Top 10 Best Leaders of K-Pop Groups

Choose your favorite leader from your favorite kpop group. Let's see who's gets the most love.
The Top Ten
1 Kim Hyun-joong ~ SS501 Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

I would not comment on Kim Hyun Joong's leadership since I am not Korean nor do I live with them. We are just outsider fans, not their family or friends. We would never know. Only the SS501 members know about his leadership. What I do know is that he led his group to become a famous boy band, and he has sacrificed a lot for himself through illness, injury, and collapse, etc.

He is a hardworking artist that I've ever seen. I really admire him because he works hard to improve himself and become stronger. He always gives his best through each performance. He is a talented artist and good-looking. I love his 4D personality and great character. He is not perfect because nobody is perfect. Though people always say he can't sing, for me, he can sing really well. I love his sexy voice. Every time I hear his soft and deep voice, I feel calm. He says he is not number one because that can be replaced, but he is the only one: Kim Hyun Joong.

I have been following Kim Hyun Joong's career since the debut of SS501. I love the fact that he takes on the caring and supportive role for his peers. He has a genuine heart and shows compassion for those around him. I really enjoyed watching him on Barefoot Friends. Kim Hyun Joong takes on new challenges with enormous charisma that only he can pull off. His singing ability is very unique in style and has great range. I will always support him because his personality and spirit demand respect from all levels of entertainment.

Boy, you ain't seen nothing yet until you get to see and become a part of his world. KHJ always exhibits charisma and sincere deliverance within each of his performances. When you watch him with his boy band SS501, you can feel the love he has for each of his brothers because he is not afraid to display his emotions, loving them as his family. They bring such joy when they play pranks on each other. Oh my! Kim Hyun Joong is one of the best individuals I have seen and sincerely followed in a long time. Great things are coming soon from him, so if you do not know KHJ, you will be left behind.

Kim Hyun Joong is the best leader. He has sacrificed too much for SS501 and has attended many schedules just to promote SS501. He is a protective and loving leader who loves his SS501 brothers so much. He even takes all the blame that people throw at him, even though people don't know what exactly happened to SS501 when they left DSP. I really feel sorry for him. I don't care what people say about him. For me, he does his job really well as SS501's leader. Fighting, Hyun Joong Leader!

2 Leeteuk ~ Super Junior Park Jeong-su, better known by his stage name Leeteuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor.

Just see how Super Junior has gone through all the ups and downs - accidents, controversies, loss of family members, etc. - and still thrive as they do now. One of the main reasons for the group's close bond and success is due to their leader.

Not to mention, Super Junior is filled with members who have huge personalities and a touch of craziness. Leeteuk is probably the only one who can manage them.

After what he went through in 2014, you can't help but wonder what this man's heart is made of. However, I'm pretty sure having the members stay beside him is also one of the reasons he could survive the tragedy.

A leader and members who are as close to each other as family - what can be better than that?

We should thank Leeteuk for being a caring leader to Super Junior and for being a caring person to us, the ELF. He has gone through lots of hardships from being a leader, but that doesn't stop him from loving and caring for the other members and us, the ELF. We know how much he loves the ELF and the other Super Junior members. Maybe for him, the ELF and Super Junior are one big happy family. He is the best leader I have ever seen. He loves the ELF and the other Super Junior members very much. He will always care about the other members and us, the ELF. We love him as much as he loves us!

An amazing leader led the group through so many hardships and gained the amount of fame they have today. All the members have said more than once that they have only been able to get so far because he is the leader. He's their glue, their parent, their big brother, their shelter, etc. Despite enduring more trials than most people, he can still do his job with a smile. He's always one of the first people his members call for when they need help. Voted on by fans and other celebrities, Leeteuk is always in the running for the best leader.

He's always the best because of his caring nature, his accountability, and his sweet heart. He's the important person who can link all members. He shows us the way Super Junior live, work, love, and share their hearts with all fans and supporters. He also keeps his promises, always. Because of him, everyone continues to believe in Super Junior, waiting for them, cheering them, crying for them, smiling for them, living and loving with them, and becoming their strength, their forever friends, and their second family. Super Junior's Lee Teuk is the best.

3 Taeyeon ~ Girls' Generation

At first, it may seem like she isn't always there for her members, which is why I initially didn't think she was a good leader. But after much observation, I came to realize that she is always quietly looking out for them and knows them very well. She just doesn't express it openly. She never wanted to become a leader, but after assuming the role, she has done a marvelous job.

Taengoo is the best kid leader in the world! She is always trying to put up a strong front and lets her fellow members take the spotlight. She treats her members like sisters, rather than just as girls who need to follow her instructions. She cares for them equally. She stands up for her members and fans while maintaining composure and acting leader-like when she needs to. She is an approachable, respectable, friendly, dependable leader. She's also silly, cute, adorkable, lovable, and just everything!

