Do you know the role of each Blackpink member? Photo: @blackpinkofficial/Instagram
Do you know the role of each Blackpink member? Photo: @blackpinkofficial/Instagram
K-pop idols

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K-pop’s ‘magic formula’ explained: idol groups like BTS, Blackpink, Twice and Exo all have a leader, maknae and ‘visual’ – so who does what and what do these roles really mean?

  • Korean entertainment agencies assign positions to each group member according to their individual talents, whether singing, dancing or simply sitting pretty
  • Main vocalists sing the most difficult segments, while the ‘visual’ – or the most good-looking – might see more brand endorsements (and earn more cash)

Do you know the role of each Blackpink member? Photo: @blackpinkofficial/Instagram
Do you know the role of each Blackpink member? Photo: @blackpinkofficial/Instagram
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