With TWICE, BTS, EXO, and many more to follow!
IU topped Gallup Korea's end-of-the-year survey for 'favorite artist of the year' with a 15.2% of the votes, with the results announced on December 19.
IU topped music charts starting in March with her hit 'Through the Night,' with her studio album 'Palette' and her cover album 'A Flower Bookmark 2' to continue her winning streak. IU once again ranked No.1 for favorite artist of the year, three years since she won the title in 2014.
TWICE, with 9.1% votes, took second place.
TWICE, with four hits, starting from February's 'Knock Knock,' May's 'Signal,' October's 'Likey,' and December's 'Heart Shaker,' also made a successful debut in Japan. TWICE was also invited to perform on the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen, Japan's biggest annual music show, filling a six-year vacancy of K-pop artists.
Semi-trot singer Jang Yun-
World-famous boy group BTS ranked fourth with 8.5% of votes. Now a representative of K-pop, BTS' song 'DNA' was selected as 'Best Songs of 2017: Billboard's Top 100 Picks.' BTS was also invited to perform at the '2017 American Music Awards (AMA),' the first K-pop group to do so, and also made appearances on the lead talk shows of ABC, NBC, and CBS, the three leading broadcasting companies of the U.S.
Yoon Jong-shin(7.4%), WannaOne(7.1%), and EXO(5.7%) ranked consecutively from fifth place.
Group BIGBANG and artist Lim Chang-
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