Super Junior, Jang Geunsuk are the top favourites amongst Hallyu fans

The Hallyu wave is taking the world by storm, and the South Korean officials have estimated that there are a total of 3.3 million Hallyu wave fans around the world. The most well-received singer is none other than Super Junior, who even beat the Hallyu prince Jang Geunsuk, coming out on top as the most favoured Hallyu stars amongst overseas netizens.

The South Korean English-language website had recently held a poll to find out who is the most popular Hallyu star internationally, attracting close to 10,000 netizens for the polls. Super Junior, who enjoyed an explosive popularity throughout Asia with their song “SORRY, SORRY”, even holding concerts in Europe and America with their other labelmates, won over Jang Geunsuk in the poll with 3063 votes against Jang Geunsuk’s 2303, while SHINee, Lee Minho and Girls’ Generation took 3rd to 5th spots respectively.

The South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced the total number of Hallyu fans around the world yesterday by taking into consideration the number of fans in the overseas fanclubs, and they have estimated that there are about 3.3 million people (who are fans of the Hallyu wave). Amongst them, China, Japan, Vietnam and various other Asian countries have the largest fanbases, accounting for 2.31 million people. They have also revealed that fans of singers took the largest percentage, showing the power of the K-POP culture.

Aside from that, Super Junior will be going against their labelmates Dong Bang Shin Ki, Big Bang, 2PM, and BEAST in the Best Male Group category of the Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which would be held in Singapore on the 29th of November.

Source: The Liberty Times
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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