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BTS’ Kim Taehyung, Voted by Netizens as ‘Ultimate Asian Heartthrob of 2020’

2020 started off strong for BTS visual Kim Taehyung, also known as “V.” While his group kept on breaking a number of records and making new ones with their fourth Korean-language studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” and the release of their singles “Black Swan” and “ON,” V is also achieving milestones for himself as a solo artist.

Last March 13, V released the song “Sweet Night” for the soundtrack of the JTBC drama “Itaewon Class” starring his close friend Park Seo-Joon. Produced, written and sung by V himself, the English ballad garnered generally favorable reviews from critics and overwhelming response from fans around the world as it debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s US Digital Song Sales chart, becoming the highest debut for a Korean solo artist in the chart’s history. It also debuted at no. 1 on iTunes US sales chart (all genre) and stayed there for 6 days. Needless to say, “Sweet Night” also ruled the top position in various iTunes charts around the globe. Taehyung also surpassed 2 million listeners on Spotify in March making him the BTS member with the highest monthly listeners on the platform.

This month, even though the world is in quarantine because of the coronavirus, V keeps on adding a feather in his cap as he was voted by netizens around the world as the “Ultimate Asian Heartthrob” for the third year in a row. Winning this title was not easy for V as he faced strong opponents during the poll’s battle round.

In level one, he faced Ken Suson of SB19, a very popular Idol group in the Philippines which is currently at no. 7 of Billboard Social 50. He won by 75.37% of the votes.

In level two, V faced his strongest opponent yet: Xiao Zhan of China. It’s a week of epic voting battle between V’s ARMYs and Xiao Zhan’s Peter Pans which accumulated a total of 3,796,941 entries. V got 1,906,257 votes while the Chinese heartthrob garnered a very close 1,890,684 votes. The BTS visual won by only 0.21%

In level three, V faced GOT7‘s BamBam from Thailand. It became an easy win for the BTS idol as he garnered 91,371 votes against BamBam’s 18,951 votes which secured him a slot in the finals.

In the final battle for the title, Taehyung faced NCT 127’s Jaehyun, Trinity’s Porsche, Filipino heartthrob Alden Richards, and three of his bandmates namely Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook. All seven of them vied for people’s votes not only in the online poll but also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.

After 18,730,855 total votes received, Kim Taehyung topped the final battle with a combined score of 7,180,481. Jungkook settled for second place with a total of 6,492,222 votes. He also ranked second in last year’s edition.

From no. 5 in 2019, Kim Seokjin climbed to no. 3 this year for getting 2,945,148 votes in the finals. Jin also had an epic battle with Xiao Zhan during level 3 of the battle round. In the first 4 days of the poll, the Chinese heartthrob was leading but then Jin‘s ARMYs rallied during the last 3 days delivering 1,406,584 votes for their idol against 1,363,763 votes received by Xiao Zhan, thus earned him a slot in the finals.

From no. 33 in 2018 and no. 28 in 2019, Jimin climbed 24 notches up to no. 4 this year for garnering 1,693,282 votes.

In fifth place is newcomer Porsche (aka Sivakorn Adulsuttikul) of Thailand who got 195,438 votes. The Trinity rapper is the highest new entry for 2020.

In sixth place is Alden Richards of the Philippines who got 137,680 votes. He placed 23rd in 2018 and 30th in 2019. This is his peak in our annual ranking so far.

In seventh place is NCT 127’s Jaehyun who got 86,604 votes. He is also the second-highest new entry this year.

Here is the complete tally of votes from the Final Battle poll (as of 12:00noon of April 6, 2020):

Ranking Finalist Facebook Twitter Instagram Online Poll Total
1st Kim Taehyung, SOUTH KOREA 4,303,051 1,711,950 428,636 736,844 7,180,481
2nd Jeon Jungkook, SOUTH KOREA 4,040,582 1,558,970 348,246 544,424 6,492,222
3rd Kim Seokjin, SOUTH KOREA 1,287,393 1,137,420 162,019 358,316 2,945,148
4th Park Jimin, SOUTH KOREA 256,661 1,196,050 88,093 152,478 1,693,282
5th Porsche, THAILAND 107,238 40,070 7,351 40,779 195,438
6th Alden Richards, PHILIPPINES 64,012 37,290 7,361 29,017 137,680
7th Jaehyun, SOUTH KOREA 26,471 46,060 10,448 3,625 86,604

Because of his third consecutive win as “Ultimate Asian Heartthrob,” Kim Taehyung is now being inducted in our Hall of fame.

For online discussions, don’t forget to use the hashtag #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020. This hashtag, by the way, trended in the Philippines, USA, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and worldwide.

Images courtesy of Dispatch, FILA, SM Entertainment and Big Hit Entertainment.

