• http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

    My list is:

    For guys it is: Fly to the Sky, both Hwanhee and Brian Joo, Jaejoong (<3 <3), CN Blue's Jonghyun, Kyuhyun, G.O. and Seungho, g.o.d's Kim Tae Woo, 2AM's Changmin, and Daehyun.

    For girls, it is: Sistar's Hyorin, SNSD's Taeyeon, All of Brown Eyed Girls, Wonder Girls' Sunye (her performance of "Father" at the K-pop concert made me bawl), and IU

    • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

      Oh and I forgot to mention ALi, her OST for Rooftop Prince and her album were awesome! But when I hear “Hurt”, all I can think of is Bu Yong! Noooooooo, *bawls*

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WB2AGJ6Q2U43TZHKNPQGFEGWOI Madhuri Sharma

        THANK YOU! I thought I was like the only one who’s in love with that song. It’s such an emotional and gorgeous peice!

        • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

           I know! That song during the last episode made me sob buckets. T_T

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    Dudes: Onew. Jonghyun (in the “SHINee World” album). Jaejoong. Yesung. Shin Hyesung. Kangta. Daesung. Jo Kwon. Heechul (when he’s singing the songs he wants to and he actually gives a shit.) And I may sound biased as hell, but whatever. I love Yunho’s voice. I hate the chipmunk rapping thing he does but I love it when he just straight up sings, especially in songs like “Bolero.”

    Girls: Taeyeon. Tiffany. Underrated Lina. Jea. Sunye. Baek Jiyoung. Zhang Liyin. My queen Park Jiyoon. Ailee. Debut-days G.Na. Davichi girls. Luna.

    • Winter_Rose

      i think a big part of why heechul doesn’t try is because of the really embarrassing voice crack that happened during their performance of U, some fans have said that it caused his confidence to go down. and i also think yunho has a nice singing voice

      • SAK SAK

        during “strong heart” (don’t remember which episode) he said that his mistake while performing U made him depressed for a week, and after reading fans’ comments he really wanted to leave SJ ))) actually i think that his voice is not so bad, i’ve listened him playing piano and singing some good soul song. so,its just needs practicing and some vocal training for improvement

  • http://twitter.com/grenadinesyrup Audrey


    Boys: Kyuhyun, Ryeowook

    • Gaya_SB

      I absolutely love Ryeowook’s voice, to the point that he’s my favourite voice in SJ — I feel like that voice of his shouldn’t work (so high pitched, not the typical male voice, etc) but yet it does. I also appreciate that Wook tackles songs other than ballads for his solos (looking at you Kyuhhyun and Yesung)

  • cursive_problems

    Ah, I thought I was the only one in the world who was partial to Sungmin’s timbre. He sounds like absolute shit on most of SJ’s Sorry Sorry-esque title tracks, but when they sing songs that aren’t over processed, something about his voice really sticks out. It’s so unique and sweet~ His, Donghae, and Kyuhyun’s bits are usually my favourites in SJ’s more musical songs. 

    Aside from that, I really love Key from SHINee’s voice, as well as Daehyun from BAP. I’m also probably one of the only ones who LOVES Jong’s voice, he has so much passion~ I also ADORE Tiffany’s voice, she may not be mindblowing, but she has a really lovely tone to her voice that I prefer over Taeyeon and Seohyun. I also really like Sunny’s voice, because it’s so bright, even though she needs a lot of work. :x 

    Funnily enough, I never really liked Yonghwa or Hongki’s voice. Both of them are just too… throaty for me. I acknowledge their prowess, but I greatly prefer Jonghyun. He sounds like a mix of Jason Mraz and Kyuhyun <3

  • xchoccies

    Guys: Onew, Key (first album, harmonisations = win), 
    G.O, CN Blue’s Jonghyun, B.A.P’s Daehyun, 4Men’s Shin Yongjae and recently Exo-K’s D.O. 

    Girls: Taeyeon, Jessica (OK many people find her annoying but I fell in love with her  when I heard One Year Later and their ballad songs from their first album), Ailee, Secret’s Song Ji Eun, Yeeun, Luna, Jea, Sistar’s Hyorin and Soyu (girl needs some spotlight. I love her voice!)
    I’m a little iffy with Park Bom atm.. she gets a little off during live performances :s

  • Khaddie

    I’ve got the normal voices that people would expect of favourite voices lists: Jaejoong (most of DBSK really), Boa (Spica), Bang Yong Gook, Onew and Jonghyun, Daesung, Hyorin, Yesung and Kyuhyun, but a few a may have to explain.

    The first SNSD track I ever listened to was the boys, and the one voice I could pick out by the end of it was Hyoyeon. The rest of the voices were very nice, but Hyoyeons one stuck out and her part is usually the one I fast forward to, same with her part in the Japanese track Bad Girl. She is not one the ones known in her group fro singing, but I just like her voice, mostly on dance tracks that require attitude.

