Internationally famous Kpop groups always have at least one member in charge of speaking English.
Kpop has long transpired outside the borders of Korea, and is now well-known across the globe. As a result, entertainment agencies always want to scout foreign members who can easily connect with international audiences.
SM’s newest girl group aespa consists of Karina, Giselle, Winter, and NingNing. Out of the four members, Giselle, who is half-Korean and half-Japanese, can speak English really well and often takes over the conversation when the foreign language is required.
Before debuting with aespa, Giselle used to attend an international school in Japan, and study abroad in the US, making her a fluent English-speaker. With this ability, Giselle was the aespa member who communicated the most with fans on the stage of Coachella.
Fans of BLACKPINK are always proud of their four gorgeous and talented idols, who happen to be experts in English as well. Of the group, Jennie and Rosé are frequent English speakers whenever BLACKPINK travels overseas.
In particular, Jennie used to study in New Zealand before pursuing her idol life, and thus can speak as well as a native speaker. With her natural accent, the main rapper of BLACKPINK never struggles when mingling with Western media, personalities, and international fans.
Meanwhile, Rosé was born and raised in New Zealand and Australia, and English is basically her first language. In English interviews, the idol always impresses the audience with her confidence, fluency, and natural accent.
For BTS, the diplomat is obviously the group’s leader RM. The idol scored 915/990 in the TOEIC test (a global standardized test for English proficiency), which is a prime evidence of his English speaking ability. In September 2018, RM even gave a speech on behalf of BTS on the stage of the United Nations, and earned plenty of praise for his confident manner and well-structured speech.
TXT is also making a strong impression among international and domestic fans. One of the reasons for their success lies in the English proficiency of Huening Kai and Yeonjun. Meanwhile, Wendy is the one in charge of English in Red Velvet.
Kpop idols these days are not only talented and gorgeous, but can also speak foreign languages well. Having a member in charge of English can help them connect more easily to international fans, and improve their popularity in foreign countries.