50 Comments on BTS’ Kim Taehyung, Voted by Netizens as ‘Ultimate Asian Heartthrob of 2020’

  1. Taehyung is king

  2. Anonymous // April 7, 2020 at 2:58 am //

    Oops! I did it again (c) V 🐯

  3. Anonymous // April 7, 2020 at 1:40 am //

    Congratulations to our taehyungie. Love u always.N congratulations to our kookie,Jinie and jiminie. Borahae.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  4. Anonymous // April 7, 2020 at 1:37 am //

    😏😏😏😏😏😏😏

  5. Anonymous // April 7, 2020 at 12:44 am //

    YEEEEEEESSSSSS KIM TAEHYUNG OPPA KYAAAHHHHHHH THE #UltimateAsianHeartthrobπŸ˜πŸ’œ
    #armypurpleU πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜πŸ˜

  6. Hip hip hurray…….!! My Baby TaeBear won. He is for sure the Ultimate Heartthrob for many out there wether solo stan, army or other people who just admire him. Thank u all for ur love & support towards Taehyung. Thankhi Armys, Taegers ur hard work and dedication has paid off πŸ’œ u all. To others who have participated in this poll u all have been entertaining and fun to compete with especially haters towards Taehyung u are a good sport. Thank u πŸ™
    Last but not the least I Congratulate to all the candidate in this poll especially all our BTS boys β™₯️ u all…..
    Congratulations again to Kim Taehyung u deserve it, may u always stay happy and healthy through out life, winner or not ur still one Special & Unique Human Being in the eyes of many……
    Party time πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸ†πŸ†

  7. Taedits95 // April 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm //

    Congratulations king taehyungπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

  8. Ruhaimah Kanabpal a ARMY❀ // April 6, 2020 at 9:02 pm //

    Our tata ❀❀😍 congrats to winning that tittle you deserve it❀

  9. nana VπŸ’œ // April 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm //

    We win as one!!πŸ€˜πŸŽ‰for our only Baby Bear KIM TAEHYUNG borahaeπŸ’œπŸ’πŸŽ‰

  10. Congratulations king you deserve itπŸ‘‘πŸ’œ also thanks to all the purples who worked hard and voted everydayπŸ’œ let’s always support taehyung in all ways and ignore the malicious & hateful antis cuz they don’t deserve our energy, don’t waste your time with them and let their jealousy do its job in eating themπŸ˜‚

  11. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 8:47 pm //

    Congratulations taehyungπŸ’œ King behavior onlyπŸ‘‘πŸ’…πŸ»

  12. Congratulations Kimtaehyung #VUltimateAsianhearthrobs2020
    #HallofFamerV#

  13. hhfghfh // April 6, 2020 at 7:41 pm //

    I LOVE JIMIN

  14. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm //

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  15. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 7:03 pm //

    Congratulations to my Babybearβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
    Guys we should support the rapline next year because we have clearly seen where the hate for our baby comes from.

  16. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 6:53 pm //

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MY PRINCE!!πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™.
    Well done taegers!!.
    We have to remember to vote for the other members if they get into the finals next year so that we don’t have to support these haters.

  17. Plz don’t reply to hate comments that is not worth and wasted valuable time

  18. Winters // April 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm //

    Plz don’t reply to hate comments that is not worth and wasted valuable time

  19. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm //

    Congratulations To Our Lovey handsome beautiful πŸ’œAngel πŸ’œβœŒοΈπŸ€˜πŸ»πŸ€΄πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‰V bts v we all are happy that your are the winner And importantly We aLl love you Our tata and joy
    especially in this time of the world corona and by you give us the hope and happiness by posting videos and Tanni really makes my day We Purple You πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ€˜πŸ»βœŒοΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ―πŸ“πŸ’œπŸ’œ
    And thank you to the channel or program And V is TheHallfame

  20. SweetHeart // April 6, 2020 at 6:23 pm //

    I imagine how Taehyung is chilling now in his apartment in Gangnam, listening to some good music and enjoying the view. He’s drinking strawberry juice and playing with Tannie. He knows that he has the loving family, good friends and his 6 brothers. He knows that he is loved by many-many people. He’s looking at the Han River and thinking about his life. He and his bts brothers are young, handsome, talented, rich and famous. Their carreer is successful. They have ARMY and the whole life ahead.

