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The Best Non-Korean K-Pop Idols

Updated February 26, 2021 364.6k votes 31.4k voters 207.9k views84 items

List RulesOnly K-pop idols who were not born in Korea.

Not every K-pop group is actually made up of Korean singers, and foreign K-pop artists who aren't Korean are becoming increasingly commonplace. Hailing from Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, and even the US, there are many non-Korean members in popular K-pop groups. Who are the best non-Korean K-pop idols? 

Some of the most famous non-Korean idols include Girls' Generation's Tiffany, f(x)'s Amber, BLACKPINK's Lisa, EXO's Lay, Got7's Jackson, and Wanna One's Lai Kuan Lin. JYP's Twice has four foreign members: Tzuyu, Mina, Momo, and Sana. K-pop features Chinese idols, Japanese idols, Taiwanese idols, and even Americans! 

Which non-Korean K-pop stars are your bias? Vote for your favorite idols who were not born in Kore,a and feel free to add anyone you feel is missing. How many K-pop groups with non-Korean members are there? 

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    Dita

    Indonesia
    Anak Agung Ayu Puspa Aditya Karang (born December 25, 1996), better known as Dita, is an...  more
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    Denise Kim (born January 11, 2001), better known as Denise, is a Korean-American singer under...  more
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    Léa

    Japan
    Ogawa Mizuki (born August 12, 1995), better known as Léa, is a Japanese singer currently under...  more
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    Park Jin-hee (born January 20, 1998), better known as Jinny Park or Jinny, is a...  more
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    Lisa

    Thailand
    Lalisa Manoban (born Pranpriya Manoban on March 27, 1997), better known by the mononym Lisa,...  more

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    Rosé

    New Zealand
    Roseanne Park (born 11 February 1997), better known by the stage name Rosé, is a New Zealand...  more

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    1,707

    Jaehyun

    California, America
    Jung Yoon-oh (born February 14, 1997), better known as Jaehyun, is a South Korean singer under...  more

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    Mina

    United States of America, Japan
    Myoui Mina (born March 24, 1997), professionally known by the mononym Mina, is a Japanese...  more
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    Mark

    United States of America
    Mark Tuan Yi En (born September 4, 1993) is a Taiwanese-American rapper under JYP...  more
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    Jessi

    United States of America
    Jessica Hyun-ju Ho (born December 17, 1988), better known by her stage name Jessi, is a...  more
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    Sana

    Japan
    Minatozaki Sana (born December 29, 1996), professionally known by the mononym Sana, is a...  more

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    Felix

    Australia
    Felix Lee (born September 15, 2000) is a Korean-Australian rapper and dancer under JYP...  more
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    1,879

    Jae

    Argentina
    Park Jae-hyung (born September 15, 1992), better known as Jae, is a Korean-American musician,...  more
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    5,538

    Jackson Wang

    Hong Kong
    Jackson Wang (born 28 March 1994) is a Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer based in South...  more

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    #5 of 52 The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked#230 of 265 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked

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    Lucas

    Hong Kong
    Wong Yukhei (born January 25, 1999), better known as Lucas, is a Chinese-Thai singer under SM...  more
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    2,116
    1,370

    Krystal Jung

    United States of America
    Chrystal Soo Jung (born October 24, 1994), professionally known as Krystal, is an American...  more
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    Samuel

    United States of America
    Samuel Kim Arredondo (born January 17, 2002; formerly known as Punch), referred to as Samuel,...  more
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    Lee Min-hyung (born August 2, 1999), better known as Mark Lee or Mark, is a Korean-Canadian...  more
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    Amber

    United States of America, Taiwan
    Amber Josephine Liu (born September 18, 1992), known professionally as Amber or Amber Liu, is...  more

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    #55 of 120 The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked#38 of 122 The Best K-Pop Solo Artists

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    Tzuyu

    Taiwan
    Chou Tzu-yu (born June 14, 1999), professionally known by the mononym Tzuyu, is a Taiwanese...  more

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    BamBam

    Thailand
    Kunpimook Bhuwakul (born May 2, 1997), known professionally by his nickname BamBam, is a Thai...  more

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    Momo

    Japan
    Hirai Momo (born November 9, 1996), professionally known by the mononym Momo, is a Japanese...  more

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    Yuta

    Japan
    Nakamoto Yuta (born October 26, 1995), better known as Yuta, is a Japanese singer and rapper...  more
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    Bang Chan

    Australia
    Christopher Chan Bang (born October 3, 1997), better known as Bang Chan, is a...  more

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    Ten

    Thailand
    Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (born February 27, 1996), known professionally as Ten, is a...  more