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[R&B Gem] Ann One

We’re back with a new R&B Gem, this time we’re taking a look at the incredible Ann One. If you enjoy soulful vocals, keep on reading.


Ann One is Korean-American and debuted in Korea in 2002 with the album ‘Infinite Wave of Love’. I couldn’t find this album on Spotify, but you can listen to it on YouTube Music.

Before her debut in Korea, she had already collaborated with artists like Gary Wright, Tommy Coster, and many more. IN 2016 she also worked on the album ‘Malibu’ by Anderson Paak.

Her next album came out in 2004. ‘Phoenix Rising’ is a quintessential early 2000s R&B album. It has some amazing features like Yoon Mi Rae, Tiger JK and Park Hyo Shin.


After that it took 14 years until Ann One released new music under her own name. And what a song to come back with. Ann One came out with the single ‘This ain’t love’ in a Korean version and English version. The falsetto in this track is so freaking dope. When the electric guitar goes off in the bridge, I was ecstatic. Get your good headphones out for this one Because it’s a major vibe.

Later in 2018, she came out with her EP ‘SUPERNOVA’. The title track ‘Ride’ featuring Junoflo is so cool.

In 2020 Ann One collaborated with Horim and released the single ‘Cruise’. Their voices together are so lovely.

She had a part on the ‘Automatic Remix’.

Then she teamed up with Basick and Maniac for the single ‘More than ever’.

Ann One also worked on the ON AIR project.

One of my all time favorite features she has done was on the track ‘Can you hear me?’ by View.

Ann One is a super powerful, charismatic R&B singer. Apart from her own music career, she also teaches, gives singing classes and writes songs for other artists. She’s an icon. 

I hope you enjoy diving into her discography. You can find her on Instagram here and on Spotify here.

Ilse Van Den Heede
A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.