Top 10 Best Asian Pop Artists

The Top Ten
1 Super Junior Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak.

In a world that is now continually producing mediocre music, when I first discovered Super Junior, I thought they, too, were just another large boy band with mediocre talent. That's when I had just heard about them. When I actually learned about them and listened to their music, I was amazed. There has never been a group like them. Each has their own individual talent, and then they have the talent to merge all of that together and become fantastic. I have never regretted finding them. I am proud to say I am an ELF, and they have earned their way from 2005 to now. They are the last men standing. They are our Superman, our Gulliver, our childish yet hardworking and strong men. Forever 15, forever Super Junior.

Super Junior + Everlasting Friends = Never End!
I love them so much because they are really awesome. We (Suju+ELF) have experienced a lot of difficulties. We could overcome all these obstacles not only because of a singer-fan relationship, but because we are friends - everlasting friends. They always interact with us. If you understand them, you would not think they are just doing fan service. They are trying to interact with their friends. Whenever I hear their interaction or voice, I am full of energy. I really thank them for giving me a lot of spiritual support. I hope you can give them a chance to understand them. You would find how wonderful they are.

2 Han Geng

Chinese Mandopop singer and actor, well-known for his powerful dance skills, is proficient in all of China's 56 ethnic traditional dances, as well as ballet and hip-hop dance. He has been dubbed the "Dancing King" and "King of Popularity" in China.

Vote for Han Geng. He is the best Asian pop singer, dancing king, and actor.

3 Girls' Generation Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD, was formed in South Korea, in 2007. The current members are Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Jessica left in 2014. They are known as the second best selling girl group of all time, Korea’s National Girl Group, and one of the best girl groups of all time.

SNSD is the best. No one can beat them in my heart. They're the leaders of the Hallyu wave, the bosses. They may be idols, but they seem like your girls next door. They are down-to-earth, dorky, and funny. They don't care about their image, even if there are many cameras on them. They just want to be themselves. They play pranks on each other. The nine of them are really close, like real sisters. They may have the faces of goddesses, but in their hearts, they are just young girls who want to live like 20-year-olds despite being the center of attention. Love them forever.

These girls hit the trail BoA pioneered, put it in overdrive, and never looked back. As a group or as individuals, it's almost impossible to beat these women. And the bond they have has outlasted groups that debuted around the same time they did and have either imploded or changed rosters so many times as to not even be the same act anymore.
Right now, it's Girls' Generation.
From now on, it's Girls' Generation.
Forever, it's Girls' Generation.

4 Agnes Monica Agnes Monica Muljoto, known professionally as Agnez Mo, is an Indonesian Diva, singer, songwriter, and music producer.

Everybody can talk, but the real thing is the fact... Agnes is the fact.

Timbaland praised her vocals and decided to collaborate on some projects with her. Missy Elliott and Mike Posner also praised her vocals. Furthermore, Mike is really interested in working with her, whether it's composing or a duet. Michael Bolton himself asked her to do a duet with him. He also believes that there is a lot of positive energy within Agnes' vocals. She sings really well, not only in hip-hop but also in traditional Indonesian dance. Additionally, she can act very well and has received around 50 awards. The most important thing? She never stops learning. What else do I need to say?

Agnes is inspiring. It's as if her actions prove everything. She always reminds us, the young generation, to never stop dreaming. As I believe, dream big and your thoughts will lead you to your dream. It's not about sitting down and daydreaming, but taking action towards your dream, and it will come true. Dreaming without taking action is just like building a castle in the air. Last but not least, Agnes is one of the very best examples that all of us can achieve what we want as long as we believe in and are committed to our dream. I am proud of her progress and all her achievements. Keep it up! You are great!

5 TVXQ TVXQ, also known as Dong Bang Shin Ki, is a South Korean pop duo that originally debuted as a five-member group in 2003. They are one of the leading figures in the Hallyu wave and have immense popularity both domestically and internationally. TVXQ's musical style is diverse, spanning genres like pop, R&B, and electronic dance music. They have broken several sales records and received numerous awards,... read more

I'm not biased. DBSK isn't even my favorite band. But if we're talking about the most powerful/best Asian pop artists, it has to be DBSK/TVXQ. They've dominated both Japan and Asia, have the biggest fan club in the world, and even as they are now (acting as just Yunho and Changmin), they are even more popular now than when they were a group. Sorry, everyone else. DBSK wins.

