Song Joong-ki, Lee Je-hoon, Jang Nara, Song Kang top drama actor rankings in May

Published May 5, 2021, 6:51 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

(Clockwise from top left) Song Joong-ki, Lee Je-hoon, Jang Nara, Song Kang. 2PM’s OK Taecyeon and Lee Seung-gi (Instagram/ tvN) 

Song Joong-ki, Lee Je-hoon, Jang Nara, Song Kang and K-pop boy band 2PM’s OK Taecyeon emerged as the most talked about Korean drama actors for the month of May.

The Korea Corporate Research Institute released on May 5 the latest brand reputation rankings for drama actors based on consumer participation, media coverage, communication and community indices.

The institute analyzed 108.05 million pieces of big data covering 50 drama actors from April 5 to May 5, an increase of 8.73 percent from 99.37 million in March.

Song Joong-ki, who starred in the recently ended drama “Vincenzo,” rose to first place from second place in March with a score of 8.83 million, up from 5.12 million last month.

Lee Je-hoon, who is currently starring in “Taxi Driver,” placed second with a score of 5.66 million.

Actress Jang Nara, the main star in “Sell Your Haunted House,” took third place with a score of 4.73 million.

“Navillera” star Song Kang is in fourth place, garnering a brand reputation index score of 4.62 million.

OK Taecyeon, who played a villain in “Vincenzo,” recorded a brand reputation score of 4.15 million to place fifth.

Here are the 30 drama actors who topped the brand reputation index for May:

  1. Song Joong-ki – 8,830,758
  2. Lee Je-hoon – 5,665,327
  3. Jang Nara – 4,736,253
  4. Song Kang 4- ,626,873
  5. 2PM’s OK Taecyeon – 4,150,800
  6. Lee Seung-gi – 3,765,547
  7. Pyo Ye-jin – 3,710,056
  8. CNBLUE’s Yong-hwa – 3,621,975
  9. Park In-hwan – 3,290,544
  10. Esom – 3,097,377
  11. Kim Myung-min – 2,836,835
  12. Nana – 2,679,023
  13. Kim Hyun-joo – 2,928,613
  14. Kim Ok-bin – 2,393,326
  15. Yeo Jing-goo – 2,366,266
  16. Kim Bum – 2,332,656
  17. Ji Jin-hee – 2,326,919
  18. Kim Yeo-jin – 2,262,559
  19. Shin Ha-kyun – 2,169,358
  20. Lee Min-ki – 2,058,484
  21. Kim Eui-sung – 1,938,264
  22. Ryu Hye-young – 1,898,783
  23. Hong Eun-hee – 1,898,056
  24. Jeon Hye-bin – 1,886,115
  25. Lee Hee-joon – 1,837,151
  26. Lee So-yeon – 1,729,460
  27. Choi Yeo-jin – 1,725,571
  28. Cha Ji-yeon 1,724,752
  29. Jo Seung-woo – 1,659,113
  30. Park Ju-hyun – 1,611,441
 
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