I choose her not only because I'm a Sone, but because she excels in her role as a leader. SNSD has 9 members, and leading such a group is not easy. However, she has successfully led the group for 7 years! This is remarkable, especially considering that SNSD debuted in 2007 when she was just 18 years old. She continues to be an excellent leader to this day, making her the best leader I've known.

She always thinks about her members first and knows when to step in. She doesn't try to outshine others because she believes everyone deserves the spotlight. A good leader is not always the one who leads but also knows when to step back to ensure everyone is okay. She cares for the members like a mother and treats her fans nicely. That's why I choose her.

4 RM ~ BTS

Specifically, with regard to leadership, I feel like he knows what he's doing. I don't know what's on his mind when he's on the job, but I do hope that he himself knows he is very good at leadership. I'm not concerned about how he cares for his members or his looks right now. What catches my attention is his job as a leader specifically. I notice his leadership skills more than I notice him having fun with the members. I find that he only rests when the other members are not busy, but I still have a feeling that he can't rest because leadership has become somewhat of a paranoia for him. I can't explain it, but I hope he rests well. I may be overthinking it, but I'm a 20-year-old male with no sleep time due to my job and taking care of my family and kids. So, I can see it, but if I'm wrong, then I guess I'm wrong.

RM has been known to lead ever since his pre-debut days. He would lead the trainees and tell them to prioritize teamwork, even though they were all competing to debut. Now he leads BTS really well too. I know RM has a lot of burdens just because of this. He had to relearn English properly because they're mostly promoting in the West now. He produces and writes songs for others too, but he doesn't show that he's tired of it. (The other members could be helping him out to ease that burden.) I think he has really influenced the members in a positive way. For example, Taehyung and Jungkook used to be a bit mischievous, but now when they get interviewed, I can really tell that they've matured a lot. I think being around RM, who's a very deep person, has influenced them significantly.

He suffers alone and is willing to work hard in exchange for his members' happiness. He has made so many sacrifices, and the fact that he still looks happy in front of others proves he has a very strong mindset. These are all qualities of a great leader. BTS has come so far, becoming the biggest boy band in the world with amazing music that has changed many lives. Their music helped me out of my depression and this is mainly the effort of one person! It really shows that Rap Monster is no joke.

He is such a good leader! I don't know why he is so low here. He should be #1! His aura is very manly yet calming, which I think makes him an excellent leader since everyone loves him. He contributes a lot to BTS, especially through his dancing. You can really tell how hard he tries to improve. He is so smart that he's able to add deep meanings to BTS songs. One good example of his leadership was when, in Burn the Stage, V was about to cry, but Rap Monster comforted him. Rap Monster, if you're reading this, I love you! Oppa saranghaeyo.

5 Onew ~ SHINee

Onew is the kindest and most caring leader among all others in K-pop, without a doubt! He is so cute and lovely. His cute eye smile can make your day brighter. He is like the sun - so warm and bright. He is just too cute to resist. He is very clumsy, even on stage, and that's what makes him even more adorable.

He always looks out for the other members, is very responsible, and is incredibly caring. He is also very clever. He got 2nd place in his whole school. Despite having amazing hot abs, he still doesn't show off. Onew is a very down-to-earth person! Though he is the eldest in the group, he is actually like a baby.

He has an angelic voice that can melt your heart. His eye smile and his laugh are the best in the whole world. If you've had a bad day, just look at a picture of Onew smiling, and it will definitely put a smile on your face. He has that effect on people! He is the cutest, sweetest, kindest, most caring, loveliest, clumsiest yet most responsible, cleverest, ...more

Onew leads without making it known to everyone. He is an amazing leader to SHINee and is very humble. He is polite, witty, and a variety star, loved by everyone who comes into contact with him. Always smiling, he is the charismatic person known as Lee Jinki.

He is hardworking and very versatile. Onew is our crazed chicken lover, and we love him for that. He takes tremendous care of his dongsaengs. Although he may appear quiet on the surface, deep down he is carefully absorbing everything around him and listening to other people. He is understanding, pure, and clumsy but very lovable.

He is fragile and keeps things to himself because he doesn't want it to affect SHINee. His sunbaes love him to death. Everything he does is Onew Sangtae.

The most caring, loving, down-to-earth, sweet, cute, and clumsy baby boy, Onew is a God-sent angel! Who wouldn't love this adorable kitty? He has unbelievable charisma that has a very strong magnetic power, pulling everyone towards him. His voice is what love would sound like. He is very gentle and has a big heart and a pure personality.

He is one of the very few idols loved by almost all famous K-pop stars. Not only artists from SM Entertainment like Suju and SNSD, but also members from other companies love him for his polite and sweet nature. His dongsaengs look up to him. Onew is the pillar of SHINee, and each of his members is lucky to have him.

