Which K-Pop stars are the public most interested in right now? Kpop Idol Charts on Twitter has compiled a mid-year chart of the top idols with the most Google searches across the world in 2021 so far, and these were the top 40 most-searched female K-Pop stars between January and June this year. First, let’s count down the top 20.
20. Sulli (f(x))
F(x)’s Sulli ranked 20th among female idols and 47th overall with an index score of 40.5. Today marks the second anniversary of Sulli’s beloved solo debut with “Goblin.”
19. Ryujin (ITZY)
ITZY’s Ryujin ranked 19th among female idols and 42nd overall with an index score of 42.25. This makes her the only fourth-generation idol to make it to the top 20.
18. Mina (TWICE)
TWICE’s Mina ranked 18th among female idols and 41st overall with an index score of 42.25. This year, Mina finally got her first solo magazine photoshoot in Harper’s Bazaar.
HyunA ranked 17th among female idols and 40th overall with an index score of 42.3. Back in January, she made her long-awaited solo comeback with I’m Not Cool.
16. Nayeon (TWICE)
TWICE’s Nayeon ranked 16th among female idols and 39th overall with an index score of 42.5. Nayeon has been attracting attention recently for perfectly embodying TWICE’s new song, “Alcohol-Free.”
15. Hwasa (MAMAMOO)
MAMAMOO’s Hwasa ranked 15th among female idols and 38th overall with an index score of 42.5. Back May, her solo song “Maria” received Platinum certification from Gaon.
14. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)
Girls’ Generation’s Yoona ranked 14th among female idols and 37th overall with an index score of 43.9. This year, Yoona starred in romance movie The Miracle.
CL ranked 13th among female idols and 36th overall with an index score of 44. CL released a single for her 30th birthday in February and recently appeared on the U.S. television series Dave.
12. Momo (TWICE)
TWICE’s Momo ranked 12th among female idols and 35th overall with an index score of 44.3. Momo also had her first solo photoshoot this year, appearing in W Korea.
11. Sana (TWICE)
TWICE’s Sana ranked 11th among female idols and 28th overall with an index score of 47.8. Earlier this year, Sana released her first solo photobook: Yes, I am Sana. Alongside Dahyun, she also became the brand ambassador for Apieu.
10. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
Girls’ Generation ranked 10th among female idols and 27th overall with an index score of 48. Taeyeon is currently gearing up for her first comeback of 2021.
9. Nancy (MOMOLAND)
MOMOLAND’s Nancy ranked 9th among female idols and 23rd overall with an index score of 56. This year, she’s set to make her Filipino acting debut in The Soulmate Project.
8. Tzuyu (TWICE)
TWICE’s Tzuyu ranked 8th among female idols and 21st overall with an index score of 60. Tzuyu recently wowed fans with her cover of Taylor Swift’s “ME!”
7. Irene (Red Velvet)
Red Velvet’s Irene ranked 7th among female idols and 20th overall with an index score of 63.64. This year, she made her silver screen debut with a lead role in the movie Double Patty.
Suzy ranked 6th among female idols and 17th overall with an index score of 72.73. Earlier this year, Suzy won a new Actress Award from the Korea First Brand Awards.
5. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo ranked 5th among female idols and 12th overall with an index score of 172.73. This year alone, Jisoo has scored brand endorsement deals with KartRider Rush+ and it MICHAA.
4. Rosé (BLACKPINK)
BLACKPINK’s Rosé ranked 4th among female idols and 10th overall with an index score of 190.91. Rosé made her first foray onto the Billboard charts with her solo debut album, -R-, back in March.
IU ranked 3rd among female idols and 7th overall with an index score of 263.64. Earlier this year, IU topped her charts with her fifth studio album, LILAC.
2. Jennie (BLACKPINK)
BLACKPINK’s Jennie ranked 2nd among female idols and 6th overall with an index score of 281.82. Back in January, Jennie launched her official YouTube channel and became the fastest user to gain 1 million subscribers.
1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)
And BLACKPINK’s Lisa topped the list, ranking 1st among female idols and 5th overall with an index score of 300. This year, Lisa is expected to finally make her solo debut.
And here’s the rest of the top 40:
21. Jihyo (TWICE)
22. Yeji (ITZY)
23. Dahyun (TWICE)
24. Jeongyeon (TWICE)
25. Chaeyoung (TWICE)
26. Joy (Red Velvet)
27. Yeri (Red Velvet)
28. Hyeri (Girl’s Day)
29. Miyawaki Sakura (former IZ*ONE)
30. Seulgi (Red Velvet)
32. Kim Sejeong
34. Wendy (Red Velvet)
37. Goo Hara
39. Naeun (April)
40. Jang Wonyoung (former IZ*ONE)