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Top 10 Best K-Pop Female Vocalists

Updated on January 6, 2017

In the world of K-Pop, there are numerous golden voices that captures the hearts of every listeners. With their feminine but powerful voices, they became the pride of their group as the best vocalist. There are many female idols who possess such harmonious voice, but there will always be some who outshines the others. These ten female idols are known not only for their beautiful faces, but for their beautiful voices as well. Here are the top 10 best K-pop vocalists with angelic voices.

10. Yuju (Gfriend)

Yuju, whose real name is Choi Yu-na, is the main vocalist of the rookie girl group, Gfriend. The group is made up of six members who are talented in dancing and singing. They have only debuted in 2015 but they have already established themselves as a professional and amazing girl group. Gfriend gained popularity because of their unique feminine music style, and Yuju, being the main vocalist, has the strongest and most powerful vocals. Listening to her voice is like love at first sight. Her voice is simply bright and lovely. This is just the beginning for Gfriend, and there is a very huge place for her to be a great vocalist and improve more as she continues her musical career.

9. JeA (Brown Eyed Girls)

Brown Eyed Girls is a popular K-pop girl group which is known for their talented vocalists. The three vocalists, Narsha, Ga-in, and JeA are all praised for their excellent skills and golden vocals. But when it comes to being passionate and promising, JeA will outshine the two. She has a good voice control, tone, and has a very unique voice that can be easily distinguished unlike other female idols. Her voice may not be the one who can hit the highest note, or the one that is the strongest, but it always stands out from the rest. Also, she blends well with the groups' harmonious voices and still achieve the attention. We can hardly see the others with their emotions while singing, but JeA definitely nailed it.

8. Wendy (Red Velvet)

Showing her strong interest in music in such an early age is Song Seung-wan, better known as Wendy of Red Velvet. She grew up in a family of music lovers, so she has developed a dream of being a singer since five. Because of being a prodigy, Wendy's dream came true because she is now a popular vocalist of Red Velvet since their debut on 2014. While listening to Wendy's voice, we can actually feel that her vocals are well-trained because it has good control and tone. She also sounds the most mature and most developed voice among Red Velvet members. Her voice has great complexity. It gives us a rich, smooth feeling to their R&B and Soul songs.

7. Raina (After School/Orange Caramel)

Oh Hye-rin, whose stage name is Raina, is the main vocalist of After School and the leader of its sub-unit, Orange Caramel. The group is very popular in Korea, and Raina is recognized as one of the best vocalists among all the idol groups. With her great voice, she gained her chance to become an idol. But during pre-debut, she was working at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf as a barista. Raina's voice is very flexible, and she can hit high notes without trying too hard. She is also considered as one of the few female idols with the widest vocal range and is smart enough to control and use it comfortably based on her own ability.

6. Solar (Mamamoo)

Solar, whose real name is Kim Yong-sun, is the leader and main vocalist of the girl group, MAMAMOO. The group debuted with a blast in 2014, and is considered as one of the best K-pop group debut of the year. They are praised as a highly skilled vocal girl group. MAMAMOO's music style is kind of unique because their songs are touched by retro, jazz, and R&B genres that requires talented vocals. Good thing, the group is able to bring their best music because the members have strong vocal performances, especially Solar. Her high belting is superb and she hits high notes like she's born to do it smoothly. Her voice is indeed powerful and she is often compared to Ailee, Hyorin, and Taeyeon.

5. Luna (fx)

Luna, also known as Park Sun-young in real life, is a talented female idol from f(x). She debuted in the group as the main vocalist and lead dancer. Besides her incredible skills in dancing, she is a very good singer. She is able to produce a voice that mixes well with the members' vocal skills, without losing the projection of being the main vocalist. She sings really well and her voice is also light and feminine. Actually, she is considered as one of the most developed head voices among all female K-pop vocalists. Luna is also noted for being an entertainer. She is often seen actively participating in many shows and programs along with the other idols.

4. Eunji (Apink)

Another female idol who possess a powerful voice is Jung Eunji of Apink. Being the main vocalist, she's been getting attention since the group's debut in 2011. With her prowess and passion in singing, she is recognized as one of the best vocalists because of her strong vocal image. She has a very great skill in voice control and she sounds really disciplined and developed. She sounds good both in low and high tone, which is pretty cool. She performed really great in all Apink songs, showcasing her true talent and ability in singing. In fact, she quickly became known as the vocal “powerhouse” of the group, and she clearly deserves that amazing nickname.

