One of the most common things in Kpop is that almost every group has a designated leader. Sometimes, the leader is the oldest member, but not always. Being a leader of Kpop groups is not an easy task; they have a lot on their shoulders. But, these best male Kpop leaders manage to do it with grace.
Best Male Kpop Leaders According to Fans
10. Super Junior Leeteuk
Being the oldest leader on this list (born on July 1, 1983), Leeteuk unquestionably has plenty of experience under his belt. Leeteuk has been leading Super Junior for an incredible 15 years! Apart from being the leader, Leeteuk is also the sub-rapper and sub-vocalist of the group.
9. MONSTA X Shownu
Shownu was initially trained at JYP Entertainment with GOT7 for 2 years before leaving the company and joining Starship Entertainment. Good thing that Shownu is now the main dancer and lead vocalist of MONSTA X. Moreover, according to fans, he is also one of the best male Kpop leaders.
8. ASTRO JinJin
Although JinJin is not the oldest member of the group (MJ is the oldest), he has shown off his capability of being a good leader. JinJin is the leader as well as rapper and lead dancer of ASTRO. Do you know that JinJin is also skilled in beatboxing?
7. SHINee Onew
Being born on December 14, 1989, Onew is the second oldest leader on this list. He was discovered by SM Entertainment in 2006 and became a trainee since then before debuting with SHINee in 2008. Onew definitely has a lot of experience under his belt.
6. SEVENTEEN S.Coups
S.Coups is one of the 95 liners who becomes the best male Kpop leader. He became a trainee with Pledis Entertainment in 2010 and was supposed to debut with another Kpop group (NU’EST). However, fate has a different way and put S.Coups with SEVENTEEN.
5. ATEEZ Hongjoong
Being young doesn’t mean you are not capable of doing something great. Hongjoong, the leader of ATEEZ, is one of the youngest leaders on this best male Kpop leaders list. He is not only good at rapping, but he is also a talented composer. Hongjoong has composed about 40 songs for ATEEZ.
4. NCT Taeyong
Taeyong definitely has a lot to do on his shoulder as the leader of both NCT 127 and NCT U. Being trained for 4 years before debuting with NCT, Taeyong has proven his ability as the best male Kpop leader. Besides being a leader, Taeyong is also the main rapper, dancer, vocalist, center, and visual of NCT.
3. EXO Suho
The leader of EXO, Suho, is one of the older Kpop leaders (born on May 22, 1991) on this list. His experience has made him at #3 on the best Kpop male leaders list. He became a trainee at SM Entertainment in 2006 before debuting with EXO in 2012.
2. Stray Kids Bang Chan
Joining JYP Entertainment during their auditions in Australia, Bang Chan has made his way as one of the best male Kpop leaders. Bang Chan is not only the leader, but he is also the main producer, lead vocalist, lead dancer, and sub-rapper of Stray Kids. What a multi-talented man!
1. BTS RM
Kim Namjoon, known by his stage name RM, is the leader of BTS. It is not surprising that RM was voted at #1 on the best Kpop leaders list given BTS success. Previously, BTS RM is also crowned no.1 on top 30 best Kpop leaders. Born on September 12, 1994, RM is one of the original members of BTS, along with Suga.
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