MTV K’s lists of artists gone solo 2011
1. Taeyang of Big Bang
Taeyang tops off this week’s Top 10 Countdown for his multiple solo endeavors. Beginning with the “Only Look At Me,” which revealed to the public a bolder side of Big Bang’s shy main vocalist, Taeyang has developed into a seasoned solo artist, from charting on iTunes internationally to holding his own headlining concert.
2. Kim Hyun Joong of SS501
SS501 leader and “Lucky Guy” Kim Hyun Joong recently found himself touring all around Asia after breaking records with Break Down(which sold over 100,000 copies in the first two weeks after its release) back in June.
3. G-Dragon of Big Bang
Big Bang’s resident “Gossip Man” had been making news even before his debut Heartbreaker album was released. Despite pointed fingers following recent controversies, you can’t deny G-Dragon’s seemingly-endless arsenal of talents and skills — always full of surprises and never failing to live up to his name.
4. HyunA of 4Minute
As 4Minute’s sexy icon HyunA told us in an interview backstage at United Cube Live in NYC, going solo has been an adventure — lonely at times but a valuable experience during her growth as an artist and a woman. “Bubble Pop” has been in many a spotlight recently, but we’re still hung up on her “Change” dance from back in the day.
5. Park Bom of 2NE1
2NE1′s Park Bom has topped the charts with each of her solo singles with her charming vocals and emotive delivery. From “You and I” to “Don’t Cry,” along with collaborations like GG’s “I Cheated,” one of the most popular digital songs of 2011, Park Bom has made a name for herself outside of being a member of 2NE1 (aka MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World!).
6. Jay Park (formerly of 2PM)
There was a time when people wondered if Jay Park would ever take the stage in Korea again. Two years later, he’s writing his own songs, winning awards on music shows, collaborating with both mainstream and underground artists, and settling in his new place in the K-pop scene.
7. Song Ji Eun of SECRET
Who knew the sweet and lovable vocalist in SECRET had a dark side? Song Ji Eun turned heads with her dramatic transformation in “Going Crazy,” featuring labelmate rapper Bang Yong Gook, complete with deep blue hair and a controversial music video for that extra oomph. We’re already waiting for her next single!
8. Junsu of 2PM
Kim Junsu (not to be confused with JYJ’s Junsu) or Jun.K, as he likes to be called, recently released his first self-produced solo single, “Alive,” which he performed at 2PM’s Hands Up Asia tour. It’s a shame that he never performed “Alive” on any music shows, but as Hottests already know, Junsu’s just getting warmed up.
9. Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls
Narsha channeled Brown Eyed Girls’ affinity for the road less traveled with her radical solo debut single, “Bbi Ri Bba Bba.” Her outfits, the choreography, and the crazy fantastical music video (along with BEAST’s Dongwoon’s obsession with her) all contributed equally to landing her on this week’s Top 10 Countdown.
10. G.O of MBLAQ
Former TYKEYS vocalist G.O has got a knack for those sultry R&B tunes. With a couple solo digital singles under his belt (check out “Even In My Dreams” and his duet with Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea, “Because You Sting”) and a successful run on Immortal Song 2, we’ve got our eyes on MBLAQ’s handsome crooner.
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Source: MTV K