NCT‘s Jaehyun has often been considered one of K-Pop’s most prominent all rounders, who are idols with considerable talent in more than one area. The members of NCT 127 themselves have appointed him as the group’s all rounder, and it’s not hard to see why. Jaehyun has steadily and consistently proved himself to be extremely talented at multiple disciplines. But perhaps what makes that particularly notable is how quietly humble he is about it! Here are 10 reasons why Jaehyun truly lives up to the title of NCT 127’s all rounder.
Jaehyun’s vocals are no joke. He can cover everything from deep tones…
rookie jaehyun KNEW what he was doing 🤩 his voice made how deep is your love 100000x sweeter 💓 pic.twitter.com/80G5ohsk5r
— gaiety (@snowyyuno) January 25, 2022
…to impressively high falsettos.
Starlight (with taeyeon)pic.twitter.com/MfQ4LP6E7V
— ca⁷⁷ (@j4eyuno) January 25, 2022
He has a very unique, sultry voice, and he definitely puts it to good use! He knows his style, and his self-composed songs and other solo projects really let his vocal talent shine, as you can see in this live performance of “Try Again.”
And if you’re still not convinced, here’s a thread of some of Jaehyun’s best vocal moments over the years to persuade you!
A thread of the proofs that jeong jaehyun is a main vocalist ♡
— ca⁷⁷ (@j4eyuno) January 25, 2022
This one definitely won’t come as a surprise since dancing skills are a must for idols. Jaehyun has proved himself multiple times on this front, most recently by posting a great dance cover to his Instagram story that made waves among NCTzens.
jaehyun dance cover!! pic.twitter.com/UX8hh8YHXC
— ً (@JJHLOOKS) January 19, 2022
And if there was only one thing that could single-handedly prove Jaehyun’s skills as a dancer (and a rapper!) it would be the time he substituted for Taeyong when he was injured—and stepped into the role of main dancer and main rapper with all the ease in the world.
Jaehyun is one of those idols who initially trained for a different position than what they ended up debuting with. While he is a stellar vocalist, he actually trained to be a rapper before debut, and his rapping skills have not gone unnoticed. For one, he was a standout in NCT 127’s now iconic B-side “Lemonade”…
lemonade is jaehyun's song
— juney (@jadioryuno) January 23, 2022
…while also making fans week with his ultra-low voice in “Bring The Noize.”
— JJ 🍑 (@aaaaliceu) November 28, 2021
When discussing how Jaehyun made changes to his iconic part in that song, his members easily agreed that Jaehyun is, in fact, the group’s all rounder.
#JAEHYUN on <Bring the Noize>
Jaehyun: It wasn’t originally supposed to be whispering
…So I made changes to it like that
Jungwoo: NCT’s All Rounder pic.twitter.com/uHxrab2q8H
— ♡ (@jaehyunhub) September 18, 2021
As a big group with 23 members, NCT naturally contains many talented lyricists and composers who are very much involved in the production process. NCT 127’s concert in Seoul in December 2021 gave each of the members the chance to show off their solo works, and Jaehyun’s self-composed “Lost” left a big impression with its soulful sound.
jaehyun’s self composed song is called lost pic.twitter.com/lwV7CeZTFJ
— ً (@jhyunfolder) December 18, 2021
Additionally, Jaehyun’s “Dancing In The Rain” was featured in NCT’s Resonance, which is one of the biggest NCT projects to date. Yuta adorably reminded fans of this fact once…
Yuta: You guys know right? Jaehyun wrote the lyrics for this song (Dancing in the Rain). Jaehyun is also working very hard on acting now~ pic.twitter.com/OhkqeGOlvM
— 린 🌸 (@BOSS_JAEHYUN) October 26, 2020
…and with Jaehyun explaining his inspiration for it, the song is easily identifiable as his signature jazzy R&B style.
