Besides good singing and dancing skills, these leaders are also amazingly talented songwriters.
We all know that the leader role is always considered the soul of a group, making it not a simple role at all. While having such heavy responsibility on their shoulders, they can still sing and dance well, as well as spend time composing music. Therefore, the following Kpop group leaders have become all-rounders that everyone admires.
Given the title the “King of K-pop” for his versatility in music, G-Dragon has become one of the most outstanding leaders of the Korean music industry. From singing, rapping, dancing, producing music or composing, the leader of BIGBANG is second to none.
During his 15-year career, G-Dragon has lots of famous songs credited to his name. The leader of BIGBANG contributed to a series of hits for his own group such as Love Song, Fantastic Baby and BANG BANG BANG. Besides, his self-written solo songs are equally successful, such as Without You and Untitled, 2014. In addition, G-Dragon also wrote music for his close friend Taeyang (Ringa Linga) and the group iKON (I Miss You So Bad).
B.I (Former iKON)
Leaving iKON in June 2019 after accusations of drug trafficking that occurred in 2016, fans deeply feel regret for Former iKON group leader as he not only has great leadership qualities but also is the main producer of the group.
It is known that BLACKPINK‘s hit Whistle composed by B.I has brought worldwide success to the group from the very first day of their debut. B.I is the composer of a series of hit songs like Love Scenario, Killing me, Goodbye Road by iKON, Bomb by PSY or Empty by Winner.
After leaving iKON, B.I continues his music career as a solo artist and shows his passion for composing through songs he wrote recently such as Midnight Blue, illa illa, Stay with Tablo or Cosmos, etc.
BTS’s leader is not only the representative of the group with his good foreign language, but also possesses a high IQ with extremely extensive knowledge. As the main rapper of BTS who has a strong fan base and amazing composing talent, there is no hesitation in saying that RM plays a key role in helping BTS reach out to the world.
RM has composed many impressive songs such as Dope (BTS), Butterfly (BTS) or Euphoria, the solo song of the group’s youngest member Jungkook.
Soyeon made (G)-DLE‘s name known to many through the song LATATA composed by the female idol herself. Taking the major charge of the group’s songs, Soyeon produced most of (G)-DLE‘s music albums herself as well as her solo products.
Kang Seungyoon (WINNER)
Despite being WINNER‘s maknae, Seungyoon was chosen to be the leader of the group, and at the same time has an impressive career as a songwriter.
Gaining attention with the pre-debut song Instinctively, the male singer has soon proved his composing ability with a series of self-produced hits such as Color Ring and Really Really by WINNER or the song that marks his return to solo career, IYAH.
Zico (BLOCK B)
Referring to the most famous self-produced idols in Kpop with a series of famous songs, BLOCK B’s Zico can’t be excluded.
Along with writing songs for his group like Wanna B, Her, Shall We Dance, leader Zico also has a thriving solo career with his self-written music with popular artists including Any Song (Zico), Soulmate (Ft. IU), I Am You, You Are Me (Zico), I Luv It (PSY), Traveler (F(X)) or Flower Road (Kim Sejeong).
It is not known to many that TWICE’s leader has written lyrics for a number of songs for her group such as First Time, Ho and Get Loud. In the album Formula Of Love: O+T=<3, Jihyo also participated in composing some songs like Cactus and Real You. Not too prominent in the field of songwriting, but fans are still extremely surprised to know that Jihyo possesses such an amazing composing ability.
SNSD’s leader has shown off her talent through the impressive self-written debut solo song I. Also, the album What Do I Call You has a B-Side part called To The Moon, which Taeyeon also participated in the writing process and production. Most recently, the song Can’t Control Myself on the album INVU also has Taeyeon‘s participation in writing the lyrics.
Although she does not have a brilliant music producing career like others, Taeyon also has two impressive self-written songs composed, making fans all acknowledge her writing ability.
Hui has proven to be not only a full-fledged leader of PENTAGON, but also a musician with immense potential, which can be shown through a series of the songs he wrote for the group such as Shine, Daisy or Do or Not.
Furthermore, the leader of PENTAGON is also the one who composed debut songs for Wanna One (Energetic), CIX (Tesseract) and composed his own solo songs.
SEVENTEEN is divided into 3 groups in charge of separate areas such as HipHop, Vocal and Performance. Known as the leader of SEVENTEEN‘s musical group, Woozi is considered the most hardworking, serious and careful member of the group. Besides, the male singer also has the talent to self-produce, compose and mix.
Songs like Mansae, Left And Right or Ready To Love were all written by Woozi himself. The leader of SEVENTEEN is also the man behind IOI ‘s emotional song (Downpour).
Bangchan (Stray Kids)
Stray Kids’s Bangchan is considered one of the leaders with incredible songwriting skills. The male idol is part of 3RACHA – Stray Kids‘s music production team including Bangchan, Changbin and Han, Bangchan has written some songs for the group by himself such as God’s Menu, Hellevator or Miroh.
JB during his time in GOT7 was named the group’s leader with amazing ability to compose music. The male idol has contributed his talent by composing many songs for the group such as Look, Eclipse or Page.
After GOT7 left JYP Entertainment, JB started his solo career under H1GHER MUSIC, releasing the self-produced single Switch It Up.
Taeyong (NCT 127)
Taeyong released his first solo single titled Long Flight in 2019 which was self-written and co-composed. Recently, Taeyong also attracted attention with the self-composed song Rose with the participation of Seulgi (Red Velvet), making fans extremely admire the talent of the NCT 127’s leader.
Hongjoong is considered a “stubborn but strict father” of the group. The male singer once revealed that he had composed 40 separate songs for his group, which surprised everyone by the ATEEZ leader’s ability to compose music.
ATEEZ’s songs like Aurora, Celebrate or Horizon were all composed by Hongjoong, he also has a solo song called Draw And Draw, with the entire song written and composed by him.