Their voices are heavenly. Their a cappella is beautiful. Their personalities are so good and down-to-earth, despite how great their popularity is. They taught me about friendship, brotherhood, love, life, and dreams. They are an inspiration.

I always give thanks to God for introducing them into my life.
Always Keep The Faith, my five stars, my Gods of the East, my TVXQ!

Honestly, I can't find any singer or band who can sing, dance, and perform as well as this band can. They have strong vocals, which make us feel even more excited while watching them live. Moreover, their physical strength makes them one of the most flexible and charming bands. I love their songs and their concerts a lot.

6 JKT48

Their dedication to achieving success is worth emulating for average teenagers. Their discipline, spirit, and passion for music are awesome. They always give their best to entertain fans! That's why I love these girls. Some people say they are childish, but hey, are you blind? You don't know how hard they train every day, every night, every hour just for the fans. Even if some of them are childish, these girls' efforts are awesome. Take note.

JKT48 is the newest fresh idol group. They are the official sister group of AKB48, the number 1 idol group in Japan. JKT48 performs in theater concerts, TV concerts, etc. It's well-known that JKT48 are all good singers. They are the best singers in the entire 48 family. Recently, JKT48 held a "Mega Concert," which received a big response not only in Indonesia but also in Japan. Japan is the home of idols, but the Japanese were surprised by JKT48's big ability. Soon, JKT48 will surpass all rivals and even some of their elder sisters.

We are working to achieve our dream now. Both JKT48 itself and the fans are striving to create the #1 idol group in Indonesia. It is our journey. It is our responsibility. This mutual support is what makes us grow bigger every day.

That is why we will support them. Because this is for us - members and fans.

7 EXO Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, performing music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively.

Each and every member of EXO is flawless. They operate at a different level. What is most intriguing about them is their love, friendship, and support for each of their members. They are "sarang."

EXO deserves to be in 1st place. I'm Asian, and I don't know how such a popular boy band ended up in the top 14 while an unknown singer got 1st place! Something must be wrong with the votes, I guess.

They are a great group. Even though they are just rookies, they already have millions of fans! Other rookie groups don't have that! Laugh out loud.

8 AKB48

AKB48 is the best girl group in this generation. This idol group has been criticized by so many, like being presented as imperfect in everything: ugly, talentless, etc. But that is what a real idol is. They don't present themselves as perfect. Instead, they show their imperfections. They started their idol careers as amateurs and beginners in everything, and little by little, they get better and better until they become National Idols. Time and time again, they prove everyone criticizing them wrong. I think that is what everyone should follow. Be true to yourself. You don't need to have plastic surgery to be beautiful. Don't give up and believe in yourself more until you reach your dreams.
AKB48 River

From only eight people at their first performance to becoming a top-selling act in Japan. From passing out flyers and free tickets themselves in the street to having their pictures on billboards. These girls are amazing, and what's more, they gave back more than any Japanese celebrity when it comes to tsunami relief: over 15 million USD, continuing monthly visits, and 30 buses to help with transportation, even dedicating the lyrics of Kaze wa Fuiteiru to help comfort the people.

9 Fatin Shidqia Fatin Shidqia Lubis, better known as Fatin Shidqia or Fatin, is an Indonesian singer and actress who won the first season of the Indonesian version of The X Factor in May 2013.

The uniqueness of his voice can hypnotize people and soothe restless hearts.

You will only find singers with a voice character like his every 100 years.

She is so blessed as she has a naturally born voice that sounds like Brenda Lee. Although she didn't receive any vocal training or courses before, she was able to hypnotize millions of viewers, both Indonesian and foreigners, through her appearances on YouTube. Moreover, she is well-known as low-profile, friendly to her fans, and devout, as shown by wearing a hijab, making her personality and appearance captivate not only teenagers' hearts but also those of adults and even older people. She truly has the X Factor!

