The list of Kpop boy group members with the highest brand rankings in January 2022 is now out. All the major boy groups made it to the top of the January 2022 Brand Reputation list released by the Korean Business Research Institute. The Korean Business Research Institute has now released yet another list that includes members of South Korean boy groups that have scored high in the brand reputation rankings. For those of you who are a little lost and do not know what brand reputation rankings are, we have got you. In general, brand reputation refers to the public’s perception of a particular brand.
In Kpop, brand reputation rankings are determined based on how well the band as a whole and the individual members have done in the media, communication, and how much does their endorsement affect a product. Additionally, whether the audience has reacted to them positively or negatively also plays a role in the rankings. The Korean Business Research Institute releases a brand new list every month, and kpop fans wait to see how well their favorites are doing. Although most of the time, the winners are pretty obvious, sometimes fans are in for a surprise. For instance, in the January 2022 Kpop Boy Group Member Brand Ranking, we see a new face make it to the top of the list.
January 2022 Kpop Boy Group Member Brand Rankings
Before moving to the top ten members who dominated the brand rankings in the first month of 2022, here are the Kpop boy group members that made it to the top thirty members who were the talk of the town on the Internet. Counting back from 30 to 11, NCT’s Taeyong, TVXQ’s Changmin, Minhyun from NU’EST and Wanna One, SHINEE’s Minho, Doyoung from NCT, Mark from NCT, Key from SHINEE, Jungwoo from NCT, Onew from SHINEE, Choi Siwon from Super Junior’s, Jaehyun from NCT, WINNER’s Song Mino, Kyuhyun from Super Junior, Park Jin-Ho from Wanna One, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, SF9′ Rowoon, J-Hope from BTS, VERIVERY’s Minchan, Bigbang’s G-Dragon, RM from BTS. Now without further ado, let us get right into the Kpop boy groups who made it to the top ten in brand reputation rankings.
10. V from BTS
The visual king of Kpop has always been a permanent on the Kpop boy group members brand reputation rankings list, and he is there yet again for the January 2022 edition. He is always in the news, be it for his extraordinary fashion sense and beauty or being witty on his social media accounts. Moreover, just recently, all the seven members of BTS got their very own individual accounts. And, Kim Taehyung, without a doubt, takes the trophy for being the most chaotic BTS member. Not too long ago, he was caught in 4K being flirty with fellow Wooga squad member Choi Woo Shik. Apart from being a constant source of happiness and entertainment for his fans, Kim Taehyung also surprised his fans by releasing a Mute Boston Bag.
And to no one’s surprise, the bag was sold out in less than five seconds. BTS became the global brand ambassador for Louie Vuitton in April of 2021. But even before the group became an official brand ambassador, V made the models make a run for their money when any time he was sported wearing a Louie Vuitton product. It would always get sold out. Such is the power of Kim Taehyung.
9. Chansung From 2PM
Hwang Chansung is a precious part of 2PM. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer. Apart from his activities as a member of 2PM, Chansung has made a name for himself in the kdrama industry. He made his debut in the popular South Korean comedy series Unstoppable High Kick in 2006. Not only is Hwang Chamsung a talented entertainer, he is also amazing at Taekwondo. His most popular kdramas include 7th Grade Civil Servant, Romance Written Differently, and Show Windows: The Queen’s House.
After completing his mandatory military service in the January of 2021, Chansung graced fans with his amazing acting through his role as Han Jung Won in Show Windows: The Queen’s House. To put the cherry on top, Chansung told fans about the love of his life on 15th December 2021 through a letter on Instagram. Moreover, he revealed that he and his fiance are also expecting a bundle of joy. Making it to the top 10 in January 2022 Kpop Boy Group Members Brand Reputation Rankings is not the only good news for him this month. Chansung is also planning to get married this month. Fans wish him the very best.
8. Suga from BTS
BTS’s lead rapper Suga never fails to make the hearts of his fans race. With his extraordinary talent in composing, songwriting, and rapping Min Yoongi is a true genius. HYBE announced that Jeon Jungkook, the golden maknae of BTS, will be collaborating with Suga to make an OST for BTS 7 Fates: Chako. Earlier, fans were overcome with worry when it was revealed that Suga had contracted the virus. But after ten days of treatment, Min Yoongi was able to resume his activities from 3rd January. Fans made sure to make him feel welcomed by making him trend on every social media platform.
7. Kim Jae Hwan from Wanna One
Kim Jae Hwan, the king of OSTs blessed his fans with a beautiful album just a few days back. For those of you who do not know, Kim Jae Hwan was the main vocalist of the popular boy group Wanna One. Moreover, after appearing on the popular survival show Produce 101’s Season 2, Kim Jae Hwan earned himself a massive fanbase thanks to his talents and charms. He is currently an artist under Swing’s Entertainment. Kim Jae Hwan’s moving title track Unforgettable for his fourth extended play, ‘The Letter,’ has won over all our hearts.
6. Jungkook From BTS
Knowing how competitive he is, there is no way that the youngest member of BTS would not be on a top ten list. Be it for his tattoos, cuteness, or, as his own members say, ‘the best vocals in all of Korea,’ Jeon Jungkook of BTS never leaves the spotlight. He is constantly feeding fans with selcas, snippets of his music, and, most recently, cute photos of his dog. Additionally, Jungkook also got a verified account on Spotify, and fans sense that their Jungkook senses are tingling. The singer has been teasing fans with snippets from his upcoming solo album JJK1 that he has been working on. ARMYs believe that 2022 is going to be the year where they get blessed with Jeon Jungkook’s very own album.
