He’s done it again, and we’re not surprised.
Korean pop star Rain has won the top spot in the TIME 100 poll, in which we asked readers to rank who they think are the world’s most influential people. By the time the poll closed Thursday night, he had garnered 406,252 “influential” votes and 33,813 “not influential” votes. This is certainly not the first time Rain has taken the top spot; he won in 2006 and 2007, and placed in second in 2008. Coming in a distant second this year was Jay Chou, Taiwanese star of The Green Hornet, getting 207,239 “influential” votes. Rounding out the top three was Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle with 151,324 “influential” votes. The top-ranking American on the list was Beyoncé, coming in fifth.
(More on TIME.com: See the full TIME 100 poll)
There were some striking trends further down in the chart as well. Michelle Obama took 30th place with 10,853 “influential” votes, pulling far ahead of President Obama, who took 46th place with 5,543 “influential” votes. Kanye West was voted least influential, taking the bottom spot in the poll. 34,547 votes deemed the musician “not influential.” Joining him at the bottom are “tiger mother” Amy Chua and Jersey Shore‘s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
(More on TIME.com: Watch 10 questions with Rain)
Taking a disappointing 53rd place was the dynamic duo of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Colbert has had a long-standing tiff with Rain over the top spot on the TIME 100 poll. In 2007, Colbert even recorded his own Korean R&B video in retaliation. The next year, the rivals even had a dance-off. NewsFeed couldn’t choose between the two pop stars if we tried.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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