Famous South Korean Musicians

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 1 Jimin

Jimin
12
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

 2 IU

IU
9
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 3 RM (Rap Monster)

RM (Rap Monster)
13
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea

 4 Kim Seok-jin

Kim Seok-jin
20
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, 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.

 5 Kim Jong-hyun

Kim Jong-hyun
9
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 6 Suga

Suga
11
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Daegu
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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 7 Park Chanyeol

Park Chanyeol
7
Famous As: Rapper
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 G-Dragon

G-Dragon
8
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

G-Dragon is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer. Nicknamed the King of K-pop, G-Dragon is recognized for his influence on music, fashion trends, and youth culture in South Korea. In 2016, he was named as one of the most influential Asian under 30 by Forbes. His work is often cited as an influence by many of his contemporaries.

 9 PSY

PSY
5
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 10 Rain

Rain
6
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea

 11 Jung Joon-young

Jung Joon-young
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Jung Joon-young is a former singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality. He became one of the most popular South Korean entertainers before being caught up in the Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms scandal, which was part of the Burning Sun scandal. The sex scandal forced him to retire and he was sentenced to six years in prison in 2019.

 12 Jang Na-ra

Jang Na-ra
3
Famous As: Musician, Actress
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer and actress Jang Na-ra is active in both the South Korean and Chinese entertainment industries. In the early 2000s, she gained fame with her hit studio album Sweet Dream. Following the album’s success, she started getting acting offers and soon became a popular actress as well. She is actively involved in charitable endeavors.

 13 Jung Yong-hwa

Jung Yong-hwa
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
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.

 14 Jeongyeon

Jeongyeon
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea Height: 1.67 m

 15 Sunmi

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

 16 T.O.P

T.O.P
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 17 Tablo

Tablo
3
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Tablo is a Korean-Canadian composer, record producer, lyricist, and hip hop recording artist. He is best known for being the producer and leader of the popular alternative hip hop group, Epik High. He is also credited with founding High Ground, an independent music label, which housed bands like The Black Skirts and Hyukoh.

 18 Kang Min-hyuk

Kang Min-hyuk
3
Famous As: South Korean Musician, Actor
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. 

 19 JB

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

 20 Lee Joon

Lee Joon
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 21 Lee Dong-hae

Lee Dong-hae
3
Famous As: Singer
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.

 22 Key

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

 23 Yiruma

Yiruma
3
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: February 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul

 24 Park Yoo-chun

Park Yoo-chun
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
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.

 25 Yong Jun-hyung

Yong Jun-hyung
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 26 Eunhyuk

Eunhyuk
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 27 Eun Ji-won

Eun Ji-won
3
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 28 Nam Woo-hyun

Nam Woo-hyun
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 29 Karen O

Karen O
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Korea

 30 Seo Taiji

Seo Taiji
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 31 Roy Kim

Roy Kim
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea

 32 Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou
5
Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea

 33 Choi Jong-hoon

Choi Jong-hoon
3
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 34 Sungha Jung

Sungha Jung
3
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: September 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheongju, South Korea

 35 Park Cho-rong

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

 36 Min

Min
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 37 Megan Lee

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

 38 Yoon Jong shin

Yoon Jong shin
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, S. Korea

 39 Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Angela Warnick Buchdahl
1
Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Apart from achieving the feat of being the first Asian-American to become a rabbi and a cantor, Angela Warnick Buchdahl has also amazed everyone with her musical skills. A Yale alumna, she was featured in the documentary 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre, which explored the musical history of Jewish synagogues.

 40 Han-na Chang

Han-na Chang
1
Famous As: Conductor, Cellist
Birthdate: December 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea

 41 Kim Cheol-woong

Kim Cheol-woong
0
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 42 Choi Won-suk

Choi Won-suk
0
Famous As: Musical artist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: South Korea