9 K-Drama Stars Who Can Actually Sing
We know of K-pop idols venturing into the other side of the K-entertainment industry by trying their hand at acting. We’ve got the likes of IU, who’s still a successful solo artist, and Bae Suzy, who’s part of JYP’s girl group Miss A. But idols aren’t the only ones showcasing their hidden talents. Plenty of Korean actors and actresses also have their own secret skill to show off—many of them can actually sing! Now we’ve got another reason to stan harder.
Kim Go Eun
She may have won several awards as an actress, The Goblin and The King star’s talent extends beyond acting. Back in 2016, she featured in the OST for her first K-drama, Cheese in the Trap, called “Attraction.” She’s also showcased her singing chops on various talk shows and even on her Instagram account.
Lee Sung Kyung
Best known for her playing the titular role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, Lee Sung Kyung is quite the all-arounder. Aside from being an actress, the 29-year-old is also a model and a singer. She even appeared on the popular Korean music show King of Masked Singer and wowed the panel as well as the audience.
Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye’s actually sung OSTs for a lot of her dramas, including Heartstrings where she starred with Jung Yong Hwa from K-band CNBLUE.
Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun sings OSTs for almost all his dramas, but he also did a bit of theater!
Park Seo Joon
The Wooga Squad is full of worldclass talent, no doubt. We’ve all fallen for Park Seo Joon purely for his charm and acting skills, but in case you need another reason, he also can carry a tune!
Lee Min Ho
ICYDK, Lee Min Ho is also a recording artist! Aside from singing OSTs for some of his dramas, he’s released studio albums and EPs in the past.
Song Joong Ki
If you’re a hardcore Joong Ki stan, then you probably know that the top Hallyu star has also suung for a couple of his shows’ OSTs.
Park Bo Gum
If we’re talking about range, we might as well talk about Park Bo Gum. He can effortlessly portray any role you throw at him, sure. But he’s also quite the charmer when he sings!
Kang Ha Neul
This multi-talented actor actually had his beginnings in theater. He’s also sang a couple of drama OSTs for your listening pleasure.
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The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart
Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.
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As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.
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