Lee’s PR, a research company, revealed on April 18th that Girls’ Generation was the most popular female singer in the first half of 2012. 1,329 people voted in the poll, awarding Girls’ Generation 26.9% of the vote. Girls’ Generation beat IU, Wonder Girls, Baek Jiyoung, Lee Hyori and Miss A to the top female singer spot. Other than a slight slip in late 2011 where they fell down to number two, Girls’ Generation have held the number one spot in the “Female Singer” part of the poll since 2009.

The poll results come as Girls’ Generation’s popularity is soaring both in South Korea and worldwide. Their 2nd Asia Tour received international love, but their popularity is not just limited to Asia. The girls travelled to New York to film for “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Live with Kelly”, and also held a fansign event during their visit. The girls then attended “Music Bank in Paris”, further extending their popularity into Europe. Although Girls’ Generation did not promote much in Korea in the first half of 2012, their global activities have made their fanbase even larger, truly making them deserving of the title of “Most Popular Female Singer” of the first half of 2012.

Source: Naver
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