He deserves to win the title of the best male group leader of all because of his hardworking personality. He always gives his very best. He never puts himself at the top of the group, knowing it could hurt others. He always stays humble, happy, healthy, and most of all, funny. He consistently makes his members happy with his playful personality. Another thing, he has an unbeatable sweet and wonderful voice. I love how he makes innocent eyes and cute smiles.

6 G-Dragon ~ BIGBANG

He has a good fashion sense compared to other leaders. He is always creating new things and introducing fashion senses that haven't yet appeared in this world. He is good at producing quality music and leads the group well. He once said that he had met a good maknae, so I think he views himself as a member as well, whether in games or in everyday life.

However, when it comes to music, he leads effectively. I find his charisma in leading inspiring. He cares not just about his fashion but also about his members. When making songs for Big Bang's albums, he understands well and knows which part of the music suits each member's voice. So what if he has been involved in a drug matter before? It doesn't spoil the fans' image of him. What he needs is encouragement, not discouragement, from the fans. So, no matter what, he is the best!

Based on the success of BIGBANG and the unique brotherhood among the members, I think G-Dragon is a true leader. He allows every member to shine in his group, and it's evident that he takes care of all of them. He possesses strength, charisma, and an unbreakable will to assert that BIGBANG are the true kings of K-pop. Many idols admire him for his persona, production skills, music, and fashion sense. He is a role model and very human too. For me, now and forever, he is my first choice for an exceptional leader.

Not only did GD manage to introduce the young and talented BIGBANG to the world, but he's also a sweet and lovely person. He writes or takes part in writing most of the band's songs, be it in Japanese, Korean, or English, and they've all become hits. He even creates solos for some of his fellow members and produces some of the band's music.

Not only is he a talented rapper, but he's also a skilled vocalist. If you ever hear his beautiful falsetto, you'll understand. The young, talented GD and BIGBANG!

I love both sides of G-Dragon and Kwon Ji Yong himself. He is the King of K-pop. He excels in various areas of his life, including his rap, singing, dancing, and even his fashion sense. He is the greatest and most unique leader I've ever known. Since I've also become a fan of multiple K-pop groups and learned about their leaders, I automatically admire GD in every aspect. He is an independent, self-produced, and irreplaceable artist and leader of all time. No one can replace him.

7 Suho ~ Exo Kim Jun-myeon was born on May 22, 1991. Known professionally as Suho, he is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member and the leader of the South Korean boy group EXO and its sub-unit group called EXO-K.

He's an awesome leader, and he really cares for them like a family, as a parent or older sibling. He carries medicine just for the members and also deals with their constant teasing. Personally, I think he especially cares for Tao, Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun, and Chen.

Tao, because he is so adorable. Chanyeol, because he used to yell at him a lot during training days. Kai, because he knows he is uncomfortable with cameras. Sehun, because he is the youngest (Sehun even said he is the best). And Chen, because he always comforts him when he cries after they win an award. He is awesome.

Our super leader, you've worked hard to reach this point. Your wait for the debut has finally paid off. Thank you for being born as a nice person, a humble individual. Your kindness never fades. You're the nation's pick now. Eris are proud of you. We love you so much.

Thank you for always taking good care of your members, especially Sehun. He said that even though he comes home late, you always wait for him, and you always ask him to come home early. Thank you for staying up late when a member needs you. You are always with them through thick and thin.

When there was a time on M Countdown where you were alone to receive the award after the storm, you tried your best not to cry in front of everyone. Thank you for always being strong, despite all those dark memories. Thank you for being a good and supportive leader. We love you!

He is a leader of a boy group that cannot be replaced or impersonated. Suho has suffered a lot. Anyone interested in KPop would be completely aware of the famous departure of the three ex-members. As a leader, you can clearly see in his eyes his strong will to make EXO a group that will leave the world in shock. He was so determined that, at times, he couldn't stop smiling because he was so excited to be the leader of a huge group with huge responsibilities and pressure.

When the three members left, he was lost. He wasn't certain how to prove to the world that EXO were not people who would give up so easily. They weren't hypocrites, nor were they uninterested in music. Even though the members tease him a lot, you can see the love in their eyes and the respect in their smiles, portraying that one of KPop's biggest leaders is standing in front of them.

Suho, even though he doesn't like to be referred to as the mom of EXO, is so caring and loving towards his members that EXO-Ls generally call him the mom of EXO. He always puts the interests of the boys first, and we can see how much he loves his members. Even when he's tired and on the verge of a breakdown, he holds it all together and avoids crying in front of his members, so they don't get worried.

EXO-Ls are so proud of our precious leader!

