7 K-POP Idols Born in Busan

If you are a fan of K-pop and interested in Korea you have probably heard about Busan. While a good part of Kpop celebrities are born in the metropolitan area of Seoul there are many others born in other cities in Korea, and even in places far away from the Korean peninsula (such as the US or Germany). But today we are going to talk about Kpop stars who were born in Busan.

Busan is the second most populous city in South Korea, after Seoul, and also one of the most modern in the country. It’s known for its seafood, shopping, nightlife and beaches. The city has been rapidly growing in recent years and is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea. There are a number of attractions in Busan that you should check out if you’re planning a trip there such as the Haeundae Beach and the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Apart from being a great place to visit it is also the birth place of some pretty well known K-pop stars. Let’s check them below.

Jungkook from BTS

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Jungkook from BTS is probably the most famous K-pop start born in Busan. Jungkook has an elder brother. He was not only born in Busan but also raised there. He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan. After that, he moved to Seoul to pursue his career, continuing his studies in Singu Middle School.

His favorite color is black.

Name: Jungkook (정국)

Korean Name: Jeon Jeong Kuk (전정국)

Birthday: September 1, 1997

Birth place: Busan, South Korea

Height: 178 cm / 5’10 ft

Personality Type: INTP-T

Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts; Global Cyber University

Jinni from NMIXX

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Jinni was a member of the girl group NMIXX. She started her career at the age of 12 when became a JYP trainee in 2016. Here is some trivia about her: she likes seafood (which is extremely popular in the port city of Busan). Her favorite color is pink.

Name: Jinni – 지니

Korean Name: Choi Yun Jin – 최윤진

Birthday: April 16th, 2004

Birth place: Busan, South Korea

Height:  165 cm / 5’5”

Personality Type: INFP

Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts; Global Cyber University

As of December 2022, it was announced that she was leaving the group NMIXX.

Read our full post on all NMIXX members.

I.N from Stray Kids

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I.N is another K-pop star who was born in Busan. He is the vocalist and the maknae of the group Stray Kids from JYP Entertainment.

Name:  I.N – 아이엔

Korean Name:  Yang Jeong In – 양정인

Birthday: February 8, 2001

Birth place: Busan, South Korea

Height: 170 cm / 5’6 ft.

Personality Type: ISFJ

Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul


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Eunho is the main vocalist from YOUNITE, a group managed by Brand New Music.

He was actually born in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea but spend most of his childhood years is from Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea. Therefore he consider his hometown as Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea.

Name: Eunho – 은호

Korean Name: Myung Eun Ho – 명은호

Birthday: March 25th, 2001.

Birth place: Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Height: 170 cm / 5’7 ft.

Personality Type: ISFP

Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School (Graduated (Department of Applied Music)

Eunho Social Media

Eunho YouTube : unknown

Eunho Instagram : @unknown

Eunho TikTok  : unknown

Eunho Naver Cafe  : unknown

Eunho Twitter : @unknown

Read our full post on all YOUNITE members.

Jeong Eunji from Apink

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Jeong Eunji is one of the most famous K-pop female stars, which debuted to fame with her participation in the girl group Apink from IST Entertainment. She is exactly from Haeundae in Busan. She was actually born as Jeong Hye-rim but legally changed her name to Jeong Eunji in her teens.

Curiously, she hasn’t had any professional training before joining Apink.

Korean Name: Jeong Eunji 정은지

Birthday: August 18, 1993

Birth place: Busan, South Korea

Height: 163 cm / 5’5 ft.

Personality Type: INTP / ENFP

Education: Hyehwa Girls’ High School


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ISA from the recently debuted girls’s group STAYC is another K-pop star hailing from Busan in South Korea. STAYC was formerly called High UP, the name being derived from the company High Up Entertainment (the company that is the producer of STAYC).

Name: Isa – 아이사

Korean Name: Lee Chae Young – 이채영

Birthday: January 23rd, 2002.

Birth place: Busan, South Korea

Height: 166 cm / 5’5” ft.

Personality Type: ESFJ

Education: unknown

Read our full post on all STAYC members.

Kim Chaehyun from Kep1er

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Kim Chaehyun from Kep1er is the last of our k-pop idols from Busan. She became a member of Kep1er by winning the position in the show Girls Planet 999 – 걸스플래닛999. It was broadcasted by iQIYI (China), AbemaTV(Japan) and Mnet(S. Korea).

Korean Name: Kim Chaehyun – 김채현

Birthday: April 22nd, 2006.

Birth place: Busan, South Korea.

Height: 161 cm / 5’4 ft.

Personality Type: ESFP/ESTP

Education: Dropped out ( later passed high school exams)


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