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6 R&B songs from Korean singers you shouldn’t miss

K-pop is a genre in itself, but K-pop songs are heavily influenced by other genres such as Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, and rock. There are also many Korean songs sung by idols and groups that fall into the R&B category.

In this article, we’ve listed six K-pop songs that are heavily influenced by the rhythm and blues genre.

NCT 127 ‘Rear 2 U’

A fan favorite and always a hit in concerts, NCT 127’s “Back 2 U (AM 01:27)” is a great example of an R&B K-pop song that is nicely done.

(Photo: NCT 127 – Twitter)
NCT 127

NCT 127’s vocals are really good at this type of song. Even though it includes rap parts, it complements the singing parts nicely.

The mixing of the members’ voices really brought out the song. Immersive rhythm and lyrics added power to the song.

Wheein starring GSoul “Butterfly”

As MAMAMOO, Wheein is second on our list. Of her group, she definitely has the most R&B inspired songs and voice.


(Photo: Instagram: @whee_inthemood)

On her first solo album, Redd, her song with Korean singer R&B GSoul titled “Butterfly” brought out Wheein’s honeyed voice, who loves Moomoos.

MAMAMOO’s ace ability to sing in a variety of genres made her different and stand out in a group that is made up entirely of singers.

Baekhyun “Stay Up” starring Beenzino

The member of EXO who has the most influential R&B song is definitely Baekhyun. His voice is perfect for the genre. His song “Stay Up” from his first mini-album City Lights is a personal favorite and has been played too many times.

EXO Baekhyun

(Photo: Facebook: EXO)
EXO Baekhyun

It is definitely not just me that thinks this song is amazing because the audio on YouTube has over 3 million views.

Former “Sunrise” GOT7 JB

Another K-pop idol who is heavily influenced by R&B music is former GOT7 leader JB. even before leaving JYP Entertainment, JB released many solo R&B songs such as “Sunrise” and “RIDE”.


(Photo: Arena Homme +)

However, after leaving the agency he was able to make more songs available and complete. His song with Jay Park “BTW” is a perfect example of this.

Fans love his voice, especially when he sings smooth, calm and sexy songs.

Red Velvet “I only”

The experimental girl band SM Entertainment with two bands, Red and Velvet, occasionally releases R&B tracks as the title track, such as their remakes “Be Natural”, “Automatic”, “Bad Boy” and “Psycho”.

Red Velvet Peek A Boo


But their B-sides on each album never failed on one R&B track that made a big impact. “Just” and “Kingdom Come.”

Seulga and Wendy’s voices are especially good for R&B songs because they have a really nice vibrato.

SHINee “Strange Eye”

By now, you probably realize that half of the artists on this list are from SM Entertainment. The agency really likes to release R&B songs to show off their vocals and amazing singing skills.


(Photo: Instagram: @shinee)

SHINee’s song “Odd Eye” has a slow rhythm that makes it a perfect R&B song. The late Jonghyun’s voice and falsetto in the song added great quality to the song.

If you don’t know him, be sure to check it out!

KPopStarz is the owner of this article.

With a script by Jaswin Singh


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