    The second one is Heechul from Super Junior. Now the boy is lazy as hell when it comes to lives and doesn’t even bother most of the time, but when he tries, specifically on his solo stages on concerts with rock songs, his voice becomes my third favourite in Super Junior .

    I mostly prefer voices that I could easily recognise, like CL, Miryo and GD to some extent, even if they aren’t the easiest voices to get used to.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      I love Heechul’s voice, too! It’s such a shame that he hardly ever gave a shit to show it off more. His voice is actually really pleasant to listen to when he actually exerts effort in his performances. His solo in the SS2 DVD is just beautiful.

      • Khaddie

        I know! He is really good when you give him something he enjoys. I really do enjoy his voice and wish he used it more often. It isn’t the best, but it’s quite rough and does suit the type of songs he sings at concerts. Now only if he was less lazy.

  • http://twitter.com/softrock270891 Monica

    Compared to any other qualities, I tend to put more weight on the singers’ ability to convey the emotions of the song through their voices, as well as their live performances. 

    For guys, my list would be: Shin Hye Sung (Shinhwa), Shin Young Jae (4Men), Jaejoong and Junsu (JYJ), Yesung (Super Junior), Yonghwa (C.N Blue), Jokwon (2AM), Jung Dongha (Boohwal). I’d say that my favourite is F.T Island’s Lee Hongki, though; some of the band’s songs actually feel painful to listen to, because you can hear so much heartbreak in his voice, while in others you can almost hear a smile in his singing. Of course, there are also other singers whose voices somehow attract me regardless of these two qualities, such as Wooyoung (2PM) and Hyungjoon (SS501).

    I really don’t listen to the girls much, but I LOVE Younha’s voice! IU, Luna (f(x)) and Hyorin (Sistar) are really good too.

    • trippi2

      Yay! Another person who likes Wooyoung’s singing voice. It’s just so addictive. Once you’re hooked, there’s no turning back XD

  • http://randomizm.tumblr.com Chiara Popalopa

    I like nasal voices. I really enjoy ONew & G-Dragon because I think they really have something that set them apart from the others.
    I also like deep voice like TOP.
    For the girls, I don’t really enjoy one voice in particular.

  • FallingSnow

    Like Fannie, I’m drawn to warm, rich timbres in singers, particularly with guys. Those are the songs that make me pause and take notice. I also love evocative and emotive vocals. Those are the ones that may not have the fancy vocal bells and whistles, but the emotional connection to the song will stay with me. 


    Guys: Sung Si Kyung (his voice is GOLD, I absolutely melted upon first hearing his “The Road to Me”), Kyunhyun, Onew, Jonghyun (CNBlue), K. Will, Jaejong, Daesung, Alex (Clazziquai), Standing Egg & Busker Busker’s lead vocalists. Oooh, forgot Park Wan Gu (Boohwal’s current vocalist – he’s got this husky, gritty quality that’s perfect for the type of power ballads Boohwal feature)

    Girls: Ailee, Younha, IU, Windy (Standing Egg), Luna (f(x)), & Taeyeon’s OSTs. 

  • dayc_16

    Jonghyun(Shinee), Yonhwa, Junsu(2pm), GD, CL, and Changmin (2am). Weather they are singing along, or in a group i can easily tell them apart from the rest. And most recently Becko (N’uest)

    There are a lot of good voices and am sure there
    would be more showing up with all the new groups that are out; but the majority
    of them tend to sound too similar to one another for my taste, and I tend to
    easily confused them.

  • http://twitter.com/lily_of_west CLover/Infiknight

    If we are talking vocally for me it’s Shin Yong Jae (4Men), Se7en, Gummy, Jea (B.E.G) and Lee Sora. All such great vocalists.

    People whose tone of voice I like would have to be:

    For guys: Teddy, Gd, Top, Yongguk, Danny (1tym), Taeyang, Gonzo, Jay, Zico, Kyung, Seungho (Mblaq), Joker
    For girls: CL, Gain, Minzy, Luna, Min, Boa and Bohyung (Spica) and of course my soul queen Gummy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4ZSUYNPUIRG7OCJAG3CTPDETM Bazinga

    My favourite kpop voices are:

    SHINee’s Jonghyun and Onew. Super Junior’s Yesung and Heechul (I actually really like Heechul’s singing). Big Bang’s Daesung. FT Island’s Hongki. and IU

  • FallingSnow

    Like Fannie, I’m drawn to warm, rich timbres in vocalists – particularly in guys. It’s the first thing that makes me stop and take notice of the singer. I’m also partial to evocative and emotive voices. They may not have the bells and whistles in their voices like the belters, but they have the emotional gravitas and connection to their songs that stay with me. 

    Thus, for guys:

    My ultimate bias: Sung Si Kyung. (http://youtu.be/IHzhtHkjUWE) God, his voice is just… if you can marry a voice, then I’ll marry his. Period. 