  21. Nguyα»…n Thα»‹ Thu HoΓ i // April 6, 2020 at 6:21 pm //

    V BTS kkk😘😘

  22. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 6:21 pm //

    I remember there are comments that ask Army to vote for other member, so Taehyung won’t win. They use reason V’s has already won before so this time let other member or don’t let Taehyung enter hall of fame or don’t let V’s stan on heaven so don’t make Taehyung win. And…YOU LOSE!! Thanks for trying.
    The throne & the crown always mean to the king! King Taehyung!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž
    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #HallOfFamerV

  23. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 6:18 pm //

    @Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm //

    since V is your beautiful son, eating chocolate will benefit him 🀣

  24. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm //

    MY SON, I HOPE YOU’RE EATING THE RIGHT BRAND OF CHOCOLATE SO IT WOULD SURELY ENHANCE YOUR BRAIN

  25. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm //

    1 // April 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm //

    me too 🀣 πŸ¦†

  26. so much jealousy🀣 🀣 keep crying please it entertains me.
    Kim Taehyung Ultimate Asian HeartthrobπŸ’œ

  27. Pinay Army // April 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm //

    Congrats Kim Taehyung πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Congrats also to Jungkook, Jimin, Alden and most especially mu Ultimate bias, Kim Seokjin. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

    I hope Kim Seokjin will be the winner next year 😍😍😍

  28. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm //

    A HATER IS ONLY INSECURE ABOUT LOSING WHEN HE KNOWS SOMEONE ELSE IS BETTER .

  29. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm //

    @Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:49 pm //

    mom calm down, your son is eating a big chocolate bar 🀣

  30. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:49 pm //

    NO MATTER HOW EDUCATED, TALENTED, RICH OR COOL YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE, HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE ULTIMATELY TELLS ALL. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING

  31. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:49 pm //

    Oppa tata is the best LOSER

  32. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:48 pm //

    Oppa tata is the best

  33. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:45 pm //

    SHAMEFUL WINNER πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž
    SHAMEFUL STARMOMETER πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

  34. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:44 pm //

    JEALOUSY IS A GOOD INDICATION THAT YOU ARE DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. PEOPLE NEVER GET JEALOUS OF LOSERS

  35. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm //

    CHEERS TO ALL THE HATERS, BE PATIENT. SO MUCH MORE IS COMING

  36. Congrats my hubby

  37. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:32 pm //

    Congrats Taehyung baby you deserve it the mostπŸ’œ you’ll always be the most handsome man in the worldπŸ’œπŸ―πŸ‘‘

  38. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:24 pm //

    SHAMEFUL WINNER πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

  39. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm //

    KIM TAEHYUNG πŸ’œ

  40. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:18 pm //

    —- πŸ’πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’—–
    —πŸ’πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’—-
    -πŸ’I LOVE U BABYπŸ’–
    –πŸ’πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’–
    —- πŸ’πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’—-
    ——πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ’——-
    ———-πŸ’————-
    —————————
    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020 πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ’œπŸ€Ÿ

  41. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:17 pm //

    THE WINNER SEE THE GAIN, THE LOSER SEE THE PAIN

  42. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:17 pm //

    YEEEEEEEEEEES MY KIM TAEHYUNG

  43. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm //

    THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WINNER AND A LOSER IS CHARACTER – NICK DANDOLOS

  44. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm //

    WINNER KIM TAEHYUNG!!

  45. KIM TAEHYUNG // April 6, 2020 at 5:06 pm //

    βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—βœ¨
    πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
    πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
    πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
    βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—βœ¨
    βœ¨βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—βœ¨βœ¨
    βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
    βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ’—βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨

    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #KIMTAEHYUNG #100ASIANHEARTHTHROB2020 #SOUTHKOREA πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‘‘
    Congratulations πŸ’πŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆβœ¨πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†β™₯️

  46. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm //

    @Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm //

    A LOSER is a SON whose mother does all the WORK for HIM

  47. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:48 pm //

    @4:30… Of course, you are not the same. Everything has level. Love & hate has level too! Just like my love to BTS. I love all of them, but my love level to Taehyung higher than other members. And the negative comment is showing dislike step to hate! You have shadow to be hater😎 And that “pitiful life duck anonymous” is clearly hater, his hate higher & more childish than youπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    IF YOU CAN’T BE HAPPY FOR OTHER’S SUCCESS, THEN LOOKING FOR THE THING THAT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY RATHER THAN WASTE YOUR TIME TO MOURN OF IT😎

    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #HallOfFamerV

  48. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm //

    MENTAL PAIN IS LESS DRAMATIC THAN PHYSICAL PAIN, BUT IS MORE COMMON AND ALSO HARD TO BEAR. THE FREQUENT ATTEMPT TO CONCEAL MENTAL PAIN INCREASES THE BURDEN, IT IS EASIER TO SAY β€œMY TOOTH IS ACHING” THAN TO SAY β€œI AM A LOSER”

  49. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm //

    Doors open day in the mental hospital again? This is the only reason why the clown obsessed with ducks is here

  50. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm //

    BATTLE
    duck 2020

    V vs Cardi B 🀣 🀣 πŸ¦† πŸ¦†

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