8 $.Coups ~ Seventeen

He does so much to make sure the other members are healthy and happy. He always goes out of his way to ensure they are taking care of themselves. He never forgets to thank them for believing in him, even though he feels like he's not a good leader. Whenever there's a situation where someone could get hurt, he always volunteers. He would rather get hurt himself than risk anyone else getting injured.

Scoups, whose real name is Seungcheol, allows 12 other boys to lean on his shoulder whenever they need to. They struggled to debut, but they are now a well-known name in K-pop and around the world. Seungcheol suffered from anxiety during the tour and took a break. He is now back and better. People make fun of his anxiety - why? Mental health is not something to joke about.

He loves his members and has said before that his members are more important to him than the agency. Not only does he love his members, but he also loves Carats. Yes, Seventeen is my ultimate group, and I might be coming off as biased, but it's truly hard to lead a group with so many members, with many looking up to him. He brings himself down at times, but the members and Carats love him for who he is, and we thank him a lot for being one of the greatest leaders. Thank you, Seungcheol, for everything you've done for Seventeen and Carat. Please support Seungcheol and Seventeen.

We all know why Scoups is the best leader of Seventeen. The man would go to great lengths to protect his members, even if that means going against the company. He fears nothing when it comes to protecting his members. However, I'm also glad that part of him has toned down a bit. We didn't know that this attitude brought him a lot of pressure, so I'm glad other members take on the leadership role sometimes. P.S. It's hard to keep a group together, especially one with a lot of members. Considering they've been together for 6 years already, I think Scoups' leadership plays a role in that.

I don't know what to say because I don't have the words. Seungcheol-oppa is one of the best, but really, one of the best leaders. My ultimate group is Seventeen, so I know a lot about him and the team. I genuinely think he's the best. I'm also a multifandom, so I can compare him to leaders from other groups, and no one can change my mind.

9 Bang Chan ~ Stray Kids

Bang Chan and the rest of Stray Kids have worked so hard. He always puts the other members before himself. While this may not directly relate to his capabilities as an amazing leader (although he is one), he is always incredibly kind to Stays. I'm proud of you and the boys not just for your talent, but for remaining humble and wonderful people.

- A (very) proud Stay

He works really hard, writing and producing their songs with Changbin and Jisung. Chan is talented. He can sing, rap, and dance really well. He cares deeply for the team and is not overly strict, even acting like the maknae sometimes. He even did a series of V-lives where he shared his favorite music with us and talked about any difficulties we were experiencing. Overall, he is just a super talented, kind guy with a sexy accent.

SKZ has faced so much at such a young age. As a leader, Bang Chan has had to bear the brunt of it. Yet, he still manages to be so happy while taking care of his members, always. Not to mention, he is incredibly talented.

He is a very hardworking person who deserves the world. His group is the one that ignited my love for K-pop. I believe he deserves everything. He works day and night for both his group and his fans.

10 YunHo ~ TVXQ Jung Yun-ho, also known by his stage name U-Know Yunho or simply U-Know, is a South Korean singer, actor, and a member of the pop duo TVXQ.

Yunho isn't just an ambassador to the media, which is where expectations for group leaders often end. He wasn't appointed leader because of age, popularity, or good looks. He is humble and resilient. He is respected by his member(s) and effectively keeps the group in line, handling their problems as much as he can.

While other idol leaders worry about getting camera time or resting in between tasks, Yunho is busy relieving some of the burdens off managers and staff. He may be clumsy and aloof sometimes, but he is excellent at reading people and situations. This innate skill has come in handy over the years when he has acted as a crisis negotiator between friends or other celebrities.

Although others think that Leeteuk is the best leader, I disagree. Not to bash anyone, but for me, Yunho is the best leader. He has successfully managed TVXQ's current issues and maintained the group's previous standards. The transition from five members to two is genuinely challenging. Can you feel that?

Many people criticized him about the split, but he took it on alone. Even Changmin asked him, "Can you lend your problems to others?" Ah, Yunho, we know you're the best leader.

Fighting, Oppa! Cassiopeia will always support the five members of TVXQ! We're waiting for you.

Because he is the leader of DBSK, the group has broken world records in terms of fans and has sold thousands of copies of records. He also managed to overcome the departure of three of its original members and continued as TVXQ renewed. He has kept the band standing to show everyone that Cassiopeia and TVXQ are not over. Besides being a great singer and dancer, he always leaves everything on stage. And obviously, he is very sexy.

JYJ left because Yunho isn't an ass. He's a genius. Toho is selling MUCH better than they did before, and as a whole, they are doing much better. Fandom registration has multiplied, funds have risen exponentially, and endorsements are through the roof. Though honestly, no K-Pop act has ever been on DBSK's level. Yunho is helping make sure it stays that way.

