EXO vs BTS: Let’s Compare the Two Biggest Boy Band in K-Pop Industry


Let’s Compare The Two Biggest Boy Bands in K-Pop, EXO And BTS!

Currently, there probably isn’t a single person alive that hasn’t heard of EXO and BTS. The two bands have been categorized as the two biggest boy bands in the world, and especially in the K-Pop industry. Not only they are popular in South Korea, but their popularity has also spread out all around the world! Mostly for BTS, since it seemed like a couple of years ago BTS had the best year in their career when they won the Billboard Music Award in 2017. Their popularity increased so much that it even expanded to the music industry in the US, and they have made a lot of good collaborations with musicians from the US.

Well, how could have these two bands manage to gain so much attention from people? Both EXO and BTS have their own unique concepts, and obviously, their members are multi-talented. No wonder, that their career success has been considered as such a big achievement so far. EXO has been declared as one of the most influential celebrities by Korean Forbes magazine, every year from 2014 until 2018. Meanwhile, BTS are the first K-Pop band that has won the Billboard Music Award two times.

And now, we’re going to compare all of the components in each of the two bands! Whether it’s a vocal battle, dance battle, their visual, etc! In this article, Channel-Korea will introduce you with the two biggest boy bands in the K-Pop industry, EXO and BTS, and everything you need to know about these two popular names!

EXO VS BTS: Vocal Battle

First of all, we’re going to talk about the vocal battle between EXO and BTS! As the two biggest boy bands in the K-Pop industry, having the best vocal is one of the most important things as a K-Pop artist, and this, of course, goes for both EXO and BTS.

In BTS, Jungkook and Jimin are famously known for their incredible vocal skills. Meanwhile, in EXO, we can hear the outstanding voice of D.O, Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin, and Suho. For more information, just read the article down below!

BTS’ Vocal

In BTS, the main vocalist is Jungkook, while their lead vocalist is Jimin. Here’s one of the best appearances of BTS’ Jungkook while singing on-stage!

Both BTS’ Jungkook and BTS’ Jimin have really great voices! Even when they are singing the live, on-stage, they still have very stable voices! Watch their performance together here:

EXO’s Vocal

As we said before, EXO has five of the best singers in their group, they are D.O, Chen, Baekhyun, Suho, and Xiumin. The main vocalists are Chen, Baekhyun, and D.O, while the lead vocalists are Suho and Xiumin.

EXO’s Chen is famously known as the best singer in EXO, and one of the best features of his voice that he can sing very high notes really well. EXO’s Baekhyun also has a great voice, he can sing really well, regardless if it for a recording, or if it is a stage performance while dancing.

Here’s one of the best appearances of EXO’s Chen, EXO’s Xiumin, and EXO’s Baekhyun while they are hitting high notes!

So, what do you guys think about the vocal battle between EXO’s members and BTS’ members? Even though they all have very outstanding voices, tell us who’s your favorite!

EXO VS BTS: Rap Battle


Maybe you have already seen the picture above, they are BTS’ RM and EXO’s Chanyeol. Yes, both of them are the main rapper of their band, respectively, BTS and EXO! EXO’s Chanyeol is the main rapper in EXO, while EXO’s Sehun is the lead rapper. EXO’s Chanyeol has a charismatic deep voice, which is good for being a rapper!

And also, in BTS we have BTS’ RM as the main rapper and BTS’ Suga as the lead rapper! So, this is the comparison between EXO’s rappers and BTS’ rappers!

BTS’ Rappers

We have the powerful BTS’ RM as the main rapper in BTS! Not only he has good skills in rapping, but BTS’ RM also has great talent as a songwriter! But we’re going to talk about the way he’s rapping. Mostly, in BTS’ songs, RM always seems to amaze us with his rapping skills! Who doesn’t love his deep voice, anyway?

Here’s the compilation video of BTS’ RM while he is rapping!

Then, we also have BTS’ Suga! Together with BTS’ RM, he is also being the lead rapper in BTS. Just like BTS’ RM, BTS’ Suga also has really good rapping skills! Whether he is on-stage performing live, or in a recording session, he is always burning the vibes!

