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Kpop Group Leader: Not the Oldest, But the Leader

Yoohoo~ After a long time finally I’m back again to write something here. And this time I decided to write about LEADER!

I’m not too familiar with group from the other genres, but Kpop group has one person designated as their leader. Than the ‘regular’ members, leaders have more tasks. Leading the group, gave speech at a variety of events, to have to take care if its members in trouble, etc.. Although there are some groups who can do it without a leader.

And because the task of the leader isn’t easy, they who are becoming the leader is usually the oldest among the members. And if he/she isn’t the oldest, he/she usually has a specific blood type, for example A. Because those with blood type A typically have expertise in the lead. And also from what we all know, (most) Korean people paid great attention to the blood type. They can determine things based on blood type. And it is also sometimes affect me. For example, if I’m talking about someone with my sister, then the question that usually comes out is ‘what is his/her blood type‘? Yes, it indirectly becomes my habit.

And these are those who have a leader who isn’t the oldest among them. And I think this is good to make them as a leader even though they aren’t the oldest.

 

Rainbow Jaekyung – Woori

Rainbow

Jaekyung and Woori born in the same year, 1988. Woori was born in February, and Jaekyung in December. And they chose Jaekyung as their leader. I also don’t know why. Is it because of blood type?

 

TVXQ Yunho – Jaejoong

TVXQ

All right, I’m talking about DB5K here. And that means, Jaejoong is the oldest. Yunho and Jaejoong were born in the same year, 1986. Yunho was born in February, and Jaejoong in January. But rather than Jaejoong, they prefer Yunho as their leader. In terms of blood type, this makes sense because Yunho is A, and Jaejoong is O. But now, TVXQ is the same as other groups in their agency. The oldest one is the leader.

 

GOT7 JB – Mark

GOT7

JB was born in 1994, and Mark was born in 1993. Both have the same blood type, A. But the leader is JB. I think there are two reasons why JB is the leader. First, because JB had first made ​​his debut with JR in the project group ‘JJ Project’, so he can be said to be having a lot of experience on stage. And secondly, because JB is Korean. I don’t mean racist, of course. But the leader is a person who needs a lot of talk, delivered speech, etc. in various events. So it might be a bit difficult to make Mark as the leader.

 

Block B Zico – Taeil

Block B

Zico was born in 1992, and Taeil was born in 1990. I don’t know about what the blood type of both. Maybe anyone know?

 

Wonder Girls Sunye – Yubin

Wonder Girls

Sunye was born in 1989, and Yubin was born in 1988. Maybe this is also about blood type. Because Sunye is A, and Yubin is O. And also, Sunye is the leader of everything in terms of getting married and having baby. She was the first for the second generation idol :)

 

EXO-M Kris – Xiumin

EXO-M

Kris and Xiumin born in the same year, 1990. Kris in November, and Xiumin in March. Between them there are Luhan who was born in April. But that became the team leader for M is Kris (they seem to prefer to be called as a ‘team’ rather than ‘group’ when doing promotion separately). I don’t know what Xiumin blood type is, but Kris is O. It is rather strange that someone with blood type O being a leader. I myself is O, and ordinary people like us (me and Kris, and others), is the type who prefers to take orders, instead of commanding.

And this is apparent when EXO assembled into 12 members. All leadership is indirectly taken by Suho with blood type AB. I don’t know if it is true Suho is AB, but after searching here and there, it seems true.

Maybe you who were watching ‘EXO Showtime’, you remember that Kris had pretended to forget that he is a leader *hahaha* But I think that makes Kris became the leader is because he is Chinese. Of course because he is the leader for M. And also his perfect posture. Because I once read in a book about EXO, Lay was initially supposed to be the leader.

 

Big Bang G-Dragon – TOP

Big Bang

G-Dragon was born in 1988, and TOP was born in 1987. G-Dragon is A, and TOP is B. But aside about the blood type, I have an opinion as to why G-Dragon is the leader. Maybe not an opinion, but a question. What happens if Big Bang was led by person like TOP? XD

 

B1A4 Jinyoung – CNU

B1A4

Jinyoung and CNU were born in the same year, 1991. Jinyoung in November, and CNU June. Both also have the same blood type, A. So, what makes Jinyoung the leader?

 

AOA Jimin – Choa

AOA

Jimin was born in 1991, and Choa in 1990. I don’t know the blood type of both, so I don’t know why Jimin who became the leader.

 

MIB 5Zic – Kang Nam

MIB

5Zic born in 1988, and Kangnam in 1987. 5Zic is O, and Kangnam is A. Maybe that makes Kangnam not be the leader is because he is Japanese. Maybe Kangnam Korean language is good, but not as perfect as 5Zic.

