BTS’ V Sweeps Top Spot in Japanese Popularity Rankings, Captivating the Nation with Hot Popularity

BTS‘s V has captured the spotlight in Japan, securing first place in various popularity votes and demonstrating unrivaled popularity nationwide.

From June 24 to June 30, V topped the K-pop male idol ranking vote on the Japanese site ‘NEHAN,’ maintaining his streak with a record-breaking 170 consecutive weeks at number one.

During the same period, on the Korean actor popularity site ‘BIHAN,’ V also held the top position for 19 consecutive weeks in the ‘Actor Popularity Ranking’ category and for 166 consecutive weeks in the ’20s Korean Actor Popularity Ranking’ vote.

In ‘K-pop Idol Handsome Men General Election’ and ‘Korean Drama Male Actor General Election’ by ‘K-board,’ a leading provider of K-culture info, V has not only dominated real-time, weekly, monthly, and yearly rankings but also maintained his lead for an impressive 127 consecutive weeks.

In votes hosted by ‘KPOP JUICE,’ focusing on K-pop info, V accumulated a staggering 4.8 million votes, consistently holding first place.

V’s photo book ‘TYPE 1,’ released before his enlistment, started pre-sales on June 27 and has become a bestseller both domestically and internationally, repeatedly selling out on the official commerce platform Weverse Shop.

The response in Japan to V‘s photo book has been equally enthusiastic. It topped the K-pop Asia Ranking on Rakuten and secured multiple spots in the top 10 on global internet shopping mall Qoo10, including first place.

At Japan’s Universal Music Store, V‘s photo book dominated sales across all categories, proving his explosive popularity.

Since his debut in 2013, V has consistently been the most searched K-pop star on Google Trends in Japan.

Even during his military service, he continues to maintain high search volumes in the first half of 2024, capturing widespread public attention and enjoying popularity that transcends idol fandom to become a beloved star among all audiences.

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