In all honesty, though, how are Taeyeon, GD, and Leeteuk up there? Leeteuk isn't a leader. SNSD's leader is Tiffany (though she's called manager because they don't particularly need a leader). G-Dragon is an obvious case.

The Contenders
11 Shownu ~ Monsta X

The reason I became a Monbebe is because of Shownu. Rarely do I see a leader in K-pop groups who is so talented, patient, kind, humble, and selfless like Shownu. He knows when to be strict with his members, and he knows when to have fun. His members adore him and have literally zero complaints about his leadership. For example, he even gave some of his lines in their song 'Beautiful' to Hyungwon because he thought it would make the song better. In the competitive K-pop industry, getting lines in a song is akin to a lifeline. Members rarely give their lines to others without being prompted, yet Shownu voluntarily gave up his. That is why Shownu is one of the best leaders out there.

I became a fan of Monsta X when I heard their collaboration with French Montana. Shownu was the first member to grab my attention. From what I've researched online and observed, he may be one of the few leaders that their members really respect and adore. He acts like a father figure to them, which is perhaps why the members are very comfortable around him. Although he's not really good at public speaking, I think it's one of his charms. He prefers to act rather than speak, which to me is a great attitude for a leader. Actions speak louder than words. He's also very passionate and open-minded. Plus, his looks aren't bad either! I hope I get to see them perform live someday. Proud Monbebe here!

Although I'm not a fan of Monsta X, Shownu is one of the few leaders in K-pop, in my observation, who portrays excellent leadership. He can be strict at times but can also let loose and have fun when the situation calls for it. From what I've seen in interviews and events, he's practically the wall of Monsta X, and it's pretty clear that all members adore and respect him. I think one of the members even regularly calls him Dad or something similar.

Shownu is one of the best leaders in K-pop, and in my opinion, he's too underrated. He is so caring and loving when it comes to his members. He's not a leader who is loud or has a big ego like some others. Shownu has a gentle soul, and I think a lot of people misinterpret that as him being slow or something. I believe it was a hard blow for him when Wonho had to leave Monsta X. They were really close. In my opinion, Shownu is one of K-pop's best dancers, and he also has an amazing voice.

12 Yong Hwa ~ CNBlue

He is the best leader in K-Pop. In an entertainment show I saw, BigBang's Seungri asked Yong Hwa if CNBLUE's members buy clothes using his personal card to pay. He answered yes. In another show, CNBLUE's members also said that during the year they debuted, only Leader Yong Hwa was working and participating in all activities. As their name became known, Yong Hwa could have shown some kind of attitude towards them, but he didn't.

Not only that, but Yong Hwa also divides all the income fairly with his members. He is such a good brother and an excellent leader. Keep it up, Yong Hwa Oppa!

He has his share of frustration, disappointment, and drama in life, but when he faces his members, he never shows any signs of it. Instead, he shows them a strong, reliable, and dedicated leader they can rely on. This is to inspire his members and not discourage them in any way. Faced with the complicated entertainment industry, he becomes an even stronger, more passionate, and determined leader of his band.

As an artist, he is always appreciative towards both his own fans and those of the band. As an individual, he is mature for his age, talented, charming, charismatic, passionate, responsible, and kind-hearted. His cheerful personality adds to his charm. A bonus factor is that he is extremely handsome.

Yong Hwa is the BEST! He has worked hard on all the songs he has composed. He's not selfish and acts as a very good hyung to his dongsaengs, never leaving them behind. Although he could have gone solo, he chose to work hard to elevate CNBLUE's name because he loves the band and its members. He's very humorous, kind, thoughtful, and caring.

Jung Yong Hwa is truly one of a kind. While he doesn't dance like other K-pop bands or groups, he has other assets to showcase in order to reach the top. Their band is really STRONG! He's not snobbish towards his fans, either. He gets more handsome every day. He never loses hope and always remembers those who have helped him. He doesn't cheat. Everything is good about him. He gets what he deserves, and he deserves everything nice. Jung Yong Hwa and CNBLUE, fighting!

Yong Hwa is probably the best leader in K-pop right now. He is not only multi-talented, doing everything from composing songs to singing to acting to appearing on variety shows to MC-ing, but he also promotes the CNBLUE albums with as much sincerity as going on a world tour. He ensures all his bandmates are given importance and helps them grow as well. When they were a rookie band in Japan, he single-handedly promoted CNBLUE and ensured that all the earnings were split among the four bandmates, thus encouraging the feeling of loyalty and brotherhood by his actions. He dares to take risks and is also very smart, intelligent, and avoids scandals that can hurt the image of the band.

13 CL ~ 2NE1

CL is such a loyal leader. She genuinely cares for the other three members and does much to keep them happy and ensure the best working conditions for them. She always considers their opinions when helping with concert planning, performance preparations, and so on. Once, she even stayed up overnight to surprise the members with handmade shoes! (Check out 2NE1 T.V. season 1.) Her personality is great, her fashion is good, and she's extremely talented. She's independent, strong, and brave. She's everything you look for in a leader.