 

BTS Rap Mon – Jin

Bangtan Boys

Rap Mon was born in 1994, and Jin in 1992. Rap Mon is A, and Jin is O. Although Rap Mon two years younger, but I think his posture and appearance is better suited to be a leader. In addition to his blood type.

 

2NE1 CL – Bom

2NE1

Among the others on this list, CL and Bom are the ones with the greatest age difference. Seven years! CL was born in 1991, and Bom was born in 1984. Between them there are Dara who was born in 1984. CL is A, and Bom is AB. Maybe the reason is clear enough. But just like Big Bang, what happens if Bom is the leader for 2NE1? XD

 

FT Island Jonghoon – Hongki

FT Island

In contrast to 2NE1, then Jonghoon and Hongki is that having the closest age difference. They were born in the same year and month, March 1990. It just Hongki born five days ahead of Jonghoon. Jonghoon is A, and Hongki is AB. I agree with this selection ^^

 

2AM Jokwon – Changmin

2AM

Jokwon was born in 1989, and Changmin in 1986. Both have the same blood type, A. I think Changmin can be the leader because in addition to his born first, he also finished with his military service. But maybe given that Jokwon must go through eight years of training, so in honor of that, they finally made ​​Jokwon as their leader.

 

Well, it is some of the leaders who aren’t the oldest among the members. And most of what I write is my opinion, so if anyone has another opinion, it’s okay. For example, ‘he became the leader because of this‘ or ‘he become the leader not because of it‘. Everyone has a different opinion. And if there is something wrong with this article, I’m sorry. Because after all my source is only a search engine kkk~

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  1. mjocketyellow
    mjocket

    Interesting article! About EXO, as you said, maybe Kris became the leader because he’s Chinese and, at first look, I think that you would say that Kris is the leader (maybe because of his image? he looks like a serious person but he’s actually dorky… XD).
    Xiumin’s blood type is B, and you were right, Suho is AB, as well as Tao and me~ kk :D

    1. eshaeunhaeyellow
      eshaeunhae

      After ‘EXO Showtime’, Kris image really has changed in my eyes *I don’t know if I should thank or not to that show hahaha*

      But still, I thought nothing could lead EXO-M other than Kris ^^

  2. lilyalana

    Jinyoung is B1A4 because he is able to take charge of the group like right now, he is in fact leading the group in all sense, group dynamics, musicality etc. while CNU is more laid-back, he is more of quiet person but still regarded as the eldest hyung by his members. Jinyoung said, in things that he lacks, CNU fills it in.

    the reason why Jaejoong is not DBSK leader was because he didn’t want to be one. he didn’t like the idea of it. and Yunho is very much capable of taking the role, so he passed it over to him.

    1. eshaeunhaeyellow
      eshaeunhae

      Wow, thanks for completing my article. It became a sort of new knowledge for me ^^

      1. lilyalana

        no problem heheh…

  3. Grandpagyuyellow
    Grandpagyu

    This is such a cool post!

    1. eshaeunhaeyellow
      eshaeunhae

      Thanks for your compliment. It’s a bit difficult at first to find out all about this leader :)

  4. DolphinWorld

    Hi ^_^ I know this is an old post. I was searching Google to find out which is the first kpop group to have a leader who is not the oldest, when I came across your post. I read through it. I don’t know about the reason for most of the groups listed there. But I noticed that DBSK has been mentioned with a wrong reason. I also noticed that someone has already made a point about it in the comments ^_^ So I need it would not look good if I repeat it again.

    However, I also happen to read at some point where you wrote that people with blood type O prefers to take orders, instead of commanding. I find it difficult to accept as I myself is O and I hate taking orders, not even from my parents. I have been my class President in school as far as I can remember and I love commanding even now. I don’t think you can generalize people’s personality with their blood type ^_^

    1. eshaeunhaeyellow
      eshaeunhae

      “People with blood type O prefers to take orders, instead of commanding”, I mean, for example, you were told to close the window by your parents. Well, you do so after you receive the order, instead of closing the window on your own will. More or less like that. But actually, when I think about it, there should be improved from that sentence. “People with blood type O prefers to take orders / told to do something, rather than commanding / lead / or do something on their own”. Maybe there is still something wrong with these improvements sentence, but I hope you know what I mean :) About orders from the parents, I don’t like to take it too XD

      Yes you can’t generalize people of their blood type. I think it is also rare in my country. But since I wrote “Korean people paid great attention to the blood type. They can determine things based on blood type. And it is also sometimes affect me”. I’m just affected ^_^

      Anyway thank you for commenting and took me back to this article. I always wanted to come back to play here but I can’t, especially lately T_T

  5. ally

    Jaejoong’s real birthday is 4 February, which only makes him two days older than Yunho lmao. Granted, they didn’t know this back then, or the fact that he’d been adopted, but it’s still kind of hilarious as his January birthday still only put him at about 2 weeks Yunho’s senior.

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