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Dispatch released their list of the top 8 boy group visual centers for 2021 and it is filled with absolute goodness! Let’s take a look to see who made it onto the coveted list this year.
8. Beomgyu (TXT)
Starting off our list is the visual and center for TXT, Beomgyu. Beomgyu is known for his cute, yet handsome looks that always manage to captivate his audience. While his visuals are out of this world, the TXT member is also a talented rapper and vocalist, proving his skills time and time again on stage. He may be a rookie in the K-Pop scene, but it’s very evident that his visuals have already made an impact.
7. Juyeon (The Boyz)
The Boyz‘s Juyeon is next up on our list at number 7. While Juyeon boasts ruggedly handsome visuals, his eyes may be the best feature of his entire face. His alluring gaze with his perfectly sculpted features makes the hearts of every female, and male swoon. You can’t deny that this man’s visuals were handcrafted by the universe because just look at him. We can’t get over Juyeon’s visuals.
6. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)
Would this list even be complete without ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo? Cha Eunwoo’s name has become synonymous with “perfection” and “face genius” as soon as he debuted back in 2016. His looks are oftentimes compared to webtoon characters due to his flawless features and perfect symmetry. People just can’t seem to get over how this man has no bad angles. Nothing he can do will ever make us think that he is less handsome.
5. Mingyu (SEVENTEEN)
Mingyu from SEVENTEEN makes it onto Dispatch’s list at number 5. Mingyu also boasts incredibly handsome visuals, which is why he’s on this list. He stands out from the rest of his SEVENTEEN members anytime they step up on to the stage. It’s hard to take your eyes away from his handsome face and trust us when we say, we totally get it. His good looks paired with his incredibly tall height of 6’2 just makes him the perfect K-Pop boy group member.
4. Rowoon (SF9)
Coming in hot at number 4 is Rowoon from SF9. Rowoon may be the tallest boy group member on this list, standing at 6’3. His attractive facial features, small face and long legs make him the envy of all the males, all the time. His visuals are top notch and just scream “look at me” due to the absolute perfection that he is. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rowoon continues to get cast as male leads in Korean dramas and it’s because he has the perfect look for it.
3. Minhyun (NU’EST)
NU’EST member, Minhyun ranks third on this highly coveted list. While he is the visual and the center of his boy group, Minhyun also swoons the ladies with his beautiful voice. He is also the lead vocalist of his group, proving his incredible talent. He won over the public’s hearts and eventually made it as a member of the project boy group, Wanna One, proving his popularity. His perfect V-shape face paired with his unique eyes makes him stand out wherever he goes.
2. Jaehyun (NCT)
Second on our list is Jaehyun from boy group, NCT. Jaehyun is also another talented visual, as his audition story is quite famous amongst his fans. He originally auditioned to be a rapper but was instead accepted as a vocalist. Jaehyun’s gorgeous face isn’t the only thing that captivates people’s attention. His beautiful, deep voice manages to grasp the audience’s attention anytime he sings and it doesn’t hurt that he’s incredibly princely handsome.
1. V (BTS)
The title of “Dispatch’s Best Male Visual Center” goes to the one and only V from BTS. This one truly is a no-brainer, as V is constantly chosen for other “most handsome” lists around the world. His incredible looks resonate with not just the Korean public, but overseas as well. Many others in different countries continuously acknowledge his perfect visuals, as he tops visual rankings all over the world. The BTS member has been crowned the king of visuals year after year, and it looks his reign won’t be stopping anytime soon.
Top 23 3rd Generation K-Pop Songs Considered as 'National Hits' in South Korea
The K-pop industry produces several popular tracks, but not every song could be considered a "National Hit." Here are songs from 2010 to 2018 that were honored that title.
1. IU - "Good Day"
"Good Day" was released on Dec. 9, 2010. It was named as Billboard's best K-pop song released in the 2010s. It is the sixth best-selling single in South Korea.
2. 2NE1 - "I Am The Best"
"I Am The Best" was released on Jun. 24, 2011. It is often considered one of the most iconic and influential K-pop songs and is credited as a key contributor to the spread of the Hallyu wave worldwide.
3. PSY - "Gangnam Style"
"Gangnam Style" was released on Jul. 15, 2012. After the music video for the song went viral worldwide, former President of the United States, Barack Obama, used "Gangnam Style" as an example of how people around the world are falling in love with the Hallyu Wave.
4. EXO - "Growl"
"Growl" was released on Aug. 5, 2013. The song is known as EXO's breakthrough into the mainstream market and has accumulated two million digital downloads.
