Vocalists in K-Pop are there for a reason – they can bring dynamic sounds to their groups or in their solos, and some of them pack some serious pipes!
Here is Officially Kmusic’s top ten choices for male K-Pop singers who have flawlessly melded in powerful high notes into their performances! In no particular order:
1. Block B‘s Taeil may be one of the shorter K-Pop males, but that doesn’t mean his voice has a short range. As Block B’s main vocalist, he has belted some major soaring notes over the years. Check out his performance of 2012’s “Mental Breaker” at their show in NYC:
2. It was a match made in high vocal heaven when SM Entertainment‘s SM The Ballad was created in 2010. Their single “Hot Times” showcased the effortless belting of SHINee‘s Jonghyun, Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and SM trainee Jino.
3. A fairly new vocalist who is showcased on this list is Daehyun. When he debuted in 2012 with B.A.P, he was immediately recognized for his in-your-face improvisations. This version of their song “No Mercy” was recorded live at SimSimTaPa, and with the very low background music, you can see that Daehyun’s smooth high notes are definitely not faked!
4. Changmin of TVXQ fame is a name that can’t be omitted for obvious reasons. Check out his pipes on this live version of “Mirotic”, arguably one of the most memorable high notes in kpop history!
5. G-Dragon’s interesting use of falsetto has been incorporated into several of his hits, including “That XX“:
6. Check out G.O‘s soaring high notes in this live version of MBLAQ‘s song “Mona Lisa”:
7. B1A4’s vocalists are very capable of hitting those high notes, as seen in this live, acoustic rendition of “Tried to Walk”:
8. We have already mentioned Kyuhyun for Super Junior’s power vocals, but we can’t forget Ryeowook’s unique voice and Yesung’s passionate power notes. Together, they form Super Junior KRY. Their version of “Sorry Sorry (Answer)” is one you can’t miss!
9. INFINITE is known for their multitalented roster, but Woohyun‘s adlibs shine in this performance of “Man in Love”:
10. Rounding out the list is Leo from VIXX. Check out his belt in “G.R.8.U!”
This is only a select few of the great artists with amazing ranges in kpop. Is there anyone on your list that missed the mark? Let us know below!
Edited by: LeighDarling
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