TREASURE x AESPA: Best rookies of the 1st semester

The groups TREASURE and AESPA came first in the category of “best male and female rookie idols” who shone the most in the first half of 2021.


The global K-pop fan platform “Who’s fan” held a vote July 6-12 on the theme of “Who’s PICK” in the first half of 2021, Who’s the best male / female rookie idol to shine at the premiere semester 2021?

New artists active in the first half of 2021 were nominated for voting, which was based on recommendations from fans through the official SNS account on the fan app. As male rookie idols, TREASURE, P1Harmony, Cravity, Enhypen, Epex, Drippin, Mirae, Wei, Cypher, Bae173 and Ghost Nine competed as candidates. Then, for female rookie idols, AESPA, Weekly, Lightsum, StayC, Purple Kiss,, Woo! Ah! and Lunarsola were nominated.


After a fierce battle with around 520,000 votes worldwide, “TREASURE” tops the male idol list and “AESPA” tops the female list with 35.94% and 30.30%, respectively. Male idols ranked second and third were P1HARMONY and CRAVITY, while among female idols ranked second and third, WEEEKLY and LIGHTSUM, respectively.

Who’s fan said he will post an article and run pop-up ads in the app for a week for TREASURE and AESPA, which led the poll. In addition, from July 13th to 19th, a vote will take place under the theme “What is the best song that gave the first place to my idol?”

The global K-pop fandom platform Who’s fan has managed to amass 5.5 million users in one year thanks to the support of the global K-pop fandom since its official launch on May 22nd, 2020, and recently surpassed the 5.9 million users.

Journalist: Shawn
Translator: Shawn
Source: Who’s fan

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