Sistar's Hyolyn storming across US

Girl group Sistar’s lead vocalist Hyolyn (Second from right)
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Girl group Sistar's lead vocalist Hyolyn is gaining recognition abroad, according to reports.

US music media outlet Billboard lauded the singer as "one of the most recognizable voices in K-pop" in an interview at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, which took place March 10-19.

"Her husky, airy tone has resulted in multiple appearances on a variety of Billboard charts, both through her solo work and collaborative efforts," Billboard said last week.

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Hyolyn, who last month signed on with the international electronic dance music label Spinnin' Records, heated up the K-pop Night Out stage at SXSW on March 17, performing her own songs and a cover of Nick Minaj and Ariana Grande's "Bang Bang." The singer additionally performed in New York on March 18 and Los Angeles on March 19.

The singer-rapper, who previously competed in rap competition "Unpretty Rapstar," is set to appear Friday on the finale stage of "High School Rapper," a competition programme featuring aspiring rappers in high school, alongside contestant Kim Sun-jae and rapper Mad Clown.