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Updated March 23rd KST:

TaeYong is the known confirmed leader of NCT 127 and we apologize if we might have caused any confusion for fans. It is currently both a yes and no situation for TaeYong being the leader of NCT as a whole. As of 2018, he was considered by all the members to best fit the role of the leader.

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Some idols seem to have such a dominating presence and immense popularity that they are often times mistaken as the leader of their group.

Their visuals, their character or just their mature vibes, and also the fact that they are often times the most talked about member in the group can sometimes give people the impression and assumption that they are the leaders.

You can check them out below.


TaeYong (NCT)

TaeYong is easily one of NCT's most popular members. His visuals are also believed to be perfect for the beauty standards SM Entertainment usually favors.

 3 Idols Who Many People Mistake As Group Leaders




There's definitely a resemblance between him and BIGBANG's G-Dragon, making people feel that he might be the leader of the group.

 3 Idols Who Many People Mistake As Group Leaders

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Taeyang (BIGBANG)

Okay so G-Dragon is usually the obvious person to look to when people who don't know the group too well guess who the leader is. But Taeyang too has traits that have people guessing him as the leader. For starters, he's actually the only member of BIGBANG who hasn't been caught up in any scandals.

 3 Idols Who Many People Mistake As Group Leaders



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Sep 26, 2020 05:11 pm

taeyong was confirmed to be the overall leader of NCT 2020

Mar 22, 2020 09:36 am

Taeyong is the leader of NCT.

Mar 21, 2020 07:54 am

taeyong is the leader tho.....