Two SM Entertainment artists, Victoria of f(x) and EXO's Lay, were named among the top 10 artists on Chinese social media network Weibo in 2015. They were the only artists based in Korea to make the top 10.
According to Weibo, Lay came in at No. 5 with 90.5 million followers while Victoria came in at No. 10 with over 75 million. Victoria was also the only female star in the top 10.
Lay and Victoria are currently supported in their promotions in China by SM Entertainment through a local "workshop" agency that manages their Chinese activities while maintaining their exclusive contract with SM. The creation of the local agency for Victoria sparked false rumours earlier this year that she was leaving SM Entertainment.
Other Korean music stars who made waves on Weibo in 2015 included EXO's Sehun and Chanyeol, No. 18 and No. 19, respectively, Big Bang's G-Dragon at No. 33, and CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa at No. 49.