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
(Singer)

Jungkook
117
Birthdate: September 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

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 
Lisa Manoban
(Singer)

Lisa Manoban
137
Birthdate: March 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangkok
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.

 3 
Jimin
(Singer)

Jimin
83
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

 4 
Kim Taehyung
(Member of South Korean Boy Band 'BTS')

Kim Taehyung
90
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular boy group BTS, for which he is a vocalist. Renowned for his baritone singing voice, Kim is regarded as a role model by other Korean artists like Younghoon, Jaehyun, Byun Hyun-min, Yeosang, Jungseung, Mingi, and Yunmin.

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 5 
Jennie
(Singer)

Jennie
133
Birthdate: January 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

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.

 6 
Kim Seok-jin
(Member of the South Korean Boy Band "BTS")

Kim Seok-jin
74
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon-si, South Korea

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
(Singer)

IU
83
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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 8 
Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)

Kim Jong-hyun
51
Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: yehwa-dong, Seoul
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.

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 9 
Cha Eun-woo
(Singer)

Cha Eun-woo
82
Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gunpo-si, South Korea

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.

 10 
J-Hope
(Rapper)

J-Hope
75
Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ilgok-dong, Gwangju, South Korea

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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 11 
Kai
(Singer, Actors)

Kai
66
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suncheon, South Jeolla, South Korea

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 
Henry Lau
(Former Member of the Chinese Boy Band "Super Junior-M")

Henry Lau
9
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Henry Lau is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Making his debut as a member of the boy band Super Junior-M, he became a popular figure in both China and South Korea. Since then, he has launched a successful solo career as well. He branched out into acting as well and made his Hollywood debut in 2019.

 13 
Do Kyung-soo
(K-Pop Singer)

Do Kyung-soo
46
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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 
Im Yoon-ah
(Singer)

Im Yoon-ah
54
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daerim-dong, Seoul

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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 15 
Lee Seung-gi
(Singer)

Lee Seung-gi
63
Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banghak-dong, Dobong District, South Korea

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. 

 16 
Jessica Jung
(Singer And Former Member of the South Korean Pop Group 'Girls' Generation')

Jessica Jung
7
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Korean-American entertainer Jessica Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation. She has also appeared as Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde and has starred in the series Wild Romance. She owns a fashion brand and has released a bestselling novel, too.

 17 
Kim Hyuna
(Singer)

Kim Hyuna
50
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul

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.

 18 
Krystal Jung
(Singer)

Krystal Jung
5
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Krystal Jung gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then performed for SM the Ballad. Jung has also delivered award-winning performances in series such as The Heirs, The Bride of Habaek, and My Lovely Girl, and has been cast in the Chinese film Unexpected Love.
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 19 
CL
(Rapper Best Known as the Member of the Girl Group '2NE1')

CL
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 20 
Lucas Wong
(Rapper and model)

Lucas Wong
6
Birthdate: January 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sha Tin, Hong Kong
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 21 
Nancy
(Singer, Actress)

Nancy
3
Birthdate: April 13, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

 22 
Eric Nam
(Singer-songwriter)

Eric Nam
5
Birthdate: November 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Korean-American pop singer Eric Nam gained fame with his YouTube covers and soon appeared on Birth of a Great Star 2. Named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2017, he also earned GQ’s 2016 Man of The Year tag. He is best known for his phenomenal debut EP, Cloud 9.

 23 
Seo Kang-joon
(Singer & Actor)

Seo Kang-joon
51
Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gunpo
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!

 24 
Kim Bum
(Actor)

Kim Bum
79
Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

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.

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 25 
Lee Tae-min
(Singer, Actor)

Lee Tae-min
49
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul
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

 26 
Jeongyeon
(Singer)

Jeongyeon
49
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea Height: 1.67 m
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 27 
Mark Lee
(Rapper)

Mark Lee
35
Birthdate: August 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
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.

 28 
BoA
(Singer who is only foreign artist with three albums that have sold more than one million copies in Japan)

BoA
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guri-si, South Korea

 29 
Taeyang
(K-Pop Singer)

Taeyang
56
Birthdate: May 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uijeongbu-si
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.

 30 
Sunmi
(Singer)

Sunmi
58
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iksan, South Korea

 31 
Hirai Momo
(Singer, Dancer)

Hirai Momo
31
Birthdate: November 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyotanabe, Kyoto Prefecture

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.

