CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa Tops China’s Weibo Chart for 2 Weeks Straight
Jung Yong Hwa has topped China’s Weibo chart for two weeks straight.
FNC Entertainment’s band CN Blue’s leader Jung Yong Hwa ranked number one on the Weibo chart, becoming the new hallyu icon.
According to Gaon Weibo Chart, compiled by China’s SNS business group Weibo on December 1, Jung Yong Hwa ranked number one for the 22nd weekly chart (November 24~30), after ranking number one for the 21st weekly chart (November 17~23). He recorded a total of 100%, earning 19,874 points from the number of times he was mentioned on Weibo, 9,362 points from the re-Weibo index and 9,270 points from the number of ‘flowers’ the fans gifted him.
Jung Yong Hwa is the first Korean celebrity that has reached 100% on Gaon Weibo chart, which combines scores from the three categories.
With the core of hallyu shifting to Greater China, mainly due to the quickly expanding internet and SNS culture in the countries, Jung Yong Hwa proved his status as one of the top hallyu stars in the Greater China Region.
Jung Yong Hwa’s popularity on Weibo was predictable as he sincerely and directly communicated with the fans instead of using his SNS as a way of simply promoting himself.
He uses the Chinese term ‘mafan,’ which is used by the stars to refer to their fans, and gathered attention by parodying the buzzword that has been going viral since it was used in a Chinese commercial. He also uploaded a picture of himself eating traditional Chinese food after launching a concert in Nanjing on November 29.
Meanwhile, CN Blue successfully ended 2014 CN Blue Live – Can’t Stop on November 29 in Nanjing Olympic Sports Center.
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