It’s been a solid year for R&B artists in the Korean music industry. With the likes of Crush and Dean and their amazing vocals, it’s hard not to have our souls touched by their soulful voices. There are seriously just so many artists out there who have the ability to take our breathes away with just a simple riff.
Here’s a look at just 10 of the many performances from R&B artists (in no particular order) that have left us in a puddle of our emotions. Make sure you watch all the clips. I promise you, it’ll be worth it.
1. Dean – “Like A Star”
To start off the list, here’s Dean’s rendition of Corinne Bailey Rae’s, “Like A Star.” Do you feel the emotion? Encore, please.
2. Kim Jo Han – “Holding Onto the End of the Night”
From the godfather of Korean R&B himself, the original Solid member, Kim Jo Han singing his hit classic. Don’t mind me, just wiping away my tears.
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3. G. Soul – Weight in Gold
Prepare to have your soul shook. This is one of my all-time favorite performances by G. Soul.
4. Yeseo – “Bud”
Yeseo’s soul-wrenching vocals always make me emotional. Check out her live performance of “Bud.” And yes, it’s live.
5. Babylon – “Haru Haru”
One of the best R&B vocalists in Korea, Babylon’s cover of Tashannie’s, “Haru Haru” is just so dang poetic.
Do yourself a favor and listen to all of Babylon’s live covers. They’ll blow your mind.
6. Jay Park – “Stay With Me”
What would an R&B list be without the mention of Jay Park? His smooth vocals have touched us on one too many occasions, but the time he sang, “Stay With Me” was on another level.
7. offonoff – “Moon”
One of the lesser known R&B artists, but a group you can’t sleep on. Offonoff is a group that never fails to give you the feels.
8. Park Jung Hyun – “Rain in Yong-Dong-Gyo”
The queen of R&B, Park Jung Hyun put her heart on her sleeve when she was on “God’s Voice.” She remade a trot song and we’re all the better for it.
9. Crush – “Beautiful”
We obviously can’t forget Crush on an R&B list. He rarely ever sings this song on programs, so it’s really a blessing when we can hear him singing it live. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t sing it often, but he puts so much emotion into it.
And if you want some more food for your soul, listen to him singing, “Call You Mine.”
10. Jooyoung – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”
Any song that Jooyoung features in is gold. His smooth R&B vocals are so easy to fall in love with! Check him singing the cover of this classic love song. It’s just so sweet!
Hey Soompiers, which of these is your favorite R&B performance? Let us know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer who can be most often seen singing her heart out at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in dessert. Her ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki, BIGBANG and BTOB. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!