These Solo Artists Have Become Legends In The K-Pop Scene

It’s not easy to find success as a solo artist in the Korean entertainment scene, but the following singers didn’t just find success⁠—they became legends. Chances are, you are already familiar with the names of these singers.

Here are 3 solo artists (and then some) who have left the biggest impressions on K-Netizens.

1. Taeyeon

Taeyeon made her solo debut on October 7, 2015 with the mini album I. She has forged a successful career as a solo artist, even winning her first daesang at the Seoul Music Awards earlier this year.

2. G-Dragon

G-Dragon started off his solo career with a bang thanks to his hit song “Heartbreaker”, which topped various charts upon its release. He has since released more hit songs such as “Crayon”, “One of a Kind”, and “That XX”.

3. Lee Hyori

Lee Hyori, dubbed as “The Nation’s Fairy”, originally made her debut in the girl group Fin.K.L but eventually made her solo debut in 2003. Her debut album Stylish won her several “Artist of the Year” awards, and she was even the highest paid Korean female singer at one point in time.

BONUS

The following solo artists may not have the same “legend status” as the abovementioned singers yet, but they are nonetheless popular in their own right. These artists had fewer mentions from netizens but were still present in several comments.

Chungha

Chungha was first a member of I.O.I before she made her debut as a solo artist on June 7, 2017. She has several hit songs such as “Gotta Go”, “Roller Coaster”, and “Snapping”.

Sunmi

Sunmi was originally a member of Wonder Girls before she left in 2010 to pursue an academic career. She returned to the entertainment scene with her debut as a solo artist on February 17, 2014. Her most popular songs include “24 Hours”, “Full Moon”, and “Siren”.


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