    Similarly, I’m partial to the voices of Onew, Jaejong, Jonghyun (CNBlue), Kyuhyun, Standing Egg & Busker Busker’s vocalists. Oooh, also a fan of Park Wan Gu (Boohwal). He’s got this husky, slightly gritty and dynamic voice that’s perfect for those power ballads Boohwal features. 

    As for girls: Ailee, Younha, IU, Navi, Luna, and Taeyeon’s OSTs.

  • http://twitter.com/AnnaDowns2 Anna Downs

    Jonghyun(Shinee)- he always puts emotion in and he can be pitchy but whens hes on boy is he ON. and he has lungs of steelJessica- I know her tone is not for everyone but I love it! she sounds so cheeky and gives that extra umph even in small linesPark Bom- I die when i listen to her, she needs to put out a solo album alreadyTaeyang- boy is sooo smooth and his tone is really one of the best for me (more R&B)
    Fei- she doent have a lot of range but she has a really pleasing tone and can put a whole bunch of sass in her singing

    honorable mentions: lee hyori (love the huskiness), Min (Miss A), that one girl from Orange Caramel(not sure if its Rania or Lizzy but i like her voice), Onew, Minzy

  • http://twitter.com/suimanstudio suimanstudio

    Personally I’m attracted to both “professional vocalists” and voices that sound interesting – Bom’s voice captivated me from the start because to me it shows a certain harmony between uniqueness and power. Not the best vocals but definitely “ear-catchy”…

    I’m somewhat surprised Gilme did not appear on anyone’s list. After listening to XOXO which showcased every of her abilities I became a fan. The fact she can actually rap makes it even better. 

    G.Na is one of my favorite singers too because she’s like an upgraded version of Bom. Maybe it’s just my personal view but I think G.Na is vocally better than Bom although they stand on the same level. She also has a unique touch to her voice and she seems to be able to hold notes – although it’s true I rarely watch music show broadcasts…

    From the Wonder girls I fell in love with Sohee’s voice after Be My Baby – I don’t have a clear explanation why, it just sounds pleasant to my ears lol

    There are definitely more female singers I adore but it’s difficult to recall all of them lol

    From the males, I’m biased towards Daesung. 
    ( I’m not really interested in boy groups and rarely listen to ballads so am completely unaware of their potentials. ) Although Taeyang is also a talented singer, Daesung – in my opinion – clearly steals his show. He’s somehow more developed as a singer, when Taeyang tries to hit high notes it often appears forced, while Daesung’s voice simply explodes into a giant eargasm…

    Another singing male idol I definitely know is Jonghyun from SHINee. I liked the manliness in his voice. Personally I think all SHINee members are well-trained singers and most of their live performances prove their abilities.

    I could mention the singers of BAP and Block B but since I don’t even know their names and only listen to a few songs by them, I can’t really call them ‘bias’ yet definitely can state they have potential…

    I could count more people into my list but often I only listen to one or two songs by a person or group because the genre or style of their general work is not my taste. I find their voices very charming but can’t get into all of their stuff ( for example BEG or SISTAR )…

  • sarajgh

    Girls: Jisun (from Loveholic), Taeyeon, Yeeun, Narsha, Ailee, Seohyun
    Boys: Changmin, Onew, Daesung, GD, Kim Bumsoo, Bang Yongguk, Taeyang (Hot era)

    I love love love Sunye’s voice when she sings in English (her cover of You Raise Me Up is just amazing) but I kinda find it bland when she sings in Korean.

  • wahooyahoo

    Girls: I know she sounds… inconsistently  horrible…for live performances, but I enjoy Park Bom’s voice in 2NE1’s songs. She has a very distinct tone and she always does well in Big Bang’s songs. They kept making her sing at a higher and higher octave and it messed up her voice. Also Minzy, and Seohyun of SNSD on the rare occasion that I listen to their songs. 

    Boys: Onew (I really need Onew and Jonghyun to do another ballad duet), Taeyang, , and I don’t know much about 4Men or who’s even in that group, but I love all their voices. I like Ryeowook’s voice as well.

  • trippi2

    My favorites might not be the conventional choices but I always find myself looking forward to their parts: Girls:
    SNSD Sunny – not when she sings squeaky in snsd songs but when she actually sings in her normal voice. He actually has a pretty tone, a bit low for females and I love it.
    WG Sunye – i just love that soothing quality of her voice. She did that duet with yenny before and their voices together is even more magical.
    IU – so sweet and it helps that her songs really showcase that. I love how she puts playfulness in her voices, how her bridges really soar and just how happy her voice makes me feel
    I also love Ailee, Taeyeon, Suzy, Tiffany, Krystal, Fei, Amber (omg i still cant get over her xmas duet with henry!), and Yubin is so unique too!