CL is younger than Bommie and Dara, and yet when she was appointed the leader, she took charge like a boss. She doesn't baby the girls or mistreat them. She gets work done. She encourages them without coddling them and knows when to push and when to let her group members work things out themselves. All this can be seen if you've watched 2NE1 TV.

CL put up a strong front at 17-18 years old just so she could be the strong hand when her group members needed it. I have no doubt that should things not go the way YG wants, CL is the one taking the blow for the group, as also shown on 2NE1 TV during their first big concert.

She's just an amazing leader who is respected, admired, and loved by Bom, Dara, and Minzy (yes, I know she left).

I adore CL. I've witnessed both sides of her alter ego: she is sweet but fierce. The way she talks is also mannerly, yet cute. When she speaks in any language, I can understand, unlike other artists. She doesn't have a bit of jealousy in her. I can see her performing on the stage in Madison Square Garden within the next two years, especially if their English album hurries up and debuts.

CL! The Baddest Female in Seoul City. What else do you want? CL is the best leader in K-pop. I mean it. She can rap awesomely, dance, and now sings. She is destined to be a leader because she has this charisma in her. Not only that, but she is also gorgeous. I hope she will continue her awesomeness as a leader in 2NE1!

14 Victoria ~ f(x)

This goofy, flexible Chinese leader is like a mother to her members! She takes better care of them compared to other groups. Victoria, fighting!

Victoria is so perfect to be the leader of f(x), and she's my bias like Sulli. I support her in every K-drama she has. I totally love Victoria and f(x), and I'm very proud she's the leader of f(x). Victoria, fighting, guys! Fighting, F(x)! More love and support from me! Love you!

She's very kind to the members and is like a mom to them. Instead of being snippy about being so much older, she takes care of them and has befriended all of them.

Vic-eomma is a daebak leader. She really works hard, managing her activities in China and also with f(x). She has matured a lot since her debut, considering the fact that she couldn't speak fluent Korean at that time. She really cares for the members, and they look up to her. Victoria unnie, fighting! F(x), fighting!

15 JR ~ Nu'est

No doubt, he never fails to impress me. He became NU'EST's leader at the age of 16 and has held his head up high, regardless of all the struggles and obstacles thrown his way. He's truly an amazing leader. He's proven why his country gave him the title of Korea's National Leader, indeed.

He's just very humble and selfless. NU'EST has gone through a lot due to circumstances beyond his control, yet he blames himself for not taking care of his group well. He's the nation's leader!

I love JR so much. He's a humble and caring leader! He's mature but also really cute at the same time. Truly a national leader!

This guy is seriously the best leader I've seen so far. How can you not love such a selfless angel?

16 JB ~ GOT7

JB once cried to 2PM's Nichkhun because he felt like he was lacking as a leader. GOT7 had just reached their second year as a group then, and he could feel that his members were feeling depressed and homesick. After that day, the group has only reached new heights, and their friendship is goals, for lack of a better word. The group's bond is unique. They're more than just friends. They're family.

JB doesn't just offer his support. He helps them, sweats beside them, and encourages them. I remember when Jackson was getting a lot of hate, JB said that he looks at Jackson and wishes he could do his China schedules for him. If that's not the definition of a leader, then I don't know what is.

You can tell that JB has come a long way. He used to have anger issues and be more serious, but he has changed and turned out to be an amazing leader. He cares a lot about the other members, hypes them up, and always joins in on the fun, matching their energy. At the same time, he makes sure they are also cared for and even keeps them in line.

You can tell he is a great leader because when GOT7 left JYP, they left as a group. Even now that they have gone their separate ways, they're still a family.

He's literally kept them together after they left the company. GOT7 is not just a group. They are family. He's the best, period.

He's the best leader, not gonna lie. I stan many of these groups too, but the commitment JB puts into the group is amazing. He writes their songs, is in two sub-units, and is basically the dad of the group.

17 Kahi ~ After School

She wasn't just the former leader, main dancer, main rapper (when Bekah graduated), lead vocal, and co-choreographer of After School. But she was the one who hand-picked the original members of After School. She teaches the members their routine if they have a hard time. She waited for 10 years to finally become a singer. She abandoned everything, even her own family who didn't approve of her dream, to reach her goal. She's even one of the foundations of Pledis Entertainment, together with their CEO Han Sung-so and the first artist under the agency, Son Dam Bi. If there's a leader who embodies being a real leader, not just for the label and image, it's Park Kahi.

Determined and really caring leader. Hands-on in every way. Choreographer, adviser, concept maker, motivator, friend, and a true leader!

She is the leader of AS forever. Sorry, Jungah, but this is the truth.

