Famous South Korean Musicians

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 1 
Jimin
(Singer)
Jimin
20
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
 2 
IU
(Singer)
IU
15
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 3 
RM (Rap Monster)
(Leader of the South Korean Boy Group 'BTS')
RM (Rap Monster)
17
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yeoui-dong, Seoul, South Korea
 4 
Kim Seok-jin
(Member of the South Korean Boy Band "BTS")
Kim Seok-jin
22
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.

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 5 
Suga
(Rapper and a Member of the South Korean Group ‘Boy Band BTS’)
Suga
13
Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buk District, Daegu, South Korea[
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.
 6 
Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Kim Jong-hyun
10
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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 7 
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.

 8 
G-Dragon
(Singer-songwriter)
G-Dragon
10
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 
Park Chanyeol
7
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
 10 
PSY
(Singer-songwriter)
PSY
5
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 
Rain
(Singer-songwriter)
Rain
8
Birthdate: June 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
 12 
Jessica Jung
(Singer And Former Member of the South Korean Pop Group 'Girls' Generation')
Jessica Jung
5
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.
 13 
CL
(Rapper Best Known as the Member of the Girl Group '2NE1')
CL
5
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 14 
Jung Joon-young
(Singer-songwriter)
Jung Joon-young
6
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.

 15 
Jeongyeon
(Singer)
Jeongyeon
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea Height: 1.67 m
 16 
Jang Na-ra
(Musician, Actress)
Jang Na-ra
4
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.

 17 
Sunmi
(Singer)
Sunmi
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iksan, South Korea
 18 
Jung Yong-hwa
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer, Actor)
Jung Yong-hwa
4
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.
 19 
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
 20 
Ailee
(Singer)
Ailee
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 21 
JB
(Singer)
JB
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea
 22 
T.O.P
(Singer)
T.O.P
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 23 
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. 

 24 
Lee Joon
(Actor)
Lee Joon
4
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 25 
Yiruma
(Pianist)
Yiruma
3
Birthdate: February 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul
 26 
Lee Dong-hae
(Singer)
Lee Dong-hae
3
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.

 27 
Key
(Singer)
Key
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
 28 
Park Yoo-chun
(Former Member of the Boy Bands 'TVXQ' and 'JYJ')
Park Yoo-chun
3
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.

 29 
Wendy
(Singer, Voice actress and Radio host)
Wendy
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 30 
Yong Jun-hyung
(Singer-songwriter)
Yong Jun-hyung
3
Birthdate: December 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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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.

 32 
Karen O
(Singer)
Karen O
3
Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Korea
 33 
Eun Ji-won
(Rapper)
Eun Ji-won
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 34 
Nam Woo-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Nam Woo-hyun
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 35 
Seo Taiji
(Singer)
Seo Taiji
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 36 
Peggy Gou
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 37 
Roy Kim
(Singer-songwriter)
Roy Kim
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea
 38 
Sungha Jung
(Guitarist)
Sungha Jung
3
Birthdate: September 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheongju, South Korea
 39 
Choi Jong-hoon
(Musician)
Choi Jong-hoon
3
Birthdate: March 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 40 
Park Cho-rong
(Singer-songwriter)
Park Cho-rong
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea
 41 
Min
(Singer)
Min
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 42 
Yoon Jong shin
(Singer-songwriter)
Yoon Jong shin
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, S. Korea
 43 
Megan Lee
(Singer)
Megan Lee
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Angela Warnick Buchdahl
1
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.

 45 
Isang Yun
(Composer)
Isang Yun
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tongyeong-si, South Korea
Died: November 3, 1995
 46 
Han-na Chang
(Conductor, Cellist)
Han-na Chang
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea
 47 
Kim Cheol-woong
0
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: North Korea
 48 
Choi Won-suk
(Musical artist)
Choi Won-suk
0
Birthplace: South Korea