Based on Weibo Chart for K-artists with the most popular hashtags, these male idols and boy groups are leading when it comes to popularity in China!

The following names are the most mentioned idols and groups in the first half of 2020, and it will prove their fame to become the topic of the crowd for billions of times!

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1. EXO Lay (#1)

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EXO’s Lay is the most popular Korean artist not only for the male category but among all K-pop artists on the chart! The versatile actor, singer, composer, music producer, magazine curator, dancer, mentor, etc., ranked with an unrivaled 210.9 billion mentions through hashtags!

2. EXO Sehun (#2)

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Despite the huge gap, EXO’s maknae Sehun ranked no. 2 on the list with a total of 94. 7 billion mentions on posts.

3. EXO Baekhyun (#3)

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The first-ever million-seller solo artist in 19 years, Baekhyun, is indeed popular not only in Korea or China but all around the globe! He garnered 80.4 billion mentions and searches on Weibo, the largest social media platform in China.

4. EXO Chanyeol (#5)

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Another member of EXO, Chanyeol established a successful career not only in Korea but in China. He rarely uses his Weibo account, but when he does, he can gain more than a million followers in a day!

5. EXO (#6)

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K-pop group EXO is indeed popular in China, that’s why it is not surprising that they are the highest-ranking group with the most popular hashtags! The nonet got 6.5 1 billion mentions.

6. BTS (#7)

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Despite almost zero promotions in China as they are focused on the Western market, BTS still peaked at no. 7 with 59.8 billion mentions. This is just proof that BTS popularity is no joke, may it be on Asian or Western countries!

7. BIG BANG G-Dragon (#8)

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As expected to the King of K-pop! G-Dragon has a huge influence not only in Korea but around the world, including China! Recently, he also landed a CF endorsement for a Chinese beverage company.

8. BTS Taehyung/V (#9)

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V‘s popularity in China is really huge! One of the evidence was when he made noise in China’s Weibo after recently entering Super Topic Top 100 List, the first BTS member to do so!

9. BTS Jungkook (#11)

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BTS’s Jungkook made it o this list! As the most searched K-pop idol in Google, it is expected that he could secure a spot on Weibo! Talking about power and influence!

10. GOT7 Jackson (#12)

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GOT7’s Jackson is not only loved by Koreans but also one of the treasures of China! With his fun personality, an array of talents, and laudable skills, who would not like him?

Meanwhile, here are the idols and groups who ranked from nos. 13-100:

11. BIGBANG (#13,33.6 billion)

12. GOT7 (#14, 28.7 billion)

13. EXO Kai (#17,22 billion)

14. BTS Jimin (#21, 21.8 billion)

15. WINNER (#22, 18.4 billion)

16. EXO D.O (#24, 17.8 billion)

17. CNBLUE Jong Hwa (#26, 17.5 billion)

18. Kang Daniel (#27, 16.2 billion)

19. Guan Lin (#28, 16.1 billion)

20. EXO Suho (#30, 14.5 billion)

21. Super Junior (#34, 12.6 billion)

22. SEVENTEEN (#36, 11 billion)

23. iKON (#37, 10.8 billion)

24. BTS Suga (#38,10.2 billion)

25. GOT7 Mark (#39, 9.9 billion)

26. EXO Chen (#40,9.7 billion)

27. WANNAONE (#41, 9.4 billion)

28. BIGBANG TOP (#42, 9.4 billion)

29. BIGBANG Seung Ri (#47, 9.2 billion)

30. WINNER Mino (#49, 7.7 billion)

31. Park Ji Hoon (#51, 7.2 billion)

32. BTS Jin (#52, 7.2 billion)

33. NCT Winwin (#53, 6.9 billion)

34. SHINee Taemin (#54, 6.7 billion)

35. EXO Xiumin (#58, 6.4 billion)

36. BTS J-Hope (#59, 6.3 billion)

37. BTS RM (#61, 5.9 billion

38. iKON Hanbin (#63, 5.5 billion)

39. Ong Seong Wu (#64, 5.4 billion)

40. INFINITE Myungsoo (#68, 5 billion)

41. MONSTA X (#70, 4.6 billion)

42. GOT7 Yugyeom (#71, 4.6 billion)

43. Super Junior Siwon (#72, 4.4 billion)

44. NCT Taeyong (#73, 4.3 billion)

45. SHINee Minho (#74, 4.2 billion)

46. WayV (#75, 4.1 billion)

47. GOT7 Jaebeom (#76, 4.1 billion)

48. SHINee Onew (#79, 3.9 billion)

49. ASTRO Eunwoo, (#80, 3.9 billion)

50. NCT Mark (#81, 3.8 billion)

51. GOT7 Jinyoung (#82, 3.8 billion)

52. CIX Jinyoung (#83, 3.8 billion)

53. NCT Jaehyun (#88, 3.6 billion)

54. GOT7 Youngjae (#89, 3.5 billion)

55. GOT7 Bambam (#90, 3.5 billion)

56. 2PM (#93, 3.4 billion)

57. ZICO (#99, 3.1 billion)

58. NU’EST Minhyun (#100, 3.1 billion)