Self-writing K-Pop groups are rising in popularity, and the fourth generation is no exception. Here are the fourth-gen idols with the most official songwriting credits on KOMCA.
10. CyA (ONEWE)
ONEWE’s CyA currently has writing credits on 39 songs, including recent tracks like “AuRoRa,” “Intro: Spaceship,” and “Logo” from Planet Nine: Alter Ego. The album sold around 15,000 copies on Hanteo as of August this year, peaking at no.12 on the Gaon Weekly Chart. The music video for “AuRoRa,” meanwhile, is about to hit 1 million views on YouTube.
CyA also co-wrote “Zombie,” the latest title track by his labelmates PURPLE K!SS.
9. Leedo (ONEUS) & Daehwi (AB6IX)
In joint ninth place are ONEUS’s Leedo and AB6IX’s Daehwi, both of whom have writing credits on 41 songs.
Leedo’s recent credits include “Intro: Window” from Blood Moon and “Connect with Us” and “Happy Birthday” from Binary Code. The latter album has sold around 100,000 copies on Hanteo, peaking at no.2 on the Gaon Weekly Chart.
Meanwhile, Daehwi was recently credited on “Cherry” and “Down for You” from Mo’ Complete, as well as solo songs “21” and “Creep.” To date, “21” has over 300,000 views on YouTube.
8. Ravn (ONEUS)
ONEUS’s Ravn has writing credits on 47 songs, including recent Binary Code tracks “Black Mirror,” “Connect with Us,” and “Happy Birthday.” “Black Mirror” currently sits at over 23 million YouTube views.
7. Woojin (AB6IX)
AB6IX’s Woojin has writing credits on 48 songs, including Mo’ Complete: Have a Dream’s “Headline” as well as “Cherry” and “Off the Record” from Mo’ Complete. So far, Mo’ Complete has sold over 100k copies on Hanteo, peaking at no.2 on the Gaon Weekly Chart and no.23 on Oricon.
6. Mingi (ATEEZ)
ATEEZ’s Mingi comes in sixth place with writing credits on 54 songs, including all the tracks on Zero: Fever Part.2 and Zero: Fever Part.3. The former peaked at no.1 on the Gaon Weekly Chart and no.8 on the Billboard US World Albums Chart, while the latter reached no.2 on Gaon and no.1 on Billboard’s US World Albums.
5. Soyeon ((G)I-DLE)
(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon has writing credits on 55 songs, including all the songs on (G)I-DLE’s I Burn and every track on her own solo debut mini-album, Windy. Windy peaked at no.7 on the Gaon Weekly Chart, while I Burn reached no.3 with over 115,000 copies sold in its first week.
4. Hongjoong (ATEEZ)
ATEEZ’s Hongjoong has writing credits on 58 songs, including all the tracks on Zero: Fever Part.2 and Zero: Fever Part.3. Two singles he worked on, “Fireworks (I’m the One)” and “Déjà Vu,” have 43 million and 31 million views on YouTube respectively.
3. Han (Stray Kids)
Stray Kids’ Han starts the top three with 93 writing credits, such as “Secret Secret,” which he wrote the lyrics to by himself. The album, NOEASY, peaked at no.1 on the Gaon Weekly Chart and no.1 on the Gaon Monthly Chart for September.
2. Changbin (Stray Kids)
Next is Stray Kids’ Changbin, who has writing credits on 96 songs, including “Sorry, I Love You,” which he wrote the lyrics toby himself. Latest title track “Thunderous,” which he, Han, and Bang Chan all wrote together, peaked at no.33 on Gaon and currently has over 110 million views on YouTube.
1. Bang Chan (Stray Kids)
And in first place is Stray Kids’ Bang Chan, with 106 writing credits to his name so far. Alongside 10 songs from NOEASY, Bang Chan recently co-wrote the group’s Japanese single, “Scars,” with Han and Changbin. The song peaked at no.2 on Oricon and the Billboard Japan Hot 100.