Who was your favorite K-pop star of the year? Gallup Korea released data on Koreans' favorite K-pop stars. Gallup Korea surveyed over 4,000 Koreans who were ages 13 through 59. The results were gathered from three separate surveys conducted throughout the year. The singers on the list are comprised of idols, trot singers, ballad singers, and more. 

Can you guess the top three? Scroll down to reveal top 19 K-pop stars Koreans loved in 2015!

19. Kim Bum Soo

Ballad singer Kim Bum Soo has hit songs like "I Miss You" and "Teardrop Of My Heart."

18. Kim Yeon Woo

Last week, ballad singer Kim Yeon Woo had to cancel his concert because of problems in his vocal chord.  

17. Girls' Day

K-pop star turned actress Hyeri of Girls' Day currently stars on Answer Me 1988

16. Hong Jin Young

Trot singer Hong Jin Young has many hit songs like "Cheer Up" and "Love's Battery."

15. Noh Sa Yeon

Noh Sa Yeon is a singer and also an occasional guest on Running Man

14. EXID

EXID made a hot comeback last month with "Hot Pink."

13. Lee Moon Sae

Singer Lee Moon Sae is known for songs like "Sunset Glow," "Old Love" and "Spring Breeze." 

12. Oh Seung Geum

My grandmother loves trot singer Oh Seung Geum's hit song "What's Wrong With My Age."

11. Cho Yong Pil 

Cho Yong Pil is known for his ability to criss-cross a multitude of genres like rock, trot, and new wave.

10. Apink

Apink released two albums this year: Pink Memory in Korea and Pink Season in Japan.

9. Lee Seung Chul

2015 was Lee Seung Chul's 30-year anniversary since debut.

8. AOA

AOA made a successful comeback this year with their third mini album, Heart Attack.

7. EXO

EXO's second album Exodus was a hit this March. EXO released another album for the holidays, Sing For You.

6. Lim Chang Jung 

Ballad singer Lim Chang Jung placed sixth with "Love Again."


Sexy girl group SISTAR's "Shake It" was one of the hit songs this summer. The main vocalist Hyorin competed with other talented artists on Unpretty Rapstar 2.

4. Jang Yoon Jung

Trot singer Jang Yoon Jung made a comeback with her seventh album after giving birth to son Do Yeon Woo. Jang Yoon Jung, her reporter husband, and the baby boy had a brief stint on Return of the Superman.

3. Girls' Generation

Girls' Generation made a successful comeback with Lion Heart, and the subgroup Girls' Generation TTS released the Christmas special album Dear Santa earlier this month. 

2. IU

Singer-songwriter IU released Chat-Shire and confirmed dating singer Jang Ki Ha this fall. Learn more about IU here.


2015 was the year of BIGBANG. BIGBANG released a new song every week this summer, and their MADE North America tour was a huge success. As if to prove their popularity, BIGBANG's G-Dragon was ranked as the most popular Korean celebrity on Instagram in 2015

Catch performances from BIGBANG, EXO, and more in the 2015 MAMAs below:

Who's your favorite singer from the list? Tell us in the comments below!