Artist 101: DEAN

Whenever one thinks of the word K-pop, groups like Beast, EXO, BTS and Twice immediately come to mind. But the South Korean Music Industry does not just offer one genre. Instead, in the last few years, a lot of rappers and R & B artists from South Korea have made their mark on global platforms.

One such artist is Kwon Hyuk aka DEAN. Here is everything you need to know about him.

Who is DEAN?

Kwon Hyuk aka DEAN is a 24 year old alternative R&B singer/songwriter. In addition to his solo tracks, DEAN has collaborated with both South Korean and international artists. His major collaboration happened in the year 2015 when he appeared in the music video for the song “I ain’t Sorry” with Eric Bellinger. For those of you who don’t know, Bellinger is a Grammy award winning singer who has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown.

But for his domestic fans, he garnered attention when he released his single “Pour Up” and later with “Starlight”, the single for which he collaborated with Taeyeon.

His collaboration with ZICO and Crush for the single “Bermuda Triangle” also became quite a huge hit. But the journey to fame for the artist did not exactly start with singing. DEAN was actually taken in by his management due to his songwriting skills. He is credited with songs like Unfair and Black Pearl which he wrote for EXO.

When is his birthday?

November 10, 1992

What is the most popular song by DEAN?

Pour Up and Bermuda Triangle. While the former is DEAN’s lead track, the latter is his collaborative project with ZICO. “Pour Up” is part of his EP “130 Mood: TRBL” and showcases the singer’s vocals really well.

Pour Up

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle mixes DEAN’s deep voice with ZICO and Crush’s powerful rapping style. The combination takes the single to a whole new level, something that their fans call a powerful “phenomenon”. All three of them are really good friends with each other and fans always looking up to their collaborations.

Where can I find him on social media?





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