People always ask the younger generation why K-pop is so special? In fact, Kpop is best known as the hottest new genre of music breaking out of South Korea, sweeping through the US and all across the globe. Not only because of the catchy melodies and addictive rhythms, Hallyu wave is famous for groups of talent and cute idols, both male and female.
So, which female idol is your favorite? Check out our list of the top 50 hottest Kpop Female Idols!
Table of Contents
- 1. Jennie
- 2. Irene
- 3. Kim Ji-soo
- 4. Rosé
- 5. Tzuyu
- 6. Kim Taeyeon
- 7. IU
- 8. HeeJin
- 9. Chuu
- 10. Mina
- 11. RyuJin
- 12. Nancy
- 13. Suzy
- 14. Yoona
- 15. Son Na-eun
- 16. Park Chorong
- 17. Im Na-yeon
- 18. Kim Ye-rim
- 19. Park Soo-Young
- 20. Kim So-jung
- 21. YooA
- 22. Jiho
- 23. Doyeon
- 24. Yoojung
- 25. Yuna
- 26. Ryujin
- 27. Lia
- 28. CL
- 29. Choi Ye Won
- 30. Miyawaki Sakura
- 31. Jang Won Young
- 32. Kang Hye Won
- 33. Kim Chanmi
- 34. Miyeon
- 35. Shuhua
- 36. Nancy Jewel Mcdonie
- 37. Hani
- 38. Kim Ji Yeon
- 39. Karina
- 40. Chaeyeon
Jennie, a South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer, was born on January 16, 1996 in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam, District, Seoul, South Korea. Jennie is a soloist as well as a member of BLACKPINK.
Bae Joo-hyun, born March 29, 1991), known professionally as Irene, is a South Korean singer, rapper and actress. She is the leader of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet. Red Velvet won the “New Artist of the Year” award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Irene is also known for her participation in variety television show, “Off to School”. She made her debut as one of the lead dancers and vocalist on Red Velvet’s single “Happiness”.
3. Kim Ji-soo
Ji-soo was born in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea, on January 3, 1995. Kim had a cameo appearance with 2NE1’s Sandara Park and Winner’s Kang Seung-yoon in the KBS2 drama The Producers in 2015. In the same year, Kim appeared in advertising for Samsonite, Smart Uniform, LG Electronics, and Nikon, with actor Lee Min-ho. With 12.8 million Instagram followers in April 2019, she was rated as the 10th most followed K-pop star.
Roseanne Park is better known as Rosé, is the main vocalist and lead dancer of South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. She is best known for her unique vocal timbre, largely receiving praise for its distinctness following her debut. As a solo singer, she has collaborated with labelmate G-Dragon on his 2012 track “Without You”, which peaked at number ten on the Gaon Music Chart.
Tzuyu, born on June 14, 1999, is a Taiwanese singer and dancer, currently based in South Korea. She is a member of Twice, as a lead dancer, sub-vocalist, visual, and the maknae. Tzuyu has the title of the “Hottest Kpop Female Idol”.
6. Kim Taeyeon
Kim Taeyeon, born March 9, 1989, commonly known by her first name, Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer and dancer. She is a member of Girls’ Generation. Taeyeon made her solo singing debut on M Countdown, with the song “I“, and also released an EP of the same name. She is a popular and highly regarded singer in her home country of South Korea.
IU is a South Korean singer, dancer, composer and actress, born Lee Ji-eun on May 16, 1993. She is counted among the best Kpop female idols of all time with many notable accolades like winning an award for Best Female Solo Performance in 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). She is also the youngest female artist to win this award which she beat Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. She is known for her outstanding vocals which helped her debut in South Korea at 17 years old. Her talents in singing, acting and dancing are well known compared to other Kpop female idols.
HeeJin is the first revealed member of LOONA who was born as Jeon Hee-jin . She debuted on September 26, 2016 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album HeeJin on October 5, 2016.
