32 experts share their thoughts on the most influential K-pop artists today. Who are your choices?
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22 Jun 2017 - 12:46 PM  UPDATED 22 Jun 2017 - 12:46 PM

If you ask a group of K-pop fans who the most influential artists currently working, chances are you will get a variety of differing responses. In an attempt to answer that question once and for all, Korean media outlet Sports Seoul asked 32 agency executives and music experts within the K-pop industry for their thoughts on the most influential artists in K-pop today.

Without further ado, here are the results of the survey, and some results may surprise you!

Power People who move the K-pop Industry

1. Lee Sooman (SM Entertainment CEO) - 43 pts
2. Yang Hyun Suk (YG Entertainment CEO) - 30 pts
3. BTS - 26 pts
4. Park Jinyoung (JYP Entertainment CEO)- 25 pts
5. G-Dragon - 23 pts

Best K-pop Producer

1. Bang Shi Hyuk (Big Hit Entertainment CEO) - 48 pts
2. Park Jinyoung  - 45 pts
3. Lee Soo man  - 29 pts
4. G-Dragon/Teddy Park - 9 pts

Best Boy Group

1. BTS - 85 pts
2. EXO - 60 pts
3. BIGBANG - 18 pts
4. SEVENTEEN - 15 pts
5. Wanna One - 4 pts

Best Girl Group

1. TWICE - 93 pts
2. GFriend - 25 pts
3. Black Pink - 15 pts
4. Girls' Generation - 14 pts
5. Red Velvet - 13 pts

Best Male Solo Artist

1. G-Dragon (81 points)
2. Zico (32)
3. PSY (24)
4. Crush (7)
5. Park Hyoshin & SHINee's Taemin (6 each)

Best Female Solo Artist

1. IU (77 points)
2. Taeyeon (54)
3. Ailee (14)
4. Suran (6)
5. Hyuna & Jung Eunji (5)

Best K-Pop Performances (from 2016 onwards)

1. NCT (28 points)
2. Wanna One (27)
3. Black Pink (20)
4. PRISTIN (16)
5. ASTRO (11)

Best K-pop Composer

1. Black Eyed Pilseung (49 points)
2. Teddy Park (18)
3. Park Jin Young (14)
4. G-Dragon & Iggy Yongbae (11)

Best K-pop Lyricist

1. Kim Eana (55 points)
2. Seo Ji Eum (35)
3. Yoon Jongshin (6)
4. IU & Kang Eun Kyung (5)


 

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