Article: Top 10 Young Singers Ruling Korean Industry

The generation shift in every profession is quite common and necessary to carry on the legacy forward. Similarly, in the entertainment industry, there's a shift we can see. There were several artists whom our parents loved. And then there are several young artists adored by us. With the generational shift, there's also a shift in the art. Earlier it was the trend of soft melodies. But, today pop culture has surpassed every run. As they say, talent and stardom have no age. And it can be seen in some of the artists in the industry. They have achieved so much at such a young age that every other person wants to be like them. But fame and success never come easy. There is a price you have to pay for everything.

1. IU

IU is a South-Korean singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. On May 16, 1993, she was born in Seoul, South Korea. She debuted at the age of fifteen with her first album 'Lost and Found' in 2008. After the release of her album 'Good Day' and 'Real,' she cemented her position in the industry. Since then, she has written, composed, and released many songs. She also holds the title of an artist with the maximum number of number-one tunes on the Billboard. And also, she has successfully acted in quite a several dramas and gained accomplishments.


2. RM

Kim Nam-Joon, professionally known as RM is a South Korea-based singer, songwriter, and record producer. On September 12, 1994, he was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is the leader of the worldwide famous boy band group BTS. He debuted as a solo artist in 2015 with his mixtape, RM. In 2018, he launched his second mixtape Mono, that was a super hit on the Billboard. Since then, he has collaborated with many artists and has launched several hit music.


3. Hyuna

Kim Hyun-ah is a South Korean singer, model, rapper, and songwriter. On June 6, 1992, she was born in Seoul, South Korea. After working with idol groups, Hyuna debuted as a solo artist in 2010 with her single 'Change.' She made an establishment for herself with the release of her first extended play Bubble Pop. After the release, she became a viral sensation and the first-ever solo artist whose music video has reached 100 Million views. In addition to her recent hits, she launched her seventh extended play I’m Not Cool.


4. J- Hope

Jung Ho- Seok, professionally known as J-Hope is a South Korea-based singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. On February 18, 1994, he was born in Gwangju, South Korea. He is also a member of the boy band group BTS. In 2018, he debuted as a solo artist with his first mixtape, Hope World. In 2019, he released his single Chicken Noodle Soup with Becky G. His song became a superhit and entered the Top 100 Billboard.


5. Hwasa

Ahn Hye-Jin, professionally known as Hwasa, is a South Korean singer, rapper, model, and TV personality. On July 23, 1995, she was born in Jeolla, South Korea. She joined the girl group Mamamoo in 2014. In 2019, she debuted as a solo artist by releasing her digital-single Twit. In 2020, she collaborated with Dua Lipa for a remix of the song Physical. In June 2020, she released "Maria," which became a global hit and helped her earn a sizeable proportion of the international audience.


6. Taemin

Lee Tae-Min, professionally known as Taemin, is a South-Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. On July 18, 1993, he was born in Seoul, South Korea. He joined as a member of the group Shinee at the age of fourteen in 2008. He dived into an acting career in 2009. In 2014, he debuted as a solo artist with his first extended play, Ace. In 2016, he came up with his first studio album Press It. He has released many successful albums and singles by now, and In 2018, he also did his first Japan Tour.


7. Chungha

Kim Chung-Ha, professionally known as Chungha, is a South Korea-based singer, songwriter, and dancer. He debuted as a solo artist with her first extended play Hands On Me in 2017. On February 9, 1996, she was born in Seoul, South Korea. In 2018, she released her second extended play Offset. She became the ambassador for the Seoul International Architectural Film Festival in the October of 2018. In 2019, she launched her single album Gotta Go, which ranked number three on the Billboard.


8. Chen

Kim Jong-Dae, professionally known as Chen, is a South Korea-based singer and songwriter. On September 21, 1992, he was born in Daejeon, South Korea. In 2019, he debuted as a solo artist with his song April and a Flower. He has written and composed songs for many dramas, like he sang a soundtrack, Make It Count in the drama Touch Your Heart in 2019. He collaborated with Onestar and released the track May We Bye in May. On October 1, he released a mini-album called Dear My Dear that topped the iTunes album charts in 36 countries.


9. Lisa

Lisa is a member of the famously known South Korean girl group Blackpink. She debuted as a solo artist in 2021 with her song Lalisa. Her music video crossed 73.6 Million views only in 24 hours, making her the first artist to have achieved such a thing on the platform. Then she launched yet another superhit track Money which ranked number ten on the Billboard Global 200. Both of her songs were global hits. In October 2021, she collaborated with DJ Snake, Ozuna, and Megan Thee Stallion.


10. Kai

Kim Jong-In, professionally known as Kai, is a South Korea-based singer, songwriter, dancer, model, and actor. On January 14, 1994, he was born in Suncheon, South Korea. Kai dived into the acting profession by getting cast in a web drama called Choco Bank in January 2016. In 2020, he debuted with his first extended play Kai and soon after, In 2021, he released his second extended play Peaches. He also became the first-ever male model for the renowned cosmetic brand Bobbi Brown.