We’ve seen many male idols such as the likes of G-Dragon, Dean, JinYoung, Gray, and Zico who are not only idols but competent producer songwriters as well.
But what about female idols? Some people seem to forget that there are also amazing female idol songwriters that have influenced and shaped the K-Pop music scene just as much as their male counterparts. Here are our nine best picks.
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We believe that IU is possibly the best female songwriter in K-Pop. She may write music mainly for herself, but that’s because the core of her artistry is defined by her songwriting. There is also clear evidence that she may potentially be the best when we consider the fact that she had the most #1 songs on Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100.
The ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ probably has more songs written than any other female idol songwriters under her belt. She currently has a total of 88 copyrighted songs, even beating IU who has a total of 40. Needless to say, she is a veteran writer within the industry and her experience is something that we can’t help but respect.
BoA’s music repertoire has quite a long history. She is also another veteran songwriter in the K-Pop music scene as well. During her peak, she managed to hold a record of having six consecutive #1 albums in Japan. She is also in some ways a pioneer when it comes to debuting overseas. During her golden years, it was actually quite difficult in comparison to now for K-Pop artists to gain recognition overseas. Although it wasn’t a major success, her U.S debut contributed to a wider road and more chance for K-Pop artists to have relevance overseas.
The EXID member has a songwriting catalog that actually comes directly second after Miryo. With 51 copyrighted songs, she has worked with Verbal Jint, HyunA, K.Will, and that’s just a small fraction of the list. She was the lyrical brains behind Troublemaker’s ‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Now’. She has also co-wrote Jewelry‘s ‘Look at Me’, Secret‘s ‘Talk That’, HyunA‘s ‘French Kiss’ and Boy’s Republic‘s ‘Round’.
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Mamamoo‘s sweetheart Moonbyul isn’t just your typical idol who only performs and awes fans with a radiant smile. She has 25 copyrighted records she has co-written in her catalog and has worked with Kye BumZu. Her lyrical talent can be heard on the song ‘Secret Love’.
Another notable idol songwriter to the list is Kim Boa of SPICA. She has co-written fellow girl idol group KARA‘s song ‘Step’ and the majority of SPICA’s songs as well. Her talent enabled her to work with artists such as Eric Nam, After School, and Rainbow.
Park JinYoung should be proud. These girls are not only mesmerizingly beautiful but more importantly, they really possess talent. Their ‘Reboot’ album, was entirely by themselves. Putting that into consideration, it really breaks the stereotype of pop stars not writing their own music.
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The iconic member of 2NE1 has made many contributions to her group’s songs. She has shown her lyrical talents by co-writing the group’s songs ‘Crush’, ‘If I Were You’, ‘MTBD’, ‘Scream’, and ‘Come Back Home’.
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There is a stark contrast between the music Hyolyn enjoys writing and the ones that she performed during her time in the girl group SISTAR. While the girl group’s music is mainly uptempo dance music, she has confessed that she prefers writing more downtempo and experimental music. She has co written SISTAR’s ‘Crying’, ‘Sunshine’, and ‘Say I Love U’. She even worked with Far East Movement on their song ‘Umbrella’. It’s unfortunate however that she wasn’t able to receive proper support from Starship Entertainment. We really hope she continues to write songs and bless our ears with her talent.
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September 21, 2017
Kpopmap Charts: 10 Idols That Are Good at Overwatch
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you probably know very well about ‘Overwatch’, Blizzard Entertainment’s most recent hit PC game.
Loved by fans and gamers all over the world, it’s no surprise that even our beloved idols would play as well. While it would be difficult to determine for sure which idol would be the best player, we’ve compiled a list of idols whom we think would be quite competent at playing the game in order.
#1 JungKook (BTS)
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JungKook is ranked as #1 on Kpopmap’s gaming charts because we believe his flawless appearance also reflects his flawless gaming skills. Well, maybe that’s just wishful thinking, but regardless, he is known to be the best gamer within BTS and we have seen through social media that he is above average in almost every game that he plays, whether it’s through PC, console, or mobile phone.
#2 MinHyuk (MONSTA X)
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If you love Overwatch so much you would even post a video of you playing the game, you must to some extent be competent in the game. Videos of MinHyuk playing can be found online with members of VIXX as well. The way his eyes are lazily focused with relaxation on the monitor screen makes us think that because he is so good, he doesn’t even have to try.
#3 BaekHyun (EXO)
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Rumors have it that BaekHyun’s Overwatch rank is somewhere in the ranks of master tier.
#4 HongBin (VIXX)
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Hongbin of VIXX has surprised fellow idols Gongchan (B1A4), and MinHyuk(Monsta X), with his Hanzo skills. The only reason he isn’t at the very top is that we all know Hanzo is OP and hated by Overwatch players.
#5 Hyuk (VIXX)
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Hyuk has been seen playing overwatch with Hongbin and MinHyuk as well. His skills as a competent dealer in the game were quite apparent with Pharah.
#6 Mino (WINNER)
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His specialties are probably not limited to just rapping and looking great. Mino himself actually looks like a tanky character and we believe that his D.Va would be a tank that can make the Overwatch team last long while fulfilling objectives.
#7 V (BTS)
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V probably has an extremely busy schedule, so we don’t think he’d be the best at the game, but that’s not to say he would be bad either.
#8 Jennie (BLACKPINK)
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The thought of Jennie playing Overwatch seems cute and also very realistic at the same time. She even somewhat has a hot gamer girl vibe as well.
#9 JiSoo (BLACKPINK)
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JiSoo and Jennie are known to be the best Overwatch players in BLACKPINK. Lisa and ChaeYoung sometimes tries to play with them but are usually left out because they lack skill. Symmetra is usually a difficult character to play with, which is why we find it hard to believe that a super-star idol with a busy schedule could manage to play well with it.
#10 HyeJeong (AOA)
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While it’s really cool to know that HyeJeong plays Overwatch, Genji players are usually very good or very bad.
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