Asian pop artist Rain has been named a candidate for TIME magazine's prestigious 100 most influential people list, according to the publication's official webpage.
The singer is listed at number 48 among 200 leaders, artists, innovators and icons from around the world.
This is the fifth time his name has joined the list since 2006, when he was first picked as one the 100 most influential people. He then topped the survey's online polls in 2007, 2008 and 2009 but failed to make it into the actual list.
Another notable candidate is Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na, 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist, whose name is mentioned second after Lady GaGa on the poll.
Other mentions include golfer Tiger Woods, singer Susan Boyle, President Barrack Obama and movie director James Cameron.
TIME magazine's 100 most influential people list began in 1999, recognizing people who are changing the world for better or for worse. It is categorized into five sections: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Builders & Titans, Artists & Entertainers, Scientists & Thinkers and Heroes & Icons.
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