The Korean Business Research Institute has announced their brand reputation rankings for boy group members/male idols for the month of September. The institute analyzed consumer participation, community awareness, and news coverage to come up with the top 15.

15. BIG BANG’s G-Dragon

G-Dragon

G-Dragon is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He is known as the “King of K-Pop“. He made his debut in BIGBANG after six years of training under YG Entertainment in 2006. He debuted as a soloist in 2009 and in a do with T.O.P in 2010. He debuted in a duo with Taeyang in 2014.

14. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun

Kyuhyun

Kyuhyun is a South Koreas singer, musical theatre actor, and television host. He debuted as a new member of Super Junior in 2006, and later debuted in the Super Junior sub-units Super Junior-KRY and Super Junior-M. He started his musical theatre career in 2010 and debuted as a soloist in 2014.

13. EXO’s Chanyeol

Chanyeol

Chanyeol is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and model. He debuted in the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO in 2012 and debuted in the sub-unit EXO-SC with member Sehun. He has acted in Korean and Chinese films and dramas.

12. SHINee’s Taemin

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Taemin is a South Korean singer, actor, dancer, and songwriter. He debuted in SHINee when he was just 14-years-old. He debuted as an actor in 2009 and debuted as a soloist in 2016. In 2019, he debuted in the boy group SuperM.

11. Super Junior’s Heechul

Heechul

Heechul is a South Korean singer-songwriter, presenter, and actor. He debuted in Super Junior in 2005 and later debuted in the sub-unit Super Junior-T. He was also a member of the now-disbanded pop-rock duo Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo. He debuted as an actor in 2005 before making his idol debut,

10. EXO’s Kai

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Kai is a South Korean singer, model, dancer, and actor. In 2012, he debuted in the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO. In 2019, he debuted in the SM Entertainment boy group SuperM. He made his acting debut in 2006.

9. ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo

Cha Eunwoo

Cha Eunwoo is a South Korean singer, actor, and model. In 2014, Eunwoo debuted as an actor with a minor role in the movie “My Brilliant Life”. In 2015, he debuted as a member of the boy group ASTRO. He started acting in web dramas in 2016 and moved on to television dramas in 2018.

8. EXO’s Baekhyun

Baekhyun

Baekhyun is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. In 2012, he made his debut in the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and later made his debut in the sub-unit EXO-CBX. In 2019, he debuted as the leader of SuperM. In 2019, Baekhyun debuted as a soloist.

7. BTS’s J-Hope

J-Hope

J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He debuted as a member of BTS in 2013. In 2018, he debuted as a soloist with his first mixtape, “Hope World”.

6. BTS’s Jin

Jin

Jin is a South Korean singer-songwriter. In 2013, he debuted as a member of BTS. After being scouted by the company, he originally trained to be an actor before shiting to be an idol trainee. Jin had written and released three solo songs under BTS albums. He has co-hosted numerous Korean music award shows such as Music Bank and Inkigayo.

5. BTS’s RM

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RM, previously known as Rap Monster, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. In 2013, he debuted as the leader of BTS. In 2015, he debuted as a soloist with his first solo mixtape “RM”. He has collaborated with numerous artists such as Wale, Fall Out Boy, Lil Nas S, and Primary.

4. BTS’s Suga

Suga

Suga is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. In 2013, he debuted as a member of the boy group BTS. In 2016, he debuted as a soloist under the alias Augst D and released a self-titled mixtape. He had produced tracks for other artists, such as Suran and IU.

3. BTS’s V

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V is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. In 2013, he debuted in the boy group BTS. He has helped co-write numerous songs in the group’s discography. In 2016, V made his acting debut in the historical drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth”. In 2019, he released his first solo track outside of BTS on to the group’s SoundCloud page.

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2. BTS’s Jungkook

Jungkook

Jungkook is a South Korean singer-songwriter. In 2013, Jungkook debuted as a member of the boy group BTS. He has released solo songs as part of BTS albums and had co-produced “Love is Not Over” and “Magic Shop”. In 2020, Jungkook released his first solo song onto the group’s SoundCloud called “Still With You”.

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1. BTS’s Jimin

Jimin

Jimin is a South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer. In 2013, he debuted as a member of BTS. Jimin has released two solo track under BTS. In 2016, Jimin established himself as a television personality with a string of variety show appearances. He previously hosted Show! Music Core and M Countdown. In 2018, Jimin released his first solo song outside of BTS called “Promise”.

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