Kahi should be in at least the top 10. She's one of the most talented K-pop idols out there. She can sing, dance, rap, write her own songs, play piano, and she's the co-choreographer of AS. She's also athletic and can play drums. Kahi is known as my role model for a reason. She's the best! Kahi unnie jjang.

18 Sunggyu ~ Infinite

Sunggyu, in my opinion, is the best leader. Although he may be stern and strict at times, especially when it comes to performing on stage, he is actually very sweet and thoughtful towards his members. He would even notify the manager if the members are feeling stressed.

In addition, he is very easy-going and goes with the flow of the other members, rather than just caring about himself. He doesn't even mind being called nicknames like "Last Gyu" during Ranking King. Beyond his wonderful personality, he also has charming looks and a beautiful voice, which he uses for singing. Sunggyu really tries his best at dancing and can even rap. As a multi-talented leader, Sunggyu definitely wins over other leaders.

Words can't express my feelings for Sunggyu. He is just such an amazing leader. He is not self-centered and he even takes care of his members. He often worries about them more than he worries about himself. He has great responsibilities and never fails to lead the group so well. Each of the members in Infinite is so close to each other. They even share their worries and personal matters with each other. They are the most sincere group I've ever seen among all K-pop bands. They are truly a family.

When they are tired from practicing for their performance, Sunggyu takes the members out to spend time together and tells every single one of them to just do their best in the performance. The songs they sing and the dances they perform are all sincere. And the most important thing is, he always does his best in everything. To me, it doesn't matter if he's not the best leader because, to me, he is the best of the best!

Sunggyu deserves his place as one of the top 5 best Korean singers. He is also known as the best leader. It's great to hear that the members say they respect him.

You have to see Sunggyu in real life. The shape of his face looks so nice and unique. I think he's handsomer without makeup. When you see Sunggyu's smile in real life, you would say that he has the best smile out of all celebrities. Sunggyu looks tall when you stand next to him. I'm 5.5 ft, but I'm not even close to his ears, and he was just wearing normal sneakers that day - no heel lifts. And his eyes are so cute, especially when he smiles.

Sunggyu deserves his place as one of the top 5 best Korean singers. You have to see Sunggyu in real life. The shape of his face looks so nice and unique. His skin still looks good even when he doesn't have makeup on. I think he's handsomer without makeup. When you see Sunggyu smile in real life, you would say that he has the best smile out of all celebrities, but his smile is also the best when he smiles on television.

Sunggyu looks tall when you stand next to him. I'm 5.5 feet tall, but I'm not even close to his ears, and he was just wearing normal sneakers that day, no lifts. And his eyes are so cute, especially when he smiles.

19 Jonghun ~ F.T. Island

I think people mistake Hongki for the leader because he is the main vocal and always energetic. Jonghun is shy if you really pay attention. I have noticed that. He is a fantastic leader who works quietly "behind the scenes," but you can feel his powerful aura. He takes care of the members and knows them well enough to know how to calm them down. He has a strong sense of responsibility and is very sexy. I could go on, but what I am saying is that Jonghun is the multi-talented, caring, and sexy leader of FTISLAND.

Why isn't Hongki the leader? That's what most people say, but Primadonnas know that Jonghun is just as deserving of this title as Hongki is. He is shy, awkward, and cheesy, but I think that's part of his charm. He is an excellent guitarist, pianist, and keyboardist. While I will admit that he ranks low in vocals in the group, it seems like lately he has gotten much better. Listen to his piano performance of Beautiful World with Seunghyun. He can be sweet, sexy, cute, and handsome. Jonghun Oppa, please keep on being amazing. You may not get a lot of recognition for your work, but Primadonnas support you. Primadonnas are FTISLAND's pillar. Five Treasures, One goal: to protect and support FTISLAND.

Cool and sexy, Jonghoon doesn't talk much but can effectively control his bandmates. Even Hongki, the naughtiest and biggest troublemaker in the group, will keep quiet once Jonghoon asks for it. Unlike other idols who are only good at singing and looking attractive, Jonghoon is different. He's not only good-looking and talented at singing but also skilled in playing instruments like the piano and guitar. He has composed many songs, including title tracks like "Neverland" and "Stay." These songs were used as the OST for the anime "Ozma," sold in 50 countries in the English version, and "Stay" will be the OST for three programs on Japanese TV. This proves that Jonghoon's skill in composing music is exceptional, and step by step, his songs will gain worldwide recognition.

He has a strong sense of responsibility as a leader. Even the members agree on that. He loves his members and takes care of them so much that the members have said he is "like a mother." He cooks for them and looks after them. He knows exactly how to control them. He doesn't say much because he doesn't need to. He is very shy when it comes to speaking, but that's what makes him special. He definitely has the talent.

