BTS (Bangtan Boys)

Also known as the Bangtan Boys, BTS is an all-male boy band from Big Hit Entertainment comprised of seven members – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook. The group debuted on June 12, 2013 with the song “No More Dream” from their debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool.

BTS is an abbreviation for Bangtan Sonyeondan, a Korean expression which literally translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. In Japan, the boys are known as Bōdan Shōnendan.

In July 2017, the group announced that they will also be using “Beyond The Scene” as a new meaning to their name as part of their new brand identity.

The group is widely known for their wide social media presence. They were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016. In 2017, they were the first K-pop group to ever win at Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards.

Members Profile

JIMIN
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Born Park Ji-min on October 13, 1995, he is singer-songwriter and dancer most popularly known by his stage name. He is a member of the boy group BTS.

Early life

Jimin was born in Geumjeong District, Busan, South Korea to a family composed of his parents and a younger brother. He attended Busan’s Hodong Elementary School and Yonsan Middle School. He was in middle school when he started to learn popping and locking dance at the Just Dance Academy.

Prior to becoming a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment, Jimin was a top student in the modern dance department of Busan High School of Arts where he studied contemporary dance. One of his teachers suggested he audition with an entertainment company and it brought him to his now-label, Big Hit. When he passed the auditions in 2012, he transferred to Korean Arts High School from where he graduated in 2014. He is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University.

Career

Jimin made his official debut as a member of the group BTS when they released the single “No More Dream” from their album 2 Cool 4 Skool on June 12, 2013.

