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The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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List Rules Only Kpop solo artists currently active in 2019.

One is not the lonelist number for the best Kpop solo artists of 2019. Featuring some of the greatest soloists of all time, this list of the most popular K-pop solo artists right now includes new solo debuts, like Mamamoo's Hwasa and Wanna One's Kang Daniel, as well as established solo acts, like Hyolyn, IU, and Jay Park. Who are the top solo artists in Kpop in 2019?

Vote up the Kpop solo artists who are dominating 2019, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list.

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IU is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Lee Ji-eun (born May 16, 1993), professionally known as IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. While still in middle school, IU auditioned for various talent agencies with ...more
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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jung Hoseok's Hoe added Big Hit Entertainment
Jung Hoseok, better known by his stage name, J-hope, is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer, music composer, and songwriter. He is a member of the South Korean hip-hop boy band, Bangtan Boys, ...more
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Chungha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
MNH Entertainment
Kim Chung-ha (born Kim Chan-mi on February 9, 1996), better known by the mononym Chungha, is a South Korean singer. She is best known for finishing fourth in Mnet's girl group survival show ...more
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Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
MakeUS Entertainment
Lee Sun-mi (born May 2, 1992), known mononymously as Sunmi, is a South Korean singer. She debuted in 2007 as a member of South Korean girl group Wonder Girls and left the group in January 2010 ...more
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Hwa Sa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
RBW
Ahn Hye-jin (born July 23, 1995), better known by the mononym Hwasa, is a South Korean singer and rapper signed. She is known as the sub-vocalist, songwriter and lead rapper of South Korean girl ...more
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Taemin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
SM Entertainment
Lee Tae-min (born July 18, 1993), better known by the mononym Taemin, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer. He debuted at only 14 as a vocalist of the group Shinee in May 2008, ...more
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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
P-Nation
Kim Hyun-ah (born June 6, 1992), better known by the mononym Hyuna, is a South Korean singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter and model. She rose to fame in the late 2000s as a member of the girl ...more
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Ailee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
YMC Entertainment
Amy Lee (born May 30, 1989), known professionally as Ailee, is a Korean-American singer and songwriter based in South Korea. Before her K-pop debut, Ailee was signed under Muzo Entertainment in ...more
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Chen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
admiringkpop added SM Entertainment
Kim Jong-dae (born September 21, 1992), better known by his stage name Chen, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He debuted in 2012 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo, its ...more
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Somi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
The Black Label
Ennik Somi Douma (born March 9, 2001), professionally known by her Korean name Jeon So-mi or mononymously as Somi, is a Canadian singer currently based in South Korea. She finished first in ...more
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BoA is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
SM Entertainment
Kwon Bo-ah (born November 5, 1986), known professionally as BoA, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and actress active in South Korea and Japan. Dubbed the "Queen of ...more
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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
YG Entertainment
Jennie Kim (born January 16, 1996), professionally known by the mononym Jennie, is a Korean singer based in South Korea and a member of the K-pop girl group Blackpink, under YG Entertainment. In ...more
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Kang Daniel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
MMO Entertainment
Kang Daniel (born December 10, 1996) is a South Korean singer, best known for finishing first in Produce 101 (season 2). He was a member of South Korean boy group Wanna One. He was recognized ...more
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Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
nahalek added SM Entertainment
Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), known mononymously as Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer. She was a trainee at SM Entertainment's Starlight Academy during her middle school years before ...more
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Eric Nam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Stone Music Entertainment
Eric Nam (born November 17, 1988) is a Korean American singer, songwriter and host based in South Korea. He was named "2016 Man Of The Year" by GQ Korea and honored "30 Under 30
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Jessi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
P-Nation
Jessica Hyun-ju Ho (born December 17, 1988), better known by her stage name Jessi, is a Korean-American rapper, singer, and songwriter based in South Korea. She was born in New York, raised in ...more
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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
AOMG
Jay Park (born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, actor, member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of ...more
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Hong Jin Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Kang Xiang added
Hong Jin-young (born August 9, 1985) is a South Korean trot singer and entertainer. She was a member of the short-lived South Korean girl group SWAN, who debuted in 2007. In 2009, she returned ...more
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Park Bom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
D-Nation Entertainment
Park Bom (born March 24, 1984), better known by the mononym Bom, is a South Korean singer. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 until the group announced their ...more
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Zico is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
KOZ Entertainment
Woo Ji-ho (born September 14, 1992), better known by his stage name, Zico, is a South Korean rapper, record producer, singer-songwriter and leader of the boy group Block B. He has released two ...more
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Psy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
K_POPPER added YG Entertainment, Avex Trax, Schoolboy Records
Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his ...more
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Park Ji-hoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Maroo Entertainment
Park Ji-hoon (born May 29, 1999) is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known as the runner-up contestant in Produce 101 season 2 and debuting with now-disbanded boy group Wanna One. He ...more
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DEAN is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
ajlove1012 added Universal Music Korea
Kwon Hyuk (born November 10, 1992), better known by his stage name Dean, is a South Korean alternative R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. He has released one solo EP, 130 ...more
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Heize is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Stone Music Entertainment
Jang Da-hye (born August 9, 1991), better known by her stage name Heize, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper signed to CJ E&M. After making her debut in 2014 with the EP Heize, ...more
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Key is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2019, Ranked
SM Entertainment
Kim Ki-bum, better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of both the South Korean boy group Shinee and the South Korean duo Toheart.