Top 5 Badass Solo Female Singers, 'Who's Your Fave?'

By Staff Writer | May 17, 2013 02:38 PM EDT

To have an agency tell you that you have the star quality to become a solo singer, meaning they believe you have what it takes to have a solo career, is a huge deal. Any one who is going to take on a solo career on their own, without leaning on others in a group deserves a badass award and today we're going to take a look at the five top badass solo female singers in the industry. 

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It would be a disrespectful to the Queen of Kpop if I didn't start this list off without the goddess herself, Lee Hyori. She may have started off in a group, but Miss Hyori had the charm, personality, looks, and on-stage presence to have a solo career from the start. After a successful run with F.I.N.K.L, Hyori took on music alone with the debut launch of her first album, "Stylish," which won her a string of Daesangs. Throughout the years, she has churned out hit after hit and recently made a comeback with "Miss Korea," which has already become a successful home-run with fans and the music biz alike. There is nobody in K-pop that has managed to come close to Hyori's sex appeal and status, which makes her our #1 pick for most badass solo female singer. 


She's only 27-years-old, but has hands down, the most lucrative and successful career of any other female K-pop artist in her time. Discovered at the age of 11 at an SM Entertainment talent search, BoA debuted two years later, after an intense amount of training. At the age of just 13, the singer released her debut album in Korea. By the age of 16, BoA was a household name in both Korea and Japan. There is no one in K-pop that can compare to BoA's success as a singer and Hallyu Star. She is undeniably a force to be reckon with and there has been no artist who has had the potential to even compete with her success. BoA is our #2 pick for most badass solo female singer. 


Veteran singer Baek Ji Young is the #3 solo badass singer on our list today. Known for her sultry voice, looks, and gorgeous bod, Baek Ji Young has been in the music game since 1999. Though a sex tape scandal in 2000 tarnished her image and set her career ways back, Baek Ji Young recovered from the traumatic experience and brought her career back 180 degrees. She is one of the most successful female solo artists and continues to rock the charts with her badass ways. 


Soulful singer Gummy makes our #4 badass female singer today. The crooner recently celebrated her 10th anniversary this year, and just made a comeback into the J-pop scene with the release of her 2nd mini-album. It's title track, "Shinjiteru..." shot up to #1 on the USEN J-Pop Request Ranking Top 10 Gummy on the day of "FATE(s)'s" release. YG Entertainment's first lady solo artist making her an automatic badass.


Singer and model, Ivy is our #5 badass solo female singer. The "Aha" singer has been busy gearing back for her long-awaited comeback, and her agency confirmed that her new album is almost complete.  "Sonata of Temptation," truly put Ivy on the K-pop map and set her aside from the other sexy divas in her category. Ivy was having a good run with her career, until she was hit with a scandal that involved a sticky love triangle . Despite the setback, Ivy is still a badass for coming out of it alive, well, and ready to put the past behind her. 

Who's your favorite female solo badass on our list?

Tagged :  BoA, Ivy, Lee Hyori, Gummy, Baek Ji Young

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