right now!
20. Suga (BTS) – 7,914 points
“Daechwita”‘s historical theme captivated many this year, so it’s no surprise the king made it to the list.
19. Jeno (NCT)- 8,023 points
NCT Dream has reached a great amount of popularity in China and Jeno’s talented dance landed him a place on this list.
18. Haechan (NCT) – 8,560 points
Another NCT member, Haechan wowed fans with his appearance in “90’s Love”.
17. Seungri (BIGBANG) – 8,560 points
Perhaps his recent popularity isn’t the most positive, but this BIGBANG member has always captivated China and has had many brand deals with them.
16. Lee Joon Gi – 9,365 points
His popularity truly boomed in China when his drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo premiered in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since. His new drama in 2020, Flower of Evil, captivated many.
15. Hyun Bin – 9,655 points
Hyun Bin was already a wildly successful actor, but his 2020 drama Crash Landing On You launched him into popularity with the younger generations.
14. Taeyong (NCT) – 9,888 points
As the leader of NCT, Taeyong certainly always gets the love he deserves.
13. Lee Min Ho – 10,091 points
As one of the most popular Korean actors in the world, Lee Min Ho has made himself practically a household name in China. He made an explosive comeback from the military with his role in The King: Eternal Monarch.
12. Chanyeol (EXO) – 10,265 points
With his endless talent and EXO’s amazing popularity in China, it’s no surprise that Chanyeol is high on the list!
11. Jennie (BLACKPINK) – 10,330 points
BLACKPINK has made their name known around the world, but Jennie in particular is currently ruling China.
10. G-Dragon (BIGBANG) – 10,417 points
G-Dragon has always proven his popularity with his numerous brand deals and amazing solo career.
9. Lee Dong Wook – 11,824 points
With his recent drama success, Tale of the Nine-Tailed, and his GQ Man of the Year win, it’s easy to see Dong Wook on this list.
8. Baekhyun (EXO) – 12,245 points
Baekhyun’s solo journey has been rocking the industry lately and China is no exception.
7. MINO (WINNER) – 13,101 points
MINO has been in quite a few variety shows lately and if there’s anything that China loves the most, it’s variety shows! His personality makes them especially fun to watch.
6. Jungkook (BTS) – 13,130 points
With multiple “Sexiest Man Alive” wins, Jungkook always manages to stay on top of the social media charts despite not posting as often as his other members.
5. Jimin (BTS) – 15,133 points
How could this cutie not be on the list? Jimin is always giving his fans pictures and updates on social media at any time.
4. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO) – 19,442 points
Eunwoo has yet again been attacking hearts as his popular drama True Beauty premiered on December 9.
3. Kim Ki Duk – 21,389 points
With his recent passing just this Friday, social media has been filled with memories of this talented director and discussions about his works.
2. Jaemin (NCT) – 25,557 points
Jaemin’s beauty has constantly earned him many interactions every time he posts a selfie.
1. V (BTS) – 41,423 points
V continues to be a social media king as his “Vcuts” constantly break the internet.