While the majority of K-Pop idol groups have different assigned positions for each group member, there are actually a few groups that do not have specific positions for the members, excluding the exception of group leaders in some cases.
In case you may be wondering what positions of an average K-Pop group consists of, there are lead vocals, main vocals, sub vocals, lead dancer, main dancer, and etc. And you may also be wondering what the differences are among all of these various positions.
Lead vocals in K-Pop, unlike lead vocalists that we usually assume to be the best in singing, sing the verses before the main vocalists, but for a different reason. They actually support the main vocals instead of the other way around. This means that the main vocals of a K-Pop group usually has more lines in a song, which are usually more difficult. Similarly, lead dancers are secondary to main dancers, meaning that main dancers are usually better dancers than lead dancers and are often assigned to solo parts.
Below are some groups that actually don’t follow the traditional rules of K-Pop group formations and do not have official positions for each member (excluding leaders and maknaes).
Perhaps the group that first entered the scene with the concept of no one having any official positions, the way each twelve members were introduced was also probably intentional by their agency BLOCKBERRY CREATIVE. Each member actually had their own solo track release accompanied by a MV.
The roles that each members play in every comeback usually changes. The members will often be assigned to different parts depending on who fits a certain part of a song or performance the best.
#TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER (members) don’t have a seperate position in the group. They set the parts according to each song.
— TXT by J (@TXTbyJ) March 19, 2019
Rocket Punch’s agency made it clear that they wanted each members’ strengths and individuality to stand out, which is the reason why Rocket Punch members also are not assigned to specific positions.