Famous South Korean Lyricists & Songwriters

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 1 
Jimin
(Singer)

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

 2 
Kim Taehyung
(Member of South Korean Boy Band 'BTS')

Kim Taehyung
4
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.

 3 
IU
(Singer)

IU
7
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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 4 

RM (Rap Monster)
8
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yeoui-dong, Seoul, South Korea

 5 
Kim Seok-jin
(Singer-songwriter)

Kim Seok-jin
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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.

 6 
Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)

Kim Jong-hyun
6
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.

 7 

Park Chanyeol
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Birthdate: November 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean entertainer Park Chan-yeol, also known as Chanyeol, gained fame as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, which has delivered hits such as Mama. He has also starred in series such as Secret Queen Makers and Missing 9, and films such as So I Married an Anti-fan
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 8 
J-Hope
(Rapper)

J-Hope
4
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.

 9 
Rain
(Singer-songwriter)

Rain
6
Birthdate: June 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea

 10 
PSY
(Singer-songwriter)

PSY
4
Birthdate: December 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gangnam District, South Korea

South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter, Psy, is known internationally for his hit single Gangnam Style. The music video for the song became the first video to exceed one billion views on YouTube and continues to be one of the most viewed videos on the platform. Psy is credited to have popularized K-Pop in the Western music industry.

 11 
Jessica Jung
(Singer And Former Member of the South Korean Pop Group 'Girls' Generation')

Jessica Jung
3
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.

 12 
CL
(Rapper)

CL
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 13 
Sunmi
(Singer)

Sunmi
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iksan, South Korea

 14 
Jung Yong-hwa
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer, Actor)

Jung Yong-hwa
3
Birthdate: June 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul-born Jung Yong-hwa started his career as a street performer in Japan with his band CNBlue. He deviated from pop-rock and experimented with ballads and R&B in his solo career later. He also plunged into acting with You’re Beautiful and appeared on the reality show We Got Married.

 15 
Jeongyeon
(Singer)

Jeongyeon
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Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea Height: 1.67 m

 16 
BoA
(Singer who is only foreign artist with three albums that have sold more than one million copies in Japan)

BoA
3
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guri-si, South Korea

 17 
Kang Min-hyuk
(South Korean Musician, Actor)

Kang Min-hyuk
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea

Kang Min-hyuk is a South Korean singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular rock band CNBLUE, for which he plays the drums. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Kang Min-hyuk donated 10 million won to help those affected by forest fires in Sokcho and Goseong County. 

 18 
T.O.P
(Singer)

T.O.P
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 19 
Ailee
(Singer)

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

 20 
JB
(Singer)

JB
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea

 21 
Key
(Singer)

Key
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

 22 
Lee Dong-hae
(Singer)

Lee Dong-hae
4
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.

 23 
Wendy
(Singer, Voice actress and Radio host)

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

 24 
Karen O
(Singer)

Karen O
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Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Korea

 25 
Park Yoo-chun
(Actor and Former Member of the South Korean Boy Bands 'JYJ' and 'TVXQ')

Park Yoo-chun
4
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.

 26 
Yong Jun-hyung
(Singer-songwriter)

Yong Jun-hyung
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Birthdate: December 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 27 
Eunhyuk
(Singer-songwriter)

Eunhyuk
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Eunhyuk is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, television host, and dancer. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Super Junior. Over the years, he has also been an important member of the band's subgroups, namely Super Junior-H, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-D&E, and Super Junior-M.

 28 
Seo Taiji
(Singer)

Seo Taiji
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Birthdate: February 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 29 
Roy Kim
(Singer-songwriter)

Roy Kim
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Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea

 30 
Park Cho-rong
(Singer-songwriter)

Park Cho-rong
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea

 31 
Min
(Singer)

Min
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Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 32 
Yoon Jong shin
(Singer-songwriter)

Yoon Jong shin
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Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, S. Korea

 33 
Megan Lee
(Singer)

Megan Lee
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California