She is just a newcomer, graduated from X Factor Indonesia, but she has proven to audiences that she is very talented. Her amazing and unique voice magically attracts people to love her. She is the one who has brought about new music paradigm changes not only in Indonesia but also worldwide. She has gained many fans around the globe just six months after her audition video was uploaded on YouTube. She is truly phenomenal.

10 Big Bang Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung.

I love their music. It always brightens up my day. They are also very handsome :D. If I had to choose a favorite member, I couldn't. It would be all of them. They are all great singers, and I love the way their music is so new and different. I think that everyone should get to hear their music. It's so good to me. Wherever I go, I am always thinking about Big Bang. They are always on my mind. If it were up to me, I would put them at number one, just like their song.

The reason Big Bang is the best pop artist is that they show strong friendship among the members. They trust each other and overcome their conflicts and obstacles together. They show us what true cooperation means by understanding each other and withstanding hardships together.

I love their song "FANTASTIC BABY." We always listen to it in our Japanese classes at school! I think that it's the greatest song. My next favorite song would have to be "BAD BOY." I love the funk and the street scene in the video.

The Contenders
11 Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

He has a beautiful voice and a perfect face.

He is the best multi-talented human.

This place is not for Kim Hyun Joong. He deserves to be number 1. The future will show what a great star he is!

12 BoA BoA Kwon is a singer born in Korea that became popular in Asia. She is known for singing in many languages, including Korean, English, and Japanese. She also is a professional dancer, as well as performer.

This woman is the single most important reason the Hallyu Wave even exists. She was the first non-Japanese person to crack the Oricon charts, a breakout wonder on the Billboard dance charts in the U.S., and an inspiration to almost all the acts on this list for getting into entertainment in the first place. Best of Asia, simply BoA.

The fact that she's not at number one is a travesty. This woman is the reason people outside of Asia have become interested in this music. No one, and I mean no one, has had the impact on not only the Asian market, but also the world market that BoA has.

She is simply the greatest performer still living. All of the accolades that the rest of this list has received have either been down paths she created or because she was busy elsewhere when they won (hear that, Agnezmo?).

Best of Asia, BoA.


Starting from a very young age, being trained professionally by the biggest entertainment company in Asia (S.M. Entertainment), she practices a LOT. Beautiful and one of the best in the American, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, and of course, Korean markets. Low profile, VERY talented (a singer-songwriter, a composer, a dancer, a model, an actress, a voice actress, a record producer), VERY inspiring. She has such a tiny body but a VERY powerful dance and a great voice. Even her stage name stands for "Best of Asia." One of the best in her genres (Pop, dance, electropop, electronic, R&B). Most Influential Asian Artist (MTV Asia Awards 2004), among the top 50 most beautiful women in the world (forgot in which magazine), multilingual skills (native in Korean, Japanese, English, Mandarin Chinese). I don't know what else to say. There's too much to mention...

13 SHINee Shinee is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, vocalist Jonghyun died in December 2017.

All SHINee members are great, not just one. They all have unique personalities that fit with each other, and they can come together as one, not five. Haha! Onew and his love for chicken, Key with his fashion sense, Jonghyun with his cute jokes, Minho with his flaming charisma, and our maknae Taemin who makes cute mistakes but captures your heart with his manly dances. They are such an amazing group, and I can keep going on forever as to why - with their heartwarming smiles and top performances. They truly deserve the name CDNee because they can beat any MR recording. SHINee is just DAEBAK!

SHINee is a great group. They are all extremely talented and care for each other like a family. They all have their distinct personalities, and that's what their fans, "Shawols," love about them!

I really love SHINee because they're the first K-Pop group I listened to, and they are my most favorite out of all in SM. I'm a very big Shawol and always will be one! SHINee fighting! They care a lot about each other, and they love all their fans!

14 Charice Pempengco Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, formerly known by the mononym Charice), is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. He is a transgender man.

Charice is one of the best singers, if not the best, in the world today. She's so versatile that she can sing any song, regardless of its genre. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as the Most Talented Girl in the World, her first international studio album, Charice, released in 2010, entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, making Charice the first Asian singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her single "Pyramid," which featured singer Iyaz, charted within the top 40 in a number of countries. She's also one of the cast members of one of the most popular TV series in the world, "Glee," as Sunshine Corazon. There's no doubt Charice is the best Asian pop artist.

