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The Best Non-Korean K-Pop Idols

Updated December 18, 2020 359.5k votes 29.5k voters 192.3k views83 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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    Léa

    Japan
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    New Zealand
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    Jaehyun

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    Mark

    United States of America
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    Argentina
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    Australia
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    Hong Kong
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    Lucas

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    Lee Min-hyung (born August 2, 1999), better known as Mark Lee or Mark, is a Korean-Canadian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Amber

    United States of America, Taiwan
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    United States of America
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    Tzuyu

    Taiwan
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    Momo

    Japan
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    United States of America
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    Ten

    Thailand
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    Yuta

    Japan
    Nakamoto Yuta (born October 26, 1995), better known as Yuta, is a Japanese singer and rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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