Jimin Facts

  • Jimin’s MBTI Personality Type is ENFJ (confirmed)
  • He says that in 10 years he wants to be a cool singer enjoying his time.
  • He is 23/24 years old (International/Korean ages respectively)
  • Jimin’s BT21 character is a puppy named Chimmy. He wears a yellow hooded jumper. His tongue is always sticking out as well.
  • Jimin is best friends with EXO’s Kai, SHINEE’s Taemin and ex Wanna One member Sungwoon. They are known as the ‘Padding Squad’, along with two other idols. He is also good friends with EXO’s Chanyeol, GOT7’s Jinyoung, and ex Wanna one member Seongwoo.
  • He listens to music on cold and sunny days as it makes him feel good.
  • Jimin learned ‘popping’ in 8th grade.
  • Jimin is in charge of the killing parts in BTS’ song. He often appears at the climax and dance breaks.
  • His roommate is J-Hope.
  • His favorite colorus are light blue, purple and black.
  • His Zodiac sign is Libra.
  • His has a habit of dancing whenever he gets a chance or whenever the music’s turned on.
  • His best and favorite subjects in school are art, PE, math, and chemistry.
  • Jimin was class president for nine years and was a member of the student council continuously.
  • He was the only dance major at Busan School Of Arts to be top of his department, making him highly admired.
  • He is known as the most energetic person in the group.
  • During the 3rd Muster, he was featured in Suga’s song, “Tony Montana”.
  • Jimin sang Serendipity, being the first intro track that featured a single vocal line member.
  • His favorite avenger is Hulk because he thinks many people like Iron Man already.
  • All members agreed that Jimin has changed and improved a lot since debut.
  • Jimin is the only member who doesn’t have a pet of any kind.
  • Jimin gets upset when he feels he hasn’t given his best in performance. He starts to think very pessimistically and feels bad about it once he enters that state of mind. (Burn The Stage EP.5)
  • In BTS mini-drama ‘Flower Boys’, Jimin was the Physical Education teacher.
  • He unknowingly once spent over 7 hours straight playing on his phone. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • The members have said Jimin is the scariest when he’s angry or irritated.
  • Jimin had three choices of stage names; which were ‘Baby J’, ‘Baby G’, and ‘Young Kid’. However, he decided that his real name suited him best and used it.
  • He likes sour things. (i.e lemons, lemon juice, etc..)
  • When asked what his favorite hair coloru was, Jimin says he likes all the hair colorus he’s tried so far and they are all unique in their own way. (Buzzfeed Interview 2018)
  • Jimin ideal type are girls that are nice, cute, charming, and must be smaller than him.
  • He has two solo songs, “Lie” (Wings), and ”Serendipity“ (Love Yourself: Her).
  • Jimin, along with Jin, Jungkook, and V was voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #33.
  • Jimin holds the record of the most liked/favorited solo broadcast on Vlive, receiving 1 billion hearts and the most viewed Vlive with over 183M views. His 2018 birthday Vlive is the fastest Vlive to reach 10M views and 1B hearts. He is the first and only person on the platform to have three Vlives reach 1B hearts. Jimin has 3/4 of the most viewed solo Vlives and the most views for an individual artist.
  • He has guested on multiple variety shows, most notably Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator, Hello Counselor, Running Man, Knowing Bros, Weekly Idol and a judge on King of Masked Singer.
  • Jimin is the third youngest in the group.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, and basic English.
  • He contributed to writing his solo “Lie” and “Promise”.
  • His solo songs within BTS, “Lie” and “Serendipity” are the most streamed BTS solo songs and the third and fourth most stream Kpop solo songs on Spotify. “Serendipity” is also the most viewed solo music video by a BTS member while “Lie” is the most viewed short film.
  • Jimin is regarded as one of the best dancer’s in the third generation of Kpop.
  • He has the most viewed fancam in Kpop history (for Fake Love) and 4/10 of the most viewed fancams on Mnet
  • Jimin and V were classmates in high school. They are the closest in BTS and refer to themselves as the “’95 soulmates”.
  • Musites often refer to him as “Stage Genius”, “King of Dance” etc.
  • Jimin graduated from Seoul High School of Arts as the top student from all the departments based on his outstanding dance skills as well as his exceptional academic achievements.
  • His favorite number is 13.
  • Jimin was valedictorian of his grade.
  • Jimin’s role models are Taeyang (BIGBANG), Rain and Chris Brown.
  • Jimin is a perfectionist and is very self-critical of himself.
  • Jimin is the third youngest in the group.
  • His favorite features about him are his eyes and his height.
  • Jimin is very clumsy. He is frequently seen falling: albeit off of chairs, beds, or even slipping on stage.
  • He was named as one of the ‘Precious yet Powerful’ Idols, that proves duality does exist.
  • He was the eighth most tweeted musician and ninth most tweeted celebrity of 2018 despite not having an individual Twitter account.
  • He has been dubbed the “Face of Kpop” and “The Most Popular BTS Member In The World”.
  • He was listed at #17 on Guardian’s list of the Best Boy Band Members.
  • Jimin was the #1 Kpop idol of 2018 according to a poll by Gallup Korea, with Korean citizens as the voters. He is the first ever male idol to do so.
  • Jimin has the largest scale of birthday tweets ever.
  • He was named the most popular Kpop idol of 2017.
  • Jimin is well known for his beautiful dance lines.
  • Jimin constantly tops Brand Reputation Ranking for Male Idols and was #1 for all idols in 2018.
  • Jimin is highly admired by many rookie idols, including Wanna One, The Boyz, Stray Kids, Victon etc.
  • At the end of December 2018, he released his first solo album titled ‘Promise’ featuring pictures by Taehyung and assistance with lyrics by Namjoon. It broke Soundcloud’s record for the biggest debut of 24 hours with 8.5+ streams; it’s also the fastest Korean song on the platform to read 100M streams.
  • He was voted as one of The Most Handsome Faces of 2017 and 2018.
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RM
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Kim Nam-joon, more popularly known as RM, is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the main rapper and leader of BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) under Big Hit Entertainment. He first debuted with the group in 2013 and released his first solo mixtape, RM, in 2015. In December 2018, he released his second mixtape, Mono. The album became the highest charting album by a Korean soloist on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at number 26. RM has previously worked with artists such as Gaeko, Wale, Warren G., Krizz Kaliko, MFBTY, and Primary.

RM Biography

RM, formerly known in the South Korean music industry as Rap Monster, was born on September 12, 1994 in Ilsan, South Korea. He names Epik High’s “Fly” as one of the musical influences that introduced him to hip-hop when he heard for the first time in the fifth grade. Before his debut with BTS, he was an underground rapper under the stage name “Runch Randa” and has released a number of tracks, including a collaboration with fellow underground rapper Zico.

He is known to have an IQ of 148, belonging in the top 1.3% of the nation in the university entrance examinations for language, math, foreign language and social studies. He is fluent in English, which he has mentioned in some interviews as something he learned with his mother as a child by watching the American sitcom, Friends.

After he turned 16, he joined Big Hit Entertainment. He was introduced to the label’s CEO, Bang Si-hyuk, by rapper Sleepy who had seen him perform in the underground rap scene. The CEO was said to have been inspired to form a group with RM after seeing him rap.

RM is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University.

RM Career

With BTS

RM was the first member recruited by Big Hit Entertainment in 2010 during a talent audition held by the agency. When he started as a trainee, it was then that Big Hit CEO Bang Si-hyuk reportedly decided to form what would become the group BTS.

