Since making her debut as a solo artist in 2013, Sunmi has had a string of No 1 hits, shown she can be quirky as well as sexy, and revealed a troubled past that only increased her appeal to fans.
The K-pop band’s youngest member is also its tallest and, according to the others, its most handsome. He talks about maturing with the band and how much he cares for his bandmates.
Rose, 21, was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1997 and educated in Australia until she left high school to train at YG Entertainment aged 15. There she showed she could hit the high notes easily while performing tough dance routines.
As Exo’s main dancer, Kai dominates the stage with his powerful but graceful movements, but in his free time he turns into an introverted bookworm and loves talking about the novels he is reading.
A striking, sexy diva who is just as easy being in front of the camera with no make-up and in her pyjamas, Hwasa, the youngest member of Mamamoo, is also the girl group’s funniest and most eloquent member.
K-pop band send a message to Korean youth about self-love, rappers show their chops on solo tracks, and single Idol sees them don traditional garb and blend pop with ancient percussion as Minaj joins in, on an album that cements BTS’ place as kings of the genre.
With the singer about to mark his 30th birthday on Saturday, G-Dragon has a remarkable list of achievements to celebrate, as well as a bright future to look forward to even in an industry built around youth.