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Vocals, dance, rap, visuals - these are some of the key and essential components of K-Pop. In addition, live performance is also an important aspect of K-Pop, where idols get the chance to show off their artistic faculties on display. Getting to perform on stage is a matter of pride and joy for idols and the opportunity to do so is greatly revered among them. Most groups have positions such as vocalists, dancers, rappers but all the members are expected to be equally great at each skill.

In a previous article, we analysed the vocals of the 6 best male vocalists in K-Pop.

Today, we are counting down those artists in K-Pop, in no particular order, whose live vocals are no joke!

 

1. Ailee

Ailee is easily one of the best vocalists in the industry. Her vocal capacity, range, tone and the overall control she holds over her voice can only be comparable to a master.

 

2. IU

There are many reasons why everyone loves IU and one of them happens to be the fact that she remains undefeated as the best singer-songwriter-performer both in and out of the Korean entertainment industry. Her live vocals are unnervingly perfect.

 

3. NCT's TaeIl

The member who has singlehandedly been responsible for all the high notes in NCT's music, TaeIl is unrivalled when it comes to range. From lower registers to higher ones, TaeIl can do it all.

 

4. Lee Hi

Lee Hi's voice must have been blessed by the gods because otherwise it should be illegal to sound this good. Lee Hi's studio voice and her live voice are exactly the same and it makes us wonder whether she has CDs for brekafast.

 

5. Girls Generation's TaeYeon

The main vocalist of the first title-holder of the "Nation's Girl Group" position, TaeYeon has not aged a day. However, her voice keeps getting better and better and at this point, her vocal skill is simply unmatched.

 

6. APINK's EunJi

If there's anyone who can belt notes like their life depended on it, it has to be EunJi. Her range is unbelievable and her voice remains so steady throughout, even when she's actively performing choreography, speaks volumes of her talent.

 

7. MONSTA X's KiHyun

MONSTA X's KiHyun could probably hold his breath for minutes on end without even sweating it because that's how long he holds notes. The way he can modulate his voice and switch registers is so impressive that it seems as though he was born to be a singer.

 

8. SHINee's Onew

Onew is known for his unique vocal tone and capacity. He can undertake any genre, from rock ballads to pop, and can effortlessly deliver on the same. It's a treat to be able to watch Onew perform live because there's nothing else quite like it.

 

9. EXO's Chen

EXO's Chen might be humble and modest but when his talent is on display, there's nothing that can stop him. Chen is one of the best singers in this industry and like Onew, his unique, one-of-a-kind voice adds a special quality to his music. Even live, especially with EXO's heavy choreography, Chen can hold his notes effortlessly.

 

10. ATEEZ's JongHo

ATEEZ's JongHo is not only one of the strongest idols physically, but also vocally. He can break an apple with his bare hands and if he held his notes long enough, we're sure he'd break some glass too! JongHo's live vocals are sometimes even better than the studio-recorded versions and that's testimony to his incredible talent.

 

Which other vocalist would you add to this list? Share your thoughts with Kpopmap in the comments section down below!

 

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Jake
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Jake
Jul 16, 2021 12:28 am

Bang Yedam of TREASURE

Abigail
Abigail
Jul 15, 2021 11:26 pm

Kihyun 🥺🥰💕

Nanyy
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Nanyy
Jul 15, 2021 10:09 pm

TAEIL💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

Daynee
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Daynee
Jul 15, 2021 09:37 pm

Jongho YESSS 💖💖

Mai
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Mai
Jul 15, 2021 07:43 pm

Kihyun 💕

abee
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abee
Jul 15, 2021 07:32 pm

finally!!! a list with kihyun!!!!!!

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Dia
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Dia
Jul 15, 2021 06:14 pm

Yoo kihyun- the god of kpop
The K in kpop❤❤

MX Annie
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MX Annie
Jul 15, 2021 06:08 pm

Love U vocal king KIHYUN ❣️

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Monbebe
Monbebe
Jul 15, 2021 05:54 pm

Yoo Kihyun CD eater 😆

Noor
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Noor
Jul 15, 2021 04:42 pm

Jongho best vocal🥺

Pat
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Pat
Jul 15, 2021 04:22 pm

Akmu should have made the list. They have some of the absolute best vocals and eat the CD for breakfast every day

WDH
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WDH
Jul 15, 2021 04:17 pm

Yoo Kihyun supremacy!!

agita
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agita
Jul 15, 2021 02:18 pm

Kihyun ❤

IntanNazihah
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IntanNazihah
Jul 15, 2021 11:48 am

Where yuju??yujushould be on here...yuju gfriend

ATEEZSAN1 SAMA
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ATEEZSAN1 SAMA
Jul 15, 2021 11:06 am

jongho is best vocalest in 4 generation ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ we love you jongho ㅠㅠㅠ(하트)

Clueless0706
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Clueless0706
Jul 15, 2021 10:39 am

BTOB members should be on here. Please check them out. Then you will know.

TobiM
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TobiM
Jul 15, 2021 10:38 am

SEO EUNKWANG

Catj
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Catj
Jul 15, 2021 10:37 am

*without

Catj
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Catj
Jul 15, 2021 10:36 am

A list about live vocals with BTOB? Funny.

sky
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sky
Jul 15, 2021 03:51 am

Moon Taeil is the best

beb
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beb
Jul 15, 2021 03:46 am

Ailee is only one of the few female vocalists I listen to. She is indeed a great vocalist. I would add Lee Michelle. No one talks about her and she wasn't able to get on shows to perform like other idols. Her song and mv is Without You. She has amazing vocals. I think the mv isn't something Korea wants showcased as it has many of the names she was called as a child growing up in the mv. She's black and Korean. When it comes to male vocals, people always forget JYJ. Their vocals would be number 1 too.… Read more »

Farooh
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Farooh
Jul 15, 2021 03:41 am

Im so proud of jongho

BlueAtiny
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BlueAtiny
Jul 15, 2021 03:19 am

In love with ATEEZ maknae Jongho vocal and talents on stage 🏆

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ATINY 1117
Jul 15, 2021 01:36 am

Jongho is the youngest in the list 🥺 proud of our maknae!!

Ankitha
Ankitha
Jul 15, 2021 01:35 am

Choi Jongho ❤️

Crystalteez
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Crystalteez
Jul 15, 2021 01:33 am

Jongho!! He is the only 4th gen vocalist on top 10!!! So proud 🥺💖

Crystalteez
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Crystalteez
Jul 15, 2021 12:49 am

Omg jongho is the only 4th gen vocalist to be on top 10!! 🥺💖

unhiver07
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unhiver07
Jul 14, 2021 10:49 pm

moon taeil❤️

Dimple
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Dimple
Jul 14, 2021 09:57 pm

Taeil 🍯💗

Hananyataeil
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Hananyataeil
Jul 14, 2021 09:33 pm

Moon taeil 🙆❤️

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