RM trained with fellow underground rapper Min Yoon-gi (BTS’ Suga) and Jung Ho-seok (BTS’ J-Hope) who later debuted with him in the group. He trained for a total of three years during which time he performed on five debut tracks credited to BTS between 2010 and 2011. He also worked as a songwriter for girl group Glam in their debut single “Party (XXO)”.

On June 13, 2013, he debuted as a member of BTS on Mnet’s M! Countdown where they performed the “No More Dream” from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. He has since produced and written several tracks on the group’s succeeding albums.

In 2018, RM was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with the other members.

Solo releases

RM has previously collaborated with numerous Korean and American artists. On March 4, 2015, he released a single with warren G called “P.D.D. (Please Don’t Die)” alongside a music video for the song featuring a behind-the-scene forage of their collaboration.

He also collaborated with artists EE and Dino J for the hip hop project group MFBTY. They released the songs “Bucku Bucku” and “Bang Diggy Bang Bang”.

On March 17, 2015, RM released his eponymous first solo mixtape which ranked 48th on Spin’s 50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015.

This was followed by the release of Primary’s EP, 2-1, on April 9 where RM featured on the song “U” alongside Kwon Jin-ah.

On August 4, 2015, the digital single “Fantastic” featuring Mandy Ventrice was released through major music sites in Korea, which was a collaboration with Marvel for the soundtrack of Fantastic Four.

RM also co-produced Homme’s single, “Dilemma,” alongside Bang Si Hyuk. The song was released on August 30, 2016, marking his second official production after working on his group’s song “Epilogue: Young Forever”.

Another collaboration was with American rapper Wale on the song “Change,” a socially-charged track released as a free digital download on March 19, 2017. On December 14 of the same year, it was confirmed that RM featured on the remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Champion,” after clips from Spotify UK went viral on Twitter. The track was officially released at midnight of the following day, reaching number 18 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. It also catapulted him to 46th place on the Emerging Artists Chart for the week of January 8, 2018.

RM released his second mixtape, Mono, on October 23, 2018. In the same month, he also became the first Korean artist to top the Emerging Artists chart in the United States. In a survey conducted by Gallup Korea, he ranked 12th in the list of “most preferred idol of the year for 2018”.

Aside from his work in the music industry, RM also ventured into television. He was a regular cast member on the first 22 episodes of the Korean television program Problematic Men, which began airing on February 26, 2015 on cable network tvN.

RM Facts

  • RM’s MBTI Personality Type is INFP (confirmed)
  • His IQ is 148.
  • He speaks Korean, Japanese, and English fluently.
  • He is 24/25 years old (International/Korean ages respectively).
  • He was also called ‘Rap Monster’, ‘Rapmon’, ‘Leader Mon’ ‘God of Destruction’ by his fans.
  • He was known to always end up breaking things that were repaired by Suga.
  • He is also accident prone and often gets hurt saying that “The fans don’t hurt me, I hurt myself”.
  • His favorite food is Korean knife noodles and he is a great fan of the computer game ‘Maple Story’
  • RM’s BT21 character is a Koala named Koya. Koya is always seen thinking with a sleepy expression. Koya has a purple nose because of the infamous saying V said in a concert, “I Purple you”, which shows their love and support to the ARMY.
  • His favorite character is Ryan from Kakao Friends/Talk.
  • He has lost his passport multiple times.
  • BTS has been around since 2010, but they debuted in 2013 because of the constant member changeup. RM is the only member left from the original line up.
  • His dog’s name is Rap Mon.
  • His ideal type is someone who is sweet, feminine, smart, and has a nice voice.
  • RM had to quit Problematic Men because of how popular they got. However, he made a brief appearance for the 1 year anniversary of the show as the cast called him.
  • RM revealed that he spent most of his life as ‘RM’ and barely got to be Kim Namjoon. He admitted being very occupied and busy with idol life is hard, barely being able to spend time with family, friends, and do activities as a “normal” person would be able to do. He also mentioned that he feels sad and lonely at times and a way to cope with it is to express his thoughts and emotions through music. (Burn The Stage EP. 3 & 6)
  • He claims to have never been successfully able to blow a bubble with bubblegum. (Run BTS! EP.50)
  • He is currently the only member who doesn’t have a driver’s license.
  • His main goal in life is to truly love himself.
  • Namjoon changed his stage name from Rap Monster to RM last year. He felt that he outgrew his old stage name and thought that it was childish. He changed it to ‘RM’ which still has the initials of his old name but it stands for “Real Me”.
  • When asked what is his favorite hair color that he’s tried before, he said he likes silver the most. (Buzzfeed Puppy Interview 2018)
  • Namjoon owns his own studio officially called ‘Rkive’. (Formerly Mon Studio)
  • Namjoon likes to collect figures and toys of different kinds. They can be seen throughout his studio on shelves inside of glass cases or scattered about in his room.
  • Namjoon doesn’t like seafood.
  • He has an interest and fondness for crabs. He always searches for them at beaches and near bodies of water.
  • Namjoon’s mixtape ‘Mono’ has received 87 #1’s on iTunes charts
  • RM is well known by ARMY for his great leadership towards the members
  • Namjoon learned English by watching an American sitcom called ‘Friends’
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JUNGKOOK
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Born Jeon Jung-kook on September 1, 1997, he is a singer-songwriter and record producer most popularly known by his stage name Jungkook. He is a member of the boy group BTS.

