The K-pop world is saturated with groups that possess unique talent, extraordinary charisma, and wholesome charm. As K-pop fans already know, each boyband or girl group consists of visuals, vocalists, centers, dancers, and leaders. While they are all of equal importance, we'll be shining the limelight on some of the fiercest leaders of the entertainment industry. The ones who simply ooze resilience, talent, integrity, grit, and heart.
Being the spearhead of the group may be a prestigious feat, but it also means that they have a bunch of extra responsibilities on their plates. They've gotta maintain their own image while looking out for the entire team as well.
These 5 K-Pop leaders are the alphas of their respective packs, and they guide them with both tenacity and grace. Let's follow the leader, shall we?
1. RM of BTS
Make way for Kim Namjoon, also known as RM! Rising to fame as the leader of BTS, RM has showcased his remarkable leadership prowess for seven years and counting. He has a powerful voice that instantly draws attention, can write like a modern-day Shakespeare, and speaks fluent English like a pro.
Moreover his undeniable talent, the 26-year-old has frequently proven that he is more than just an idol with mad rapping skills and compelling charisma. One instance of when he displayed his intelligence and eloquence was when he delivered a stirring and empowering speech at the United Nations on September 24, 2018, making him the very first K-Pop artist to speak at the assembly. The biggest takeaway from his words of wisdom? Love Yourself.
You've likely already heard this a million times before, but...RM for president!
2. Solar of MAMAMOO
This stunning 91-liner is the actual personification of her stage name; she's a true solar-powered force! Standing as the alpha of the incredible girl group, MAMAMOO, Solar fits the role to a tee. With her sunny yet tenacious charm and serious vocal chops, she is no ordinary star.
She can hit those high notes with the group and with her solo endeavors alike. Her breathtaking Latino-inspired performance in her latest solo track, "Spit It Out", was an amazing ode to speaking your mind. It's kind of like Solar, Moonbyul, Hwasa, and WheeIn are the cool girls, but you can totally sit with them.
3. JinJin of Astro
Being the main rapper, lead dancer, and leader of Astro, JinJin is a prolific artist of many talents. Alongside Eun Woo, Moonbin, Sanha, MJ, and Rocky, this captain sets sail in all the brightest directions. with another comeback on the horizon, we're looking forward to seeing what this captivating group has in store for AROHA. Astro is the type of ensemble that radiates sweet bubbly magnetism with each hit they produce. Under the strong yet playful leadership of JinJin, all their adorable antics are kept in line.
4. Jennie of BLACKPINK
Fabulous plus feminine=Jennie Kim! Looking like a life-sized doll and sounding like a saccharine melody, Jennie spearheads BLACKPINK with passion and savage-ness. Jennie, Rose, Lisa, and Jisoo have constantly been making headlines with their chart-topping songs Moreover, they've sparked quite the online buzz when they launched their collaboration with Selena Gomez, titled "Ice Cream". Living up to the name, these girls definitely are colorful and sweet.
5. Irene of Red Velvet
29-year-old beauty and style icon, Irene, is an expert at standing out in a crowd. Always donning modish fashion-forward ensembles, we wouldn't mind raiding her closet for a day. This fashionista leads the glamorous quintet of music mavens like a true queen bee. No one can deny that Red Velvet's talent truly rises to the occasion during every single performance and song release. Hands down, one of the finest that female K-Pop has to offer.
Sashaying off the recent success of her subunit project with Seulgi, the duo has once again showcased their monster-sized vocal prowess. It was nothing short of a monster hit. (Okay, we're done with the puns now.)
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