In the poll for the best singer and group, BlackPink took the lead with 13 votes. BTS came in second with 9 votes.
At the end of the year, the Weekly Idol program held a poll to find the group, the singer with the best performance. 90 idols from groups like Gfriend, ITZY, Monsta X, TXT, Stray Kids, Lovelyz … voted together. As a result, BlackPink ranked first with 13 votes. Not surprisingly, the girls of YG Entertainment led the vote.
Billboard calls BlackPink the female version of BTS. Meanwhile, Vogue said BlackPink has become the most famous Kpop girl group on the planet. According to Vogue , BlackPink’s success comes from the individual identity of each member. In addition, BlackPink’s performances are always strong and attractive with catchy music and personality performed by producer Teddy Park.
BTS won 9 votes and took 2nd place. Debuting at a small management company, but BTS gradually rose to the top Korean group with many records in the international market. On August 31, BTS became the first Korean group to win the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group received the Cultural Medal from the Green House for its contributions to popularizing the Halluy wave.
“Unlike other Kpop artists, BTS tries to express themselves and their personalities. They don’t compensate or exaggerate themselves. They are strong in hip hop, R&B and that’s the style that American fans like”, Pop culture critic Kang Moon explains BTS’s success.
The last two places belonged to 2 groups of JYP Entertainment, Stray Kids and ITZY. They both received 8 votes. In particular, ITZY was voted by many idols such as Yoojin (CLC), Junghwan, Jihoon (Treasure), Baby Soul, Seo Jisoo (Lovelyz), YeA (Cignature) and Sowon, ITZY (Gfriend). ITZY debuted a year later but quickly made a mark in the music market.
Unlike TWICE, ITZY follows the image of youthful, strong, personality. The group’s performances are always charismatic and full of energy. 4 out of 5 members have strengths in choreography, performance skills, and stage expression, so ITZY always dedicates the audience with amazing and eye-catching performances. Lia is weaker than the other 4 members in choreography but she’s gradually improving.
Stray Kids is a rare group in Kpop that composes songs by themselves. The group’s music is in the direction of strong hip hop, personality and quite picky listeners. The talents of the group members were soon recognized by the public. The harmonious group of vocal and dance skills.
In particular, Stray Kids and ITZY have the ability to perform equally and well. This is the strength that helps them to always attract the audience. “JYP’s rookie boy group Stray Kids is simulating BTS’s formula of success. They strive not only to be idols but also to be artists who speak their ideals ”, Billboard wrote about StrayKids.