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Korean Artists Who Became Famous Without Being An Idol

By Jaideep Lalchandani | January 02, 2017 07:11 PM EST

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There are a number of idols in K-pop industry but there are some artist's too who grew recently from nowhere and became famous. Here are a few names who found fame in the industry recently.


Kwan Hyuk popular as Dean is a South Korean alternative singer and songwriter. He made his debut in the year 2015 with the single 'I'm not sorry' which features Grammy winner Eric Bellinger. He was listed in FACT UK magazine to be looked after as R&B artist to watch out for in 2016. Last year in November he collaborated with Zico and Crush for 'Bermuda Triangle.'


Debuting in 2011, Kim Hae-sol who is known as Zion.T is a singer. He has a mysterious image who always wears sunglasses. In 2016, his contract ended with Amoeba Culture, he signed a Black Label under YG Entertainment according to allkpop.

Zion.T 'No Make Up'
(Photo: Facebook (1theK (원더케이))) Zion.T 'No Make Up'


Crush made his debut in 2012 with his single 'Red Dress.' In 2015 he collaborated with Zion.T for single 'Just' which was at #1 on the 'Gaon Singles Chart.' In 2016 he collaborated with Girls Generation's Taecyeon.


Hoody is a South Korean singer and songwriter from the all-female underground hip-hop crew Amourette.


Elo who is under AOMG returned with his album titled '8 Femmes.' His MV of 'Rose' which had a retro look which was very addictive.


Lee Seong-Hwa popularly known as Gray is signed under AOMG. He is with VV: D crew along with various Hip Hop artists like Loco, ELO, Zion.T and Crush, He was also reported to be dating Girls' Generation's Tiffany as reported in koreaboo.


Heize made her debut in 2014 with her mini album 'Heize.' She was a participant in music program 'Unpretty Rapstar 2' in 2015 before which she signed with CJ E&M.


Oohyo whose album 'Adventure' came last year and she is considered as a mysterious singer who doesn't reveals her face. She is considered as next sensation in music.


She made her debut in the year 2014 under ATC Entertainment. She has got a unique voice which is loved by netizens. 

Tagged :  dean, zion.t, ZionT & Crush, Hoody, Elo, GRAY, Heize, OOHYO, Suran, crush

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