To determine the finalists, Forbes Asia evaluated the candidates’ combined social media reach and engagement.
The list highlights 100 singers, bands, and film and TV stars from across the Asia-Pacific region who have taken the digital world by storm. With their powerful social media presence, these trailblazers have garnered millions of loyal followers across popular platforms, making them as famous online as they are on stage and screen.
The group’s single “Psycho,” released late last year, has almost 200 million views on YouTube and earned band members a nomination for best K-pop music video at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Members Irene and Seulgi’s duo “Monster,” released in July, has 70 million views on YouTube.