 32 
Nichkhun
(Rapper - Member of The South Korean Boy Band '2PM')

Nichkhun
27
Birthdate: June 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Star of the upcoming movie Hong Kong Love Story, Nichkhun is a K-pop idol in his own right. The Thai-American rapper made waves with his band 2PM. The son of a CEO mother, Nichkhun, also known as the Thai Prince, grew up amid affluence and was educated in New Zealand. 

 33 
Amber Liu
(Rapper and Member of the South Korean Girl Group ‘f(x)’)

Amber Liu
36
Birthdate: September 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Taiwanese-American singer/rapper Amber Liu soared to fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then became the first member of the group to go solo. She is known for her signature tomboy looks. She has also been part of reality shows such as Invincible Youth 2.

 34 
Seo Hyun-jin
(South Korean Actress)

Seo Hyun-jin
47
Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The main vocalist of group M.I.L.K, Seo Hyun-jin saw a watershed moment in her career when she appeared in The Sound of Music, followed by various appearances in number of films and television series. She gained immense popularity when she starred in Another Miss Oh, after which there was no looking back. 

 35 
Chou Tzu-yu
(Singer)

Chou Tzu-yu
37
Birthdate: June 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East District, Taiwan

Chou Tzu-yu is a Taiwanese singer best known for her association with the popular South Korean girl group Twice, where she is currently the youngest member. In 2016, she was named among the most popular idols in South Korea. In 2019, she was adjudged the second-most popular female K-pop idol, according to a survey.

 36 

Tiffany Hwang
26
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

 37 
Wendy
(Singer, Voice actress and Radio host)

Wendy
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 38 
Ailee
(Singer)

Ailee
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 39 
Onew
(Singer)

Onew
41
Birthdate: December 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwangmyeong

South Korean singer/actor of Shinee fame, Onew has recently made headlines for his return to music after his mandatory military service. Slapped with a sexual harassment case once, he later apologized, and the case was dropped. His reunion with Shinee was marked by the 2021 album Don't Call Me.

 40 
Nayeon
(Singer)

Nayeon
42
Birthdate: September 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 41 
AleXa
(Singer)

AleXa
1
Birthdate: December 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

 42 
Lee Joon
(Actor)

Lee Joon
43
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 43 
Bobby
(Rapper most well known as one member of the K-pop boy band iKON)

Bobby
1
Birthdate: December 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 44 
Minnie
(Singer)

Minnie
16
Birthdate: October 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

 45 
Lee Dong-hae
(Singer)

Lee Dong-hae
24
Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iro-dong, Mokpo

South Korean actor Lee Dong-hae soared to fame with the K-pop band Super Junior. Fans have also loved him on shows and films such as Skip Beat! and The Youth. He has been romantically linked with celebrities such as Jessica Jung and has also appeared on a Chinese postage stamp.

 46 
Im Si Wan
(Singer)

Im Si Wan
25
Birthdate: 0000 AD

South Korean singer and actor Im Si-wan is best known as a member of the boy band ZE:A. He has also starred in movies such as The Attorney and series such as Misaeng: Incomplete Life. He has won honors such as the Baeksang Arts Award and the MBC Entertainment Award.

 47 

Sakura Miyawaki
19
Birthdate: March 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan

Japanese singer-actor Sakura Miyawaki initially gained fame as part of groups such as HKT48 and Iz*One. The J-pop and K-pop icon apparently signed a deal with BTS’s agency HYBE in 2021. She was also the runner-up on the reality show Produce 48 and has a popular YouTube video gaming channel, too.

 48 
Park Yoo-chun
(Former Member of the Boy Bands 'TVXQ' and 'JYJ')

Park Yoo-chun
28
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

K-pop star Park Yoo-chun made headlines in 2019, he was fined and sentence to a 2-year probation for consuming drugs. Also popular as Micky Yoochun, he has made a name for himself as part of the bands JYJ and TVXQ. Fans also loved him in series such as Miss Ripley.

 49 
Jeon Hye-bin
(Actress)

Jeon Hye-bin
23
Birthdate: September 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do

 50 
Yesung
(Singer, Actor)

Yesung
26
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buseong-dong, Cheonan, South Korea

Yesung is a South Korean singer, actor, songwriter, MC, and radio personality. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-H and Super Junior-K.R.Y. Over the years, Yesung has made immense contributions to the entertainment industry by recording songs for various movies and television dramas.