Thanks to Google Analytics, it’s easy to look up search trends from years past to see what kind of topics have come and gone and have become more or less popular over time.

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TWICE’s Tzuyu

One way to determine a K-Pop idol’s popularity and how much fans are interested in them is by seeing what their search numbers look like compared to other idols.

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BLACKPINK’s Lisa

There have been an increasing amount of foreign K-Pop artists in the music genre in the last ten years, and they often drew a lot of interest and attention due to their hard work and determination to get into the music genre in a culture that they didn’t grow up with.

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GOT7’s Jackson

Here are the top 5 most popular foreign K-Pop idols of each year over the last decade, as well as their total search ranking over the entire decade compared to each other.

2012

5. Kris (former EXO)

4. Victoria (f(x))

3. Luhan (former EXO)

2. Tiffany (Girls’ Generation)

1. Jessica (former Girls’ Generation)

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2013

5. Krystal (f(x))

4. Tiffany (Girls’ Generation)

3. Kris (former EXO)

2. Jessica (former Girls’ Generation)

1. Luhan (former EXO)

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2014

5. Tiffany (Girls’ Generation)

4. BamBam (GOT7)

3. Jackson (GOT7)

2. Krystal (f(x))

1. Jessica (former Girls’ Generation)

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2015

5. Jackson (GOT7)

4. Lay (EXO)

3. BamBam (GOT7)

2. Jessica (former Girls’ Generation)

1. Tzuyu (TWICE)

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2016

5. Lay (EXO)

4. Jessica (former Girls’ Generation)

3. BamBam (GOT7)

2. Tzuyu (TWICE)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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2017

5. Momo (TWICE)

4. Jackson (GOT7)

3. Sana (TWICE)

2. Tzuyu (TWICE)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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2018

5. Sana (TWICE)

4. Jackson (GOT7)

3. BamBam (GOT7)

2. Tzuyu (TWICE)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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2019

5. Jackson (GOT7)

4. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)

2. Momo (TWICE)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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2020

5. Tzuyu (TWICE)

4. Lucas (NCT/SuperM)

3. Jackson (GOT7)

2. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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2021

5. Nancy (MOMOLAND)

4. Mark (GOT7)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)

2. Jackson (GOT7)

1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

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Overall:

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