The Kpop industry is a fast moving industry and it’s very easy to fall out of popularity and get replaced, this is one of the reasons why idols work extra hard to stay on top and stay relevant.

What some label ‘relevancy-life’ for idols is short and many industry professionals estimate that girl groups have it worse than boy groups and usually fall out of popularity sooner.

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the female idols who remain insanely popular when more than 10 years have passed following their debut.


IU is not only considered one of the best female soloists in the Kpop industry but she also dominates in the acting department as well. Despite her humble debut as a singer, she rose in popularity after her hit song and has continuously released a hit after a hit.

Her most recent drama was a huge success, both nationally and internationally. And her recent comeback as a singer was a smashing success.


Girls’ Generation Taeyeon is another insanely popular and well-respected female idol. She enjoyed great popularity as a part of Girls’ Generation and found huge success as a soloist.

Her songs always chart well and she is considered alongside IU, one of the best female vocalists of this generation.


YoonA is another Girls’ Generation member who continues to enjoy great popularity but she chose to focus on her acting career instead. She’s a huge success as an actress and has appeared in many dramas and movies to establish her name as a reputable actress shedding her idol image.

She is also considered a CF queen who is one of the highest-paid female idols. She’s always picked as one of the prettiest idols consistently by industry experts, the public and idols themselves.


Suzy is another popular idol-actress who continues to enjoy great popularity; she has not fallen out of relevancy and has found great success as an actress.

Her most recent blockbuster drama “Vagabond” was a great success domestically and internationally. She is considered another CF queen who is one of the highest-paid female idols in the game.

Her recent film “Ashfall” also found huge success; it has recently surpassed 8 million moviegoers.

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Sunmi debuted as part of one of the biggest second-generation female groups in the past decade and is currently leading the game as one of the top female soloists in the industry.

She releases hit after hit that tops Korean and international charts. Among Taeyeon and IU, she is considered one of the top female soloists in the industry.

Is there any female idol who you’d like to add to the list?