Famous South Korean Singers

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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
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 Jimin

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

 3 Jennie

Jennie
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 4 IU

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

 5 Kim Taehyung

Kim Taehyung
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Famous As: Pop Singer
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.

 6 Kim Seok-jin

Kim Seok-jin
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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.

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 7 Kim Jong-hyun

Kim Jong-hyun
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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.

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 8 RM (Rap Monster)

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

Suga
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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.

 10 Cha Eun-woo

Cha Eun-woo
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 11 Lee Min-ho

Lee Min-ho
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Min-ho is a South Korean actor, model, and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Gu Jun-pyo in the popular television series Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the prestigious Baeksang Arts Award. Widely regarded as a top Hallyu star, Lee Min-ho is one of South Korea's most-followed actors on social media.

 12 J-Hope

J-Hope
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwangju

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.

 13 Park Chanyeol

Park Chanyeol
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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

 14 G-Dragon

Kwon Ji Yong
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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.

 15 Kai

Kai
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Famous As: Singer, Actors
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.

 16 Do Kyung-soo

Do Kyung-soo
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Famous As: K-Pop Singer
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.

 17 Bae Suzy

Bae Suzy
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buk District, Gwangju, South Korea

Bae Suzy was signed as part of the South Korean all-girl group Miss A after being eliminated from Mnet Superstar K. She has appeared in series such as Dream High and movies such as Architecture 101. Her frequent brand endorsements have earned her the nicknames "CF Queen" and "Human Dior."

 18 Kim Hyuna

Kim Hyuna
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 19 Suho

Suho
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Suho is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He serves as the leader of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its sub-group Exo-K. Over the course of his career as an entertainer, Suho has won several prestigious awards, such as a Yegreen Musical Award, Stagetalk Audience Choice Award, JIMFF Award, DIMF Award, and Asia Culture Award.

 20 Park Hyung-sik

Park Hyung-sik
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yongin, South Korea
South Korean K-pop singer and actor Park Hyung-sik is best known for his stint with the boyband ZE:A. Fans loved him in series such as The Heirs and Dummy Mommy, and the variety show Real Men. He has won multiple KBS Drama awards and joined mandatory military training in 2019. 

 21 CL

CL
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 22 L (Kim Myung-soo)

L (Kim Myung-soo)
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul
South Korean entertainer Kim Myung-soo, also known as L, initially gained fame as part of the boy band Infinite and its sub-group, Infinite F. He is also known for his roles in films such as Master's Sun, Flower Band, and Cunning Single Lady. He has also released two bestselling photobooks.

 23 Leeteuk

Leeteuk
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eunpyeong District, South Korea
After his father murdered Leeteuk’s ailing grandparents and committed suicide in 2014, the South Korean singer plunged into depression, while also neck-deep in a 5-billion-won debt his father left behind. The Super Junior member, however, soared past his issues and continued to release hits with his K-pop band.

 24 Park Ji-yeon

Park Ji-yeon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 25 Onew

Onew
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 26 Kang Min-hyuk

Kang Min-hyuk
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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. 

 27 Baek Ji-young

Baek Ji-young
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer Baek Ji-young has been active in the entertainment world for more than two decades. Her debut album was a hit, and she followed it up with the quick release of her second album. She has won several awards, including the Best Female Artist and Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.

 28 Song Ji-eun

Song Ji-eun
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Famous As: K-pop Singer, Actress
Birthdate: May 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 29 Roy Kim

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

 30 Kim Joon

Kim Joon
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon, South Korea

 31 Seo Taiji

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

 32 Choi Min-ho

Choi Min-ho
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nam District, Incheon, South Korea

 33 Nayeon

Nayeon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 34 Jung Ryeo-won

Jung Ryeo-won
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul

 35 Baekhyun

Baekhyun
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Famous As: Singer & Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province

 36 Shindong

Shindong
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mungyeong, South Korea

 37 Lee Gi-kwang

Lee Gi-kwang
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naju, South Korea

 38 Joon Park

Joon Park
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 39 T.O.P (Rapper)

T.O.P (Rapper)
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Famous As: Rapper, Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 40 Sung Si-kyung

Sung Si-kyung
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 41 Heo Solji

Heo Solji
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Famous As: South Korean Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seongnam

 42 Seo Hyelin

Seo Hyelin
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Famous As: South Korean Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gwangju

 43 Taeyong

Taeyong
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Famous As: Rapper, Singer, Dancer, and Lyricist
Birthdate: July 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gwanak District, Seoul

 44 Kim Yugyeom

Kim Yugyeom
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Famous As: K-Pop Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul

 45 Joshua Hong

Joshua Hong
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 46 Rain

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

 47 Taeha

Taeha
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jeonju-si, South Korea

 48 Nayun

Nayun
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Famous As: Musical artist
Birthdate: July 31, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 49 Yoon Eun-hye

Yoon Eun-hye
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Famous As: South Korean Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guro District, South Korea

Yoon Eun-hye is a South Korean actress, model, singer, and entertainer. After starting her career as a singer, Yoon Eun-hye went on to establish herself as an actress, playing important roles in television dramas like The Vineyard Man, Princess Hours, and My Fair Lady. She has also won several prestigious awards for her skills as an actress.

 50 Seo In-guk

Seo In-guk
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Famous As: South Korean Singer
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yaeum-Jangsaengpo-dong, Ulsan, South Korea

Seo In-guk became a singing sensation after winning the Korean reality show Superstar K. As an actor, he has impressed audiences with series such as Reply 1997. A bone and cartilage disorder stopped his mandatory military service short. He is also trained in martial arts and has struggled with bulimia.