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Bad boy idol stars Kim Jae Joong and Big Bang’s T.O.P went head to head in last week’s K-Pop Battle, and now it’s time to announce the winner!
We imagined the match to be much closer, and some of you even said it was difficult to choose between the two stars, but the numbers say otherwise as there was a definite winner this week.
His name may be T.O.P, but it was the Big Bang member’s opponent, JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong, who came out on top, garnering a whopping 72 percent of the votes in last week’s K-Pop Battle.
Over 11,000 votes were cast in last week’s battle, and Kim Jae Joong managed to pull in the majority of the votes, while T.O.P scraped by with 27 percent of readers’ votes.
This means Kim Jae Joong will advance on to the next round to battle it out with another set of stars for K-Pop Star of the Month, bringing him one step closer to the final K-Pop Star of the Year round.
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong is drawing a lot of attention by ranking high on every Japanese chart.
Japanese magazine Anan recently did a survey asking, “What is your favorite Hallyu TV series?” SBS’s Protect The Boss, in which Kim appeared, ranked first.
Kim also ranked third, following Hyun Bin, on the survey of ‘Japanese women’s favorite Korean actor.’
The fashion magazine, which sells around 300 thousand copies every week since 1970, is well known as a publication that features the top stars. The magazine is also very popular among girls from their 20s through 30s.
The series was aired on Japanese TBS in July and received considerable attention. The ‘Protect The Boss Kim Jae Joong Special Making DVD,’ which will be released in November, ranked first on a chart as soon as they started to receiving reservation offers.
A Japanese official says, “Kim has many fans who love him in Japan. His series made him even more popular all cross the country.”
Kim will start going on an Asian fan meeting tour on October 20 in China.