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 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.

 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 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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 7 IU

IU
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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 8 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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 9 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.

 10 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.

 11 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."

 12 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.

 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

G-Dragon.
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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 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. 

 16 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.

 17 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.

 18 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.

 19 Rain

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

 20 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.

 21 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.

 22 PSY

PSY.
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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.

 23 CL

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

 24 Jung Joon-young

Jung Joon-young.
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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.

 25 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.

 26 Jay Park

Jay Park.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds

Jay Park is a Korean-American record producer, rapper, singer-songwriter, choreographer, actor, and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the hip hop record labels H1ghr Music and AOMG. A multi-talented personality, Jay Park has also been credited with popularizing K-hip hop in South Korea. In 2017, he was featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 Asia list. 

 27 Lee Tae-min

Lee Tae-min.
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
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

 28 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.

 29 Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi.
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Famous As: Singer
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. 

 30 Jung Yong-hwa

Jung Yong-hwa.
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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.

 31 Jang Keun-suk

Jang Keun-suk.
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Famous As: South Korean Actor
Birthdate: August 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danyang County, South Korea
Known as Asia’s Prince, South Korean singer/actor Jang Keun-suk soared to fame with the K-drama You're Beautiful, which also popularized his signature guy-liner. He attributes his dramatic weight loss after his mandatory military training to his strict soju diet. His bipolar disorder exempted him from active military duty.

 32 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.

 33 Sunmi

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

 34 Choi Si-won

Choi Si-won.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Choi Si-won is a South Korean model, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Super Junior. Regarded as one of South Korea’s most bankable actors and singers, Choi was named in Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2016. Also a well-known philanthropist, Choi works closely with agencies like 'UNICEF Korea'.

 35 Seo Kang-joon

Seo Kang-joon.
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Famous As: Singer & Actor
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!

 36 Im Yoon-ah

Im Yoon-ah.
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 37 BoA

BoA
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Famous As: South Korean singer
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Namyangju

 38 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.

 39 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. 

 40 Jeongyeon

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

 41 Kim Bum

Kim Bum.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 42 Seungri

Seungri.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Lee Seung-hyun became a South Korean celebrity with his reputation as the youngest member of boy band, Big Bang. With his stage name Seungri, the singer and songwriter who came up with several popular songs went on to star in movies. He was involved in the Burning Sun sex scandal. He is also a businessman and participates in philanthropic activities.

 43 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.

 44 Hong Jin-young

Hong Jin-young.
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Famous As: South Korean Singer
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

In 2020, Korean singer and former SWAN member Hong Jin-young shocked her fans by admitting she had plagiarized in her master’s thesis written in 2009, leading her university to plan to revoke her degrees. The controversy led to her scenes from shows such as My Ugly Duckling being edited out.

 45 T.O.P

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

 46 Taeyang

Taeyang.
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Famous As: K-Pop Singer
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.

 47 JB

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

 48 Tiffany Hwang

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

 49 Park Jin-young

Park Jin-young.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Park Jin-young is a South Korean singer, record producer, songwriter, reality television show judge, and record executive. He is credited with founding one of South Korea's most profitable entertainment agencies JYP Entertainment, for which he also serves as co-CEO. Park Jin-young is also credited with managing successful K-pop artists like Wonder Girls, Stray Kids, Miss A, Rain, Twice, and 2PM.

 50 Tablo

Tablo.
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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.