Jungkook Early life and pre-debut

Jungkook was born in Busan, South Korea to a family that consists of his parents and an elder brother. He went to Baekyang Elementary School and Middle School in Busan. When he became a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment, he transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul. When he was younger, Jungkook dreamt of becoming a badminton player. His ambitions changed after seeing BIGBANG’s G-Dragon perform “Heartbreaker” on television and decided that he wants to become a singer.

He auditioned for Superstar K in 2011 during the talent show’s auditions in Daegu. Although he wasn’t selected, he received casting offers from seven different entertainment companies. He eventually chose to become a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment after seeing his would-be groupmate RM perform.

In the summer of 2012, Jungkook went to Los Angeles, California to improve his dance skills as part of his debut preparations. In June of the same year, he appeared in Jo Kwon’s “I’m Da One” music video and worked as a back-up dancer for labelmate Glam.

Jungkook graduated from Seoul’s School of Performing Arts in 2017. He is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University along with his fellow BTS members RM, J-Hope, Suga, V, and Jimin.

Career

2013 to present: BTS

Jungkook made his official debut with BTS with the release of their single 2 Cool 4 Skool on June 12, 2013. As part of the group, he has sung two solo tracks – the first being the pop track “Begin” from their 2016 album, Wings, and the second being the song “Euphoria” from the album, Love Yourself: Answer, released in 2018. “Begin” was about Jungkook’s story of moving to Seoul at a young age to pursue his dreams of becoming an idol singer. It also expresses his gratitude toward his groupmates for taking care of him since their trainee days. “Euphoria,” on the other hand, was first released on April 5, 2018 accompanied by as nine-minute short film. It was used as the introduction to the third installment of BTS’ Love Yourself album series. The full track was released on August 24, 2018. “Euphoria,” produced by DJ Swivel, charted at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It also charted for 13 weeks on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. Aside from his solo tracks, Jungkook has also been credited as the main producer for two of BTS’ songs – “Love Is Not Over” and “Magic Shop”. On October 25, 2018, he, along with the other members of the group, were ordained with the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea to recognize their contributions in the spread of K-pop around the world.

2015 to present: Solo work

Jungkook participated in the “One Dream, One Korea” campaign in September 2015, where he took part in a song collaboration alongside several Korean artists in commemoration of the Korean War. The song was released on September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15. In 2016, he was cast in the pilot episode of the show Flower Crew and appeared on Celebrity Bromance. He also joined the talent competition King of the Masked Singer under the name “Fencing Man”. On November 6, 2018, Jungkook performed “We Don’t Talk Anymore” alongside Charlie Puth in a special collaboration stage at the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards. He previously did covers of the song, one on his own and another time with groupmate Jimin.