    Super Junior Yesung – haha okay so he is the best and i love him in ballads
    Big Bang Seungri – idk, theres
    Something to his voice that just draws me, especially his solo work.
    2pm Junsu – his vice is unique and so beautiful. When I watch 2pm performances, he is always so good live, just perfection.
    Beast Dongwoon – his voice always stands out in their songs, you can pick it out right away.
    Shinee Key
    SS501 Youngsaeng and Hyung Jun (maknae! Not leader, kay?)

    2pm Wooyoung. He just kept creeping up on me. I heard a couple of his radio ballads and i just fell in love with his voice. It doesnt really stand out as amazing but its just so easy to listen to.

    • Zainlovesmusic

      I love seungris voice especially in their Japanese songs since he has bigger parts there. And he sounds amazing in blue and his mini.

  • severely

    I really love Hongki’s voice. He has one of those voices that’s just instantly recognizable, and really sets apart FT Island. <3 Undeniably amazing all around. (Tbh, with all the mentions of CNBlue in the article, I don't know how FT Island was overlooked! But I suppose most people prefer one over the other.)

    And for a guilty pleasure, I actually like G-Dragon's signing voice. His rapping is amazing, obviously, but he has a light pitch to his singing that makes it unique and easy to listen to.

  • LovelySt4r

    For gals, my favourites are Hyorin, Ailee, Park Bom, and Miryo make up my list. All them sing (with the exception of Miryo I guess) REALLY stable, and I love when they hit the high notes. Miryo’s rapping is the only one I think I could pick out out of female rappers, and I think she’s actually freaking awesome at what she does.

    For guys, Sandeul because his voice is just amazing even when jumping around live. Gongchan’s voice, something about it makes me love it, but he still has a long way to go in terms of stability imo.
    Yonghwa and Jonghyun especially when they duet together in their CNBLUE songs.
    Even though I don’t listen to much of them, Changmin from 2AM, and Lee Hongki’s voices are just really memorable and powerful, which is why I love their voices.

  • http://dubukat.tumblr.com Dubukat

    Daesung & Onew are my top voices.  Both of them can make me cry just by singing.  Every time CNU sings I think to myself, wow I really like his voice.  It’s not strong like Sandeul’s, but something about the sound of it really does it for me.  It doesn’t hurt that I adore him.  John of 2NISE & trio version of 5tion is another favorite. His voice is distinct and different, even a little weird, but I like it. Taeil of Block B, Junyoung of ZE:A, Niel, Sunggyu…I could go on.  Girls I am not so good at picking.  Park Bom & Luna are all that come to mind.

  • Zainlovesmusic

    I might be super biased here but I love all of big bangs voices. They are all kind of unique except maybe for seungri. But I love seungri’s voice bc it’s so pretty. I prefer it over taeyangs actually. Taeyang I didn’t like at first but recently he’s improved and his voice grew on me. Daesung has a powerful voice that gets to me. I love his tone and his range. He’s my favorite vocalist in big bang. TOPs deep voice is sexy and I have a thing for deep voices. Other than big bang I love John park, onew, hongki, jae jin especially in their Japanese songs like the recent one stay, jonghyun in cnblue his song I will forget you is love. Um daehyun has a beautiful voice. For girls I love Bom, minzy, hyorin, IU, lyn, Kim yerim, and horan.

  • Kymberly Moore

    Yesung (SuJu), Onew (SHINee), Dongwoon (B2ST)and Daesung (BB) are my favorite male vocalists. I also love Kyuhyun, Jonghyun, K Will, and Sandeul’s voices. Strangely I like Eunhyuk’s voice too. He’s definitely not a strong vocalist but he sounded so sexy in the first verse of I Wanna Love You.

    In regards to female vocalists, I love Hyorin (Sistar), Ailee, Lyn, and Sunye’s voices. Honorable mentions include Park Pom, Min (Miss A), and Taeyeon. I was at SM Town LA and Taeyeon blew me away. She’s awesome!! 

  • Haugro

    Male singers: Kim Tae Woo, Shin Yong Jae, Park Eun Tae, Yesung, Kyhyun, Daesung, Taeyang, Jay Park, Onew, G.O & Seungho, Daehyun, Sandeul, Kevin, D.O, Lu Han, Yonghwa & Jonghyun and Lee Hongki. (No particular order)

    I think the link between most of the ones listed is the emotions their voices carries when singing. At least to my ears.

    Male rappers: T.O.P, BYG and Baro – I can totally see a pattern here… o___O But aside from rapping skills I really like their voices.

    Female singers: ALi, Ailee, Bom, Ivy, LYn, Minzy, Yenny, Younha, Ga In and Taeyeon (her OST’s).

    As for female rappers? I only really enjoy Miryo and Amber .___. Well, and CL too.

