Vocal, rap, dance, and visual representatives throughout 3 generations of K-pop female idols 

Which female idol do you think of when it comes to these main positions in K-pop groups? 

When fans are asked to pick girl group members from K-pop 2nd to 4th generation with the most outstanding vocal, rap, dance, and visual, here are the most mentioned names. Do you agree with this list or is there any female idol you want to add? 

Vocal representatives

Among 2nd generation female idols, plenty of K-pop fans agree that Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon is the first name that came to their mind as the best vocalist. She has debuted for 15 years and her vocal techniques are only getting better. Every time Taeyeon shows off her vocals, she amazes listeners with how powerful she sounds. She is not dubbed K-pop’s “vocal queen” for nothing. 

Taeyeon is called the “vocal queen” of K-pop 

A vocal representative from the 3rd generation is Taeyeon’s junior at SM Entertainment, Red Velvet’s Wendy. Like Taeyeon, Wendy is known for her powerful vocals that help her pull off high notes perfectly. Wendy also has the best voice for ballads. Her emotional voice can move listeners to tears. 

Wendy is best known for her powerful vocals 

NMIXX’s Lily, despite having debuted for not long, has quickly left a strong impression for her vocals and is now considered the best vocalist among 4th generation girl group members. She belts out high notes smoothly and has a vocal color that is hard to forget after just one listen. 

Lily has the most prominent vocals of K-pop 4th gen 

Rap representatives

2NE1’s CL stands out among the main rappers of 2nd generation girl groups. CL’s great voice, rap tone, and natural “swag” contribute a major part to the unique sound of 2NE1, as heard in their iconic hits such as I Am The Best, Come Back Home, I Love You or Fire.

CL is the rap representative of K-pop 2nd gen 

Among 3rd generation female idol rappers, EXID’s LE often draws the most praise. Her skills are said to be on par with underground rappers. LE sounds strong, sexy, and has an unmistakable rap style. 

LE compares with even underground rappers 

In the 4th generation, (G)-IDLE’s Soyeon is considered unrivaled in terms of rap. She can rap very fast with a speed of 8.32 syllables in just a second. Soyeon has an intimidating and fierce image that makes her catch the attention easily. She is also an extremely talented producer and songwriter. 

Soyeon is the most outstanding 4th gen idol rapper 

Dance representatives

In the 2nd generation, After School’s Kahi is chosen as the best female idol dancer. Her dancing line can be both elegant and powerful. There are also many fans who pick Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon. She is an OG dancing machine among female idols, with the most skilled and eye-catching dance steps. 

Kahi has become the dance mentor for various junior idols 
Hyoyeon is an OG “dancing machine” 

Former I.O.I’s Chungha, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, and TWICE’s Momo are the most selected idols when it comes to the best female dancers of the 3rd generation. Each of them has their own dancing style that is equally amazing to watch. They are also known for having on-point stage presence. 

Chungha has proved her top-tier dancing skills since “Produce 101”
Lisa is without doubt one of the best 3rd gen dancers
Seulgi stands out on stage with her dancing skills
Momo can pull off different choreographies 

New generation idols gain much attention for their performance skills, so there are many good dancers. Former IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon and ITZY’s Yeji are believed to be the two female idols who best represent the dance position of K-pop 4th gen. 

Visual representative

In the 2nd generation, Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, the “goddess” takes the lead in terms of visuals. Yoona’s visual has remained iconic across generations thanks to her pure and graceful features that perfectly adhere to Korean beauty standards. 

Yoona is one of the OG visuals of K-pop

In the 3rd generation, Red Velvet’s Irene, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, TWICE’s Tzuyu, and MOMOLAND’s Nancy are the most famous visuals. They all have clear features, sophisticated beauty that exude elegance. 

red velvet irene
Irene has a cold, goddess-like beauty that captures fans’ hearts 
Jisoo is called “Miss Korea” thanks to her traditional beauty 
Tzuyu is a foreign idol but receives much love for her visuals 
Nancy stands out for her mixed-race visuals

There are also plenty of visuals among 4th generation girl group members to choose a representative from. (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon stands out with her surreal, tall nose, and innocent, lovely, yet expensive aura. Besides Miyeon, IVE’s Wonyoung and NMIXX’s Sullyoon are the most mentioned 4th gen female idols when it comes to visuals. 

Miyeon looks both innocent and classy
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Wonyoung is called the “4th gen It girl”
Sullyoon has just debuted but already made headlines with her visuals 

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