I believe Charice possesses not only a beautiful voice but also a gift for versatility, in that she can sing any genre of songs. She can also sing with anyone and carry any vocal part to harmonize. Take note also of the famous people she has had the opportunity to sing with, like Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, and The Canadian Tenors. Charice's performance in singing is not just recognized in the Philippines. She is also famous in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and is the only Asian singer who has made it into the mainstream in America. Her first album reached the top ten on the chart. Asians, be proud of her. She truly is remarkable!

15 Cherry Belle

Cherrybelle is undoubtedly the best and most famous girl band in Indonesia. Apart from their beauty and talent, factors like hard work, kindness, friendliness, and humility towards their fans, among others, have quickly made them prominent in the Indonesian music industry. They have constantly faced unjustified and unreasonable criticism from haters, but they can thrive under pressure and rise above hate. The way they respond to those critics is very simple: by winning trophy after trophy. I am sure someday they will realize their dream of breaking into the international music industry. Go Chibi, you are the best. You can do it!

Cherry Belle (abbreviated as ChiBi) is a band from Indonesia formed through an audition that values talent, sound quality, dance ability, and, of course, beautiful and well-proportioned appearances.

I think they have the potential to enliven the musical world. Don't just look at the negative opinions of others. If you want to see them perform, please watch them on YouTube or in person. They are great, and I am proud to be a fan of Cherrybelle.

16 Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India and is a two-time National Award winner (5 National Award nominations)... read more

He is a versatile, legendary singer and member of the two-man band named Colonial Cousins. This band has released four successful albums. Their first album, "Colonial Cousins," released in 1996, won the MTV Viewers' Choice Award and the Billboard Music Award for the best pop album of the year. He has won another award as the best pop artist of the year for his album "Kaash" in 2000. He has been singing the greatest pop songs in multilingual films. His voice is also amazing.

The most versatile singer in the world.
The most unique and sweet male voice ever.
One of the pioneers of Indian pop music (Indie-pop).
Member of the most popular two-man band named Colonial Cousins.

The versatile genius!
Amazing and mesmerizing voice.
High-quality songs of this era.

17 2PM

2PM is just perfect. They are six awesome 'beasts' who are also cute at the same time. They can dance, and they have awesome voices. I never get tired of their music. They deserve this.

I love 2PM, and I'm a Hottest. They're multi-talented! Junsu, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, Chansung! Their voices, dances, songs, and performances are all very amazing! Daebak!

They are hot. They are the best singers, rappers, dancers, and artists!

18 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

She is the most talented singer there ever is.

19 Im Yoona Im Yoon-ah is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such as You Are My Destiny, Cinderella Man, Love Rain, Prime Minister and I, and God of War, Zhao Yun.

SNSD's most beautiful woman in the world also has a very nice face. You too! I love you, Yoona!

20 Colonial Cousins
21 Blink Indonesia

Blink is an amazing girl band in Indonesia for me. I like their performance, their skills, their songs, and their voices are really good. I like Ify Blink because she is so perfect for me. She has created two songs titled "Andaikan" and "Blinking." My friend asked me, "Why do you really like Blink?" I like them because they have good voices and performances, and they can act on TV. I always watch Blink on TV. They often cover popular songs such as "Firework" and "What Makes You Beautiful," among many others. I just like the girl band of Indonesia, Blink. We will always support you guys.

Blink is a teenage girl band from Indonesia, aged 15-16 years old, who rely not only on dance skills but also on their vocal quality. All of its members have participated in contests at the international level. Sivia even won a silver medal at the World Choir 2007. Not only Sivia, but Ify also participated in Java Jazz 2011 and performed in front of the Sultan of Brunei with Sivia. Pricilla performed in France in 2008 and has been part of a well-known musical theatre in Indonesia called 'Musikal Laskar Pelangi,' which has performed at Esplanade Theater in Singapore. Febby also participated in a dance competition with her friends in Korea. Almost all of the Blink members can play an instrument. Ify has created two songs titled "Andaikan" and "Blinking." In their still fairly young one-year career, Blink has been nominated for Inbox Awards, Dahsyat Awards, and Indonesia Kids Choice Award 2012. If you want to know more about Blink, you can follow them on Twitter: @BlinkOfficial, @Ify_blink, @PricillaBlink, @SiviaBlink, @FebbyBlink. Don't forget to check out their videos on their YouTube channel, Blinkindonesia. For your information, they often cover popular songs (such as "Firework," "What Makes You Beautiful," and many more) and are frequently requested to perform a cappella while on air.

