[SBS Star] The Most Influential K-pop Artists at the Moment; Industry Leaders Say

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CEOs and directors from the top 50 management agencies in South Korea named the ones they think are the most influential players in the current K-pop scene.

On June 22, Sports Seoul dropped the results of their recent K-pop survey that was conducted in celebration of the news outlet's 35th anniversary.

Voters were able to pick their top three choices each for eight different categories, with different point values based on the rankings.

First place votes received three points, while the second and third places received two points and one point, respectively.

Check out the complete results on the list below:

A. The power players that move the K-pop industry
BTS(1) BTS - 68 points

(2) Lee Soo-man (SM Entertainment) - 58 points

(3) Bang Si-hyuk (Big Hit Entertainment) - 47 points

(4) Park Jin Young (JYP Entertainment) - 23 points

(5) IU - 18 points


B. Best K-pop producer
Bang Si-hyuk(1) Bang Si-hyuk (Big Hit Entertainment) - 101 points

(2) Lee Soo-man (SM Entertainment) - 65 points

(3) Park Jin Young (JYP Entertainment) - 37 points

(4) ZICO (KOZ Entertainment) & TEDDY (THE BLACK LABEL) – 11 points, tied


C. Best male K-pop group
BTS(1) BTS - 141 points

(2) EXO - 53 points

(3) SEVENTEEN - 25 points

(4) NCT - 17 points

(5) BIGBANG - 9 points

(6) MONSTA X - 7 points


D. Best female K-pop group
TWICE(1) TWICE - 111 votes

(2) BLACKPINK - 69 points

(3) Red Velvet - 24 points

(4) OH MY GIRL - 13 points

(5) IZ*ONE - 11 points

(6) (G)I-DLE - 10 points


E. Best male solo artist
ZICO(1) ZICO - 71 points

(2) RAIN - 38 points

(3) Paul Kim - 23 points

(4) BAEKHYUN of EXO & G-DRAGON of BIGBANG - 16 points, tied 

(5) Park Hyo Shin, Jang Beom June, Lim Young Woong - 14 points, tied


F. Best female solo artist
IU(1) IU - 115 points

(2) TAEYEON - 52 points

(3) CHUNG HA - 38 points

(4) Heize - 21 points

(5) SUNMI - 17 points

(6) Lee Hyo-ri - 11 points


G. K-pop rising stars
TXT(1) TOMORROW X TOGETHER - 60 points

(2) ITZY - 43 points

(3) Soon-to-debut girl group of SM Entertainment - 13 points

(4) CRAVITY, TREASURE, ATEEZ - 7 points, tied 


H. Best K-pop management agency
SM Entertainment(1) SM Entertainment - 98 points

(2) Big Hit Entertainment - 83 points

(3) JYP Entertainment - 48 points

(4) YG Entertainment - 8 points

(Credit= Big Hit Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, KOZ Entertainment, EDAM Entertainment, SM Entertainment)

(SBS Star)