Moreover, on 9th January, millions of fans celebrated Jungkook Day. Twitter was filled with hashtags of ”HappyJungKookDay” in honor of the singer. Inspired by his actions, fans made major donations to animal shelters. His devotion and the hard work that he puts in every little thing set Jungkook apart from the rest of the world. And fans love him for that.
5. Cha Eun Woo
The previous year, Cha Eun Woo made his mark in the kdrama industry through his role as Lee Su Ho in the popular kdrama True Beauty. Furthermore, the actor’s real name is Lee Dong Min. And once you see how beautiful he is, there is no going back. To no one’s surprise, Cha Eun Woo is the face of the group, and his honey-sweet voice is just the icing on the cake. When he is not making people go gaga over him through his kdramas, Cha Eun Woo is busy making people fall in love with him on variety shows. In Master’s In The House, Cha Eun Woo’s intelligence made headlines. When fans got to know that Cha Eun Woo has an IQ of 142, they began to trend ‘face genius Cha Eun Woo’ all over social media.
Furthermore, Cha Eun Woo’s good looks are mandatorily mentioned in TC Candler’s 100 Most Beautiful Faces in Men every single year. However, with kdramas like My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hye Ryung, and Hit The Top, Cha Eun Woo has made it clear that he is not just a pretty face. Apart from being immensely great at both acting and singing, Cha Eun Woo has a very kind and fun personality. With his never-ending charms, Cha Eun Woo never fails to make it to the Kpop Boy Group Members Brand Reputation Rankings.
4. Jin From BTS
A top ten list without the mention of Worldwide Handsome Jin? Impossible. Kim Seokjin, the eldest member and vocalist of the worldwide sensation BTS is always in the news. Furthermore, fans love his fun and relatable personality. Jin used to do ‘Eat Jin’ segments on Vlive, where he would eat his favorite meal while talking to fans. This segment has given BTS ARMY’s enough meme content to last a lifetime. Last year, Jin blessed fans with his soulful vocals by singing an OST for the drama ‘Jirisan’. It’s been a year, and Jin’s OST ‘Yours’ has still not left our minds. ‘Yours’ won in the Best Kdrama OST of 2021 category with an overwhelming 83% of votes in the HallyuTalks Awards 2021.
Complimentary to his fun personality, Kim Seokjin released ‘Super Tuna’ on 4th December, where in his God gifted vocals, Jin sings about his love for fishing. Jin may have posted this song on a light note, but fans did not take it lightly. And just within a few days, Super Tuna had more than thirty-five million views without any promotion from Jin and his agency. In addition to that, Jin became the first Kpop artist to stay on No.1 on Youtube Music with Super Tuna. The overwhelming support of fans for a song that Jin wrote as a joke shows how powerful this man is.
3. Kang Daniel From Wanna One
Kang Daniel is one of the most impressive South Korean idols. Not only is he an amazing performer, but Kang Daniel raises the standards up a notch by also being a successful entrepreneur. Furthermore, Kang Daniel captured everyone’s heart on the survival show Produce 101 and also finished as the second-place winner. Additionally, Kang Daniel was also a part of Wanna One before the band disbanded in the year 2018. Through his talent, Kang Daniel quickly became one of the most sought-after Kpop idols in the industry. Furthermore, Kang Daniel’s first solo advertisement venture was for Think Nature, and he took the brand’s sales up by 728%. Kang Daniel was permanent on the Kpop Boy Group Brand Reputation Rankings list until his band disbanded, and Kang Daniel took a six months break from the industry.
Thankfully, he is back and better than ever. Not only did he debut as an MC in Mnet’s famous survival show ‘Street Women Fighter,’ but he also soon be making a debut as a kdrama actor. Fans cannot wait to see Kang Daniel’s performance in the upcoming Disney+ produced ‘Rookie Cops‘ this year. Kang Daniel made it to the third spot on the Kpop Boy Group Brand Reputation Rankings of January 2022, and he is here to stay.
2. Jimin From BTS
Are you even a Kpop fan if you are not a Jimin stan? From famous talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimel, James Corden to Kpop idols like Taemin, Jimin has the entire world wrapped around his chubby fingers. Park Jimin is the lead dancer and lead vocalist of BTS. Additionally, Jimin is considered to be one of the best dancers in all of Kpop, according to critics. Furthermore, Park Jimin has earned himself the name ‘King Of Brand Reputation Rankings’ because he never misses. Each month when the list comes out, fans are never surprised to see Jimin on the top five in the list.
Recently, fans fell for him all over again when they read the message on his self-designed merch. On a purple hoodie, Jimin added, ‘You never walk alone’ to remind his fans of how much he loves them. It’s safe to say that we are happy but never surprised that Jimin is in the second position of January 2022 Kpop Boy Group Member Brand Reputation Rankings.
1. Lee Junho from 2PM
This new year came bearing a big surprise for Lee Junho from 2PM and his devoted fans. Furthermore, Lee Junho is a part of the boy group 2PM. Not only is he an amazing vocalist, but Lee Junho is also one of the most loved actors in the kdrama industry. Last year he returned to our screens after finishing his three years-long military service with the historical romance kdrama The Red Sleeve Cuff. With this kdrama, Lee Junho proved that not only does he make a great ruler on screen, but he has no trouble ruling over our hearts off the screen.
Additionally, the research institute also dished that Lee Junho had 80% positive responses. He also went viral for performing with Girl’s Generation Yoona at the MBC Award Show. Lee Junho bags the number one position on the January 2022 Kpop Boy Group Member Brand Reputations Ranking.