K-Pop is a global phenomenon, and new K-Pop fans join the fandom every day!
Considering K-Pop’s popularity, it’s no surprise that K-Pop idols are among the most searched for people on Google.
Here are the top 30 most searched K-Pop idols on Google in 2021, based on data from Google trends!
30. Felix (Stray Kids)
Felix is just as handsome as he is talented, so it’s no wonder he’s starting off the list of the top 30 idols on Google!
He and all of Stray Kids had a great year, and their Noeasy album delighted both old and new fans alike. Looks like fans have been busy Googling Felix to learn more about him!
29. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
Taeyeon’s voice, visuals, and variety show appearances have earned her a spot on the most Googled idols of 2021!
Her single “Weekend” was a total bop, and she also lent her voice to beautiful duets with SHINee‘s Taemin and Key on their mini albums. She’s also shown fans just how funny she is on variety shows like Amazing Saturday and Petkage, as well as on her web series with Key called TaengKey Box. Looks like fans didn’t want to miss out on any Taeyeon moments this year!
28. Sana (TWICE)
Looks like Sana has been on ONCEs’ minds and in their search history this year!
TWICE had a great year with the release of their Taste of Love mini album, Formula of Love: O+T=<3 album, and English single “The Feels.” As always, their performances were filled with great choreography and vocal performances, and it seems like Sana caught quite a few people’s eyes!
27. Momo (TWICE)
TWICE’s main dancer has also been searched very frequently this year!
Momo’s charisma, stage presence, and incredible dance skills seem to have inspired people to turn to Google to learn more about her.
26. Jackson Wang (GOT7)
Jackson Wang has enjoyed massive success with GOT7 and as a soloist, and it looks like fans are eager to learn more about him!
He put out great songs this year like “Drive You Home,” “Alone,” and “LMLY.” Seems like people were curious about the man behind these jams!
25. D.O. (EXO)
D.O.’s talents really shone this year!
He released his debut mini album, Empathy, and it’s packed with great vocal moments. EXO also released the Don’t Fight the Feeling mini album this year. Looks like fans definitely took notice of D.O. this year!
24. Irene (Red Velvet)
Irene not only released a mini album with Red Velvet but also starred in a movie this year!
Red Velvet released their Queendom mini album, and fans were delighted with the album. Irene also had a chance to show off her acting skills as the female lead of Double Patty. Looks like people were curious about Red Velvet’s leader and the gorgeous star of Double Patty!
23. Jaehyun (NCT)
Jaehyun had a massive year with NCT 127!
They released their Sticker album and the repackaged version, Favorite. Looks like people were curious about Jaehyun after hearing him sing and rap, and they took to Google to learn more about him!
22. Chanyeol (EXO)
People were eager to learn more about Chanyeol this year!
In addition to releasing Don’t Fight the Feeling with EXO, Chanyeol also starred in the film The Box. He enlisted in the military in March, and he starred in a musical in the military, too. Chanyeol definitely gave fans many great reasons to Google him this year!
21. Baekhyun (EXO)
Baekhyun was busy giving people lots of reasons to Google him this year!
He held his first solo concert in January, and he quickly followed it up by releasing his debut Japanese mini album, Baekhyun. Before he enlisted in the military, he released his third Korean mini album, Bambi. Looks like more and more people fell in love with his voice this year, which earned him a spot on the list of the most Googled K-Pop idols of 2021!
20. Tzuyu (TWICE)
Tzuyu is talented, gorgeous, and very Google-worthy!
She rounds out the top 20 most Googled idols of 2021, which shows just how much of an impact she had this year.
“The Nation’s First Love” Suzy is getting lots of love on Google!
Suzy celebrated her 10th debut anniversary with a fan concert at the beginning of the year. She also filmed Wonderland, a movie that was slated to be released this year but hasn’t come out yet. Looks like fans are eager to see more of Suzy, and they’re turning to Google to stay posted on her activities!
18. Nancy (MOMOLAND)
Looks like fans have been Googling Nancy often this year!
MOMOLAND put out their collaboration with CHROMANCE earlier this year, and fans loved it! Fans are also patiently waiting for Nancy’s television series, The Soulmate Project to air. She’s set to make her acting debut in the series, which will air in the Philippines.
17. Lucas (WayV)
WayV put out their Kick Back mini album this year, and it looks like fans took notice of Lucas!
WayV also entertained fans with their variety show, WayVision 2, and various other hilarious contents released on their YouTube channel. Lucas must have caught quite a few people’s eyes, which helped earn him a spot on the list of the most Googled idols!
16. Kai (EXO)
Kai was busy promoting with EXO and promoting his latest solo mini album, Peaches.
