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K-pop Female Solo Stars

I've mentioned before that for some reason I tend to know more Japanese solo singers rather than groups and more Korean groups rather than solo singers! Well that's changing now, I'm getting to know more Korean singers and Japanese bands.  So today I decided to do a post on K-pop female solo singers. :)

Note: Korean names are written with the surname first.


Hyolyn (real name Kim Hyo-jung) aka Hyorin is a member of the girl group SISTAR and its sub-unit SISTAR19. She debuted as a solo artist last October with the single Love Like This featuring rapper DOK2. The singles One Step featuring Korean American rapper/singer Jay Park and Paradise followed in November. Her debut EP It's Me was released on 8th November, the same day as Paradise. Hyolyn also featured on American group Far East Movement's single Umbrella, along with Taiwanese music producer Gill Chang.

Here is Paradise. Click the Subtitles/Closed Caption icon on YouTube for English subtitles! :)

For more on Hyolyn visit these links:

Official Instagram:


Soompi article:


Taeyeon  (full name Kim Tae-yeon is a member of the popular group Girls' Generation. She launched her solo career in October 2015 with the EP I. Both I and the single of the same name featuring rapper Verbal Jint were very successful. In June 2016 she released her second EP Why and her first studio album My Voice came out this February. Tayeon's singles include Starlight featuring Dean, Why, 11:11 and Fine.

This is I Got Love which is from My Voice and was a promotional single for the album. It was released in February.

For more on Taeyeon check out these links:

Official site:


FB page:


Seohyun (real name Seo ju-hyun) is also a Girls' Generation member. She is the 3rd GG member to go solo. The other one is Tiffany. (I think if you don't count former member Jessica who left the group in 2014). Seohyun, Taeyeon and Tiffany were also in the sub-unit TTS together.

Seohyun released her first single and mini album Don't Say No in January. Here's Don't Say No.

Follow Seohyun's Instagram:


Joohee (Lee Joo Hee) was a member of the trio 8Eight. They were a mixed sex trio, which as I said in my post on K.A.R.D isn't very common in K-pop. 8Eight disbanded in 2014.

Johee returned to music in 2015 and released the solo single Happy in 2016. She's just brought out the EP Psychotherapy and the single She's Mine. Another good song to look out for is Imma.

This is She's Mine from Psychotherapy, which according to Simply K-pop, is about the conflict between the emotional side and the voice of reason after being treated badly by a man. I recently bought this on iTunes. Although I like the usual K-pop, this is a different type of song which makes a change. :)

For more on Johee check out these links:

Profile (English):

Twitter (mostly Korean):

Hope you liked the post! Who is your favourite K-pop female solo star? :)


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