K-Pop Singers

K-pop—or Korean popular—singers are all the rage in the contemporary international music scenario! Remember the hysteria and craze surrounding the release of the K-pop artiste Psy’s single ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012? At one point of time, the popularity of the song’s music video even surpassed the music video for "Baby" by Justin Bieber! Park Jin-young, or JYP, as he is better known, is another immensely successful K-pop artiste who has made a name for himself not just within his own nation, but on an international level. Singer-songwriter Junsu is yet another emerging icon from South Korea who is adored by fans across the continents. Talking of K-pop stars, how can we forget the talented young ladies, such Ailee, BoA, and IU who are stirring up a musical storm on a global level? The K-pop industry is one of the fastest growing ones in the musical world as can be seen from the burgeoning popularity enjoyed by the contemporary K-pop artistes. Aren’t you intrigued to learn more about these skilled wonder-singers who are out there to charm the world? Read on for more information about famous K-pop singers and artists whose songs have made you their die-hard fan!
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 1 Jungkook

Jungkook
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Famous As: Lead vocalist of the South Korean musical band, Bangtan Boys
Birthdate: September 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

One of the most loved South Korean celebrities, Jungkook is the lead vocalist, dancer and rapper of the extremely popular South Korean musical band BTS. The charismatic and talented artist joined BTS in 2013 and has since then entertained audience with his songs, videos and live performances. Jungkook has also done solo projects and appeared in many TV shows.

 2 RM

RM
12
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

 3 Jennie

Jennie
43
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean

South Korean singer and rapper, Jennie, became popular as a member of the girl group Blackpink. She decided to pursue a career in music when she was a teenager. After being active in the music industry for a few years, she gained international fame after being selected for Blackpink. She has since embarked on a solo career as well.

 4 Suga

Suga
8
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South Korean
Min Yoon-gi, or Suga, gained fame as part of the South Korean pop band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, the first K-pop group to earn a Billboard award. His first solo mixtape was featured at the third spot of Billboard's World Albums Chart. Suga has also written many tracks.
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 5 Lisa Manoban

Lisa Manoban
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Thai
Lalisa Manoban gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. Raised by her Thai mother and Swiss stepfather, she became the only non-Korean member of YG Entertainment. A polyglot, she speaks five languages. She has released a book of self-taken photos and has endorsed Bulgari and Penshoppe.

 6 Kim Seok-jin

Kim Seok-jin
38
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

 7 IU

IU
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South Korean
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 8 J-Hope

J-Hope
33
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South Korean

J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition as one of the members of the popular boy band BTS. Also a well-known philanthropist, J-Hope has donated 250 million Korean won to an organization called Child Fund Korea. His career and humanitarian efforts have made him an idol in Korea.

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 9 Kim Jong-hyun

Kim Jong-hyun
11
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South Korean
Died: December 18, 2017

Kim Jong-hyun was a South Korean record producer, singer-songwriter, author, and radio host. Kim was the principal vocalist of the popular boy band Shinee before he committed suicide at the age of 27. In 2018, his family members established the Shiny Foundation in an attempt to help struggling young artists.

 10 Jimin

Jimin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South Korean
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 11 Kai

Kai
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Famous As: Singer, Actors
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean

Kim Jong-in, better known as Kai, soared to stardom as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. A trained dancer, he won the S.M. Youth Best Contest at 13. He later began performing as part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM. He also went solo with a mini-album later.

 12 Kim Hyuna

Kim Hyuna
8
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South Korean

South Korean singer and model Kim Hyun-ah, better known as Hyuna, gained fame as a member of Wonder Girls and 4Minute. With the launch of her solo career, she delivered hits such as Ice Cream and became the first female K-pop artist with 100 million views for a YouTube video.

 13 Do Kyung-soo

Do Kyung-soo
13
Famous As: K-Pop Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean

South Korean singer and actor, Do Kyung-soo, is best known for his association with the South Korean-Chinese boy group, Exo. Interested in singing from primary school, he joined Exo in 2012. As an actor, he has appeared in many TV shows and films. In 2019, he enlisted as an active duty soldier for his mandatory military service.

 14 Kim Taehyung

Kim Taehyung
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Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean
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 15 Jackson Wang

Jackson Wang
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Chinese, Hong Konger

Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer Jackson Wang gained international popularity as a member of the South Korean boy group Got7. Born into a family with a rich legacy in sports, he played multiple sports as a teenager before he began his entertainment career. He is the recipient of many BreakTudo Awards.

 16 Amber Liu

Amber Liu
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Taiwanese, American

 17 Hirai Momo

Hirai Momo
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Famous As: Singer, Dancer
Birthdate: November 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

Hirai Momo is a Japanese dancer and singer based in South Korea. She is best known for being one of three Japanese members of the popular South Korean girl group, Twice. One of the most famous K-pop stars from outside Korea, Momo's popularity has been credited with boosting international relations between Japan and South Korea.

