The South China Morning Post (SCMP) is a popular Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper owned by Alibaba group. The SCMP was regarded as the most credible paid newspaper in Hong Kong based on a professional survey conducted in 2019.
The SCMP recently published an article titled “10 Things You May Not Know About K-pop” revealing 10 interesting facts about K-pop which non-fans might not know about.
In the introduction of the article, SCMP highlights BTS Jungkook and Jimin, and Blackpink’s Lisa and Jennie as the “Standout Stars” of Korean wave. The media wrote:
“The Korean wave - or hallyu - has swept over the world. South Korea’s K-pop idols are now among the biggest celebrities in the world, with standout stars including BTS members Jungkook and Jimin, and Blackpink’s Lisa and Jennie”
With their huge popularity among both fans and non-fans as well as their world-class success and records, it is evident that these four idols are the most famous and prominent K-pop stars in the world right now.