  • GracefulCassieShapley

    To tell you the truth I never have had an ideal type for voices or a certain preference. Sure, I like smooth voices, husky voices, and if the timbre is nice/unique then I will like the voice. Other then that, its usually what clicks for me when I first hear it. If I get shivers/goosebumps, then that is usually I good sign. I could like high pitched and girly voices all the way to husky or extremely deep ones. There are tons of singers that I acknowledge as being great but never been my preference.  For an example, I acknowledge Taeyeon’s, IU’s, and Hyorin’s greatness as vocalists but they never have clicked for me. Also emotions never have been a concern for me, neither has range or high notes. 

    For male vocalists I like: Kyuhyun, Yesung, Ryeowook, Sungmin, Changmin (TVXQ …. yes despite the sometimes shrillness, I like his voice), Jaejoong, Seulong, Daesung, Huk Gak, John Park, Wheesung, Onew, Taemin, Hyunseung, Lu Han, Wooyoung,Sandeul, and Jay (TRAX).  

    For Female vocalists: I love Ji eun’s, all of B.E.G, Jia, Ye-eun, Sunye, Luna, Amber, Minzy, Jung Ah ( both Jewellery and Afterschool), Sunday (CSJH), Dana (CSJH), Seohyun, Min Ah, G.NA, Tiffany, Zhang liyin, Navi, Kota, and Boa (SPICA)  

    Notable mentions. 
    These women I’m about list posses my all time favourite voices of kpop. 
    Lina (Probably my most favourite, gaahh, she is brilliant), Hwayobi (She has a really dimensional voice with an R&B quality to it), Both girls of Davichi, Stephanie, Gummy, Bada, Park Jiyoon, and there was one girl from Gavy NJ….but I can’t remember her name. 

    ………and the voices that just appeal to me.
    Although I’m scratching my head over Hyuna’s voice, but I must admit, I like BoA’s voice. Its weird because I hate Jessica’s voice but I actually can get goosebumps from BoA’s voice. I also like Yuri’s and Sooyoung’s voices. Sure they’re not amazing or anything but Yuri has a really smooth and deep voice with a pleasant airy quality, and Sooyoung just has a really sweet voice. I also happen to like Sulli’s which is surprisingly lower-pitched. I also like Minho’s voice….it has a really deep pitch to it, but if he learned how to use it…I think it would add an extra dimension to SHINee songs.

  • JammySmoochie

    Favorite male voices:
    – PURE VOCALS: John Park, Soon il Kwon and Yongin Park (Urban Zakapa), Kyuhyun (SJ), Seungri (BIGBANG yes, don’t judge me), Hongki (FT Island), Jonghyun (CNBlue), Daehyun (B.A.P), Sandeul (B1A4), Sunggyu (Infinite), Junsu (JYJ), and everyone from Dalmatian.
    – RAP: T.O.P (BIGBANG), Bang Yong Guk and Zelo (B.A.P), Mir (MBLAQ), and Baro (B1A4).

    Favorite female voices:
    – PURE VOCALS: Jea, Narsha and Gain (BEG), Jo Hyuna (Urban Zakapa), Yenny and Sunye (Wonder Girls), Minzy (2NE1), Ailee, Jieun (Secret), Hyorin and Soyu (Sistar), Baek Ji Young, and Seohyun (SNSD).
    – RAP: Miryo (BEG), CL (2NE1), and Yubin (Wonder Girls).

    I am not really particular about their voices, but singing with emotions is a must. I love it when you could really feel the singers’ love or pain when they sing. It tugs my heart strings to death.

  • Salmonsushi

    Top favorite voices:
    Male idol:  Kyuhyun, Onew, Daesung, Changmin (2AM), Jonghyun (CN Blue)
    Male soloist: Wheesung, K Will

    Female idol: Lee Haeri, Eunji (APink), Boa (Spica), Soyeon, Tiffany
    Female soloist: Lyn, Younha, Lee Hayi, Park Jimin, Ali, IU (when she sings acoustic in non-cutesy voice), Lee Sun Hee (veteran singer)

    My ideal criteria for both male and female voice:
    Timbre: Normal-to-deep, rich, velvety, clear, not nasally
    Skills: Effortless-sounding, i don’t like when singers sound like they’re trying too hard to reach certain notes.

  • brain_wicked

    My favorite male vocalists: Jaejoong, CNBlue Jonghyun and Kyuhyun, Daesung. Their voices are warm and heart melting. I love their timbre.

    My favorite female vocalist: Ali (her singing for “hurt” as Rooftop Prince totally win my heart. That song bring a really blue feeling for me. LoL), BoA of Spica. Hmm.. I can’t think of anyone else that capture my interest like they did. Maybe because I didn’t really follow many female singers/girl group.

  • black_rose45000

    “Nabeela: My
    favorite voices in K-pop are those that are unique. Voices that stand
    out and grab my attention typically end up being the ones I like most,
    and that is probably because there are so many idols and idol groups out
    there with so many generic sounds.”
    Agree with this ♥ Also love IU, Park Bom, CL, GO, Yoseob, and I’m thrilled to see Sungmin and Hyuk making the list. ♥ And it happened to me too, as much as I’m a sucker for talent and really difficult to please, to sometimes love mediocre-level or slightly above singers just for the (oftentimes unique, to me at least) texture of their voice.

