Psy’s “Gangnam Style” caught the consideration of the global music scene in 2012. From that point forward, various K-pop artists and groups have held shows in nations worldwide. As the genre fame continues to grow, the “Korean Wave,” or Hallyu, keeps on clearing across the world, arriving at countries like Bulgaria, Egypt, Romania, and Iran.
Let’s take you to some top famous K-pop artists known worldwide:
Park Jae-Sang, commonly known as Psy, put his “Gangnam Style” and K-pop on the worldwide stage in 2012. He got back to South Korea after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. However, muddled on the off chance that he graduated did not prevent him from looking for a profession in music. His debut album, Psy from the Psycho World!, was released in 2001. His techno/rap astounding dance style stood out, however, it was not a major hit.
He released four additional albums, including the hit music “Champion”, released during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup period. In the wake of satisfying his military obligations, Psy joined YG Diversion. In 2012, he delivered the single “Gangnam Style”. The out-of-control horse dance got on globally, and his YouTube video sees moved to 1.8 billion. “Gangnam Style” carried Psy freedoms to work together with Hollywood stars. Psy was even welcomed to perform at the Chinese New Year’s Eve parties. He turned to be the first international to perform at the conventional all-Chinese occasion. Psy delivered his new catchy tune “Daddy” in 2015.
BoA is one of the top K-pop music artists, born Kwon Bo Ah, who SM Entertainment signed at the age of 11. BoA went with her brother to an audition and was curated by Lee Soo-Man, SM Entertainment. BoA did the debut of her first album ID: Peace B at the age of 13. She went to live in Japan and became completely immersed in the Japanese language. BoA first Japanese big album, Listen to My Heart, made BoA the first Korean to debut at the big appearance at the highest point of the Oricon chart. She released an all-English album BoA in 2009 and bought her first Hollywood starring role in Making Your Move in 2013. BoA is a K-pop star example of overcoming adversity, and now enjoys fame at a worldwide level.
Born Jung Ji-Hoon, Rain was the main Korean-pop star that broke onto the Western scene. He featured in Ninja Assassin (2009) and Speed Racer (2008), both Hollywood creations. He was casted a ballot as one of the “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2007 by TIME magazine. Rain’s dream had always been to be in a dance career. He was signed by JYP Entertainment after long hours of dance auditions for Park Ji-Young, the founder of JYP Entertainment, and debuted in 2002 with Bad Guy. Rain hyped in Asia after his starring role in the Korean drama Full House and his third album release. Cube Entertainment signed him after completing his military service in 2013, with his dedicated fans waiting for his discharge at the military camp.
4) Big Bang
Big Bang includes five artists: T.O.P. (Choi Seung-Hyun), Taeyang (Dong Young-Bae), G-Dragon (Kwon Ji-Yong), pioneer), Daesung (Kang Dae-Sung) and Seungri (Lee Seung-Hyun). This all-male band “Big Bang ” is known for its marvelous powerful rap by G-Dragon and T.O.P. also, it’s absurd design fashion. G-Dragon’s “crayon” got rave reviews from the west in 2012. His rapping ability landed him melodic freedoms with Missy Elliot in London.
Taeyang joined YG Entertainment when he was 11. The first plan was to advertise G-Dragon and Taeyang as a duo artist however, YG Entertainment saw greater opportunities in shaping a bigger group band. T.O.P. was rapping prior to being scouted by YG Entertainment. From that point forward, T.O.P. has had a flourishing career in acting and was projected in the TV show Iris. Daesung is the band’s main vocalist entertainer, while Seungri used to be an individual member from a dance group. Big Bang visited 12 nations with an audience of people of more than 800,000. Big Bang’s ” Bang Bang Bang,” was delivered in 2015, and procured the MNet Asian Music Award ‘”Song of the Year”.
5) Super Junior
Being the most popular K-pop group, at its peak, Super Junior 13 members. Since its debut introduction in 2005, this group has got over 700k ‘likes’ on Facebook. It has sub-groups, focusing on the ever-changing international markets. Super Junior-M’s ZhouMi and Henry are both of Chinese origin, while Super Junior-T specializes in “trot” music. In 2007, Super Junior charted the number one spot on KKBox online music chart in Taiwan. For 120 weeks (about 2 and a half years), Super Junior topped the charts, with “Sexy Free and Single” in 2012., “Mr. Simple” in 2011, and “Bonamania” in 2010.
SM Entertainment wanted to top the Chinese market, so EXO came as the first K pop male artists group and targeted the Korean market, while EXO-M goes for China. In 2012, EXO released the song “MAMA” in both Korean and Chinese and Both versions topped the charts in both countries. In 2013, XOXO released (Kiss & Hug) and it quickly claimed the number one spot on Billboard’s World Music chart. as all were born after 1990s, EXO is an amazing young K-pop band with crazy fan following.
7) Girls’ Generation
The impressive k pop female artists counterpart of Super Junior, Girls’ Generation was originally a 9-member band and was also known as “Sonyeo Sidae” in Korean. Since its major debut in 2007, The Girls’ Generation has gathered immense popularity with the 2009 release of “Gee “. Its Japanese debut album, Girls’ Generation, became one of the major sellers in 2011, and Aldo got attracted by Spin magazine’s attention. The group presented on Late Night with David Letterman in 2012 and became significant New Yorker’s K-pop focus and group won the Video of the Year at YouTube Music Awards in 2013.
8) Wonder Girls
Wonder Girls is an all-female most popular K-pop artists group that debuted in 2007 but did not get much attention until the release of “Tell Me”. Their signature dance steps, and the catchy music put this group in the number made them number one spot on Korea’s music charts. The retro-style release “Nobody” in 1960 brought them to perform an English version of their song on their American tour in 2009. That song made it to Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart, taking Wonder Girls beyond the K-pop charts. In 2010, Wonder Girls topped the Chinese market. From that point forward, the group members have focused on expanding their careers as rising pop solo artists and songwriting credits.
The group members keep on changing over the years in this band and some left while new singers were added. The release of “Bo Peep Bo Peep” and “Roly Poly” in 2011 won them many awards in Korea and Japan. The idol group made an amazing living mannequin video with “Sexy Love “. Like other K-pop bands, T-ara has formed subgroups eyeing Western and Japanese markets.
10) Miss A
JYP Entertainment created this Chinese and four-member Korean famous k pop artists group with focusing on the Chinese market. Miss A released its first single debut, “Bad Girl Good Girl” in 2010 with completely amazing dance moves in the official music video. the group released their second song “Breathe” which did amazing and topped the major charts. The group’s leader Suzy starred in “Dream High” in year 2011 and “Gu Family” Book in 2013. Jia and Fei continued their advertising projects and busy TV.
So, these are the 10 top famous K-pop artists in the world with immense music skills and achievement at very less age. These guys have achieved a major milestone and huge audience in their niche. Let’s hope for more amazing hits from these artists in 2021.