“Why does Nayeon always sing the opening part of every TWICE’s song?” has been a hot topic in many online communities. Many people wonder why she is so favored when her position is just lead vocal.
This question was once answered by TWICE’s producer Black Eyed Pilseung. He said that Nayeon starts most of TWICE’s songs because she has the brightest and most vibrant voice.
Being the center of the group, Nayeon possesses a sweet visual and fresh energy. Her image is exceptionally suitable for the bright, feminine concept that TWICE pursues. That’s why she often takes the main role in most of the group’s songs.
But in the music industry, the basic rule is that the main vocalist and lead vocalist usually sing the song’s first line to attract listeners. This means that Jihyo – TWICE’s main vocalist also has the opportunity to sing the song’s intro.
However, she isn’t allowed to do that. According to Black Eyed Pilseung, Jihyo sings too well. Her voice is somewhat deeper and huskier than Nayeon, so she suits to sing the chorus.
As a result, Nayeon is a more reasonable choice for the intro because her voice is consistent with TWICE’s general concept and image.
Many people wonder what is the criteria to decide whether an idol be the lead vocalist or the main vocalist, so Black Eyed Pilseung explains the difference between the main vocal and lead vocal.
They state that the main vocal needs to fully grasp the tone and message of the song. In contrast, the lead vocal is usually assigned to sing parts that most easily capture listeners’ attention.
His colleagues, Cosmic Sound, and Cosmic Girl, also point out that musicians do everything to have the best product, they don’t want to bring personal feelings or discrimination into their work. “Since we divide the lines by considering which member is the best fit, we focus on music instead of personal relationships between the musicians and the members”, the producer said.
Despite knowing that the main vocalist is not necessarily the one who sings the most, the difference in the distribution line between Jihyo and Nayeon always makes many people dissatisfied.
During the past 2 years, Jihyo almost gave up her main vocal position to Nayeon. Many netizens also affirmed that JYP is overly biased towards Nayeon. The company also receives countless negative comments when the distribution lines in the recent product “I Can’t Stop Me” are divided unfairly.
In the MV, Jihyo’s line distribution is only about 30 seconds long – nearly half less than Nayeon. Also, in 2019 when TWICE made a comeback with “MORE & MORE”, Jihyo’s singing line was ranked 5th, even behind members who are considered weak singers like Dahyun or Sana.
The member whose distribution line ranked 6th was Jeongyeon, even though she is also a lead vocal. Here, her performance was just 15 seconds, which was much less than a normal lead vocal.
Therefore, her fans are really upset, and they wonder if JYP is mistreating her. This is a significant disadvantage for Jeongyeon because she is considered one of the most stable vocalists in the group.
However, ever since TWICE’s debut now, Jeongyeon has never received enough support or investment from the company, she hardly has a chance to show off her talent and unique voice.
Therefore, many people think that Nayeon is way more favored by the producer than her colleagues.
Basically, though fans are now well aware that Nayeon has a sweet beauty and positive energy that matches TWICE’s image, they still also want others to shine, especially the members who sing well.
At the end of the day, all members have worked super hard to go this far so there are no reasons to treat them so unfairly like that.
Returning to the recent MV, “I can’t stop me”, besides Nayeon, Mina is also one of the faces attracting attention in TWICE’s new MV. Despite having a few singing lines, Mina’s footage is still praised for being the most gorgeous with many super sparkling moments.
However, Tzuyu’s fans immediately get angry because they barely see her solo scenes. Despite being TWICE’s visual, Tzuyu’s screen time is minimal. Her solo distribution line was only 6% of the whole song. Most of the time, her role was to accompany others.
Even the producers may firm Tzuyu’s voice not very bright, the fact that she is a visual and had so little screen time like that raised lots of discontent.
Ever since TWICE’s debut, nobody has denied the fact that her beauty is on top of K-pop beauty charts. Tzuyu has an angelic face and ideal body proportion, but JYP doesn’t invest in her makeup look and outfits.
Especially in the “Eyes wide open” poster series. She didn’t even get to the center position in any photo in the teasers.
Fans are upset because Tzuyu deserves to be treated better. Many of her fans even said that if JYP did not change the way they work, they would boycott the new album.
What’s more, the fact that Momo and Dahyun didn’t have any solo line distribution really makes fans upset. In other words, they just sang only the chu-im-sae parts (a Korean term for word exclamation).
During the song, fans seem to only hear them sing the most at the phrase, “I can’t stop me, can’t stop me” at the end of each chorus. This time, Dahyun also didn’t have any rap line, although she’s the main rapper of TWICE.
At this point, not only fans but also many netizens started wondering whether JYP is biased towards some specific members or not, and if each member doesn’t get to prove their main role in the group, why did the company even choose them for such positions in the first place?
On the other hand, a lot of people believe that JYP is just doing what they have to do by giving the superior members more spotlight for the sake of the whole group.
So, do you think Nayeon is getting biased while some of the others are mistreated, or what JYP is doing is completely understandable? Comment down below, I’ll read them all.
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