These 12 Korean actors who are recognized as Hallyu stars are surprisingly good at singing. Interestingly, most of them have no background or involvement in any Korean boy band:
In no particular order.
1. Ji Chang-wook
Ji Chang-wook was a musical theater actor before he rose to TV stardom in 2010. He has also participated in several OST or singles for Korean dramas such as Suspicious Partner (2017), The Sound Of Magic (2022), and others. Isn’t he amazing?
Popular dramas: Healer (2014-2015), Suspicious Partner (2017), The Sound Of Magic (2022), to name a few
2. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin is not only a K-drama heartthrob and movie action star but he can also surprisingly sing and steal your heart.
Popular films/dramas: Secret Garden (2010-2011), Confidential Assignment (2017), Memories of the Alhambra (2018-2019), The Negotiation (2018), Crash Landing On You (2019-2020), to name a few
3. Lee Joon-gi
Lee Joon-gi is more than a handsome face who has multiple talents. He’s not only good at acting, dancing, and martial arts, but he can also entertain the crowd with his singing charms.
Popular films/dramas: The King And The Clown (2005), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), Criminal Minds (2017), Flower Of Evil (2020), Again My Life (2022) to name a few
4. Gong Yoo
The popular “goblin” of K-drama can also make your hearts flutter with his amazing voice.
Popular films/dramas: Coffee Prince (2007), Train To Busan (2016), Guardian: The Lonely And Great God (2016-2017), The Silent Sea (2022), to name a few
5. Park Bo-gum
It is no wonder why Park Bo-gum is adored by many. Besides his good looks, great personality, and acting prowess, he is also gifted in music who can play the piano and sing really well.
Popular dramas: Reply 1988 (2015-2016), Encounter (2018), Record of Youth (2020), to name a few
6. Lee Seung-gi
This multi-talented and versatile performer, Lee Seung-gi is a good actor, host, and variety entertainer. He is also a good singer whose soothing voice will leave you breathless.
Popular dramas: My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010), Vagabond (2019), Mouse (2021), to name a few
7. Kim Soo-hyun
Kim Soo-hyun is not only a multi-awarded, top Hallyu star and highest-paid Korean actor but he can also hit the right notes and captivate your heart.
Popular dramas: Moon Embracing The Sun (2012), My Love From The Star (2013-2014), It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), to name a few
8. Jo Jung-suk
Jo Jung-suk, the lovable doctor in Hospital Playlist, began his career in theater. He has appeared in more than 20 musical plays since 2004 and has participated in several OST or singles for Korean dramas.
Popular dramas: Two Cops (2017-2018), Hospital Playlist (2020-2021), to name a few
9. Kang Ha-neul
With his rich experience in musical plays, it is no wonder why Kang Ha-neul has a powerful singing voice that will make your jaws drop.
Popular films/dramas: The Heirs (2013), Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), When The Camellia Blooms (2019), The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022), to name a few
10. Park Seo-joon
This top Hallyu star, Park Seo-joon, is not only adored by many for his acting prowess and good looks but also for his ability to sing. In fact, he has already participated in a few OST or singles for Korean dramas.
Popular dramas: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-2017), Fight For My Way (2017), What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018), Itaewon Class (2020), to name a few
11. Kim Seonho
It is worth noting that Kim Seonho is loved by many for his warmth and charm as a theater and TV actor. In one episode of 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4, fans and members were surprised to hear him sing so well. He also surprised his fandom when he co-wrote a song entitled “Reason”, dedicated and sang it for them. Isn’t he awesome?
Popular dramas: Welcome To Waikiki 2 (2019), Start-Up (2020), Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021), to name a few
12. Hwang In-youp
This rising Hallyu star, Hwang In-youp, continues to captivate people’s hearts with his onscreen presence, acting talent, good looks, and singing ability. He is surely set to be the next powerful heartthrob “oppa”.
Popular dramas: 18 Again (2020), True Beauty (2020-2021), The Sound Of Magic (2022)