In light of the recent feature made on B1A4’s Jinyoung earnings as a composer, questions as to which idol members earned the most royalties were raised.
On January 11th, it was discovered that BIGBANG’s G-Dragon received the most royalties amongst idol group members for his music work. He was soon followed by Block B’s Zico and chart newcomer, SHINee’s Jonghyun.
If you’re wondering which idol group members made the most songs, scroll down for the full list below.
G-Dragon is not new to this list having made at least 300 songs under his name, may it be solely self-composed or a collaboration, including their big break, “Lies.” For their last release MADE, G-Dragon worked with Teddy, T.O.P and Choice37 for their title track,s “FXXK IT,” “Last Dance” and “Girlfriend.”
Block B’s Zico
Since his debut with Block B, Zico had his hand on producing their tracks before venturing on for solo promotions. He ha also released a couple of diss tracks before releasing the hit, “Yes Or No.” Since then, he has collaborated and produced tracks for f(x) and Gugudan.
It’s the first time that Jonghyun appeared on top of the list. He has produced a number of tracks for SHINee in the past including tracks “Up & Down,” “Obsession” and “Shout Out.” In 2015, he made his debut as a solo aritist and released the self-composed track, “Deja-boo” and was followed by the release of his compilaton album, She Is. Aside from his solo tracks and SHINee’s album, Jonghyun also composed a track for EXO and Lee Hi.
Also joining the list are 2PM’s Jun.K, former BEAST member Jang Hyunseung and B1A4’s Jinyoung who are all credited for their self-composed releases.
An industry official clarified that the rankings are based on the royalties they get and that idol group members get different royalties compared to other composers. However, it cannot be denied that more and more idol group members focus on creating their own track recently rather than one simply given to them by their agency.