Vogue Korea’s Pick: Top K-Pop Soloists From A Group, Is Your Bias Here?
Previously, on the 3rd of April, 2021, Vogue Korea published an article and gave props to four K-pop idols who are both in a K-pop group and are solo artists. Among the four chosen, two are female K-pop idols, and two are male K-pop idols.
EXO's Main Vocalist, Baekhyun
The first K-pop soloist that was noted by Vogue Korea is the one and only EXO's Baekhyun. The EXO member recently made his comeback as a soloist previously on the 30th of March. Baekhyun had a very successful comeback with his third mini-album entitled "Bambi."
One of the albums' many laurels was being able to sell 868 thousand copies during the first week of dropping it, as per Hanteo Chart.
Red Velvet's Main Vocalist, Wendy
Red Velvet's main vocalist, Wendy, made her solo debut previously on the 5th of April with her mini-album called "Like Water." After dropping her mini-album, "Like Water" was able to top the iTunes Chart around 30 countries worldwide. This means that Wendy is the top female K-pop solo idol with the highest number ones on the iTunes chart.
Additionally, "Like Water" also made its first appearance on top of the iTunes Albums Chart. This makes Red Velvet's Wendy only the fifth female K-pop solo idol to reach this accomplishment.
WINNER's Main Vocalist, Yoon
WINNER's Yoon made his solo debut back in 2013, and he has finally come back to the industry as a solo artist after eight long years. He made his comeback on the 29th of March with his first studio album, "Page."
The studio album has a total of 12 tracks, and Yoon himself wrote and composed all of them. He also was involved in the album's arrangement, giving his personal touch.
BLACKPINK's Main Vocalist, Rosé
BLACKPINK's main vocalist made her solo debut on the 12th of March with "-R-," her debut album. The album contained two songs, and the debut track, "On The Ground," has been receiving multiple good reviews both locally and globally.
Moreover, "On The Ground" and "-R-" were able to peak at the top spot on both the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. Rosé also broke a Guinness World Record as the first idol to reach 1st place on a Billboard Global 200 chart as a soloist while being a member of a group.