It is beyond doubt that the bad-boy stereotypes are admired and adored across the generations. The bad-boy image i.e., the thuggish and sturdy aura, has made the hearts of every individual flutter at least once. Likewise, in the K-pop industry, some male idols give a rugged and calm atmosphere like bad boys. The icons are not only famous for their music, and dance but also because of their bold, charismatic, thuggish and confident style that the audience finds tempting and cannot resist drooling over them. We will examine the top 10 male K-pop idols in this article, who rock the stage with their edgy and bad-boy persona. Also, it is essential to note and understand that the following artists are considered bad boys only because of the image cultivated in front of the audience either for their music videos or public image and not as nature-wise.
Suga i.e., Min Yoon Gi, a 30-year-old rapper, record producer, and songwriter, hails from Daegu, South Korea. Suga is a member of the renowned and influential K-pop boy band group BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) under Big Hit/ Hybe Entertainment. In 2013, Suga debuted as a member of BTS with six members. In 2016, Suga released his first solo mixtape i.e., August D, which was released again in 2018 on digital and streaming platforms that ranked as number third on Billboard's World Album Chart. Suga is a reticent and cute member of BTS with an adorable smile but is often considered as the bad boy primarily because of his straightforward persona, Irresistible charm, and blazing verses.
Kim Myung Soo or, L is a 31-year-old singer and actor. In 2010, L debuted as a member of the boy band group INFINITE as a vocalist under Woollim Entertainment. In 2019, L did not renew his contract with the company, and in 2023, he signed up with a new company called Look Media. In 2011, he made his first acting debut in a Japanese series, Jiu Keishicho Tokushuhan Sousagakari. L is famous among the audience due to his cols and City Guy visuals. Though he is an absolute cutie and softie, the fans adore him for his manly, relaxed and cold side.
Kai or Kim Jong In is a famous singer, dancer, model, and actor. Kai is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band group EXO which debuted in 2012, under SM Entertainment with twelve other members. Kai is referred to as the bad boy because of his confidence, the fashion style that he prefers to put on, his captivating, and powerful stage presence and his alluring dancing skills that primarily represent his edgy and body-boy image. Many fans go wild seeing Kai on-screen with such a bad-boy look.
Lim Jae Beom is a 29-year-old singer, songwriter and actor who is famously known as Jay B or JB. JB started his career with a small-screen debut in a series, Dream High 2 in 2012, after which, in, May 2012, he and his fellow trainee Jinyoung debuted in the JJ Project as a duo. In 2014, JB and Jinyoung debuted as a member of a boy band group called Got7, consisting of a total of seven members in the group. JB is known for his quiet, stolid, strong, sophisticated visuals that enlighten his bad-boy aura, making everyone stunned.
Lee Tae Yong, or Taeyong, is the leader of the famous boy band group NCT 127. He is the lead dancer and rapper of the group and is known for his extraordinary personality and talent pool. The fans adore him for his energetic and potent charisma on the stage as an artist. Fans love to see his natural bad-boy attitude, which is emphasized by his attractive looks and cold attitude on stage.
Kwon Ji Won, famously known as G-Dragon, is a former member of the remarkable, well-known boy band group BIG-BANG under YG Entertainment, which debuted in 2006. G-Dragon is a singer, rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, and fashion designer. The King of K-pop is another term for him. Without any doubt, G-Dragon is the all-time OG lousy boy of the K-pop industry primarily because of his daring fashion style, controversial music lyrics, tattoos, and piercings.
Lee Joo Heon, or Jooheon, is a 28-year-old singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer. Jooheon is a member of a well-known boy band group i.e., MONSTA X, under Starship Entertainment. Jooheon is known for his high-powered and badass rap style. Like G-Dragon, Jooheon also has visible tattoos and piercings, giving him an entire bad-boy aura. His charismatic stage appearance and fashion choices like streetwear and edgy style give overall bad-boy vibes from him.
Member of the famous boy band group SEVENTEEN, Jeon Wonwoo, is a quiet and reserved person. Onstage, Wonwoo is a mixture of good looks and a reserved and charming allure that fans can not resist drooling over and seeing the bad boy aura coming from him. Wonwoo is 27 years old and the lead rapper and sub-vocalist of the group. On May 26, 2015, Wonwoo debuted with SEVENTEEN with the other twelve members.
Hansol Vernon Chwe, or Vernon, is a Korean-American rapper of a famous boy band group SEVENTEEN. He is also a songwriter, and producer. Vernon's Korean is Choi Vernon. His dad is Korean and his mother is American. Vernon is a 25-year-old dashing and charming lead rapper, constantly blowing off the fans minds with his trendy bad-boy vibes onstage. Also, his Korean-American look enlightens his bad-boy aura.
Another former member of BIGBANG, Choi Seung Hyun or T.O.P, was an underground rapper when he began his career under YG Entertainment. In 2006, he debuted as the lead rapper of the band BIGBANG under the same label. T.O.P is also a songwriter, record producer, and actor. T.O.P is often referred to as a bad boy because of his deep, and bold voice, confidence, and mysterious personality. His irresistible allure add to his bad boy image and aura.