EXO’s Rappers

Just like what we have said previously, EXO’s Chanyeol and EXO’s Sehun are the best rappers in EXO. EXO’s Chanyeol not only has the best skills for rapping, but also his deep voice is good for singing! While EXO’s Sehun is the second rapper in EXO. Even though there’s a lot of people doubting his rapping skills, but EXO’s Sehun has proven to them that he is actually a good rapper, and he has been improving a lot in his singing skills!

Additionally, there’s also EXO’s Sehun! He has a different voice from the other EXO members, in such a good way. His voice is so not typical that you won’t be able to forget it once you hear it. Watch his performance rapping here:

Mostly, the entire rapper line, both in EXO and BTS have outstanding deep voices. Tell us who would you pick!

EXO VS BTS: Dance Battle

Now we’re talking about the dance battle between EXO and BTS! Even though all of the members, both of EXO and BTS, are good dancers, but specifically each of the bands has their own main dancer! In EXO, the main dancers are Kai, Sehun, and Lay. While in BTS, the main dancers are J-Hope and Jimin, and the lead dancers of BTS are V and Jungkook.

BTS’ Dancers

Let’s meet the magnificent four, the dancing machine of BTS! It consists of J-Hope, Jimin, V, and also Jungkook! Wanna see their magical dancing moves?

Watch their incredible performance here:



EXO’s Dancers

In EXO, we can see magical dancing moves from one of the main dancers, EXO’s Kai! He is famously known for his visual and, of course, his dancing moves. His ability in dancing is something you won’t be able to get out of your mind.

No wonder, EXO’s Kai had already started dancing since he was young, and he is capable of doing any kind of dance, whether it is ballet, hip-hop, etc! EXO’s Kai also once revealed that his dancing moves are something natural that comes from inside him.

Then we have EXO’s Lay and EXO’s Sehun! Both of them also have outstanding dancing skills, and their bodies are flexible, and they look beautiful when performing any dance move!

When it comes to dancing, it might be very difficult to choose who’s the best one when all of them have already proven to us their respective dancing abilities! But you could make up your own mind and tell us who is your favorite!

EXO VS BTS: Visual Battle

EXO's Kai & BTS' Jin

In every girl group or boy band, of course, they have to have a visual. Basically, the visual is the icon of the band, he or she highlights the most prominent features of the band. There are also some visuals who are also the center of the group.

In BTS, we had Jin, V, and Jungkook as the visual line. While, in EXO we can see Kai, Chanyeol, and Sehun lined up in the visual line! And also, other than being visual, Kai is the center of the group as well!

So, let’s discuss each of the visuals in both EXO and BTS!

BTS’ Visual

Actually, there are a lot of opinions about who is the real visual in BTS. The answer is, BTS’ Jin. He is the official visual in BTS, but some people, mostly some of their fans, have thought that BTS’ V is the official visual in BTS. Some other fans think that it is BTS’ Jungkook.

BTS’ Jin

BTS' Jin

There are some who are doubtful about the good visual of BTS’ Jin, even though he went viral for his handsome looks. And still, both of BTS’ Jin and BTS’ V are famously known for their visual appearance in BTS.



BTS’ Jin, BTS’ V, and BTS’ Jungkook are all very attractive, which is why they have become the visual of the group!

BTS’ Jungkook

BTS' Jungkook

EXO’s Visual

In EXO, there’s one of the most famous visuals, who is already known by people, that’s EXO’s Kai! Not only he is known as the visual in EXO, but Kai is also the center and main dancer of EXO! But EXO’s Kai isn’t alone, there are also Chanyeol and Sehun as the visual. They even have a nickname as a trio, Se-Kai-Yeol for the shortest name of them.

EXO’s Kai

EXO's Kai


EXO’s Chanyeol

EXO's Chanyeol

Kai, Chanyeol, and Sehun, all three have a very unique appearance, so it’s no wonder that they have become the visual and center of EXO, to gain a lot of attention from the fans!

EXO’s Sehun

EXO's Sehun

Well, we assume that it would be quite difficult for you to pick one as your favorite visual since they all have a good-looking appearance!