    “Honorable mentions go to Lee Hae-ri (seconding Johnelle here), Seo In-young,”
    YAY someone mentioned In Young ♥♥♥ Idky but this makes me excited lol.

    Glad to see some Hongki, Zhang LiYin and Ailee mentions as well ♥

    Right now, for female I’d only pick Seo Inyoung, and male, Sungmin, as the best of the best for me. But to mention some other favorite that didn’t make the list above, Brian Joo.

  • zazuki_24

    the female vocalists for me would be: Ailee, Sistar’s Hyorin, Miss A’s Min, Spica’s Boa(fine, make it all of them..lol), SNSD’s Taeyeon, BEG’s Ga In, Exid’s Yuzi( but she left the grp already(:( + =.=), WG’s Yenny and Sunye, Soya(could i say she’s a part of Mighty Mouth? lol..)

    the male vocalists: Kim tae Woo, BAP’s Daehyun(god his voice is soo good!), Dalmatian’s Jisu( have u heard his falsetto?!), 2pm’s Jun bros, Mblaq’s G.O, Exo-k’s Baekhyun and D.O, Daesung, Block B’s Taeil

    ahh..too many..lol…there are alot of good singers out there though the most groups…anyway, for rappers i thought would be something that’s separate so i didn’t add them in..

  • http://twitter.com/Chukti Nanou Sen Sharma

    I’m just super happy that Brown Eyed Girls were choose by almost of you !
    But I’m suprise that in the girl’s voices, Ali was not even one time choose ! OMG ! Ali’s voice is … incredible ! All of you, you need to check her performances in Immortal song 2 ~

    Me, i like voice who can hit high notes, original and deep voices  :
    For girls : All BEG’s members (Jea powerful voice, Ga In husky voice, Narsha original voice), Ali of course, IU, Hyorin, Bae Da Hae  (she was vocalist of the group ‘Vanilla Lucy) and her voice is very beautiful, like opera ~), Yoari (she is in Nega network, the compagny of BEG and she participed in The Voice Korea), Yoon Mi Rae, Hwayobi, Gummy, Lyn, The vocalist of Winter Play, Kota, Seung Ah, Jubee (Sunny Hill !)  I love a lot of Girls voice =]

    Boys  : I don’t know xD

  • PrincelyLuna

    i love the voice of everyone in Big Bang and 2NE1 (yes … even Dara’s soft and sweet voice). some of the others that i love are Hong Ki, Jong Hyun of CN Blue, Kim Bum Soo, Park Hyo Shin (both his old and present voice), Sung Shi Kyung, M to M, Vibe, Tri-Be, Im Jae Beom, Naul and Yeon Goon of Browneyes, Lee Seok Hun of SG Wannabe and the late Park Yong Ha and Kim Kwang Seok. as for females, i love Lee Sora, Lee Soo Young, ALi, NaIn of Dear Cloud, Gummy, JeA of Browneyed Girls and Kkasi of Adult Child to name a few.

  • http://twitter.com/haphuong91 Junsu addict


  • http://twitter.com/polinchka polinchka

    Boys: Junsu<3<3(JYJ) He's been my favorite ever since I got into kpop. Then Jaejoong<3<3 (really, ALL of DBSK), Seohyun (UKISS), Yesung (SJ), Onew and Key(SHINee), Daesung (BB), Daehyun (BAP), K.Will, Baekhyun and D.O(EXO), and Yoseob (Beast). It tends to run in the power vocalists for me. I love their unique sounds. I think SM tends to pick ODD voices for their boys, hence the list populated with a bunch of SM artists. I like their unique vocals and way of singing.

    Girls: Don't listen to much girl groups but I like ALL the girls from BEG, IU, Hyorin (Sistar but only solo), and both the girls from Davichi! Oh, and Ailee! I go for power vocalists in girls, too XD

    In general, I love people who can sing well live. Except EXO (sorry boys), the rest are wonderful live, even if they mess up sometimes. Awesome to see that many people are in the same mindframe when it comes to vocals.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2O6HOX2UMCW2SHVJNJ6G7DOYY sonia

    I’ve always liked huskier voices. Voices that carry a lot of depth and feel soulful also appeal to me whether it’s deep or not.

    So, for mens’ voices, I really love listening to Hongki, K.R.Y of Super Junior (loooooove Sorry Sorry Answer),  T.O.P, Taeyang, Se7en, Daesung, Seungri, P.O., Taeil, Yunho, Yoochun, K.Will, Baekhyun, and D.O. of EXO, and G.O. I also love Zico’s voice, as well. Also, Hong Kyung Min’s voice is probably my favorite in Korea. That was solidified after he sang that White Night cover on Immortal Song 2.