 18 Mark Lee

Mark Lee
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian rapper Mark Lee performs as part of the South Korean boy band NCT, known for their Billboard-charting single such as The 7th Sense. He also became part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM in 2019. He has also been part of reality shows such as It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
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 19 Tiffany Hwang

Tiffany Hwang
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American, South Korean

 20 Choi Min-ho

Choi Min-ho
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean
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 21 Jae-hyung Park

Jae-hyung Park
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Argentinian, American
Korean-American artist Park Jae-hyung gained fame as a vocalist and electric guitarist of the South Korean rock band Day6. He had initially made it to the final six of the singing reality show K-pop Star. He also owns a popular YouTube channel, JaeSix, later named eaJ, and a podcast.

 22 Seo Kang-joon

Seo Kang-joon
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Famous As: Singer & Actor
Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South Korean
South Korean actor and singer Seo Kang-joon is best known as part of the actors’ group 5urprise. He soared to fame with series such as Cheese in the Trap, Entourage, and Are You Human Too? The KBS Drama Award-winning artist has also appeared on the Netflix show Busted!

 23 Onew

Onew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean

 24 Lee Dong-hae

Lee Dong-hae
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South Korean
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 25 Cha Eun-woo

Cha Eun-woo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South Korean

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean model, actor, and singer. He achieved popularity as part of the famous boy band Astro. His popularity increased after playing Do Kyung-seok in a television series titled Gangnam Beauty, after which he was named in GQ Korea magazine's Men of the Year list in 2018.

 26 Im Yoon-ah

Im Yoon-ah
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South Korean

Im Yoon-ah is a South Korean actress and singer best known for her association with Girls' Generation, one of the most popular South Korean girl groups. Also a popular actress with several awards under her belt, Yoon-ah has established herself as one of the top Hallyu stars. In 2016, she was named in Forbes magazine's Asia's 30 under 30 list.

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 27 Chou Tzu-yu

Chou Tzu-yu
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Taiwanese

 28 Sunmi

Sunmi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South Korean

 29 Soyou

Soyou (Kang Ji-hyun)
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean

 30 Lee Felix

Lee Felix
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Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: September 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian, South Korean

 31 Sakura Miyawaki

Sakura Miyawaki
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 32 Han Seung-yeon

Han Seung-yeon
9
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: South Korean

 33 Jeon Hye-bin

Jeon Hye-bin
9
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South Korean

 34 Park Yoo-chun

Park Yoo-chun
11
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South Korean

 35 Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean

Lee Seung-gi is a South Korean actor, host, and singer. Dubbed the Triple Treat entertainer, Seung-gi was named in Forbes' Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. One of the top Hallyu stars, Lee Seung-gi is also one of the most popular celebrity endorsers and commercial models in South Korea. 

 36 Baek Ji-young

Baek Ji-young
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South Korean

 37 Joshua Hong

Joshua Hong
4
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American, South Korean

 38 Taeyang

Taeyang
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Famous As: K-Pop Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South Korean
South Korean singer Taeyang gained recognition after appearing in Jinusean's music video A-yo. He then became part of the boy band Big Bang and later launched his solo career. He is the highest-ranking Korean soloist on the Billboard chart and is known for tracks such as Eyes, Nose, Lips.

 39 Jung Eun-ji

Jung Eun-ji
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: South Korean

 40 Park Cho-rong

Park Cho-rong
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South Korean

 41 Kim Yugyeom

Kim Yugyeom
4
Famous As: K-Pop Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South Korean

 42 Yesung

Yesung
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

 43 Eunhyuk

Eunhyuk
11
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South Korean

 44 Jeongyeon

Jeongyeon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South Korean

 45 SE7EN

SE7EN
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South Korean

 46 Natty

Natty
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 2002
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Thai

 47 Kangin

Kangin (Kim Young-woon)
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South Korean

 48 Nam Woo-hyun

Nam Woo-hyun
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South Korean

 49 Kim Bum

Kim Bum
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South Korean

Kim Bum is a South Korean actor, model, singer, and dancer. After finishing sixth in the reality TV competition series Survival Star Audition, Bum landed several roles in television series. He then gained attention for his performance in series like East of Eden, Boys Over Flowers, and Padam Padam. For his role in Padam Padam, Bum underwent severe weight-loss training.

 50 Lee Tae-min

Lee Tae-min
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South Korean
South Korean singer/actor Lee Tae-min gained fame as part of the group Shinee. He came to be known as the “Idol’s Idol” and soon launched his solo career, delivering hits such as Danger. He also starred in the comedy Tae-Hee, Hye-Kyo, Ji-Hyun and later joined the K-pop supergroup SuperM
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