What a star-studded list 😍
In an industry like the K-Pop one, versatility is the name of the game. The ability to reinvent oneself, adapt to different musical styles, and work in diverse team configurations can set an idol apart from the rest.
SM Entertainment, known for its innovative approach in the industry, has cultivated a roster of idols that have consistently proven their adaptability. Among them, four stand out for having debuted multiple times across various projects.
1. EXO’s Baekhyun
Baekhyun’s journey in the K-Pop industry is nothing short of impressive. Debuting as a main vocalist of the mega-group EXO, he quickly captured fans’ hearts with his powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence. Not one to be confined to a single project, he then showcased a different side of himself with the sub-unit EXO-CBX, where his versatility shone even brighter.
However, Baekhyun didn’t stop there. Venturing into the solo arena, he wooed fans with his soulful tracks, proving that he could hold his own without a group backing him up. His inclusion in SuperM dubbed the “Avengers of K-Pop,” further solidified his position as a top-tier idol. And with his recent venture into the unique League of Legends virtual band HEARTSTEEL, Baekhyun continues to surprise and delight fans with his ever-evolving musical journey.
2. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Taeyeon, the powerful main vocalist of Girls’ Generation, has been a household name in the industry since her debut. While the group earned legendary status with hit after hit, Taeyeon expanded her horizons by joining TTS, a sub-unit that allowed her to experiment with a different sound. Her stint in Oh!GG, another sub-unit, further showcased her adaptability. But it was her solo career that truly set her apart.
With chart-topping ballads and heartwarming tracks, Taeyeon demonstrated her prowess as a soloist, capturing audiences far and wide. Her recent involvement in the band GOT The Beat further cements her reputation as a versatile artist, unafraid to take on new challenges.
3. Red Velvet’s Seulgi
Seulgi, known for her captivating performances and unique voice, debuted with the much loved girl group Red Velvet. Her journey didn’t stop there. She showcased her diverse talents with the project group Girls Next Door and later with the sub-unit Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi, where her chemistry with fellow member Irene was palpable.
Branching out even further, Seulgi joined the band GOT The Beat, exploring a different musical style. And with her recent solo debut, fans got a chance to see Seulgi in a new light, further proving her mettle in the industry.
4. NCT’s Mark
Mark’s versatility is undeniable. As a key member of NCT U, NCT 127, and NCT Dream, he has been a constant presence in the NCT universe, showcasing his rapping and performance skills. Each sub-unit offered him a chance to shine in different ways, and he embraced every opportunity.
His inclusion in SuperM brought him to a wider international audience, where he continued to impress with his impeccable skills. Mark’s journey is a testament to his commitment, adaptability, and sheer talent.