If you’ve been following Kpopmap for some time now, you will know about our exclusive editorial series called “Bias Duality“. In this series, with articles released once every three weeks, we shine the spotlight on an artist who embodies the very essence of duality and has mastered the flair of harnessing their multifaceted talent to create the most brilliant, versatile art we have ever seen. As effortless as they make their craft look, there’s a universe of talent that brings their hard work to fruition, and we must show appreciation where it’s due.
In this article, we’re compiling a masterlist of the K-Pop idols who have been featured in Kpopmap’s “Bias Duality” series! All the K-Pop idols featured in this series following the first article were picked by global fans through a poll. These idols embody duality beyond the simple definition of the term. From their vocals to their stage presence, their aesthetic, personality, and more, their duality will cast a spell on you, and you’ll fall in love with them all over again.
Note: This list is not a ranking. It includes our “Bias Duality” articles from April 25, 2022, to April 4, 2023, in their order of publication. A separate masterlist for actors featured in this series will be published soon. Idol actors are included in this list, but actors who have solo music careers and were not part of a K-Pop group are not. The “Bias Duality” series is still ongoing, so this article will be updated with each release.
The resident Princess of the 4th generation of K-Pop, crowned by the love and admiration of fans all over the world – Kep1er’s Bahiyyih livened up the K-Pop scene like a refreshing wind of change, inspiring millions to reach for the stars.
Read all about Bahiyyih’s duality here:
A shining star in the artistic firmament of the global music industry, ASTRO’s JinJin is a force to be reckoned with. JinJin is what I call the ace of aces, and a huge part of his electric appeal stems from the brilliant duality he embodies in a myriad range of performative spheres.
Read all about JinJin’s duality here:
An idol, actor, poet, philosopher, and friend – RoWoon represents the truest meaning of the term “Artist For The People”. Living up to the meaning of his real name Kim SeokWoo, RoWoon has made this world a sweeter place for millions just by virtue of his existence.
Read all about RoWoon’s duality here:
The brightest ray of sunshine, Golden Child’s BoMin’s brand of artistry combines retro romanticism with futuristic vision, creating an inimitable blend that defines him. The future of the Korean art and entertainment industry is certainly in safe hands.
Read all about BoMin’s duality here:
The artist of artists, the paragon of duality himself: ZE:A’s Park HyungSik is the multifaceted idol, actor, thespian, and artist who stole the world’s heart with his extraordinary talent.
Read all about Park HyungSik’s duality here:
One of the finest young artists of our generation, GOT7’s YuGyeom is a visionary whose unique sense of individuality and artistic identity shines through regardless of whether he’s promoting in one of the most influential K-Pop groups in the world, GOT7, or solo.
Read all about YuGyeom’s duality here:
HeeSeung established himself as an ace in K-Pop before even debuting officially. With HeeSeung’s luminous talent and unlimited potential, he aims for the moon and lands on the same.
Read all about HeeSeung’s duality here:
One of the most intriguing and uniquely brilliant artists in the world, NCT’s Yuta is a ray of hope for innumerable young people all over the world who dream of becoming idols while looking up to him.
Read all about Yuta’s duality here:
An extraordinary idol who evokes love and respect both as an artist and an individual, P1Harmony’s Theo was destined to reign at the top. His voice has the warmth to soothe our aching souls, and his performance has the cool charisma to make us swoon.
Read all about Theo’s duality here:
If there’s one thing that comes to mind when speaking of HongJoong, it is the image of a Captain. HongJoong embodies an angelic charm with devilish allure and his duality is simply enchanting.
Read all about HongJoong’s duality here:
MONSTA X’s JooHoney is one of the pioneers of the generation that took K-Pop to a whole new level. An idol who is irretrievably in love with his fans, one who is an artistic perfectionist, a strict mentor, a formidable performer, and an incredibly lovely human being, MONSTA X’s JooHoney is truly one of a kind.
Read all about JooHoney’s duality here:
Driven by an insatiable urge to express himself, WonHo was born to stand on the world’s stage and claim his rightful throne as the best of the best. From his vocal and compositional duality to his luxurious stage versatility, WonHo is incomparable.
Read all about WonHo’s duality here:
With striking hypnotism, SF9’s Yoo TaeYang, holds fire in his eyes and heaven in his smile. As luminous on the inside as he is on the outside, SF9’s Yoo TaeYang shines in ways that brighten up the world.
Read all about Yoo TaeYang’s duality here:
One of the most powerful, influential, and talented stars of the global music industry, LE SSERAFIM’s Miyawaki Sakura has soared to exceptional success at lightning speed ever since her debut, dominating the music industry. Miyawaki Sakura was born to be an idol.
