Chinese K-pop idols have a charm of their own. The diverse cultures that non-Korean idols bring with them help connect with the fans and have a larger reach.
The industry has been seeing a steady growth of non-Korean or non-ethnic Korean artists for a while. It is always incredible to see artists with diverse ethnicities come together to perform, where each one adds their unique touch to the group.
There have been plenty of Chinese idols in K-pop groups who are active and rule fans' hearts. This article takes a look at the top 5 of them.
Who are the top 5 most famous Chinese K-pop idols?
Born Zhang Yixing, also known as Lay Zhang or just Lay, is a member of the 2nd generation powerhouse K-pop group EXO. A multi-faceted artist, he is a rapper, dancer, singer, producer, lyricist, director, actor and a record producer.
The idol was on hiatus regarding EXO's activities for years while he focused on his solo activities. However, he made a comeback to the group with their latest release, Don't Fight The Feeling.
Dong Sicheng, known majorly as WINWIN is the lead dancer of the famous K-pop group NCT. He's both a part of NCT 127 and its Chinese sub-unit, WayV. Also nicknamed 'Visual Winner', he is adored by NCT's millions of fans worldwide.
Jackson Wang (GOT7)
The Pretty Please rapper, singer and dancer Jackson Wang is a part of the K-pop group GOT7. While being an active member of GOT7, he started his own record label called Team Wang.
Currently, he is active as a solo artist and an entertainer in mainland China. He is also the Creative Director of Team Wang and lead designer for his fashion brand, Team Wang Design.
21-year-old Wang Yiren, a member in the girl group EVERGLOW, is a pretty famous Chinese K-pop artist. She's the lead dancer and the 'visual center' of the group. She participated in Mnet's Produce 48 and earned recognition for her skills on the show.
The four-member girl group aespa surprised everyone with their sudden hit remake song 'Next Level'. The propelled fame made many notice the 18-year-old member, Ningning.
Born Ning Yi Zhuo, she was a part of S.M. Rookies, a pre-debut trainee team from 2016. She debuted with aespa in October 2020.