Yahoo Singapore's top 10 most-searched international male celebrities of 2021

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  • Justin Bieber
    Justin Bieber
    Canadian singer-songwriter
  • Hyun Bin
    Hyun Bin
    South Korean actor
  • Simu Liu
    Chinese-born Canadian actor
  • Lee Jung-jae
    Lee Jung-jae
    South Korean actor
Justin Bieber, Prince Harry and Hyun-bin are among Yahoo Singapore's top most-searched International male celebrities of 2021. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Justin Bieber, Prince Harry and Hyun Bin are among Yahoo Singapore's top most-searched international male celebrities of 2021. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

As we approach the end of 2021, here are the top 10 international male celebrities who've entertained and shocked audiences in Singapore this year.

Read on to find out who lands the coveted top spot on this list:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 13: Simu Liu attends Sony Pictures'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 13: Simu Liu attends Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

10. Simu Liu

Simu Liu made his Marvel debut in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. As Marvel’s most prominent Asian superhero, Shang-Chi made a record US$94.7 million in American and Canadian cinemas over a four-day weekend, making it one of the most successful Marvel films of all time.

Prior to starring in the film, Liu was in the CBC sitcom, Kim’s Convenience.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Lee Jung-Jae attends the 2021 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Lee Jung-Jae attends the 2021 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

9. Lee Jung-jae

Perhaps one of the biggest stars of 2021, Lee Jung-jae recently starred as the main character in Netflix’s insanely popular Squid Game.

While it might seem like Lee’s a breakout star in Western media, the truth is, the 1.8m tall talent has been in the industry since 1993. He started as a fashion model before beginning his acting career on television.

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 15: CBS presents the 23RD ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE GROVE, featuring uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raising awareness of this important social issue, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 5 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Pictured: Justin Bieber. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 15: CBS presents the 23RD ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE GROVE, featuring uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raising awareness of this important social issue, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 5 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Pictured: Justin Bieber. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

8. Justin Bieber

The Canadian pop star was one of the top most-streamed artists this year.

Besides releasing some addictive songs, Bieber’s also been collaborating with several brands including Balenciaga and Canadian fast-food chain, Tim Hortons.

Together with Tim Hortons, the singer worked on creating bite-sized Timbits in three new flavours. Timbits are essentially tiny doughnut balls.

XIAMEN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Actor Andy Lau attends 'Shock Wave 2' press conference during the 33rd China Film Golden Rooster Awards on November 27, 2020 in Xiamen, Fujian Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
XIAMEN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Actor Andy Lau attends 'Shock Wave 2' press conference during the 33rd China Film Golden Rooster Awards on November 27, 2020 in Xiamen, Fujian Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

7. Andy Lau

In celebration of his 40th anniversary in showbiz, Andy Lau held a live broadcast to interact with his biggest fans on the Chinese social media platform Douyin in July. Lau also released a new song to commemorate this huge occasion.

While the broadcast was a big success, several of the 60-year-old’s fans from Hong Kong were disappointed that he did not release anything in Cantonese for them.

In September, the veteran actor recorded a mini-concert to celebrate his 60th birthday and performed three songs. The 15-minute concert was uploaded to his fansite, Andy World Club.

South Korean actor Song Joong-ki poses on the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan on October 6, 2021. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)
South Korean actor Song Joong-ki poses on the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan on October 6, 2021. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

6. Song Joong-ki

The South Korean actor mourned the death of his maternal grandmother late last month as he prepared for his return to the small screen in a new drama, The Youngest Son Of The Chaebol Family. Song is probably best known for his roles in Descendants Of The Sun and Vincenzo.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks on stage as Intrepid Museum hosts Annual Salute To Freedom Gala on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks on stage as Intrepid Museum hosts Annual Salute To Freedom Gala on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum)

5. Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah garnered a record 17.1 million viewers on CBS alone.

Following their interview, the couple received both criticism and praise for how they chose to handle their marriage and relinquish their royal duties.

4. Jeon Jung-kook

As a member of BTS, Jungkook breaks the internet without even trying.

The multi-hyphenate consistently impresses with his dancing and singing skills on stage at BTS concerts. Most recently, the entertainer's performance in a deep V-neck jacket at a BTS concert in Los Angeles broke the internet as fans gushed on Twitter.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - October 28: Actor Hyun-Bin during a red carpet event of 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Art Awards at Kyunghee University Peace Hall on October 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - October 28: Actor Hyun-Bin during a red carpet event of 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Art Awards at Kyunghee University Peace Hall on October 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

3. Hyun Bin

The Crash Landing On You star has had a great year! Not only is he the ambassador for Italian brand Loro Piana, Tom Ford Beauty also announced that he will be the brand’s first regional ambassador in Asia Pacific.

It was revealed in January this year that Hyun Bin was dating his co-star Son Ye-jin.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 28: Singer Kris Wu attends Seeyoung promotional event on May 28, 2021 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 28: Singer Kris Wu attends Seeyoung promotional event on May 28, 2021 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

2. Kris Wu

Actor Kris Wu and several other actors including Zheng Shuang and Zhang Zhehan were recently placed on China’s celebrity blacklist.

According to an official notice by the China Association of Performing Arts, Wu and 87 other celebrities, streamers, and influencers have been blacklisted for illegal and unethical behaviour.

Wu, who was a member of South Korean boyband EXO, was accused of date rape and preying on underage girls after his ex-girlfriend Du Meizhu made public allegations of his sexual assault crimes.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - March 25: Actor Kim Seon-Ho during JTBC Drama 'Welcome to Waikiki2' Press Conference at Conrad Hotel on March 25, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - March 25: Actor Kim Seon-Ho during JTBC Drama 'Welcome to Waikiki2' Press Conference at Conrad Hotel on March 25, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

1. Kim Seon-ho

In October, actor Kim Seon-ho was alleged to have coerced a woman into getting an abortion when they were dating. The woman posted the allegation online.

Following the allegation, Kim was dropped as an ambassador for several brands and lost his role in the variety series 2 Days & 1 Night.

The Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha star's image was soon rehabilitated after his ex-girlfriend clarified the situation and accepted his apology.

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