BLACKPINK Rosé, EXO Baekhyun, and More: Vogue Korea Selects the Four Group Members Who Shine as Soloists

BLACKPINK Rosé, EXO Baekhyun, and More: Vogue Korea Selects the Four Group Members Who Shine as Soloists
(Photo : Rosé Instagram | EXO Twitter)

On Tuesday, Apr. 3, Vogue Korea released an article praising these four idols as shining stars both in their respective groups and as solo artists. Want to know who they selected? Then keep on reading!

BLACKPINK Rosé and Red Velvet's Wendy are the Female Idols Who are Shining Soloists

Starting Vogue Korea's list is BLACKPINK's main vocal, Rosé. The idol made her solo debuted on Mar. 12 with her debut single album "-R-." Her debut song, "On The Ground," is receiving praise both domestically and internationally. In South Korea,

"On The Ground" debuted at number fifteen on the Gaon Digital Chart and soon [leaked at number four.

In the United States, "On The Ground" peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest-charting song by a female K-pop soloist.

"On The Ground" and "-R-" peaked at number one on both the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. With that, Rosé broke a Guinness World Record as the first artist to reach number one on a Billboard Global 200 chart as a soloist and as a member of a group.

"On The Ground" also broke the record for most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop soloist.

The next and final female idol mentioned by Vogue Korea is Red Velvet's main vocal, Wendy.

Wendy debuted as a soloist on Apr. 5 with the debut mini-album "Like Water." Her debut title track is of the same name. Following the release of her mini-album, "Like Water" topped the iTunes Chart in 30 countries, making Wendy the female K-pop soloist with the most number ones in the said chart.

"Like Water" also debuted at number one on the iTunes Albums Chart, making Wendy the fifth female K-pop soloist to achieve this feat.

A day after the release of "Like Water," Hanteo Chart reported that the mini-album sold 70,847 copies, making it the fifth-highest first-day sales on the said chart. Wendy joins the likes of Taeyeon, IU, and BLACKPINK's Rosé.

EXO's Baekhyun and WINNER's Yoon are the Male Idols Who are Shining Soloists

The first male soloist praised by Vogue Korea is Baekhyun. The EXO/SuperM member made his comeback as a soloist on Mar. 30 with his third mini-album, "Bambi." Hours before the mini album's release, it was revealed that "Bambi" had surpassed 833,392 pre-order sales. This makes "Bambi" the most pre-ordered album by a soloist in South Korean history.

According to Hanteo Chart, Baekhyun sold over 868,000 copies of "Bambi" during the first week of its release.

"Bambi" is Baekhyun's final release before he enlists for the military on May 6. On Apr. 3, the "Candy" singer revealed to Dispatch that he was going to be serving as a public service worker instead of an active-duty soldier due to his hypothyroidism.

The next and final male soloist applauded by Vogue Korea is Yoon, a member of WINNER. Following his solo debut in 2013, the male idol has finally returned to the music scene as a soloist after eight years on Mar. 29 with his first studio album titled "Page," which contains the title track "IYAH."

"Page" contains a total of twelve songs that show Yoon's rich vocals and charms. The male idol wrote and composed all of the songs on the album and was highly involved in the arrangement to enhance the album's overall quality.

Which K-pop idol is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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