The interesting part about K-pop is that there are so many idols with unique skills and traits, giving fans the opportunity to choose their favourites. However, some groups have that one member who gets more attention. This list will feature 7 male K-pop idols who have eclipsed their groups.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as there are many factors contributing to their growing popularity. In most cases, it’s a management issue. Sometimes an idol is simply distinguished by sheer charm, a certain degree of virality, frequent media exposure, and international recognition.
Without further ado, here are 7 male K-pop idols who have overshadowed their groups.
1. ASTRO Cha Eun Woo
(Image: Instagram: @eunwo.o_c)
Currently amassing 31.6 million Instagram followers, ASTRO Cha Eun Woo’s popularity is astounding. The number of followers is just one factor.
He is also known for his roles in beloved dramas such as “True Beauty”, “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty” and “My Romantic Some Recipe”.
2. NCT Taeyong
(Photo: Twitter: @NCTsmtown_127)
NCT Taeyong joins this list for his edgy visuals, dancing skills, and charisma in his performances. In addition to these idol qualities, he is endowed with the qualities of a leader.
NCT is known for having 23 members that are divided into three sections, including NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV. Being the leader of 2 groups is not easy, and Taeyong usually pays attention to this fact.
3. Kang Daniel
(Image: Instagram: @daniel.k.here)
Former Produce 101 contestant and Wanna One member Kang Daniel is one of the industry’s most recognizable idols. Thanks to his nice personality, Daniel won the hearts of the audience, being nice to every person he met. Moving from intern to respected CEO of Konnect Entertainment, Kang Daniel will always be an inspiration to others.
4. BIGBANG G-Dragon
(Photo: Instiz) BIGBANG G-Dragon
The King of K-pop himself, BIGBANG G-Dragon, shines on stage with raw talent, along with his fierce charisma and tenacity. He is known for his songwriting creativity, rapping skills, and heritage as one of K-pop’s most memorable idols.
5. Block B Zico
(Photo: Facebook: KOZ Entertainment)
Block B Zico is one of the most popular names in K-pop, where he stands out for his authentic personality and dedication to his craft. With 4.7 million followers on Instagram, he is easily recognized by K-pop fans.
6. BTOB Sungjae
(Image: Instagram: @yook_can_do_it)
The members of BTOB are equally funny and hilarious. However, BTOB Sungjae starred in “Goblin”, which is one of the most famous K-dramas in existence. Sungjae impressed the audience with his acting skills. He is also known for his role in the variety show “We Got Married” with Red Velvet Joy as a partner. In the show, Sungjae and Joy went viral due to their constant chemistry.
7. WEi Kim Yohan
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WEi Kim Yohan is known for his charming personality, amazing dancing skills and vocals. As a K-pop idol, he always gives his best at every stage.
Fans were also surprised by his acting skills! Yohan also starred in the Korean adaptation of A Love So Beautiful, a remake of the Chinese drama of the same name.
Do you know any other male K-pop idols who have overshadowed their groups? Let us know in the comments below.
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Written by Israel Monte