10 K-pop Groups Who Trended Most in October 2023: BTS, BLACKPINK, NewJeans, More!

October has come halfway through its course, and as everyone knows, it’s a fun-filled month thanks to our favorite K-pop artists. The Korean Business Research Institute has officially revealed its newest brand reputation rankings for all K-pop idol groups.

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By determining the participation of consumers, coverage in the media, and many aspects that can contribute to buzz or virality. According to the institute, the rankings were derived from September 17 to October 17.

Here are the 10 most popular K-pop groups in October 2023!

1. BTS

BTS

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BTS claimed the No. 1 spot with a brand reputation index of 6,280,605, along with a 9.39 percent score increase. With many of the members going for their solo schedules, the world’s biggest K-pop group has shown no signs of slowing down.

2. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK

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With a staggering 71.70 percent score increase, BLACKPINK secured second place with a brand reputation index of 4,917,759.

3. NewJeans

NewJeans

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In third place, NewJeans made it with a brand reputation index of 4,721,727. The group also gained buzz for winning trophies at the 2023 The Fact Music Awards.

4. IVE

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The No. 4 spot was secured by IVE, who garnered a brand reputation index of 4,458,788 a 21.03 percent score rise.

5. SEVENTEEN

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With a brand reputation index of 3,632,737, SEVENTEEN managed to complete the top five. The group also went viral for winning a daesang (Grand Prize) at the 2023 The Fact Music Awards.

6. TXT

TXT

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The list was continued by TXT, who gained a brand reputation index of 3,164,717. The group also made waves in the K-pop scene with their comeback album “The Name Chapter: FREEFALL,” and title track “Chasing That Feeling.”

7. EXO

EXO

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No. 7 was filled in by EXO, who received a brand reputation index of 2,907,063 for October.

8. TWICE

TWICE

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TWICE followed in eighth place, where they claimed a brand reputation index of 2,828,531. With their ongoing “READY TO BE” world tour, the girls are currently establishing themselves as one of the best representative groups of third-generation K-pop.

9. Stray Kids

Stray Kids, decorated with synchronized dance performance at ‘MTV VMAs’ in USA

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Stray Kids closed at No. 9 after seeing a brand reputation index of 2,305,355.

10. NMIXX

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Finally, we have NMIXX, who landed in tenth place, completing the list’s top 10. For October, the group received a brand reputation index of 2,257,715.

See the full list of October 2023’s idol group brand rankings below:

1. BTS

2. BLACKPINK

3. NewJeans

4. IVE

5. SEVENTEEN

6. TXT

7. EXO

8. TWICE

9. Stray Kids

10. NMIXX

11. aespa

12. LE SSERAFIM

13. NCT

14. OH MY GIRL

15. ZEROBASEONE

16. STAYC

17. BOYNEXTDOOR

18. THE BOYZ

19. H1-KEY

20. MONSTA X

21. fromis_9

22. BTOB

23. (G)I-DLE

24. ENHYPEN

25. Girls’ Generation

26. MAMAMOO

27. 2PM

28. Red Velvet

29. INFINITE

30. TREASURE

Which K-pop groups on the list are your favorites? Are you a multi or do you have an ult? Let us know in the comments below!

*************************] Riely Miller