3. Taeyeon (SNSD)

One of the most popular vocalists in the K-Pop world is the leader of Girls' Generation (SNSD), none other than Kim Tae-yeon, or simply Taeyeon. She is not just breathtakingly beautiful, but her voice is stunningly amazing as well. Her voice has a perfect consistency and control, and we can say that she has trained her voice well because her tone is also good. Her voice is the most gorgeous when she's hitting high notes without the need of putting so much effort. She has established her image as one of the most influential artists of K-Pop and is usually chosen as the best vocalist by many music companies. She have also proven herself by gaining several awards which recognizes her as a great singer.

2. Solji (EXID)

Solji established herself as EXID's vocal trainer before becoming a member. With her remarkable background in singing and voice lessons, she is definitely considered as one of the top female idol vocalists in K-Pop today. She was also a member of 2NB, a vocal duo in 2008. With her long-time experience in music, Solji's voice is the most developed. Her tone sounds more mature and consistent. Her voice is full, round, and big, which is great because not all female idols can have such powerful and strong voice. She can also support her own voice whenever she performs, and since 2008, her voice has shown a huge improvement, which makes her a terrific vocalist.

1. Hyorin (Sistar)

When it comes to overall performance - dancing, singing, and performing live, Hyorin of Sistar will always be attractive. Because of her strong stage presence, incredible dancing skills, and sexy image, she is also dubbed as Korea's version of Beyonce. Many would agree that her voice is the best among all K-pop female idols. Her voice is cool and low, and sometimes a little husky, but is incredibly awesome. Her voice power is often rated with Ailee, who is also a very powerful singer. Hyorin is not only a great singer, but she also have the strong confidence with her voice. Her low-toned voice is simply magnificent and sexy. Actually, her voice is one of the lowest ranges for female vocalists in K-pop, and it perfectly suits her beautiful and strong Beyonce-like image.

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      Mrs Unknown 4 days ago

      I think hyorin is more good than taeyon maybe

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      Annie 10 days ago

      JESSICA JUNG (SNSD)

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      Eric 2 weeks ago

      Kei from Lovelyz!?

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      lamia.alh 3 weeks ago

      park bom 2ne1 ... she have a voice of an angel and ailee too, and blackpink's rosé they all are a powerfull female vocalist ...

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      Confused... 4 weeks ago

      Where is Ailee? She should be in the top 3.

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      Zahra from iran 8 weeks ago

      Teayoun is my queen

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      Mei21 2 months ago

      Taeyeon

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      fayrouz 2 months ago

      Taeyeon

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      Flower Dnce 2 months ago

      Ailee is the first place. Hyorin the second, and the whole MAMAMOO group in third place. Taeyeon also.

      But srsly where is Ailee

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      exo 2 months ago

      Ailee shouud be no.1 because she is the queen of vocalist in kpop.

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      kpop 2 months ago

      I think Solji sings better than Hyorin because nowadays, Hyorin strains a lot and it doesn't sound good. I think Hyorin is still a good vocalist. I just prefer Solji.

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      Buddy 2 months ago

      Go Yuju!!

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      Anonymous 3 months ago

      It was purely filtered on girl group member, if not, Ailee should have been listed here.

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      buddy 4 months ago

      yuju is the best

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      Haru Haru 4 months ago

      My vote for Yuju

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      visitor 4 months ago

      hyorin is the best singer

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      Yeoja Chingu / Eiluj Nna Otcideneb 4 months ago

      Yuju , is my vote , she's have a lovely voice, she's one of my favorite in gfriend

      And i love taeyeon , taeyeon is the most beautiful women in korean hihi , and so that's my opinion

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      Fan 4 months ago

      Hyorin is korean beyonce

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      G.X.O. 4 months ago

      Nobody has Taeyeon's voice babe, and everybody knows it

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      Malsawmi SONE 4 months ago

      Taeyeon,Luna and Wendy.........I LOVE YOU ALL.......And You All Deserve It!!!!!

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      Random Guy 5 months ago

      I Feel wendy deserves much higher place than this thoo

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      menna 5 months ago

      i think taeyeon she is best singer in korea

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      mm 5 months ago

      taeyeon best singer in korea i think

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      Leggo 6 months ago

      I think the best female vocalist is Solji

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      tdt 6 months ago

      why T-ara's Soyeon isn't on the list?

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      Nora 7 months ago

      I don't understand why many people consider Taeyeon better than Hyorin