Chuu is the tenth revealed member of LOONA. She was born as Kim Ji-Woo on October 20, 1999 in Chungju. She debuted on December 14, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album Chuu on December 28, 2017.
Myoui, known mostly as Mina, is a member of Twice as a sub-vocalist and the main dancer. Mina studied ballet for eleven years before joining Urizip Dance School for more modern dance training. In 2014–2015, she appeared in the music videos of Got7’s “Stop Stop It”, Junho’s “Feel”, Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E”, and Miss A’s “Only You”.
Ryujin is a South Korean girl group that debuted on April 18, 2019 as the first girl group from the 99-year-old company JYP Entertainment. The six members are Hwang Mi Hyun, Han Seung Yeon, Baek Ye Rin, Ryu Jin, Chang Ye Won and Ahn Soo Ji. They made their first official stage appearance at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan on November 28th.
Nancy is the lead rapper of her group MOMOLAND. She was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. She attended Yonsei University where she studied sociology and psychology before joining the K-Pop industry. Nancy was recruited by the management company Duble Kick Entertainment as an upcoming trainee at age 15.
Suzy is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the girl group miss A, and has acted in several television dramas including “Dream High 2”. Suzy was born on March 27, 1994 in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea. She is a former member of the girl group miss A. She made her solo debut on January 24, 2017 with her first mini-album Yes? No?. On July 1, 2010, she debuted as a member of miss A with the group’s first single album “Bad But Good”.
Im Yoon Ah (born May 30, 1990) is a South Korean singer and actress who goes by the mononym Yoona. She is the youngest member and leader of Girls’ Generation’s second subgroup Oh!GG, as well as a lead dancer, supporting rapper, supporting singer, and visualist in the K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation. She is also a spokeswoman for L’Oréal Korea, a cosmetics company. Yoona has appeared in a number of Korean dramas, including “A Gentleman’s Dignity” and “The Beauty Inside.”
15. Son Na-eun
Son Na-eun is the maknae (youngest) member of Apink. Son Na-eun was born on February 10, 1994 in Ulsan, South Korea. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. As a member of Apink, Son Na-Eun has been appearing on various music programs to promote the group’s latest singles and albums since she made her debut. Her first performance was the group’s first single “I Don’t Know” on Mnet M! Countdown. She also participated in Apink’s promotion for their 2nd single, “NoNoNo”, as well as their 3rd single, “Seven Springs of Apink”.
16. Park Chorong
Better known as Chorong, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known as the leader of Apink. Out of all the Apink members, Park has the most experience as a songwriter. She started by penning their first fansong “April 19th” for the group’s first anniversary. According to Park, she wrote “April 19th” while thinking of the fans and their first stage performances, while for the other songs, it was about experiences their age group could relate to
17. Im Na-yeon
Better known by her stage name, Nayeon, is a South Korean singer. She is the oldest member, lead vocalist and face of the girl group Twice.. On September 22, 1995 in Seoul, South Korea, Nayeon was born
18. Kim Ye-rim
Better known by her stage name, Yeri, is a South-Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and television personality. She is the vocalist, rapper and maknae of the South-Korean girl group Red Velvet and was introduced to the group as a new addition on March 11, 2015.
19. Park Soo-Young
Born on September 3, 1996, also known as Joy, is a South-Korean singer and actress. She is the lead rapper and vocalist of South-Korean girl group, Red Velvet. Joy auditioned and was cast by SM Entertainment in Seoul in 2012.
20. Kim So-jung
She was the leader of GFRIEND, also known as Sowon. She was born in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea and trained at DSP Media for about 3 years before moving to Source Music and trained for another year and a half to debut in GFriend.
YooA is a member of the girl group OH MY GIRL and a former member of the project girl groups Sunny Girls and Girls Next Door. She made solo debut on September 7, 2020 with her first mini album Bon Voyage.
Jiho is the visual of the girl group OH MY GIRL. She was born on April 4, 1997 and is a South Korean singer under WM Entertainment.
