KOMCA (Korea Music Copyright Association) is a non-profit organization that keeps records of rights and licenses related to musical works. This includes copyrights, writing credits, broadcasting and public performance rights, and reproduction rights.
Whenever a K-Pop idol is credited for participating in a song’s writing process, the acknowledgment is officially made through KOMCA.
Contrary to popular belief, a lot of K-Pop idols do participate in creating their own songs, while some also work on songs that are meant for other artists. And when it comes to female K-Pop idols, looks like there is no lack of talented songwriters in the industry!
Here are the top 6 female idols who currently have the highest writing credits on KOMCA (as of July 20,2022)
1. Moonbyul (MAMAMOO)
Moonbyul has always been acknowledged by fans and the industry alike for her songwriting skills. While in 2021, she had 71 songwriting credits to her name, the number has gone up substantially this year to 107!
2. Miryo (Brown Eyed Girls)
Miryo debuted in 2006 as the main vocalist and rapper of the group Brown Eyed Girls, and over the course of 16 years of her career, she has participated in 97 songs as a writer!
3. Baek Yerin
Yerin debuted in a duo with Jamie Park in 2012 and eventually went solo in 2015. This talented vocalist has been credited on 87 songs as a writer. Apart from writing her own tracks, she has also participated in songs performed by Chungha (also known as Chung HA) and 2PM‘s Taecyon.
4. Le (EXID)
Widely known for her skills as a rapper and dancer, Le has spent almost a decade in the K-Pop industry as an idol. Side by side, she has managed to garner 84 writing credits to her name till date!
5. BoA and IU
Both legends in their own rights in the K-Pop industry, BoA and IU share 72 songwriting credits each. While BoA has predominantly worked on her own songs, IU has participated in songs performed by other artists such as Cherry B and Sam Kim.
With a career spanning just six years, Exy is not only a notable rapper but also a songwriter making her mark in the industry. Currently, she holds 69 writing credits to her name.
Honorary mentions: Jeon Soyeon of (G)I-dle has 66 songwriting credits currently, the highest among 4th generation female idols. JeA from Brown Eyed Girls has accumulated 42 songwriting credits to date!