20 Taecyeon ~ 2PM

Yeah, Taecyeon is the best and a comedian! Let's go, Taec! We, the Hottest, are going to support you always. Let's go 2PM! Let's go 2PM! Let's go 2PM!

21 DooJoon ~ BEAST

Doo Joon is the best leader. I thought he should be on a higher ranking than this. I really love how he takes care of the other members of BEAST. He's mature, and that's why he can lead BEAST very well. Doo Joon also has open-minded thinking and a bright personality, especially when people mention his weaknesses. There's no doubt he's one of the best leaders. I support Doo Joon and I love BEAST!

The best appa of the group, he always worries about his members and their welfare. He loves surprising and teasing them, which makes the whole group lively and enjoyable. He knows when it's time to be serious and when to goof around with his members. Charismatic, charming, good-looking, and with a voice to die for.

I love Yoon Leader. He's caring, charismatic, and an awesome leader who always takes care of his members. He wakes them up in the morning, and even though he picks on them, he truly cares for them. I love how he takes care of his members, and I admire him for being a great leader. Yoon Leader is the best! B2ST forever!

A person who has looks, charm, and most importantly, a caring personality. When he wins almost any award, he is the first to hug all the members. He also works hard alone so that his members can get enough sleep during their concerts. I love this guy!

22 Eric Mun ~ Shinhwa

When it comes to the title of "Best Leader," there is no one else in KPop I could possibly think about besides Eric Mun. Being a good leader has nothing to do with the talent you have. Rather, it's about the qualities and unwavering support they provide for their members. In this way, Eric Mun defines what it means to be the best leader.

Eric has proven time and again his loyalty to his members. He has selflessly given up contracts, roles, and overall career advancements, all in the name of Shinhwa. Not once has he regretted it. In fact, he's stated in previous interviews that these decisions were some of the best he has made because he was able to stay with those he considers brothers.

He isn't the type who commands respect from his members. Rather, his members hold such high respect for him because of everything he has done to ensure that Shinhwa and its members remain together for over 17 years. His members respect and trust him because he has shown time and again ...more

This amazing leader is really underrated despite what he has done for Shinhwa. It's not because he's perfect, handsome, cute, or charismatic, but simply for what he's done for the group.

He was the one who said, "If there's anything, you can look for me," when Shinhwa was criticized by a reporter. He always puts Shinhwa as his first priority, sacrificing his stellar acting career to focus solely on Shinhwa's activities. He rejected a contract worth multiple times more than Shinhwa's, solely to keep the group together. He even asked the members, "Can I stay with you guys?"

He has led the group quietly from the back, allowing Minwoo to lead Shinhwa from the front. He has managed the original members for 14 years since their debut. No one left. No one dropped out.

He never boasted or even talked about being a leader. He just did it quietly. The members and fans acknowledge and respect him greatly, even though he has never won any "best leader" polls.

The best of the best leader! He's quiet, but he's strong and very dependable. He's not selfish and puts Shinhwa first before anything else, even before himself. This is just pure love for Shinhwa and the members. He doesn't brag about his popularity or even about being the leader of Shinhwa. He avoids seeking attention. Shinhwa wouldn't have been able to last this long without a great leader. Because they have a responsible leader who's willing to risk everything for the group, they are, of course, motivated to do the same.

Leaders differ even among K-pop groups. Eric is one who tries his best in the background for the well-being of Shinhwa. Maintaining the group for 14 years is very difficult, I can assure you. Even friendships that last this long are hard to find. While it's not all due to Eric's efforts, a large proportion is.

When someone commented on his choice of prioritizing Shinhwa over acting, he replied that the initial start and the reason they are here is the group Shinhwa, not an acting or solo singing career. It's also well-known that he declined a high-value contract just for Shinhwa. When Shinhwa left their initial company, they faced different hardships, and Eric tried his best to correct and resolve issues so that Shinhwa could remain intact.

He might be a 4-dimensional thinker sometimes, but he is also a deep thinker. He gave an amazing comment in defense of Shinhwa in response to an article that was clearly criticizing the group and its members' efforts.

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23 Bo-ram ~ T-Ara
24 Irene ~ Red Velvet

Irene is the best K-pop leader who tries not to cry in front of her members and acts as their mother.

Our nervous yet elegant group: Red Velvet's leader, Irene.

She voiced one of the K-pop trolls in Trolls 2!

She's the greatest leader for me, of course.

25 Soyeon ~ T-ara

Best T-ARA leader ever. I've watched all the T-ARA documentaries, videos, and shows, and I can see she's a natural leader even when it's not her turn. She's not the type to order people around, but her opinions and the way she delegates with members and others are really professional.

Hands down, the cutest leader of all time. Cute, yet really mature.

The most beautiful, cute, and talented leader of all time.

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