TVBS Magazine Releases Top-10 Most Powerful Star Ranking in Taiwan

Given that this is just the subjective assessment of one major Taiwanese entertainment publication TVBS Magazine, it’s still pretty darn accurate in my estimation. The power rankings are out for the top Taiwanese entertainers of 2013 with ten selected from each gender. It’s not just the actors but includes singers and models and folks who straddle multiple industries. The two entertainers who topped the poll are unsurprising and I find deserving of their top dog status – Ariel Lin for the ladies and Show Luo for the gents. Ariel has earned her top status by virtue of both awards (netting her second Best Actress Golden Bell for In Time With You) and drama ratings success for ITWY and King of Lan Ling. Show is the hardest working entertainer and always holding concerts and for the last four years has sold the most records of any singer. This ranking was done by TVBS using a mixture of industry personnel commentary (reporters, agents, producers, and publicists), the size of their fan base, how much each made in CFs, online search rankings, and how well their projects performed in ratings, sales, or box office. The list is below so I won’t get into it other than point out some notables who didn’t crack the top 10. I’m surprised not to see Rainie Yang who has released two albums in the last two years and both have done relatively well. The problem is that she didn’t act which likely impacted her fanbase who loved her for her acting talent. Ethan Ruan also missed the cut likely due to his one year hiatus to the military and since his return he hasn’t done any fast work and instead filmed two movies which are still in production. S.H.E. likely would make the list if this ranking allowed for groups, but then again their time off during Selina Jen‘s recovery and both Hebe Tian and Ella Chen doing solo work has put a dint on their popularity as a group. Some bigwigs like Chang Chen, Ruby Lin, and Alec Su work almost exclusively in Mainland China so their clout is less in Taiwan nowadays. I am really stunned not to see Jay Chou on the list which is probably due to him more powerful behind the scenes as a music producer. This ranking is an informative read into the current power play of Taiwan stars domestically which might not always jibe with how popular each may be with the international audience.

2013 Top 10 female TW-star rankings:

1. 林依晨  Ariel Lin
2. 謝金燕  Jeannie Hsieh
3. 蔡依林  Jolin Tsai
4. 郭雪芙  Puff Guo
5. 林志玲  Lin Chi Ling
6. 徐若瑄  Vivian Hsu
7. 隋棠   Sonia Sui
8. 張鈞甯  Janine Chang
9. 舒淇   Shu Qi
10.  桂綸鎂    Gwei Lun Mei

2013 Top 10 Male TW-star rankings:

1. 羅志祥     Show Luo
2. 陳柏霖     Bolin Chen
3. 蕭敬騰     Jam Hsiao
4. 彭于晏     Eddie Peng
5. 胡宇威     George Hu
6. 金城武     Takeshi Kaneshiro
7. 張孝全     Joseph Chang
8. 趙又廷     Mark Chao
9. 周渝民     Vic Zhou
10.  吳奇隆                Nicky Wu

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TVBS Magazine Releases Top-10 Most Powerful Star Ranking in Taiwan — 17 Comments

  1. This list of beautiful people make me check wiki and, I had no idea Kaneshiro Takeshi was from T, and WOW, Kaneshiro Takeshi made a lot of movies.

    PS I am reading and writing this as I am very outside this weekend living my life and not watching any TW dramas that are not on.
    It is a balmy 30F and will go all the way up to 38F Sunday. I may be heading out to the beach to surf Lake Ontario. Whoo hoo!

    • Oh, Jomo. You know you are outside this weekend because there is no epsiode of In a Good Way to watch and rewatch and rewatch. Just do not throw yoruself into Lake Ontario in despair. Lego Lee will be back next week! (checking outside–wow it’s 38 degrees here ffter being zero nearly all week–breaking out the shorts . . .)

      • LOL
        So happy to see the cold go. Schools were closed two days because of the sub-zero wind chill.
        I was making fun of my counterparts in Manila because their weather news talked of an almost record breaking low of…wait for it…60F last week-end.

  2. Wow, surprised (but not displeased) to see Puff so high on the list! Guess Taiwan is still basking in the sappy happiness of Just You. C:

    And yay at Nicky’s star power — he’s also mostly in mainland China these days, but still made the list!

  3. XJY I get. She songs are catchy catchy, esp in Taiwanese plus her background. I do enjoy them.

    But Nicky works exclusively in mainland and so does takeshi mostly. So I am surprised to see them especially takeshi. And no QE? I know she works exclusively over In the mainland too, but SQ made list. This goes to show that I just have no clue what is going on at all.

    Jay Chou – I know he’s more behind the scenes nowadays but he was one of my favorites. Him and Lao Hsiao. 🙂 time flies just too quickly.

  4. Aw, top 2 (male/female) both have a special place in my heart.
    Ariel Lin from her ISAWK days and Show Lou — mainly because he was so adorable playing Da Lang (i know, that show’s not the greatest). Still i enjoyed it for what it’s worth.
    Still, my favorite taiwanese actress (Rainie Yang) didn’t make the list! 🙁 sadface. I miss her so much in dramas.

  5. I am not so into T entertainment nowadays but I am so happy for Bolen Chen’s ranking! a little down about Jay Chou! but Ariel Lin deserves it!!!

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