In light of the Lunar New Year holidays, media outlet Sports Seoul conducted a survey featuring 22 K-Pop idol groups and asked the question, "Which artist's activities do you anticipate the most in 2021?"
The idols groups who participated anonymously in this survey included: (G)I-DLE, ITZY, NCT 127, Kang Daniel, NU'EST, The Boyz, MAMAMOO, MONSTA X, BTOB, Seventeen, STAYC, Stray Kids, Secret Number, IZ*ONE, ENHYPEN, Oh My Girl, LOONA, Changmo, CRAVITY, TOMORROW x TOGETHER, TREASURE, and Pentagon.
Check out the survey results below!
BTS earned a total of 32 votes, taking up the #1 spot. The entirety of the K-Pop industry is especially paying attention to this year's '63rd Grammy Awards', where BTS have been nominated as the first K-Pop artists in history.
SM Entertainment's brand new rookie girl group aespa, who debuted with "Black Mamba" at the end of 2020, took up 2nd place.
3. Stray Kids
"Mala flavor" idol group Stray Kids came in 3rd place, earning a total of 20 votes. Meanwhile, 4th place went to rookie boy group ENHYPEN, earning just one less vote than Stray Kids. 5th place went to Seventeen (17 votes), 6th place went to TOMORROW x TOGETHER (15 votes), and 7th place was shared by ITZY, NCT, and The Boyz (14 votes).
Which K-Pop group do you want to become friends with?
To this survey question, a total of 14 idols voted for Seventeen as the idol group they wanted to befriend. Member Seungkwan also received some individual votes. 2nd place went to Stray Kids (8 votes), while BTS came in 3rd. Stray Kids's Hyunjin individually also received 5 votes from his fellow idols.