With each passing day, the kpop fandom is growing and is reaching new heights. The idols and their fans share a close bond, and so they wait for every occasion so that they can celebrate it. Talking about occasions, how can birthdays be missed in this case. Fandoms of Kpop idols are known for their massive birthday plans. Be it giving an ad in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, to generating donations for those in need, the merrymaking is amusing. Every year new idol groups get introduced, and with that, the bias list also takes a hike. This article is about all those kpop idols who were born in January. After all, birthdays can’t be missed, right?
Recently, entire South Korea lit up due to the birthday celebrations of BTS’s V. Now, it’s time to know about the birth dates of some of the other kpop idols born in January. Get ready to jot down your favorite ones on your calendar, or just go overboard marking all of them.
From one of the top entertainment companies in South Korea, Winter is the lead vocalist and dancer of Aespa. Her birthday is on 1st January, Winter is one of the first kpop idols to be born in January. She was the first one to be introduced among her other bandmates. Winter also made her brief appearance in the music video of Kangta’s ‘Free To Fly 2021’. She proved her worth when she performed ‘Yours’ by Raiden and Chanyeol’s song by doing a collaboration with Raiden.
Another kpop idol gracing the month of January is Kun, a Chinese singer and is the leading vocalist of NCT. He made his debut in the band in 2018 and released their first album NCT 2018 Empathy.
Birth Date: 3rd January
Label: YG Entertainment
Who doesn’t know Kim Ji-soo? She is one of the members of the famous girl group BLACKPINK. The group has broken numerous records and has more to do so. Jisoo debuted in 2016 through one of the most popular entertainment companies in South Korea, YG Entertainment. One fact about Jisoo is before she debuted with YG, she made a cameo in the SBS drama ‘The Producers’. BLACKPINK’s lead vocalist turned 27 this 3rd January 2022. Apart from being tremendous in the vocalist’s part, Jisoo is currently experiencing her acting side. Her kdrama ‘Snowdrop‘ is on the run where she essays the main lead.
Birth Date: 3rd January
Label: YG Entertainment
Kim Donghyuk, famously known by his stage name DK is a member of the group iKON. He holds the position of lead vocalist and dancer in the group. He was the last member of the group to be revealed. Apart from being extremely fine in singing and dancing, DK is also very well with other instruments like piano, guitar among others.
Formerly a member of the group GOT7, JB, better known by the name Jay B, apart from being a Korean singer-songwriter, is also an actor. In 2021, he exited from JYP Entertainment. He made his acting debut in 2012′ Dream High 2′. The 27-year-old actor in 2013 appeared in the television series Dream High 2. Along with his acting and singing career, Jay B also became the first Korean idol to feature on the cover page of Allure.
Heard about the song ‘Way Back Home’? Well, the one who made the song so swoon-worthy is none other than Shaun. The singer, songwriter, is also known by his Korean name Kim Yun- ho. His song Way Back Song was lethal on the charts and bagged many awards and nominations as well. It went on to win the Best Indie Category. It also out charted big names in the Kpop industry to become one of the biggest surprises in the charts. Apart from this, he made his comeback with two singles, namely BLUE and Closed Ending.
The South Korean singer-songwriter is one of the main vocalists of EXO. Apart from his singing profession, he also has a career in acting. He has performed in series like Positive Physique, Positive Physique, My Annoying Brother, among others.
Birth Date: 13th January
Label: Yue Hua Entertainment
One of the main vocalists and dancers of the group Everglow, Mia made her official debut with the group on 18th March. The first album, ‘Arrival Of Everglow’ clicked extremely well with the audience and went on to the Gaon Charts at number 6. She was also said to be the second member to be revealed. Before her official debut, she was the longest trainee in Ye Hua Entertainment among all the other members
Born on 15th January 1994, Hyungwon did many modeling assignments when he was still a trainee. In 2020, he participated very innately in the song named Nobody Else, which falls in the album called Fatal Love. The song was very well received and went on to chart at number 10 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.
Birth Date: 16th January
Label: YG Entertainment
Another member from BLACKPINK, Jennie, is also known by another name. The Blinks know Jennie as ‘Human Gucci’ as well. The way she adores this brand and time and again has been seen wearing it does justify the tag. She started at YG Entertainment when she was very young, just 14 years old. It took 5 to 6 years for her to complete her training and then make her debut. She made her official debut at the age of 20. Jennie’s song ‘SOLO’ was her debut solo single of the singer and rapper. The music video till now has gathered about 773 million views and has surpassed 12 million likes on Youtube. Jennie is one of the kpop idols born in January whose birthday is highly anticipated by the fans.
Boo Seung-kwan, also known as Seungkwan, debuted as a member of seventeen in 2015. 17 Carat was the debut EP. He, along with his other bandmates, debuted in a subgroup called BSS.
Apart from his career in singing and as an idol, he was also part of shows like Prison Life Of Fools, Five Cranky Brothers, Idol Dictation Contest, among others. Seungkwan also won the award for Best Ost singer Kind Of Love.
The 22-year-old South Korean singer used to be a former member of the girl group Momoland. She debuted on 26th April 2017 and continued upto 2020. She was also a trainee at JYP Entertainment. Daisy shared a close bond with the members of Twice. While staying at MLD Entertainment, she had some conflicts with the agency. Songs like Wrap Me In Plastic, BBoom BBoom, BANANA CHACHA were received well by the audience.
The talented Junho is a member of the boyband 2 PM. After joining 2 PM, their debut EP was released, which was 10 points out of 10 points. The song was very well accepted, and it brought the band immense success. Junho also has a successful acting career. Not only Korean dramas, but he has also been part of films as well. White: The Melody of the Curse, The Terror Live, Homme Fatale are some of the other films he had been part of. Among series are Uncontrollably Fond, Wok of Love, and The Red Sleeve, among others.
The Korean singer, songwriter, and rapper is part of the boy group PENTAGON. Along with his unique name, he also has other things quite interesting. He releases his solo covers and works in his SoundCloud, named Knnovation. Quite innovative, right?
Before he made his debut from CUBE Entertainment, he also was a part of JYP Entertainment as a trainee. He had a very brief appearance in the Korean drama Hello My Twenties 2.