Rain officially departedÂ last month, beginning his 2-year journey in the army. Aside from being one of the top dance singers, he also gained popularity through his acting in â€œFull House,â€ and successfully entered Hollywoodwith films such as â€œSpeed Racerâ€ and â€œNinja Assassin.â€ He has also been selected as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. The fact that Rain will be in the military for the next two years has set up a battle between many male celebrities to fill the void. In relation to this, a K-pop journalist has selected the top 3 celebrities who are potential candidates to be a successor:
Super Juniorâ€™s Siwon has been regarded as one of the best candidates. Aside from his dancing and singing skills which began to develop right from his trainee days at SM Entertainment, he has also been involved with many TV dramas lately, such as â€œAthena: Goddess of War,â€ â€œOh! My Ladyâ€ and â€œPoseidon.â€ He also branched out to acting overseas, participating in the filming of â€œSkip Beatâ€ in Taiwan, as well as the Chinese movie â€œA Battle of Wits.â€ Combining this with Super Juniorâ€™s worldwide activities and tours, Siwonâ€™s popularity is not limited to only Korea.
JYJâ€™s Kim Jaejoong not only possesses amazing dancing and singing skills, but he also has the ability to compose and write songs. With JYJâ€™s English album â€œThe Beginning,â€ his music has been spread throughout Asia, America, and Europe. The album has also been voted by Billboard readers as the fifth best album in 2010. He also played a role in â€œProtect the Boss,â€ Japanese drama â€œHard to Say I Love You,â€ and the film â€œHeavenâ€™s Postman,â€ expanding the types of activities he participates in.
Kim Hyunjoong is also an all-around artist, as he has had much success with singing, dancing, acting, MCing, and modelling. Through his first solo mini-album â€œBreak Down,â€ he revealed his masculine body as well as dynamic dancing skills. In terms of acting, he played a role in â€œBoys Over Flowersâ€ and â€œPlayful Kiss.â€ He was also selected by CNN as a singer-actor who will lead the Hallyu Wave.
In addition to the three idols above, other male celebrities such as 2PMâ€™s Taecyeon, JYJâ€™s Yoochun, and Big Bangâ€™s TOP are also on the radar for leading the Hallyu Wave in the future.
Do you agree with the selections? Who else would you pick as a potential successor of Rain?