    For women, I love Hyorin, all of B.E.G, especially Narsha, ALi (my favorite), Ailee, CL, Minzy, Yoon Mi Rae, Hyori, IU, Lyn, Sonya, Boa of SPICA (really, all of SPICA), Lee Hayi, Lee Michelle, the voices of Rania (their Stand Up for Love cover was really surprising), and Sunye.

    I definitely want to try out hear some of the people mentioned here, though. My list will probably expand now.

    • SAK SAK

      i like husky voices too. for your list here i can add park hyo shin (“i promise you’, “i love you” from Athena OST)

  • hapacalgirl

    My musical tastes tend to range but typically I really just like voices that get to me emotionally.  Sometimes that means a soulful voice but sometimes its a voice that just carries a lot of warmth or melancholy or a voice that brings me memories .  Although bad technique and/or vocal control can kill a good voice to me and I simply don’t like nasal voices. 

    Males:  All the men of 4men, All the members of Brown Eyes and Brown Eyed Soul, Bobby Kim, Park Hyo Shin, Im Hae Il and Jung Joon Il of Mate, Clazziquai’s Alex,  Evan (from Click-B, now a solo artist), Shin Hyesung/ Minwoo/ and Dongwan of Shinhwa, Jisu and Daniel of Dalmation , Jaejoong and Junsu of JYJ , 8eight’s Lee Hyun, Na Yoon Kwon, Daesung, K. Will , B1A4’s Sandeul, and FTTS’s Hwanhee.   There is quite a few indie vocalists that I love but cannot remember the vocalist names right now. 

    Females: I worship Lyn’s vocals like no other. Aliee, Kim Greem, May Doni, Sunye and Yeeun,  the lead singer of Bluedawn, Mad Soul Child’s Jinsil, Horan, “J”, both members of As One, Jisun, Winterplay’s Hae Won, Kim Bo Kyung, Lim Jeong Hee, 2ne1’s Minzy, BEG’s JeA, CSJH’s Lina, Gummy, T-ara’s Soyeon, Davichi’s Haeri, and IU.


    during “strong heart” (don’t remember which episode) he said that his mistake while performing U made him depressed for a week, and after reading fans’ comments he really wanted to leave SJ ))) actually i think that his voice is not so bad, i’ve listened him playing piano and singing some good soul song. so,its just needs practicing and some vocal training for improvement

  • http://twitter.com/veria10 Veria

    Kyuhyun will always be my favourite singer for his voice. I could write essays about his voice, but at its core, it is simply beautiful to listen to and I never get tired of listening to him sing. He has a gift, and I honestly think that music would seem less amazing had he never debuted and shown his talent to the world.
    Others on my list are Jay (TRAX – just go listen to Blind, he as so much emotion), Yesung (same as Jay), Peter from One Way, and although I normally can’t get into female singers or girl gorups, Younha is my number one female singer – I absolutely love everything she’s released and adore her.
    And Eunhyuk gets a special mention too. He’s not a great singer by any means, but there’s something unique about his voice which I love

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

      Like you, Kyuhyun is also my all time favorite kpop singer and would gladly read the essays you would write hehe.It’s actually him that first captivalted me into kpop.His voice is just amazing the kind you dont get tired to listen to and he doesnt scream to prove his singing prowess.Junsu’s voice irks me most of the time.Kyuhyun sings english songs very fluently too,like he speaks the language.When he sang ‘Just the way you are’ with Changmin made it obvious.
      I also love jaejoong’s soulful voice, he sings and looks like an angel.Daesung of BigBang got a very distinctive voice you can’t just hear anywhere.I also love Seungri’s voice, who I think is very underrated as a singer .And Heechul,though not everyone would agree with me but Heechul can really sing,his Kim Jang Hoon duet was proof of that.That song was amazing.

  • http://blueskyblue.wordpress.com/ Allison Nakamura

    i amazed on how this article didn’t mention junsu for once o_o

    my faves are jaejoong (i wouldn’t be such tvxq/jyj fan if not because of his voice), junsu (holy shit eargasm), yunho (post glue-incident. now too, actually. he has that beautiful deep bass) kyuhyun (he is the only reason i like super junior), ryeowook (there’s a glint of naughty in his voice), daesung (the timbre and the vibes he gave to people when listening to his voice), hyorin, onew, ailee, jay park, urban zakapa (all of em), sunny (isn’t her voice a real definition of cute?)

    korea is blessed with diversity of voice but the thing is, the music they made is too similar it almost have pattern. putting great voices to a waste.

    • http://twitter.com/tpuspita Tities ‘Shimsalabim’

      yeah, i was surprised, too, to find out there’s no junsu’s name on the article. coz i think his voice is one of the bests in the business. it is so soft and pleasant to hear. it gives off a warm feeling as well.

      my other male favorites are SJ’s kyuhyun & ryeowook (very catchy), clazziquai’s alex and jay park. for female singers, i like IU, SNSD’s seohyun and 2NE1’s Bom.


      • http://blueskyblue.wordpress.com/ Allison Nakamura

         damn i forgot to mention jay park -_-

        agree with you. junsu is one of the best and he puts so many soul and emotions when singing. an amazing singer.

  • http://twitter.com/LulcKathy kat

    For guys: Kyuhyun – he’s voice is so soothing and mellow I could melt, he’ll always be my all-time bias and favourite vocalist, and no I’m not speaking from a biased point of view, because his voice is what made me love him in the first place, Yesung – his voice can carry so much emotion, KRY is great over all, but I tend to favor K and Y, Onew – he has a really unique tone, Jaejoong – I love how he sounds in ballads like HDIFILWY?, Seungri – go ahead and call me weird but I think he can sound so good when his voice is used right such as in “Blue”, I love the laid-backness of it, Hyunseung – his voice stands out to me the most in B2ST, Key – his voice has a unique texture, I also like how he sounds when rapping, Changmin (TVXQ) – ok the tone of his voice isn’t in my top list (but still very nice), but he has the best screams.
    For girls: both Hyorin and Soyu (man this girl is so overshadowed by Hyorin, people need to give her more credit) from Sistar, Jiyoon – her voice is on the thicker side for a girl, I find it charming, Jessica – her voice stood out the most to me the first time I watched SNSD, I found her tone really unique, and I have liked her best since then, JeA – she is such a powerhouse, I really enjoy her OST works, GaIn – very husky and sexy.

  • Muhammad Adlynaim Hassan

    I must say that currently Ailee has been gaining a lot of attention due to her vocal ability. She is a rookie with only around 1+ year training before debut and she already on top of music chart with only 1 song plus she is awesome in Immortal Song 2 every week. She is really something to look out for now. Every week she shows that she can do lot of things with the nasty pipes of her.

  • Muhammad Adlynaim Hassan

    totally forgot about ALi and LYn.. their style of singing is something too. You don’t have to hit every notes right to be acknowledge. If you can sing in the most correct way but lack image or charisma – back-up singer is your job. Ailee, ALi and LYn may not be the most awesomeness vocalist but they know how to rock the stage!

  • http://twitter.com/luv_Bbiey Sharry

    My list are:
    Guys: 1.TVXQ/JYJ, Junsu..2.SHINee, Onew..3.MBLAQ, SeungHo..4.B2ST, YoSeob..5.K.Will

    Ladies: 1. SiStar, Hyorin..2.2NE1, CL..3.ALi..4.Jewelry, Seo In Young..5.SPICA, Boa

  • http://twitter.com/0101JYJ Ms. LA

    OMG!! NO MENTION OF XIAH JUNSU???!! WTF?? *goes berserk and throws my laptop*

  • http://twitter.com/UKNOWHaeFish Joyce Law



    I really love Hyesung’s voice, i would melt each time he sings. 


    HOW CAN ?!!

  • noiha

    well, in the end vocal is up to your taste. but i couldn’t believe you miss out ALEX. i know junsu’s vocal might be different depend on each person, so if you didn’t mention him it’s natural you also don’t care about 2am changmin, yi sung yeol, ha dong kyun, or wheesung since they pretty much own to the “distinct” group (and that makes urban zakapa youngin a bit bizarre to be here). but since you mention cnblue jonghyun, hyesung, daesung, k-will, jaejoong, onew, kyuhyun, who are all “guilty” for their very clean timbre and smooth vocal, i’m surprised that you didn’t mention alex at all. no one beat alex for me, at least not those guys i’ve mentioned before. he has a very great control over his vocal and a very wide range, better than those guys.

  • seoulologyy

    Male: John Park, Taeyang, Alex (Clazziquai), Yoseob, & Kim Soo Hyun
    Female: Bom, IU, Younha, Hyorin, & Baek Ji-Young

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCTJZBPXTKFVO26KDAODNNFF5M Aswa

    wow..the list is freaking me out…I know its your personal choice but hey,dont you think its so unfair with no mention of KIM XIAH JUNSU here….wow..really,i’m speechless.He even voted as number 1 best male singer in korea by many poll.Seriously…soulbeats is different

  • http://twitter.com/cha_geldof Charlotte Geldof

    Ailee is the best :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449771108 Rachel Lew Wai Yan

    No offense but really?? Yesung, an honourable mention, really??!!
    His voice is amazing!!!
    He can do rock(More I Love You)
    He can do ballads(For One Day)
    He can do happy upbeat songs(She Over Flowers)
    He can do metal/hard rock (Are You Ready?)
    He can do sexy(Kiss Me)
    He has a very wide range and is one of the best artist I’ve heard yet.
    (Ok, so maybe he’s not your cup of tea with his raspy, sexy voice…..) :P