Move over Lee Min Ho, Jung Yong Hwa is #1 in China!
For the second straight week in a row, Jung Yong Hwa has ranked #1 on China's Gaon Weibo Chart. The Weibo chart derives from Weibo, which is China's social networking site, and Korea's Gaon music chart. The chart ranks the popularity of the artists' actual Weibo accounts and where they place on the Korea Gaon chart.
As you know, Yong Hwa is the leader of K-pop Idol band CNBLUE, and he's also starred in popular dramas like Heartstrings and You're Beautiful. Additionally, because Yong Hwa reportedly really does pay attention and interact with his fans on Weibo, he's become the first Korean celebrity to rank #1 and is being considered the new "Hallyu Icon."
See Yong Hwa in Heartstrings:
Now, Lee Min Ho's spot is still safe, of course, considering Yong Hwa would have to up his advertisement game in China in order to compete for popularity in that sense. He would actually have to surpass Lee Jong Suk and Kim Soo Hyun in order to even start competing against LMH, but who has time for all that? Yong Hwa is a "HALLYU ICON" which mean he's...
Do you feel Yong Hwa is deserving of the "Hallyu Icon" title?