G-Dragon, IU, Kim Soo Hyun, And Kim Woo Bin Named As 'Forbes Korea 2030 Power Leaders'
By Adrienne Stanley | February 16, 2014 03:10 AM EST
G-Dragon, along with solo vocalist IU, has been named in the Music category of Forbes Korea 2030 Power Leaders List. Joining G-Dragon and IU as influential musicians are conductor Choi Su Yeol and vocalist Sung Ki Kyung. Sung Ki Kyung most recently participated in the You Who Came From The Stars soundtrack with the rousing song Every Moment of You. G-Dragon has landed on the Forbes Korea list the past three years. In the article, G-Dragon is credited for having 570,000 audience members present during his solo concert, which took place in eight countries, as well as thirteen cities. Forbes Korea also acknowledges the fact that G-Dragon was the recipient of four awards at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
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At 22, IU is a very young artist on the list. 2013 delivered her successful comeback with the album Modern Times. IU established her influence as an acting idol with starring roles in You're The Best, Lee Soon Shin and Pretty Man.
In addition to the inclusion of G-Dragon and IU, two of Korea's hottest actors were included on the list. Kim Woo Bin, who recently starred in The Heirs and the crime drama Friend 2 was added to the Entertainment category. Kim Woo Bin was also noted for his participation as the MC for Mnet's M! Countdown. Kim Woo Bin ended his appearance as the MC for M! Countdown earlier, this week.
Actor Kim Soo Hyun is also included in the Entertainment category, with his accomplishments ranging from the 2007 Peabody Award winning Jungle Fish to Dream High. From Dream High, Kim Soo Hyun starred in the critically acclaimed fantasy period drama The Moon Embracing the Sun. Kim Soo Hyun followed the success of The Moon Embracing the Sun with the movie that was considered the Korean version Ocean's Eleven, The Heist. In The Heist, Kim Soo Hyun starred opposite his current You Who Came From The Stars co-star, Jun Ji Hyun. Kim Soo Hyun solidified his reputation as box office gold with the 2013 hit film Secretly, Greatly.
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