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The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated March 22, 2020 70k votes 8.1k voters 36.6k views 46 items

List Rules Only Kpop solo artists currently active in 2020.

One is not the lonelist number for the best Kpop solo artists of 2020. 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 2020?

Vote up the Kpop solo artists who are dominating 2020, 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 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: Kakao M

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 2020, Ranked
Jung Hoseok's Hoe added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

Albums: Hope World

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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Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: 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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Chungha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop and R&B; Nationality: South Korean

Labels: MNH Entertainment

Albums: Hands on Me, Offset, Blooming Blue, Flourishing

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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Taemin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, J-pop & R&B; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: SM Entertainment

Albums: Taemin, Press It, ACE, Move

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) 6 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: P-Nation

Kim Hyun-ah (born June 6, 1992), better known by the mononym Hyuna, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and model. She debuted as a member of the girl group Wonder Girls in February ...more

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Hwa Sa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, Retro, Jazz; Nationality: South Korean

Labels: 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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Ailee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: 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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Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
nahalek added

Labels: SM Entertainment

Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), more commonly known mononymously as Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer. She is the leader of the girl group Girls' Generation and a member of its sub-units ...more

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#740 of 1,042 The Best Singers of All Time #215 of 273 The Best Dance-pop Artists

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Chen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
admiringkpop added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: SM Entertainment

Albums: Dear My Dear

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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BoA is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, J-pop & Dance-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: 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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#17 of 169 The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time #8 of 255 The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korean

Labels: YG Entertainment

Albums: Solo

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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Heize is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, Hip hop & R&B; Nationality: South Korean

Labels: Stone Music Entertainment

Albums: She's Fine, Heize, And July, III (You, Clouds, + more

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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DEAN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
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Labels: Universal Music Korea

Albums: 130 Mood: TRBL, 130 MOOD: RVNG

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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Jackson Wang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
sonyangchen added

Labels: JYP Entertainment

Jackson Wang (born 28 March 1994) is a Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer based in South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Got7 under JYP Entertainment, and is known for his ...more

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Jessi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: 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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Kang Daniel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: MMO Entertainment

Albums: Color On Me

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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Somi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: The Black Label

Albums: Birthday

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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Eric Nam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: 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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Psy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
K_POPPER added

Labels: P Nation

Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), known professionally as Psy, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and ...more

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Zico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Labels: KOZ Entertainment

Albums: Thinking, Gallery, Television

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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Lee Hi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Göksel Kırbaç added Genre: K-pop and R&B; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: MakeUs Entertainment

Lee Ha-yi (born September 23, 1996), known by her stage name Lee Hi, is a South Korean singer-songwriter signed to Makeus Entertainment. She is best known as the runner-up of SBS' K-pop Star ...more
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Key is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: SM Entertainment

Kim Ki-bum (born September 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean singer, actor, fashion designer and television presenter. Born and raised in Daegu, South Korea, he ...more
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Hyolyn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, Hip hop music & Pop music; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: Bridʒ

Albums: LOVE&HATE

Kim Hyo-jung (born December 11, 1990), better known by her stage name Hyolyn, is a South Korean singer-songwriter now under the management of her own self-started production company Bridʒ. She ...more
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Hong Jin Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
Kang Xiang added Genre: Trot and Trot; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Sarangui Baeteori [single]

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