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The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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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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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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IU is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Chungha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
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) 6 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Ailee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Taemin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
nahalek added SM Entertainment
Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), more commonly known mononymously as Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer. She was a trainee at SM Entertainment's Starlight Academy during her middle school years ...more

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Chen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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BoA is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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DEAN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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) 13 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Jessi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Somi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Kang Daniel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Psy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
K_POPPER added YG Entertainment, Avex Trax, Schoolboy Records
Park Jae-sang (Korean: 박재상; Hanja: 朴載相, IPA: [pɐk̚.t͡ɕεsɐŋ]; born December 31, 1977), known professionally as Psy (싸이; SY; Korean: [s͈ai]), stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, rapper, ...more

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Eric Nam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Key is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
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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Zico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, 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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Hong Jin Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
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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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Hyolyn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
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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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Park Bom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
D-Nation Entertainment
Park Bom (born March 24, 1984), previously known mononymously as Bom, is a South Korean singer. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1. Park began her musical career ...more

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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kpop Solo Artists Of 2020, Ranked
AOMG
Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jae-beom (born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, actor, member of the ...more

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