Read all about Sakura’s duality here:
A rare gem, a prodigy in the truest sense of the word, and a virtuoso way ahead of his time, Ten Lee is the OG ace who emerged at the dawn of a new generation in K-Pop. Ten is a champion of duality both on and off the stage.
Read all about Ten’s duality here:
An idol who has been loved generation after generation in K-Pop, BTOB’s Lee MinHyuk is a treasure trove of talent, visuals, charms, and more. Travel the world and the seven seas, and you’ll still not find a man like Lee MinHyuk.
Read all about HUTA’s duality here:
Two things come to mind when you think of Red Velvet’s SeulGi: the uber-talented creative genius with a chokehold on our senses and the baby bear who is so loveable that we would fight the world for her, and it is this duality that we aim to highlight in our article.
Read all about SeulGi’s duality here:
MoonBin has the glow of star shine in his smile . His self-expression is a source of comfort, happiness, and celebration to millions all over the world, and that truly means more than anything in the times we live in today.
Read all about MoonBin’s duality here:
Hallyu’s pride, Park JiHoon is the complete package and then some. Regardless of the capacity in which Park JiHoon comes to us, he is so incredibly versatile and unthinkably talented that it makes him unpredictable in the most celebrated way possible.
Read all about Park JiHoon’s duality here:
Ong SeongWu is the young genius who got the whole world convinced that he is their first love. One of the brightest artists in the Korean entertainment industry, hard-carrying the future of Hallyu, Ong SeongWu is the very definition of versatility.
Read all about Ong SeongWu’s duality here:
Jeno is the shining star the world has its eyes on – an icon of this generation and the next. Whether it be on screen, on the stage, or on the runway, Jeno is a maestro in his own right, and we love to see it.
Read all about Jeno’s duality here:
Kim SeJeong is a goddess of a woman with otherworldly beauty, extraordinary talent, and the warmest heart. Not only does she shine like the most brilliant diamond, but just like its prismatic nature, she absorbs the love and light that is showered on her to create the most spectacular art.
Read all about SeJeong’s duality here:
A.C.E’s Wow makes us go weak in the knees with one look. He is a stunning force of nature – as expansive and deep as the ocean, as mighty as the mountains, as powerful as the wind, and as grounded as the earth.
Read all about Wow’s duality here:
Lee JunYoung defines diligence and passion and we’ve never seen a man with so much dimension. The highest expression of Lee JunYoung’s identity is in his art. Today, he is a lauded artist in the truest sense of the word who has conquered every single field he has laid eyes on.
Read all about Lee JunYoung’s duality here:
If there’s anything that runs deeper than ByungChan’s dimples, it is his duality. Whether it be as an idol, an actor, a variety star, or a model, ByungChan has an innately precious versatility to him that puts us in a trance.
Read all about ByungChan’s duality here:
HanGyul is someone who inspires the greatest admiration with his unrelenting sincerity and unrivaled talent. His mettle and mentality are wrapped in steel and his versatility is out of this world.
Read all about HanGyul’s duality here:
TaeHun is a brand new star in the universe of limitless talent. He has fire in his eyes, warmth in his smile, and light in his art. When the Creator was working on TaeHun, They must have had the Sun in mind.
Read all about TaeHun’s duality here:
Stray Kids’ Felix is a remarkable artist whose incomparable sound changed the course of K-Pop. Whether we get teddy bear HaengBok or rockstar Felix, we will keep falling deeper and deeper in love with him every day.
Read all about Felix’s duality here:
All aboard the ASTRO Boat because our Captain Ddana is ready to take over our senses. One of the most beloved, endearing, talented, and intoxicatingly handsome K-Pop idols we have ever known, ASTRO’s maknae Yoon SanHa is the living, walking definition of duality.
Read all about Yoon SanHa’s duality here:
Kun is one of the finest idols the K-pop industry has to offer. He is an angel of a man, with the most sincere, wholesome, and radiant personality who wants nothing but to share his art with the world and his life with his loved ones. The K in Kun stands for “King of the World” and in our “Bias Duality” article, we bow down to his royal charms.
Read all about Kun’s duality here:
When talking about the most inspirational and legendary K-Pop idols of all time, Hui is a name that is indispensable. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that an entire era of K-Pop was built and pioneered by Hui’s indelible contributions to the industry. At this point, his versatility has gained iconic status.
Read all about Hui’s duality here:
You can find all our “Bias Duality” articles here.
To participate in choosing the artist who will be featured in our next “Bias Duality” article, you can vote for your favourite idol/actor in the poll at the beginning of this article. If you would like to see a different idol/actor (one who is not mentioned in the poll) featured in the series, please leave their name in the comments section, and we will add them to the vote lineup next time!