On Sept. 27, Billboard.com released their rankings for 2011’s “21 Under 21,” a list of the twenty one hottest artists from around the globe all under the age of twenty one. 4Minute’s HyunA made the list this year coming in at number seventeen. This is not the first time a Korean act has made the list as just last year the Wonder Girls took the sixteenth place on the list. HyunA being nominated continues the Wonder Girls’ tradition. Along with the nomination the Billboard wrote an appropriate description of the artist. Following the description was a link to her popular “Bubble Pop” music video, for those who may not be familiar with the artist. Here’s what they had to say about the hotter than hot HyunA (and yes the date is off):
“No. 17. HyunA
Birthdate: June 6, 1992 (age 19)
Why She’s Hot: Nineteen-year-old South Korean pop singer HyunA got her start with pop girl group Wonder Girls in 2007. After overcoming health issues, she left the group to become lead rapper and vocalist of 4Minute and embarked on her own solo career. But HyunA’s career really took off when she became the star of her own show. 2010 saw the debut of her first single “Change,” and in July of 2011 she released her first mini-album “Bubble Pop!,” the video for which was deemed “too sexy” for some Korean TV outlets. The controversial star displays a sexiness and stage presence far beyond her years, and is well on her way to becoming one of the key faces of the global K-Pop movement. HyunA, now a fixture in South Korean pop culture, is set to perform on the Korean version of “Dancing With the Stars” in June 2012.”
Congratulations to HyunA and hope to see more K-Pop artists make the list in the future!