22 Ashilla Zahrantiara

Well, I don't know her very well, but as I've watched her interviews and other content, she seems to have a good personality and is such a funny girl. I often laugh when I watch her acts on TV. She also has quite a good voice, and her pitch is well-controlled in almost all her performances, which gives her extra points compared to other singers. What a great idol!

I am really proud to be a Shilla Fever, also known as Shivers. Ashilla Zahrantiara is our inspiration. She's beautiful, unique, funny, kind, friendly, lovely, talented, awesome, and sometimes absurd. Multi-talented? Yes, she is! She can be an actress, singer, fashion model, guitarist, bassist, and also pianist. That's why Shivers love Ashilla Zahrantiara so much!

A multi-talented musician and singer. A gifted dancer. A girl who never gives up on her problems and is willing to try even though she knows the risks she will face later on. She inspires many of her fans and has several times broken through as a trending topic worldwide.

23 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only "Popstar Princess" and turned to "Popstar Royalty" and widely known as "Asia's Popstar" . She is the... read more

Talent shines through a person who stays humble, and Sarah Geronimo possesses this. Charice owes her singing to the Philippine Pop Star Princess, SG. Charice would have been an ordinary singer if Sarah had not first existed. Sarah Geronimo is very unique and original, unlike Charice, who keeps imitating other international singers. Asia is known to be good at various prospects, and Sarah proves it. She deserves the post as the best Asian Pop Artist.

She's one of the best not only in the Philippines but also in Asia. She's an all-around entertainer. She can sing, dance, and rap. She can perform any genre - pop, jazz, R&B, hip-hop. See all her performances on YouTube, and you'll be blown away by this young lady. Fierce is the name of her game. She has also been tagged as the Philippines' Beyoncé. Kudos to Sarah.

She's really amazing, especially when she's on stage. She gives her best, a total performer indeed! I like her simplicity, and most of all, she's very down-to-earth. That's why she has a lot of supporters. She has never changed despite her success. That's our pop princess, and I must admit that I am very proud to be a fan of this young superstar.

24 YUI

"I want to be able to excite people, put a smile on their faces, and also make people say, 'Oh, this is interesting.'"

"Music is something which I cannot live without" is something I said before my debut, but it still holds true now. Even if I get lost, music teaches me a lot and saves me. I think that's what kept me going, guiding me. -YUI-

"Something that I want to transmit through my songs is to make people happy and spirited when listening to my music." (Hot Express 2011)

That's the reason why I like YUI.

YUI is pure talent. She can really sing. If you don't know her yet, I recommend you watch her live performances. She can always pull off a great performance simply with her sweet, soft, and amazing voice, plus she plays the guitar hardcore! For first-timers, I recommend you listen to Rolling Star and Summer Song. She has a lot of good songs for different genres or moods. YUI indeed is one of Asia's remarkable talents. She is the best!

25 JYJ

Each member of JYJ deserves to be on this list as a solo artist, but together they move from exceptional to sublime. Their voices complement each other like no other group out there, and their songwriting skills will only improve. While many others on this list have left the direction of their careers to the command of their management companies, JYJ is creating their own path and forging relationships not just with fans in Asia, but with the world.

Their talent and success are not only in music. They are so brave to fight for their freedom in their career path. They are not just an idol group. They are actually professional artists in all aspects. Whether they are engaged in group activities or solo activities, the three of them still manage to attract the public's attention and recognition. They are the best!

JYJ is so perfect! They are different from other combinations. They were once the best in Asia, boasting the most fans and the highest popularity. But now they need to restart, even though there will be many difficulties. However, I will always support them. JYJ, fighting!

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