The Baeksang Awards has a dedicated Popularity Award for Male and Female Star and it’s a free for all among every single nominee in any category. That means the best song nominee is competing with the movie category nominee with the television category nominee, which is great because it’s the very definition of popular. But in Korea its about how organized the fans are for voting as well and many years you can see concerted fan campaigns to get their star the win. Not sure about this year but very early on it looked like Junho and Lee Se Young of The Red Sleeve Cuff was rocking the leads when voting first opene. But the closing ended this week and while Junho won in the Male Star side it was Kim Tae Ri of Twenty Five, Twenty One who beat out Lee Se Young in the Female Star side. Junho won with over a million votes by a huge margin over second play Key and third place Jung Hae In, while Kim Tae Ri got around $750K votes to Lee Se Young’s 660K votes with distant third place going to Yoona. Last year’s winners in this category were Kim Sun Ho before his scandal and Seo Ye Ji after her scandal so she didn’t even attend to receive it.