IU, Jung Kook are ranked among the 200 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone
Jung Kook of IU and BTS was selected by Rolling Stone, a U.S. magazine that publishes articles on music, politics, and popular culture, as one of the 200 greatest singers of all time.
Jung Kook was ranked 191st and IU was ranked 135th among the 200 singers. The selection, according to the publication, was based on the artists’ originality, influence, catalog depth, and musical legacy.
IU “has become one of the most highly regarded vocalists in South Korean music,” said Rolling Stone.
“Despite having a soft voice, she has a wide range, a powerful delivery, and a versatility that’s allowed her to move easily from bossa nova to nineties chamber pop and from jazz to ballads,” said the magazine.
About Jung Kook, it said he “boasts a long list of talents ― he is a strong performer, (has) written several songs, and is known to be extremely hardworking and humble despite the success he’s experienced at such an early age.”