In Kpop News, Gallup shows that stars Taeyeon, IU, and Tzuyu still shine.
Gallup released their annual survey results for 2016. The result surveyed young South Korean teens and young adults in their 20s. Which stars did they enjoy the most?
Girls Generation’s Taeyeon topped the list with 11.8% of overall votes. However, more males preferred Taeyeon than females. IU, the number one artist last year, took second place with 6.6%. Tzuyu followed close behind with 6.3%. More male teens preferred IU at 11.4%, and young adults preferred Tzutu with 8.6%.
G-Dragon came in fourth place with 5.9%, followed immediately by Chanyeol, Eunji, Hyorin, and Baekyun.
This year, Taeyeon has faced several controversies. In October, fans criticized Taeyeon for posting a colored image during South Korea’s National Coming Out Day.
The image sparked rumors that the singer was preparing to come out as a lesbian. Several believed the colorful photo indicated her sexuality. However, most fans defended the singer’s sexuality, citing her previous relationship with Baekhyun.
Just a few weeks ago, popular American rapper Wiz Khalifa also accused Taeyeon. Several media outlets announced that Taeyeon would perform with the singer at the 2016 MAMA awards, leaking rehearsal footage.
Leaked rehearsal video is proof. https://t.co/L4h6JN8ty6
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) 2 de diciembre de 2016
The rumors pushed Khalifa’s See You Again to 2.2 billion views. However, Khalifa performed alone. According to DJ Bionics,
“We were made aware that Taeyeon would not be collaborating with Wiz for his stage only minutes before he went on stage.”
Khalifa blamed the Kpop singer.
The fact that Teyeon backed out of our performance caught me off guard too but never accept rejection as failure.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) 2 de diciembre de 2016
Afterwards, fans immediately took to her defense. However, after initially blaming the singer, Wiz Khalifa’s team later explained the possible reason.
“The misunderstanding might have come from Wiz going to his changing room after every rehearsal. It’s just normal for the artist to head back to their room after going on stage and doing their thing. They don’t stick around and talk to everyone. Wiz performs, he rehearses, and heads back to his room. He comes back out, rehearses again, sticks around on stage or around the stage to make adjustments and then goes back to his room.
“He never completely left during rehearsals. Not once.”
Nonetheless, no one knows why Taeyeon backed out of the performance.