BTS, a K-pop group, has incredibly diverse members in RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They have divided their talents between producing, singing, dancing, and singing, and are commonly grouped into a rap line and a vocal line.
The three were never intended to be vocalists, but as the band evolved into the pop spectrum, even they have had to belt out a note or two. As for the vocalists, monotony is not in the BTS glossary. Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungook all bring something wildly different to the bands sound.
If ranking BTS dancers, rappers, and even songwriters is already a daunting task, then categorizing them as singers certainly takes the controversial cake. Despite the vocal lines versatility being an undeniable advantage for the band, this list therefore requires careful comparison, ensuring they are more objectively judged than, say, timbre or interpretation/emotion.
The results of the BTS vocals are always an indicator of anger. Numbers 5 and 1 on this list are the most consensual, while numbers 7 and 6 arent really important, since their main objective within the band is to rap. It is the in-between rankings that are notoriously touchier subjects, with numbers 4, 3 and 2 essentially interchangeable, but for this article, they have to be ordered.
Here are a few features on the BTS ranking, which is narrowest to the strongest vocalist.
Suga may just as well be placed in 6, but his ranking as the weakest singer in BTS comes down to one basic factor: effort. Where Number 6 on this list, RM, sings more frequently, Suga is absolutely okay focusing on his rap (in a ranking of BTS rappers, he would come first.)
Suga can produce strong vocals even if both struggle with pitch. In BTS most recent releases, neither Dynamite nor Permission To Dance featured any rapping moments, which gave SUGA the chance to showcase what he can do with his solo song, Trivia : Seesaw.
RM''s solo mixtape mono. has vocality in almost every track. In contrast, RM''s vocal voice is quite mild, soft and breathy, and completely sweet and melodic. In demos, RM often serves as a vocal guide for the singers, which are some of his most serious and clearest examples.
Despite being one third of the rap line, j-hope often pulls his own weight when it comes to vocals. In songs such as MAMA, Spring Day, Make It Right, Telepathy, Life Goes On, and Dynamite, j-hope usually has better pitch, projection, and control than his rapper counterparts.
Jimin is a countertenor, who knows what they would be fortunate to have. His incredible high notes and moving performances on BTS discography are a testament to his incredible power, as well as his natural ability to provide excellent stylistic enhancements, like riffing and vibratos.
Every BTS vocalist is likely to be harmed with breath support due to poor vocal training, which hampers their ability to produce sustained power vocals. To add to that, Jimin''s vocal line is naturally smaller than his vocal line counterparts, creating so much tension in his voice while belting becomes even more evident. As a result of the groups'' continuous touring and vocally demanding repertoire, Jimin may also struggle with pitch.
The unavoidable rest during the pandemic provided some relief, but Jimin gave one of his greatest vocal performances in BTS 2021 in the Japanese single Film Out.
All in all, Jimins'' voice is soft, beautiful, and, when correctly used, can make BTS songs sound incredible.
Jin, along with Jungkook, is the most trustworthy and consistent singer in the world of music, with an impressive vision and power to his voice. In singing ballads such as Epiphany, Awake, Yours, Abyss, and Moon, the 29-year-old can revel in his incredible strength through his signature belting and falsettos.
Jin is less prone to crack or sing off important in BTS performances, but his vocal appearance is noticeable as overly nasal and breathy at times. Jin also tends to shout rather than support his high notes, a problem that occurs occasionally in all BTS.
Jins'' vocal coach from before he appeared on BTS shared his experience on this list:
Long after he was released, he sent me a recorded song that he practiced with me when he was an idol trainee, saying Please listen to this. He is a member of BTS, which plays numerous gigs, but he still asks me: Didnt I improve a lot?
V has the most powerful range, as well as one of the most powerful voices in BTS (only rivaled by Jin). An impressively powerful and versatile singer, he can sing with ease in any register (head, mixed, chest), even if, just like Jin and Jimin, he also struggles with control, support, and especiallypitch.
V is a strong vocalist in a low register, although the group prefers to sing comfortably than his peers. Given that BTS regularly write songs suited to tenors, V has had to sing in a register that isnt his most naturally comfortable, yet offers fantastic performances. Vs growl is also an iconic component of the BTS lore, and one of the bands coolest secret weapons.
Most powerful vocals can be heard in sung areas such as Blue & Grey, Singularity, and Stigma.
For a reason, Jungkook was the main vocalist in BTS. After joining BigHit, he began training his pipes (Jimin was studying dance, Jin was learning acting, and V was famously just accompanying a friend to the auditions).
I needed to show improvements and accomplishments. I believed that the only person who could act and make a difference was myself. From that moment, I deleted the notion of a vocal training hour in my head. In the car, in the shower I tried to sing and was singing during every possible minute.
With his voice, Jungkook is an effective singer and vocalist with a smooth, smooth, and flexible tone. Given his ability to sing while dancing, he can make his mark in any popular act out right now.
As far as weaknesses go, the Euphoria singer does have some stylistic approaches to his singing, such as breathiness and vocal fry, that may be distracting at times. Deeper notes are also more challenging for him than Jin or V, but those are simply specks in a world of abilities.
BTS does have one of the most well-known vocal lines in K-pop, and the music industry in general. Anyone interested in becoming a fan will soon notice how special each vocal is, and how fortunate the band is to have Jimin, Jin, Taehyung, and Jungkook (and of course the rap line!).