Doyeon is a South Korean singer and dancer currently in Weki Meki. She was the Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual and Center of the group along with a former member of I.O.I. She debuted with the group in their first extended play WEME and the single “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend”. She is also a member of the special unit between Starship Entertainment and Fantagio Music WJMK.
She is a South Korean singer, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist, and Face of the Group in Weki Meki. Yoojung was also a member of project girl group I.O.I, as she ranked #3 in the show Produce 101. Yoojung debuted with Weki Meki in their first mini-album WEME with their single “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend”.
Yuna is a South Korean singer and rapper under JYP Entertainment. She is the lead dancer, lead rapper, vocalist, visual, and maknae of the South Korean girl group ITZY.
Born as Shin Ryu-jin, on April 17, 2001 is a South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer under JYP Entertainment. She is the main rapper, a lead dancer, a sub-vocalist, and the center of the South Korean girl group ITZY.
Born as Choi Ji-su, is a South Korean singer and rapper under JYP Entertainment. She is the main vocalist and sub-rapper of the South Korean girl group ITZY.
CL is a South Korean singer, rapper and songwriter under Very Cherry. She is a former member of the girl group 2NE1. She made her Korean solo debut on May 28, 2013 with the single “The Baddest Female” and her American debut on August 19, 2016 with the single “Lifted”.
29. Choi Ye Won
Born on June 18, 1999, better known by her stage name Arin. She is the sub vocalist, lead dancer, and youngest member of OH MY GIRL. She is the maknae of the girl group OH MY GIRL and its sub-unit OH MY GIRL BANHANA.
30. Miyawaki Sakura
Miyawaki Sakura is a Japanese singer and a former member of IZ*ONE, who participated in Produce 48 finishing in 2nd place in the ranking, making her a member of the project group.
31. Jang Won Young
She also simply known as “Wonyoung” is a former member, center and Maknae of IZ*ONE. She is a member of IVE under Starship Entertainment, who became a member and center of the project group after participating in Produce 48 as a contestant and finishing in 1st place in the ranking.
32. Kang Hye Won
She has also simply known as “Hyewon”, is a former member of IZ*ONE. She is a trainee under 8D Entertainment, who became a member of the project group after participating in Produce 48 as a contestant and finishing in 8th place in the ranking.
33. Kim Chanmi
Kim, referred to as Chungha, is a South Korean solo singer and dancer, born on February 9, 1996. She was a member of the project group, I.O.I, which was derived from the M.NET show Produce 101 and disbanded. Chungha is now a solo artist under the company MNH Entertainment.
Born January 31, 1997 is a South Korean singer, model and actress under Cube Entertainment. Miyeon is one of the main vocalists of the girl group (G)I-DLE.
Born on January 6, 2000, she is a Taiwanese singer under Cube Entertainment. Shuhua is the maknae of the girl group (G)I-DLE. The group officially debuted on May 2 with their first mini album I Am.
36. Nancy Jewel Mcdonie
Lee Geu-roo was born in Daegu, South Korea on April 13, 2000. She is a member of a girl group Momoland and the group’s lead vocalist, lead dancer, visual, center, and maknae. In 2016, she became a contestant on Mnet’s reality survival show Finding Momoland. She finished the competition in second place, becoming a member of the girl group MOMOLAND
Hani is a member of the girl group EXID and its sub-unit SoljiHani and a member of the project girl group Cotton Candy under the name Jenna. She is also a South Korean singer and actress currently under Sublime Artist Agency.
38. Kim Ji Yeon
Kim Ji Yeon has known professionally as Kei, a South Korean singer. She was the main vocalist and lead dancer of South Korean girl group Lovelyz. She debuted as a soloist in October 2019 with the mini album Over and Over and the lead single I Go.
Born on April 11, 2000, Karina is a South Korean singer and rapper under SM Entertainment. She is the leader of the girl group Aespa. They debuted on November 17, 2020 with the digital single “Black Mamba”.
Chaeyeon is a South Korean singer and actress under MBK Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group DIA and its sub-unit BCHCS. She is also a former member of the project group I.O.I.