Just how popular was Jang Nara back in the day?

Article: Jang Nara, turns out to be from SM... popularity that could slap IU out of the waters

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+408, -35] Today she's known for her youthful beauty but in 2001, her popularity was through the fu*king roof. Tell any high school girl back then that she looked like Jang Nara and it was a compliment better than saying she looked like Kim Tae Hee.

2. [+346, -17] I really like her eyes~ looks straight out of a romance comic book ^^

3. [+323, -23] She's definitely one of the singers you can't leave out if they ever do a 2000 Totoga special

4. [+33, -1] Slap IU out of the waters? At the height of her fame, she was way above IU. Even won a daesang.

5. [+31, -2] Really can't compare Jang Nara and IU ㅋㅋㅋ Jang Nara was huge back then, she was everyone's standard for the perfect girlfriend

6. [+29, -0] She was way more popular than IU... had no rival back then

7. [+23, -0] She was popular to the point where there was a Jang Nara syndrome. She only acts now so people only think of her as an actress but she's a great singer too.

8. [+22, -3] The reason you can't compare Jang Nara and IU is because IU, no matter how popular she was during her 'three high notes' days, still wasn't competitively viable against SNSD and KARA fandoms. But Jang Nara still managed to beat out SES and FinKL's fandoms and was way ahead of them in terms of fancafe numbers and overtook all of the CFs... Jang Nara's debut practically silenced SES and FinKL.