Kai also gained lots of attention for his role as Gucci‘s Global Brand Ambassador, and he even had his own Kai x Gucci collection! Between his visuals, vocals, dance skills, and fashion icon status, there were plenty of reasons to Google Kai this year!
15. G-Dragon (BIGBANG)
G-Dragon lives rent-free in K-Pop fans’ heads!
Recently, he released his latest shoe collab with Nike, the Kwondo 1’s. Considering how talented he is a musician and a designer, G-Dragon has given fans plenty of reasons to Google him!
14. Hyunjin (Stray Kids)
Looks like Hyunjin has earned quite a few new fans this year!
Stray Kids released the Noeasy album this year, and it was a massive success. Hyunjin was also STUDIO CHOOM’s October Artist of the Month, and his performance was simply iconic. From the looks of his high ranking on the list of the most Googled idols, Hyunjin must have won lots of people over with his talent and visuals!
13. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)
Cha Eunwoo was very busy this year, and he gave fans lots of reasons to Google him!
ASTRO released their All Yours album and their Switch On mini album this year. In addition to releasing music, Cha Eunwoo also starred in the hit K-Drama True Beauty, where he made both existing and new fans swoon!
12. J-Hope (BTS)
2021 was a great year for BTS!
The group put out “Butter” and “Permission to Dance,” and they entertained ARMYs on their shows Run BTS! and BTS In the SOOP 2. They also traveled to New York as diplomats and turned heads at the 2021 American Music Awards. Looks like people who got a glimpse of J-Hope promoting with BTS were eager to learn more about him!
11. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
Jisoo has captured lots of people’s hearts this year!
Her highly anticipated K-Drama Snowdrop is set to release soon, and she also made jaws drop earlier this year as she attended Paris Fashion Week as a Dior ambassador. BLACKPINK also held their online concert, The Show, this year, and people were thrilled to see Jisoo and the other members take the stage. Looks like Jisoo’s fans are eager to learn more about her, and they’re Googling her to keep up with everything she’s doing!
10. RM (BTS)
RM has been turning heads this year!
In addition to the speech he made with the group at the United Nations General Assembly, he also made another speech at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. RM’s talents as a performer and as a speaker must have won over new ARMYs and earned him the spot as the tenth most Googled K-Pop idol!
9. Rosé (BLACKPINK)
2021 was a big year for Rosé!
She made her solo debut with the single album, R, and she shut down the 2021 Met Gala in her Saint Laurent little black dress. She also won over new fans by appearing on the show, Sea of Hope, where she treated viewers to lots of great live performances.
8. Jin (BTS)
Worldwide Handsome Jin has been Googled lots of times this year!
He wowed fans with his talent and visuals all year long, and he had locals asking who he was on social media. Recently, Jin released the song “Super Tuna,” and he showed new fans he’s as funny as he is handsome and talented.
IU released her album Lilac and digital single “strawberry moon” this year. Of course, they were massive hits like anything IU puts out!
IU has been winning over new fans for years with her gorgeous voice, acting talents, and visuals. No wonder she’s so high on the list of the most Googled idols!
6. Jennie (BLACKPINK)
Jennie was definitely in Google’s area this year!
She wowed fans with an updated dance break for her solo track “SOLO” at The Show, and she made headlines with her stunning magazine covers and collaborations with iconic brands like Chanel.
5. Suga (BTS)
Looks like Suga turned lots of people’s heads this year!
Suga’s “Butter” rap wowed ARMYs, and he earned many new fans throughout the year. Of course, many of those fans took to Google to learn more about BTS’s Lil Meow Meow!
4. Lisa (BLACKPINK)
The world was definitely loving (and Googling) Lisa this year!
She smashed world records with the release of her single album, LALISA, and she wowed both old and new fans alike. Of course, with such a groundbreaking single debut, Lisa was Googled by tons of people!
3. Jimin (BTS)
Jimin is widely considered to be the “It Boy,” and his high Google ranking definitely supports this theory!
Jimin has been wowing fans with his voice, dance skills, and visuals since his debut, and it looks like more and more new fans were discovering him and Googling him in 2021!
2. Jungkook (BTS)
BTS’s golden maknae has taken Google by storm!
Jungkook is widely believed to be good at everything, and fans all over the world have fallen for his voice, charismatic stage presence, dancing, and other talents. Looks like people have been eager to learn more about him on Google all year long!
1. V (BTS)
V was the number one most searched K-Pop idol on Google this year!
He’s known for his soulful voice and electrifying stage presence, and his talents seem to have won him many people’s hearts this year. At nearly every award show he attends, he goes viral among locals for his visuals, so it’s no wonder that people were Googling him to learn more about him!