They're more than just a pretty (very pretty) face!
18 Aug 2017 - 1:24 PM  UPDATED 18 Aug 2017 - 1:24 PM

While k-pop idols are expected to be tall and handsome, they also need to have strong and powerful vocals to be able to belt out high notes that captivate audiences.

Here are the best male k-pop idol vocalists!

1. Taeyang (BIGBANG)

When Taeyang sings live it’s just as good as the studio version. While many people know about his amazing dance skills, his vocals are just as strong. These days he doesn’t have to dance to get your attention, his vocals are working pretty dang well.

Watch his amazing live duet of "Eyes, Nose and Lips" on Fantastic Duo:

2. Lee Hong-ki (FTISLAND)

Lee Hong-ki is the main vocalist for rock idol group FTISLAND. His voice is uniquely powerfu,l and he has complete control over his incredible vocal ability. FITSIAND songs usually require Lee Hong-ki to be able to belt out high notes on a consistent basis - all in a day's work.

Check out his emotional cover of "Jasmine Flower" on Immortal Songs 2:

3. Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

Kyuhyun is one of the many talented vocalists in Super Junior. He was also apart of Super Junior subunit K.R.Y. with Yesung and Ryeowook. His vocals are smooth and charming, which makes him extremely comfortable to listen to. He has successfully debuted as a solo artist delivering amazing ballads such as "At Gwanghwamun" and "Blah Blah."

Watch his soothing music video "Blah Blah:"

4. Junsu (JYJ)

Since his debut, Junsu has received praise for his vocal ability by musical experts and famous singers all across South Korea. When he sings you can feel all the emotion he puts into the lyrics and really immerse yourself into any song he sings.

Check out his incredible music video "Flower:"


Yoseob is one of the best falsettos that I’ve ever heard. His voice is so refined and clean that you can always immediately tell when he sings. He’s the best at bringing out the emotion in BEAST/HIGHLIGHT tracks and is easily one of the best male K-pop idol vocalists out there.

Watch his voice live when he performs his solo track "Caffeine:"


6. Jonghyun (SHINee)

All of the SHINee members are incredible vocalists but Jonghyun stands out because he can adapt and sing to songs in multiple genres.  His voice really shines during SHINee’s songs capturing that energetic and cheerful vibe perfectly.

Check out his passionate live version of his self-composed track "Elevator:"

7. Chen (EXO)

Chen is one of the main vocalists in EXO with good reason. His voice is extremely powerful and his incredible range and musical sense are mesmerising. When he sings slower songs, he delivers a more soulful feel that can’t be replicated by anyone.

Watch his unbelievable cover of "Tears" on Knowing Bros:

8. Ken (VIXX)

Ken has a voice that captivates audiences; he can belt out his high notes with such ease. He’s been on multiple singing programs and constantly continues to make jaws drop. He’s usually given the main high notes in VIXX’s songs and continues to smash them even in live performances.    

Check out his cover of "Goodbye just for now" on the show Going Til The End:

9. Eunkwang (BTOB)

Eunkwang is the leader of BTOB. The group are known for their hilarious antics, but when it comes to singing talent, they’re a group that should always make the list. Eunkwang is the best vocalist in BTOB which has led him to star in musicals, which consistently receives high praise.

Watch his astounding cover of "I Believe" at Duet Song Festival:

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