The Top Vietnamese Pop Artists, Bands & Groups You Should Know

(This page has been updated in November 2023 to correct inaccurate information.)

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  • “How many vpop idols are there in Vietnam?”

  • “Who are some of the top Vpop idols and groups?”

  • “Does vpop have a big role to play in Vietnamese culture?”

There are hundreds of vpop artists across all genres. It’s difficult to pick just one but here are some suggestions: Son Tung M-TP, My Tam, Jun Pham, Hồ Ngọc Hà…just to name a few.

Vietnamese music has grown exponentially over recent years and continues gaining recognition around the world. Some people believe that vpop has played an important part within this development.

Some of the top vpop idols:

  • Sơn Tùng M-TP (singer)
  • MIN (singer)
  • ERIK (singer)
  • JustaTee (hip-hop singer)
  • Hương Tràm (singer)
  • Mỹ Tâm (actress/singer)

Vpop music groups are very popular among Vietnamese communities. They have won numerous awards and accolades for their incredible talent, success, and achievements in the entertainment industry. These artists have also brought great exposure to Vietnam worldwide by representing it on international stages such as Asia Song Festival or Japan Music Awards. Some of these vpop bands may even be household names for some people all over the world! Vpop music groups is a type of Vietnamese music that includes pop and dance. Many vpop bands are composed of several members who play instruments as well as sing, such as the guitar or bass. These groups also include those involved in singing and backup dancers, among others.  Here is a list of top Vpop groups that you should definitely know about if you’re interested in Vietnamese pop culture (although some have disbanded already): Da LAB, MONSTAR, SGO48, Uni5, 365DaBand, Lip B, D1Verse, LIME, etc.

Some Top Vietnamese artists:

Ngô Kiến Huy (singer)

Ngo Kien Huy is vietnamese singer who rose to fame after appearing on vietnam’s first season of “the voice”. He also released a number of successful studio albums such as “Hoa điêu khắc”, etc… His father was a well known Vietnamese songwriter and his mother worked for the government department but both won awards together like The Golden Star Award, Vietnam National Cinema & Art Festival or Asia Pacific Film Awards etc.. That’s why he grew up surrounded by music from childhood until now.

Văn Mai Hương (singer)

Văn Mai Hương emerged as a notable figure in the Vietnamese music scene after her successful participation in the seventh season of Vietnam Idol in 2010. Born on January 2, 1994, in Hanoi, she quickly captivated audiences with her distinct vocal abilities and emotive performances. Hương’s music style is versatile, encompassing various genres such as pop, ballad, and R&B, which resonates well with a broad audience base.

Following her Vietnam Idol experience, Hương released her debut album, “Như Một Lời Chia Tay” (“Like a Farewell”), in 2011. This album received widespread acclaim, showcasing her vocal range and artistic depth. Her single, “Nếu Như Anh Đến” (“If You Come”), became a significant hit, further cementing her position in the Vietnamese music industry.

Hương’s career has been marked by continual evolution and experimentation. Over the years, she has collaborated with various artists, broadening her musical spectrum. Her ability to convey deep emotions through her music has made her a beloved figure among fans. Additionally, she has also ventured into acting, appearing in television dramas and movies, displaying her versatility as an artist.

Despite facing personal and professional challenges, including health issues and intense public scrutiny, Hương has remained steadfast in her musical journey. Her resilience and dedication to her art form are commendable. Her contributions to the Vietnamese music scene are significant, and she continues to inspire upcoming artists with her journey and achievements.

Hương Tràm (singer)

Hương Tràm, born on May 11, 1995, in Nghe An province, Vietnam, is a distinguished name in the Vietnamese music industry. She first gained nationwide recognition by winning the first season of The Voice Vietnam in 2012. Known for her powerful vocals and emotive performances, Tràm quickly established herself as one of Vietnam’s leading vocal talents.

Her debut single, “Em Gái Mưa” (“Rain Sister”), released in 2017, was a monumental success, dominating various music charts and earning her numerous awards. This song marked a pivotal moment in her career, showcasing her unique voice and artistic identity. Her music, often characterized by deep, soulful ballads, has struck a chord with a wide audience.

Apart from her solo career, Tràm has been involved in various collaborations and projects, further showcasing her versatility as an artist. She’s known for her ability to handle different genres, from pop to more traditional Vietnamese music, with equal finesse. Her dynamic stage presence and emotional depth in her songs have earned her a loyal fan base.

Hương Tràm’s journey has not been without its challenges. She has navigated through the pressures of fame and the expectations of the music industry while maintaining her artistic integrity. Her dedication to her craft and her ability to connect with audiences through her music have made her a respected and influential figure in the Vietnamese music scene.

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Tóc Tiên (singer)

Ngô Kiến Huy, born on July 29, 1988, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a multifaceted artist known for his singing, acting, and hosting talents. He first gained public attention through his participation in various singing contests and quickly became a beloved figure in the Vietnamese entertainment industry.

Huy’s music career is marked by a series of hit songs that have resonated well with the youth of Vietnam. His pop-oriented style, catchy tunes, and relatable lyrics have made him a popular figure among younger audiences. Songs like “Khóc Thêm Lần Nữa” (“Cry One More Time”) and “Giả Vờ Yêu” (“Pretend to Love”) are particularly notable for their appeal and success.

Beyond music, Huy has made significant strides in acting, appearing in several successful films and television series. His natural acting ability and on-screen charisma have garnered him praise and a diverse fan base. Moreover, his role as a host in various TV shows has further enhanced his reputation as a versatile and talented artist.

Huy’s journey in the entertainment industry is characterized by his adaptability and continuous evolution. He has successfully navigated the challenges of maintaining relevance in a rapidly changing industry. His commitment to his multiple artistic endeavors and his ability to connect with various segments of the audience are testaments to his enduring popularity and influence in Vietnamese entertainment.

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The list goes on and on! To discuss your favorite Vpop artists and groups, you can head on over to our Artist Threads here: