Main and lead dancers in K-Pop groups are often known for the extra energy and charisma that they add to performances. While typically all the members of a K-Pop group are skilled at dancing, these members have just that little more specialty and uniqueness that makes them stand out.

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BLACKPINK’s Lisa

Because of this, dancers are often popular members in a K-Pop group, which can be measured to some degree based on how often they’re searched on Google. Google Analytics keeps track of search trends over the years, and through the data collected by them, we can get a rough estimate of which K-Pop dance-focused members were most-searched each year.

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BTS’s Jungkook

Here are the 5 most popular K-Pop dancers of each year over the last decade, based on data collected from Google Analytics!

2012

5. Taemin (SHINee)

4. CL (former 2NE1)

3. Donghae (Super Junior)

2. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

1. HyunA (former 4MINUTE)

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2013

5. Taemin (SHINee)

4. HyunA (former 4MINUTE)

3. Sehun (EXO)

2. Luhan (former EXO)

1. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

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2014

5. CL (former 2NE1)

4. Sehun (EXO)

3. Taeyang (BIGBANG)

2. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

1. Luhan (former EXO)

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2015

5. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

4. Sehun (EXO)

3. Luhan (former EXO)

2. Jungkook (BTS)

1. Tzuyu (TWICE)

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2016

5. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

4. Sehun (EXO)

3. Jimin (BTS)

2. Jungkook (BTS)

1. V (BTS)

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2017

5. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

4. J-Hope (BTS)

3. Jimin (BTS)

2. Jungkook (BTS)

1. V (BTS)

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2018

5. Kai (EXO)

4. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

3. V (BTS)

2. Jimin (BTS)

1. Jungkook (BTS)

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2019

5. Momo (TWICE)

4. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

3. Jimin (BTS)

2. V (BTS)

1. Jungkook (BTS)

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2020

5. J-Hope (BTS) & Rosé (BLACKPINK) (Tied)

4. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

3. Jimin (BTS)

2. V (BTS)

1. Jungkook (BTS)

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2021 (So Far)

5. J-Hope (BTS)

4. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

3. Jimin (BTS)

2. V (BTS)

1. Jungkook (BTS)

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Overall:

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  • Jungkook: 18.1%
  • V: 15.5%
  • Jimin: 12.2%
  • Yoona: 12.1%
  • Lisa: 6.9%
  • Sehun: 6.3%
  • Luhan: 5.9%
  • HyunA: 4.9%
  • Tzuyu: 3.5%
  • J-Hope: 3.1%
  • CL: 2.7%
  • Taemin: 2.3%
  • Taeyang: 1.9%
  • Kai: 1.6%
  • Donghae: 1.3%
  • Momo: 1.1%
  • Rosé: 0.8%