[MUST READ] What is The Difference Between Main & Lead Vocalist?
Annyeong Kpoppers! OK, here! I get this question a lot. So, I will explain more details on what is the difference between “Main” and “Lead” position in a group, such as “Main Vocalist” – “Lead Vocalist”, “Main Dancer” – “Lead Dancer” & “Main Rapper” – “Lead Rapper”. Please read from A to Z… *keke* ^_^
As all of you already know, the members who got the position “Main” and “Lead” in a group are the member who got the best skills in that position. But, who got the title “Main Vocalist” in a group is basically means that he/she have the best singing skills, for example like in the chorus when the belted notes or high notes, in the background of the chorus that is usually the work of a main vocalist. Companies decide on the Main Vocalist during training. They see not only who has the best vocal range, or power but more control, they decide on the lead vocalist by seeing who can back up the main vocalist the best, what I mean by that is the lead vocalist needs to be able to still hit notes and can back up that main vocalist in a performance. So let’s say the main vocalist gets sick, the lead vocalist needs to backup for the main vocalist since the lead vocalist is usually the best after the main vocalist.
The main dancer is actually quite different from the lead dancer it’s easier to tell the difference unlike the lead and main vocalist, where there is barely a difference. The Main Dancer has the solos and skills, the main dancer must be able to free style, and at least do one type of dance like Hyoyeon of snsd she can do free style, and she can pop. Lead Dancer is like the back up dancer of the main dancer like when the main dancer has solos, usually the lead dancer appears behind the main dancer like a backup dancer, like Yuri, she is not necessarily “worst” than Hyoyeon but not as skilled so she is the lead dancer.
In other words for better understanding, Main Vocalist, Main Dancer & Main Rapper is the best in singing, dancing and rapping respectively. While Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer & Lead Rapper is the second best after the “Main” in a group. “Main” got more challenging and harder parts than the “Lead”. But in general, “main” triumphs “lead”.
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