It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that BTS is the most popular K-Pop boy group right now. Not only having a strong fan base, BTS also has high public recognition, in South Korea as well as many other countries around the world – any song released by the Big Hit boy group can cause a global fever.

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The influence of the BTS name is the perfect momentum to help each member of the group get the attention of the audience, thereby attracting for themselves a large individual fanbase. Each member has their own personalities, strengths and charms that help them capture the hearts of fans. And depending on preferences of people in each country, a certain member will be more popular in a particular country.

A YouTube channel recently made a video summarizing the popularity of each BTS member in 13 different countries, with data collected from Google, Twitter and many other polls on big social networks, from January 2015 to August 2020. Through the analysis, the rankings have been formed, showing which members are the most popular and least popular in each country.

It is easy to see a clear difference between the maknae-line and the hyung-line in the results. Jungkook, V and Jimin (the maknae-line, i.e., the younger members) are regularly in the top 3 most popular members, while Jin, Suga, J-Hope, and RM (the hyung-line, i.e., the older members) share the 4 positions in the bottom half of the chart.

J-Hope was ranked last in 12/13 countries (excluding Japan). There is only one country where a hyung-line member gets to the top of the chart, which is the United States.

Let’s take a look at the specific popularity rankings of the 7 BTS members in 13 different countries based on Google, Twitter and other social media data.

United States

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  1. Jin (3,655 points)
  2. Jungkook (3,655 points)
  3. Jimin (3,104 points)
  4. V (2,916 points)
  5. Suga (2,823 points)
  6. RM (2,156 points)
  7. J-Hope (1,417 points)

South Korea

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  1. Jungkook (750 points)
  2. V (722 points)
  3. Jimin (719 points)
  4. Suga (391 points)
  5. Jin (278 points)
  6. RM (219 points)
  7. J-Hope (103 points)

Japan

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  1. V (3,504 points)
  2. Jungkook (2,405 points)
  3. Jimin (1,876 points)
  4. Suga (908 points)
  5. Jin (650 points)
  6. J-Hope (363 points)
  7. RM (135 points)

Thailand

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  1. Jungkook (3,093 points)
  2. V (2,274 points)
  3. Jimin (1,817 points)
  4. Suga (1,275 points)
  5. Jin (1,200 points)
  6. RM (630 points)
  7. J-Hope (445 points)

Malaysia

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  1. Jungkook (3,787 points)
  2. V (3,564 points)
  3. Jimin (2,784 points)
  4. Suga (1,844 points)
  5. Jin (1,706 points)
  6. RM (1,403 points)
  7. J-Hope (987 points)

Indonesia

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  1. V (2,682 points)
  2. Jungkook (2,097 points)
  3. Jimin (1,164 points)
  4. Jin (932 points)
  5. Suga (829 points)
  6. RM (534 points)
  7. J-Hope (331 points)

Philippines

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  1. Jungkook (2,996 points)
  2. V (2,847 points)
  3. Jimin (1,689 points)
  4. Jin (1,127 points)
  5. Suga (1,101 points)
  6. RM (713 points)
  7. J-Hope (564 points)

India

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  1. V (870 points)
  2. Jungkook (786 points)
  3. Jin (515 points)
  4. RM (458 points)
  5. Jimin (417 points)
  6. Suga (378 points)
  7. J-Hope (245 points)

Turkey

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  1. Jimin (2,755 points)
  2. Jungkook (2,669 points)
  3. V (1,923 points)
  4. Suga (1,908 points)
  5. Jin (1,504 points)
  6. RM (1,323 points)
  7. J-Hope (866 points)

United Kingdom

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  1. Jungkook (3,447 points)
  2. Jimin (2,992 points)
  3. V (2,865 points)
  4. Suga (2,620 points)
  5. RM (2,456 points)
  6. Jin (1,888 points)
  7. J-Hope (1,214 points)

France

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  1. Jungkook (3,123 points)
  2. Jimin (2,720 points)
  3. V (2,539 points)
  4. Suga (2,376 points)
  5. RM (1,884 points)
  6. Jin (1,663 points)
  7. J-Hope (1,039 points)

Brazil

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  1. Jungkook (3,428 points)
  2. Jimin (3,292 points)
  3. Suga (3,049 points)
  4. V (2,528 points)
  5. Jin (1,706 points)
  6. RM (1,403 points)
  7. J-Hope (1,323 points)

Argentina

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  1. Jungkook (3,185 points)
  2. Jimin (3,061 points)
  3. Suga (2,695 points)
  4. V (2,141 points)
  5. Jin (1,723 points)
  6. RM (1,285 points)
  7. J-Hope (1,185 points)

Global

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  1. V (3,243 points)
  2. Jungkook (3,190 points)
  3. Jimin (2,369 points)
  4. Suga (1,952 points)
  5. Jin (1,477 points)
  6. RM (1,228 points)
  7. J-Hope (849 points)