The December brand reputation rankings for individual male idols was revealed on the 20th.
The Korean Business Research Institute determines idol ranking through social media buzz, consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes.
December marked the last list of 2019, and one person in particular made a huge achievement: BTS‘s Jimin who ranked first once again.
More impressively, this was the twelfth time in a row that he had earned this coveted top spot.
Jimin, as a result, is considered the most popular male K-Pop idol in 2019!
No other person has come close to beating this record and ARMYs were quick to take notice.
A WHOLE DAMN YEAR.
JIMIN HAS BEEN #1 IN BRAND RANKING FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.
… when I tell you NO ONE is doing it like PARK JIMIN pic.twitter.com/MHTQuwNE9B
— 🌸ɴιɴjαvα🌸 ..ˢʰʰʰʰʰ ᴵ'ᵐ ʷʳⁱᵗⁱⁿᵍ (@AO3Ninjava) December 21, 2019
jimin topping the brand reputation for 12 consecutive months and giving bts their highest positive rate.
IT BOY THINGS 😌 pic.twitter.com/us6e5Ky2PF
— Hannah (@pjm_era) December 21, 2019
They praised Jimin for this huge achievement that he earned despite a lack of promotions.
incredible is how jimin, with zero promotion, managed to rank #1 on the top 100 individual idol ranking, #1 all year round for the monthly individual boy group member brand reputation ranking & #1 once again, on gall’s up yearly survey for most preferred idol. HIS STAR POWER.
— 𝐿 (@stussyjimin) December 21, 2019
the insane thing about jimin topping the brand ranking is that mf dont even be doing anything?? they havent had a comeback in 8 months 😭😭
— 🐣 (@jmnush) December 21, 2019
They noted that Jimin usually scores much higher than everyone else on the list.
jimin has officially spent 1 year at the top of brand rankings let’s take a look back at some of the insane gaps 😫 pic.twitter.com/l6nytoYcUS
— ➳♥ (@itboyjimin) December 21, 2019
His associated key words include “considerate”, “happy”, and “like”, ensuring fans that he topped the list for positive popularity only.
ARMYS were undeniably, 100% proud of everything Jimin was able to achieve so far.
JIMIN is demanded by global reputed brand & artist, acknowledged by Business school of fashion, loved by non-kpop public, preferred number 1 by domestic public, addressed as best male dancer and so much more and all of these WITHOUT SOLO ACTIVITY. This is PARK JIMIN's exposure ♥️
— JlMlN STAN 🌾 (@BUSANBOY_____) December 19, 2019
Besides brand reputation, Jimin also ranked as the most preferred K-Pop idol in Gallup‘s 2019 research, topping the list for the second year in a row.
Korea’s “It Boy” indeed!
JIMIN TOPPED THE BRAND VALUE RANKINGS ONCE AGAIN FOR DECEMBER! HE TOPPED THE RANKINGS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR OF 2019. WE LOVE A KING. KOREA’S IT BOY. CONGRATULATIONS JIMIN! 💗 pic.twitter.com/HarSaEX5hh
— 𝐦𝐢𝐤𝐚 (@ggukminies) December 21, 2019