Singer Eric Nam was included in the Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Asia” for this year. Nam was described as “one of the most recognized names and faces in Korea’s entertainment industry today”
“[Nam] not only sings but hosts multiple TV shows and is the go-to for International collaborations and interviews”, wrote Forbes, noting Nam’s potential to grow into a global star. “He worked with names such as [rapper] Timbaland …singer Gallant, and most recently interviewed Emma Watson, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne, to name a few”.
Meanwhile, singer Jessica (a former member of Girls’ Generation), rapper Jay Park (a former member of boy band 2PM), footballer Son Heung-min, and archer Choi Mi-sun were the other Koreans to make the list.