5. Miss A - "Hush"
"Hush" was released on Nov. 6, 2013. Besides charting well in South Korea and China, "Hush" is one of the earliest songs to hit big in the United States, peaking at number four on the Billboard K-Pop charts.
6. Apink - "Mr. Chu"
"Mr. Chu" was released on Mar. 30, 2014. The song was a smash hit during its release, as it was dropped during a time where sexy girl groups were dominating the market. Apink was able to stand out thanks to their bubblegum-pop music style.
7. EXID - "Up & Down"
"Up & Down" was released on Aug. 27, 2014. Though it failed to debut on the charts during its release, the song became an overnight hit after a fan cam of member Hani went viral. By the end of 2015, the song sold more than 1.4 million digital singles.
8. BIGBANG - "BANG BANG BANG"
"BANG BANG BANG" was released on Jun. 1, 2015. The song was the best-selling and most-streamed single in South Korea in 2015. The track is considered one of BIGBANG's best-selling works.
9. TWICE - "Cheer Up"
"Cheer Up" was released on Apr. 25, 2016. The TWICE song topped the Gaon Digital Chart and was the best-performing single of 2016 in South Korea. The song became viral thanks to Sana's "shy, shy, shy" line.
10. TWICE - "TT"
"TT" was released on Oct. 24, 2016. This song, along with "Cheer Up" was named as one of the best-performing singles of 2016. Billboard included "TT" in their best K-pop songs of the 2010s list.
11. BTS - "Spring Day"
"Spring Day" was released on Feb. 13, 2017. BTS received critical acclaim from music critics for the song. Despite it being four years since the song's release, it is still charting on the MelOn charts, making it the longest-charting song in MelOn history.
12. Red Velvet - "Red Flavor"
"Red Flavor" was released on Jul. 9, 2017. It is Red Velvet's first number one hit and is their longest-charting single. "Red Flavor" is one of the longest-charting girl group songs on the Gaon Digital Chart.
13. EXO - "Ko Ko Bop"
"Ko Ko Bop" was released on Jul. 18, 2017. When the song was first released, numerous music streaming servers crashed due to the number of fans streaming at the same time. The song also became viral thanks to the EXO's "Ko Ko Bop Challenge.
14. Sunmi - "Gashina"
"Gashina" was released on Aug. 22, 2017. The song marks Sunmi's first release following her departure from JYP Entertainment. The song became a viral hit thanks to her iconic chorus finger gun dance.
15. HyunA - "Lip & Hip"
"Lip & Hip" was released on Dec. 4, 2017. While its performance on the chart was lackluster, HyunA brought attention to the song thanks to her performance at the 2017 Melon Music Awards, where she performed her legendary chest bounce move.
16. MOMOLAND - "Bboom Bboom"
"Bboom Bboom" was released on Jan. 3, 2018. The song is MOMOLAND's first hit and is the first girl group song to earn platinum certification from the Gaon Music Chart. The song earned them a massive fan base in the Philippines.
17. iKON - "Love Scenario"
"Love Scenario" was released on Jan. 25, 2018. "Love Scenario" became extremely popular, especially with kindergarteners and elementary school students, due to its easy-to-follow melody and catchy tune. The song was featured on numerous popular Korean shows, such as "Running Man" and "Infinity Challenge."
18. TWICE - "What is Love?"
"What is Love?" was released on Apr. 9, 2018. The song has earned a silver streaming certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan. The song has since amassed over 135 million streams on Spotify and 486 million views on YouTube.
19. BTS - "FAKE LOVE"
"FAKE LOVE" was released on May 18, 2018. "FAKE LOVE" is BTS's first top ten single in the United States. By 2020, "FAKE LOVE" was included in numerous decade-end lists, such as NME and Consequence of Sound.
20. BLACKPINK - "DDU-DU DDU-DU"
"DDU-DU DDU-DU" was released on Jun. 15, 2018. The song peaked at the top of the Gaon Digital Charts for three consecutive weeks and also topped the charts in Singapore and Malaysia. The song has sold over 2,500,000 digital units in South Korea and has been certified platinum.
21. IU - "BBIBBI"
"BBIBBI" was released on Oct. 10, 2018. Released to commemorate IU's tenth debut anniversary, the song debuted at the top of the Gaon Digital Chart. This makes it IU's 20th number one song in the country.
22. IZ*ONE - "La Vie en Rose"
"La Vie en Rose" was released on Oct. 29, 2018. The song peaked at number one on three major South Korean charts and ranked in the top 10 of eight countries. Billboard included it in their greatest K-pop songs of the 2010s list.
23. Jennie - "SOLO"
"SOLO" was released on Nov. 12, 2018. The song peaked at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart. The track has been certified platinum twice by the Korean Music Contents Association.