List of Best K-Pop Boy Group Leaders and Why: From EXO’s Suho to BTS’ RM

#11 CNBLUE’s Yonghwa


Jung Yong-hwa was born on June 22nd, 1989, in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He is a South Korean musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CNBLUE.

Jung Yong-hwa is known as the CNBlue Leader who has a million charisma. Not only charismatic but also friendly and full of charm. CNBlue itself is known as a band, and some of the songs they present are their own creations. The concept they are carrying is actually oriented to J-Pop. Moreover, their group is also highly recognized in the country. Discussing Yonghwa’s leadership, he is a very protective person and also cares for other members. He even cultivated a sense of kinship in maintaining the harmony of his group. And about talent, Yonghwa has been successful as a musician. Moreover, Yonghwa is also good at acting and it has been proven through the phenomenal dramas You’re Beautiful and Heartstring.

#12 BIGBANG’s G-Dragon


Kwon Ji-yong was born on August 18th, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. He is also known by his stage name G-Dragon. He is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion icon known for penning chart-topping singles and a stage presence that has garnered him the title “King of K-Pop.” From the age of twelve, G-Dragon trained for six years at the South Korean entertainment label YG Entertainment before debuting in 2006 as the leader of the hip-hop boy band Big Bang, which went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.

Without a doubt, G-Dragon must be on this list because he has been guiding and supporting Big Bang for years in their fame. During the past 12 years, Big Bang has continued to develop into a very strong K-POP power and can continue to maintain the quality and popularity of its group thanks to the leader who is none other than G-Dragon. Regardless of the difficulties they have faced stemming from their various scandals about the Daesung accident, the T.O.P case, and Seungri’s case, G-Dragon never backed away or turned away from the band members. He remained beside them supporting and loving them while remaining humble through everything. Even as a leader GD is a good leader, and is also popular in foreign countries. G Dragon also has the most number of fans. And one more thing that makes GD so popular is his fashion taste which has become the center of the K-Pop world that has even been recognized by the world.

#13 NCT’s Taeyong

Lee Tae-yong was born on July 1st, 1995, in Seoul, South Korea. He is better known by his mononym Taeyong. He is a singer, rapper, dancer, songwriter, and composer of South Korea. He is a member and leader of the South Korean boy group NCT, and his subunits are NCT U and NCT 127 under the management of SM Entertainment.

Taeyong is the leader of NCT 127 but it seems that many believe he is also the overall NCT leader. His past, which became the talk of netizens, made him carefully so as not to cause problems for the group. He also knows when to joke and when to be serious.

Taeyong is called the Tsundere type leader. This type is a leader whose appearance is cold outside, but so warm in his heart. SM Entertainment has Taeyong, other members also say that Taeyong is a very Tsundere figure. Behind his cold appearance like ice, Taeyong really knows how to pay attention to members and love the maknae.

When their youngest subunit, NCT Dream whose members are younger than him was filming their official MV, he knew very well that they needed support. He deliberately came to encourage and play with them. He knows the position that he is a leader and hyung (older brother) for them.

On the NCT Life variety show, it was very noticeable that he was a resolute leader, but he was melted by the innocence of WinWin, smiling by Yuta and Doyoung’s savage and respecting Taeil. And he revived the atmosphere with his ‘deadly’ aegyo (acting cute).

Because NCT is a group with a large number of members, on various occasions he seems to always count the number of members so that none of them are ‘lost’.

Aside from attention to the members, Taeyong is one of the keys to NCT’s success. Because Taeyong and Mark are members who often help in making NCT albums. Taeyong shows that age does not prevent him from expanding his abilities in music. Among them are Mad City, Peace of Mind, Angel, Back 2 U, Baby Don’t Like It, The 7th Sense, Open the Door, Switch, Fire Truck, Good Thing, Cherry Bomb, Running 2 U, 0 Mile, Whiplash, Summer 127, Boss and much more.


That was all the information about several of the most glorious and the best leaders of K-pop boy groups. Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!