It has become more common in recent years for K-Pop idols to be more involved in the creation of their music, though there still aren’t a ton of idols who have a lot of songwriting and producing credits. That’s why those that do — especially those who are members of KOMCA, the prestigious Korea Music Copyright Association — often get a lot of praise for their impressive work!
Recently, the K-Pop idols who have the most registered copyrighted songs with KOMCA became a topic of discussion on an online forum. The eight idols with the most copyrighted songs were listed, and the total number of registered songs that they have between all of them is nearly 1,500!
Coming in eighth place is MONSTA X‘s Joohoney, with a total of 164 copyrighted songs. A few include his group’s songs “Beautiful Liar”, “Love”, and “Rush Hour”, as well as DKB‘s “Turning Point” and CRAVITY‘s “Jumper”.
Suga of BTS comes in seventh, with 168 songs registered by KOMCA. Some of his more recent credited songs are BTS’s “Take Two” and “Yet To Come”, as well as all of the songs on his latest Agust D album D-DAY.
Yong Junhyung, former member of HIGHLIGHT, also has 168 songs registered to him. Among them are some of HIGHTLIGHT/BEAST’s most well-known songs such as “Shock”, “Fiction”, and “Plz Don’t Be Sad”.
Soloist and Block B member Zico has an impressive 171 copyrighted songs by KOMCA, putting him in fifth place. He might have the most diverse list among idols on here, having written songs not only for himself and his group but also for Hyolyn, f(x), Dean, PSY, Taeyang, Wanna One, X1, Super Junior, and many others.
DAY6‘s Young K ranks as the K-Pop idol with the fourth-most registered songs, with 173. Along with many of DAY6’s songs, he’s also credited for tracks performed by UP10TION, GOT7, Eric Nam, H1-KEY, and Xdinary Heroes.
G-Dragon of BIGBANG takes the third place among all idols with the most copyrighted songs, with a total of 175. His most recent credited songs are “Still Life” and “Flower Road” by BIGBANG.
BTS‘s leader RM comes in second place among all K-Pop idols with the most copyrighted songs, and currently has 217 registered by KOMCA. While most of his songwriting credit is for his own group’s songs, he has also helped in the production of tracks released by TXT and solo releases by his fellow members.
Here’s the official list:
Netizens have a lot of praise and admiration for these idols that are so skilled at not only performing, but also producing great songs!
It will be interesting to see which idols join their ranks in KOMCA in the future, such as Stray Kids‘s producing team 3RACHA, (G)I-DLE‘s Soyeon, and other fourth-generation idols.