IU has been chosen as the top singer of the year in an annual poll.
Gallup Korea canvassed 4,200 people aged 13 to 59 across the country from July 6-26, Sept. 1-29 and Nov. 8-28, and the singer took the top spot, racking up 15.2 percent of total votes.
Having debuted in 2008, IU released many chart-sweeping songs, including “Good Day,” “You & I” and “The Red Shoes.” In 2014, the singer was named best singer of the year in the survey as her cover album “A Flower Bookmark” gained popularity among all age groups.
IU performs at her “Palette” concert on Dec. 9 at Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul. (Fave Entertainment)
Girl group Twice, which had a prolific year with its hits “Knock Knock,” “Signal,” “Likey” and “Heart Shaker,” came in at second with 9.1 percent.
Trot singer Jang Yun-jeong came in third with 8.9 percent while global K-pop sensation BTS came in at No. 4 with 8.5 percent. Following BTS on the list were Yoon Jong-shin, Wanna One, EXO, Big Bang, Im Chang-jung and Lee Sun-hee.
By Kim So-yeon (firstname.lastname@example.org