How did Jaehyun get inspiration for Dancing in the Rain lyrics
Jaehyun: It wasn’t very hard. For Dancing in the Rain, I thought of movies where they dance on rainy days like A Rainy Day in New York with Timothée Chalamet & Selena Gomez, and La La Land too pic.twitter.com/xz2sEWQ2jU
— 린 🌸 (@jaehyunbom__) November 1, 2020
Model Jaehyun is a fan-favorite…
can we get model jaehyun back this year please pic.twitter.com/aspq5UMvDn
— jc (@214fix) January 14, 2022
…and his recent partnership with Prada has had fans very excited.
6. Personality on point
Jaehyun is one of the more low-key personalities in the group, with fans affectionately referring to him as the ‘Unbothered King.’ But he is also hilariously competitive.
was it ever that serious jaehyun pic.twitter.com/Bt2ZLkItkB
— jc (@214fix) January 23, 2022
And perhaps more importantly, he’s also incredibly kind and considerate, as staff members and a coffee shop owner once revealed when they said that Jaehyun stood out to them among other idols with his unfailing politeness. Additionally, Jaehyun melted fans’ hearts when a recent interview revealed just how humble and unassuming he is…
jaehyun is so humble i dont know how he does it but he has always been one ☹ "continue to walk steadily and humbly" he said almost the same thing on bubble as well, to always stay humble. what a nice dude, inside and out. pic.twitter.com/EWdMhUUxYZ
— 🐚 (@_cutiepiejae) January 25, 2022
…as well as how much he was emotionally affected when NCT 127 won their first grand prize at the Seoul Music Awards in January 2022.
jaehyun couldn’t hold the mic bc he thought he would cry if he gave the speech when they won daesang at sma 😭 pic.twitter.com/SHa9emaKT1
— ً (@jhyunfolder) January 25, 2022
Jaehyun is stronger than he seems and softer than he seems 🥺
— ♡ (@jaehyunhub) January 25, 2022
Although fans haven’t been able to see his work as an actor yet due to the postponing of his debut drama and the unfortunate cancellation of a project he was cast in, the fact still remains that Jaehyun has a professional acting career among his many other accomplishments as an artist. And as Mark revealed in his hilarious ‘Mark Awards’ video, Jaehyun worked really hard as an actor.
Hopefully we get to see actor Jaehyun soon!
8. Creative director?
A recent fansign event revealed that Jaehyun had participated in designing and choreographing the stage for his self-composed song “Lost.” This shows just how much attention Jaehyun pays to everything he does as an artist!
220118 재현 영통 팬싸 후기
로스트 무대 연출도 재현이 본인이 한 거냐고 물어봤는데
곡과 가사도 편안한 공간에서 나온 거라서 최대한 재현이의 방처럼 꾸미고 싶었다고 함 뒤에 다른 사랑의 그림자들도 재현이의 아이디어라고!! 듣고 천재 같다 햇는데 예쁘게 웃어줌 진자 천재고양이야.. pic.twitter.com/a4XTSBfJlt
— 퐁 (@myn0waday) January 18, 2022
Yes, as I talked to the director, I wanted [the performance] to feel like my room as much as possible. For that song, even when I was thinking of the lyrics, it came from the comfort of my room so I wanted [fans] to be able to really feel that same energy. That’s the direction we took, and we even thought of other elements like the shadows depicting love. That’s how we made the LOST stage.
Jaehyun is known as one of the strongest members of NCT…
…which some fans have affectionately called the ‘power line.’
— 🍒Yukkuri¹⁰²⁶🦋YUTA WON DAESANG😘 (@Yeokshi_Yukkuri) January 24, 2022
Fans had a good laugh when NCT 127 played a wild game of tug-of-war…and got to watch Jungwoo struggle against Jaehyun and his team…
…and then be impressed when he easily passed the ‘Super Human’ challenge.
Last, but far from being least, Jaehyun is universally acknowledged as a visual king.
He always looks good no matter what…
jaehyun's visual is no joke pic.twitter.com/GupM93vrg4
— adore. (@adore_jjh) January 24, 2022
…but it certainly never hurts to see him suited up!