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Research has shown that the most popular K-pop singers in the world for this year is BTS and TWICE.
KBS World Radio conducted a survey with about 2,000 listeners from around the world and the results shows that the most liked idol group around the world is BTS (35.2%). 2nd place is EXO (27.8%), 3rd is GOT7 (12.2%), thereafter are 2PM, CN BLUE, INFINITE, SHINEE, DOUBLE S 301.
Listeners from Chinese-speaking and Vietnamese-speaking countries chose EXO over BTS, and Spanish-speaking countries listeners chose DOUBLE S 301 as their most liked male idol group. English-speaking and Russian-speaking countries chose SISTAR as the best female idol group.
This survey is done through KBS WORLD RADIO from 1st to 14th November through their homepage (world.kbs.co.kr) and mobile app (KBS World Radio, KBS On-Air), with a total of 1,945 participants from overseas.