Korean Fans Discuss Which K-Pop Artists Best Represent Their “Big 3” Companies

Which iconic group should represent an entire company?

A poster on the popular Korean forum website, theqoo, recently started a conversation about which artists of the “Big 3” K-Pop companies best represent them. Essentially, which artist from SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment is the face of their company. They gave their own suggestions and then the public added their opinions.

Theqoo Poster’s Suggestions:

1. SM Entertainment

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

Girls’ Generation is undoubtedly a legendary group in K-Pop and has created many iconic songs and moments. It’s no surprise that arguably the most popular member, Taeyeon, is suggested as the face of SM Entertainment with her honey-sweet voice and stunning beauty.


NCT has made quite the splash in the K-Pop community and is probably the most interesting concept of interchanging members in K-Pop history. Perhaps one day they could even break the record for most group members. Regardless, their talent and style make them an amazing candidate.


2. YG Entertainment


Although only debuting in 2016, BLACKPINK has quickly become a legendary K-Pop group known around the world. Their gorgeous visuals and immense skill has brought amazing success to YG, so it is only right that they are the face of the company.


Akdong Musician (AKMU)

The brother-sister group has certainly made a stance in an industry that often ignores duos and softer music. With their genius abilities, they could stand amongst any popular K-Pop group.

3. JYP Entertainment


TWICE has been successful worldwide since their debut, especially with an outstanding reaction from Japan. Topping charts, winning awards, these girls earned their way to the top.

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Even though they had only just debuted in 2019, ITZY has become extremely well-loved, especially to international fans, thanks to their strong vibe and energetic music.

Commenters’ Suggestions:

1. SM Entertainment


EXO has been extremely well known for years and has been successful not only in their original group but in sub-units, supergroups, and solo activities as well.

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SHINee is perhaps the most unforgettable K-Pop boy group ever. Their soul-shaking voices and lovely charisma has kept fans captivated for over 13 years.



BoA is commonly referred to as the “Queen of K-Pop,” and for good reason. She has dominated the industry for over 21 years and looked good doing it.

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Red Velvet

Red Velvet has come out with many iconic tracks such as “Psycho”, “Monster”, and “Red Flavor” and is a reason many got into K-Pop.

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Super Junior

Their famous tracks have launched them into many years of love and achievements. They are often listed as a “K-Pop essential”.

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2. YG Entertainment


After only debuting about 6 months ago, TREASURE is already gaining great popularity and outstanding album sales.


BIGBANG is what started many’s obsession with K-Pop. They are truly a classic in the industry.

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3. JYP Entertainment

Stray Kids

Another somewhat recent group comes 2018’s Stray Kids, who have been dominating the dance scene and are defining the 4th generation of K-Pop.


These boys have certainly had their share of success not only in music but also in acting. Such a classic group makes sense to be the face of a company.

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Who do you think is the face of these companies?

Source: theqoo