Although K-Pop started in South Korea, not all singers were born there. The industry has become a global phenomenon and there are American, Australian, Chinese and even Indian singers! You will be surprised to discover some of your favorite idols from Blackpink, GOT7 and Twice! Check them out below!
1. Lisa Manoban
Lalisa Manoban, known more popularly as Lisa is a member of K-pop band Blackpink. She was born and raised in Thailand.When YG Entertainment held auditions for trainees in Thailand, they instantly recognized her star qualities and selected her to be a trainee. The 24-year-old is actually the first foreign artist to debut under YG Entertainment!
2. Jackson Wang
Hong Kong national Jackson Wang is a rapper in K-pop boy band, Got7. It's no surprise why the 26-year-old is immensely popular in both China and Korea, his charming personality speaks for itself!
He auditioned for JYP Entertainment after being invited when a company representative spotted him in a basketball game.
Momo Hirai is a Japanese singer and member of the girl group Twice. She was asked to audition by JYP Entertainment after seeing her in an online video. After participating in the JYP competition show 'Sixteen', she became an official part of Twice.
Despite not being a Korean national, she's one of the most famous Korean idols in the country! The singer is currently dating Kim Heechul from Super Junior.