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Fandometrics In Depth: K-Pop

The K-pop fandom on Tumblr cannot be messed with. The love for K-pop is so off the charts, it’s the only music genre that exists as its own Fandometrics list. To celebrate the genre and its ultra-passionate community, we analyzed all the tags from January 1st, 2017 through August 16th, 2017 to determine the most talked about groups, idols, and ships. Fighting!

If you’ve been following along since we introduced the K-pop list on May 1st, 2017, you know that BTS has been No. 1 since the very beginning. Furthermore, #BTS was the eighth highest trending tag on all of Tumblr during this six month period. That’s more popular than any TV show, film, or video game. The next highest trending K-pop-related term was #bangtan, at No. 17.

Originally posted by kookieluvcookies

The current state of K-pop

Though our weekly list is made up of both solo artists and groups, we focused solely on the bands for this In Depth (but we see you, G-Dragon 👀).

During this 228 day period, these 30 groups garnered a combined 200 million engagements. We noticed that boy groups are more popular, nabbing 90% of the conversation. K.A.R.D represents the only co-ed group on the list. The full list below:

  1. BTS | 40.10%
  2. EXO | 12.46%
  3. GOT7 | 7.19%
  4. SEVENTEEN | 6.54%
  5. Monsta X | 5.28%
  6. NCT 127 | 2.46%
  7. SHINee | 2.56%
  8. B.A.P | 1.60%
  9. BLACKPINK | 2.35%
  10. Twice | 2.10%
  11. Red Velvet | 2.00%
  12. VIXX | 1.93%
  13. Girls’ Generation | 1.22%
  14. Big Bang | 1.17%
  15. DAY6 | 1.22%
  16. Mamamoo | 1.17%
  17. NCT Dream | 1.13%
  18. iKon | 0.95%
  19. Wanna One | 0.94%
  20. f(x) | 0.66%
  21. K.A.R.D | 0.68%
  22. GFriend | 0.64%
  23. Pristin | 0.54%
  24. Super Junior | 0.45%
  25. Infinite | 0.49%
  26. BtoB | 0.48%
  27. NU’EST | 0.46%
  28. Block B | 0.43%
  29. 2NE1 | 0.41%
  30. Cosmic Girls | 0.38%

Originally posted by igotbulletproof

Top ships

Shipping is most definitely welcome in the K-pop world. There’s no surprise that the top ten K-pop ships are comprised of our top two bands. BTS pairings alone received a whopping 88% of the total ship engagements. That’s a whole damned fleet. Did your OTP make the cut?

  1. Jikook 
    Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS
  2. Yoonmin
    Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS
  3. Taekook
    Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS
  4. Yoonseok
    Min Yoongi & Jung Hoseok, BTS
  5. Vmin
    Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS
  6. Namjin
    Kim Namjoon & Kim Seokjin, BTS
  7. Kaisoo
    Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO
  8. Chanbaek
    Park Chanyeol & Byun Baekhyun, EXO
  9. Taegi
    Kim Taehyung & Min Yoongi, BTS
  10. Yoonkook
    Min Yoongi & Jeon Jungkook, BTS

Originally posted by chansebaeksboyslove

Need more K-pop in your life?

If your biases didn’t appear in this post enough for your liking, there’s a whole blue website out there for you to explore. Try these out for all of your reblog and liking needs:

  • Jungblue (@jungblue) has immersive and beautifully-written BTS fan fiction.
  • FY! Twice (@fyeah-twice) curates the latest news and photos of JYP’s nine-member girl group.
  • Hansolmates (@hansolmates) writes fan fiction for every SEVENTEEN scenario you could ever dream up.
  • BloominFlowers (@bloominflowers) makes majestic digital fan art of boy and girl groups.
This week, in Fandometrics...

Welcome to earth, babies

  • (Anime & Manga) Owari No Seraph makes its debut into this Fandometrics world as a healthy, bouncing No. 18.
  • (Ships) Yoonseok (Bangtan Boys’ Min Yoongi and Jung Hoseok) was dropped off by the stork at No. 19.
  • (Movies) The Dark Tower, the cinematic interpretation of Stephen King’s labor of love, dropped a trailer and came out at No. 18.
  • (TV) In the beginning….American Gods debuted at No. 18.
  • (Web Stuff) danisnotonfire has been knocked off his throne at No. 1 by…Daniel Howell. It’s true, folks. He’s all grown up and no longer on fire.

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On the rise

  • (K-Pop) VIXX leaps five spots to No. 8. Twice jumps an appropriate two spots to No. 9. New music is just around the corner. But don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years.
  • (TV) A steaming hot Steven Bomb was dropped on Cartoon Network’s app, catapulting Steven Universe up to No. 3
  • (Music) Niall Horan gains a stunning thirteen spot lead over last week thanks to Slow Hands (his song, not Eric Clapton). Bad girl RiRi basically won this year’s Met Gala, which is why you can catch her at No. 3.

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