Jungkook Facts

  • Jungkook’s MBTI Personality Type is INFP (confirmed)
  • His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • He is the youngest member of BTS.
  • He is 21/22 years old (International/Korean ages, respectively)
  • Jungkook’s family consists of his mom, dad , and an older brother .His name is Jeon Jung-Hyun.
  • One of his common nicknames is Kookie.
  • He attended Baek Yang Middle School.
  • His favorite foods are anything with flour (pizza, pasta, etc) and meat.
  • His favorite colors are red, black (likes black the most), and white.
  • His favorite singers are IU, Justin Bieber, Troye Sivan, G Dragon and Charlie Puth.
  • His hobbies are drawing, filming, photography, playing games and dancing.
  • He has a habit of sniffing a lot because he has rhinitis. He wiggles his fingers often as well.
  • His shoe size is 7.5 (US conversion).
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • He loves to clap when he’s excited.
  • He likes shoes.
  • He does not like tasteless things, insects, hurting himself, or studying.
  • He speaks Korean, Japanese, and basic English.
  • He is non religious.
  • In Grade 7, Jungkook learned B-boying at a club with friends and hyungs.
  • He has a black belt in Taekwondo.
  • His favorite type of weather is sunny with a cool breeze.
  • Jungkook’s role model is G-Dragon of BigBang and RM .
  • His dream when he was younger was to become a badminton player. In his first year of high school, he listened to G-Dragon songs and changed his dream to that of becoming a singer.
  • His motto is, “I would rather be dead than to live without passion.”
  • He likes to read comic books.
  • Jimin says that Jungkook smiles when he swears.
  • He has a dog named 구름 – Gureum (Cloud).
  • He dislikes all school subjects except Physical Education, Art, and Music.
  • He generally doesn’t like bugs, but he likes cool bugs like (stag) beetles. He used to have a stag beetle when he was younger, but it died because he didn’t take care of it well.
  • The other members say that Jungkook’s dorm room is the messiest, but Jungkook denies this claim.
  • Jungkook likes collecting Bluetooth speakers.
  • He said he usually didn’t exercise much but started working out after seeing the bodies of idols such as Taeyang and Jay Park.
  • He is friends with GOT7’s Bambam & Yugyeom, Seventeen’s DK, Mingyu & The8, and NCT’s Jaehyun (aka the ’97 line). Jungkook and Bambam mentioned the ’97 squad in their ‘thanks’ from their recent albums. Jungkook, Bambam & Yugyeom (GOT7), The8, Mingyu, & DK (Seventeen), and Jaehyun (NCT) are in a group conversation called “The Passengers of 1997.”
  • His ideal date is “walking along the beach at night.”
  • Things he wants to steal from other members: RM’s knowledge, Suga’s diverse knowledge, J-Hope’s positive spirit, Jimin’s persistence and effort, V’s natural talent, and Jin’s broad shoulders.
  • Jungkook likes matching sets. He feels uneasy whenever his top and pants are different. (Run BTS! -EP. 29)
  • He has a driver’s license.
  • He can play games on two computers at once. (Knowing Brother – EP. 94)
  • Thinks that V is the most similar to him, quote: “V Hyung. He’s random, our comedic cords match well, and I think our personalities are similar.”
  • His favorite video game is Overwatch. (However, he’s stated in a Vlive that he doesn’t play video games much anymore, rarely, if at all. He wants to focus more on music and other activities and interests.)
  • He likes to do imitations/impersonations of his fellow band members, particularly Jimin.
  • He likes to tease Jimin about his height.
  • He has said RM is a role model of his, mentioning on numerous occasions how much RM continues to inspire him.
  • In his earlier days, Jungkook would cry if he felt he didn’t sing a song correctly or well.
  • He hates being called Oppa (an honorific meaning “older brother,” used by women in reference to men who are older than them) by older female fans. He’s mentioned and joked before about checking ARMY fans’ ID to see if they are actually younger than him.
  • He is a huge fan of IU; his ringtone is one of IU’s songs.
  • His favorite Avenger is Iron Man … too bad he’s dead.
  • He has seen the Japanese animation ‘Kimi No Na Wa’. He jokingly believes he will have found his true love/soulmate if he hears a bell ring.
  • He graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts (SOPA) high school in February 2017.
  • Out of all the members, Jungkook responds to texts the least.
  • He prefers to wear darker hair colors (black and various shades of brown). He thinks unnatural and bright colorus don’t suit him. However, he will wear coloruful highlights (ex. pink, reddish-pink, blonde, etc…) in his hair occasionally.
  • He once bleached his hair completely white, but changed it back to brown because he thought he looked too much like a grandpa.
  • When Jungkook first moved into the dorms and met the other members, he was very shy and would shower late at night when everyone was asleep to avoid seeing or disturbing them.
  • Jungkook’s solo song “Begin” is a song dedicated to the other members. He explained that the song was about how his journey started at the age of 15 (Korean age) and was a way of him thanking his hyungs for helping him become the person he is today.
  • Jungkook has done covers of many songs by different artists such as Justin Bieber, Troye Sivan, Tori Kelly, Adam Levine, Charlie Puth, etc…

We Don’t Talk Anymore (covered by Jeon Jeongguk and Park Jimin)

2U by Justin Bieber (covered by Jeon Jeongguk)

Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly (covered by Jeon Jeongguk)

Nothing Like Us by Justin Bieber (covered by Jeon Jeongguk)

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (covered by Jeon Jeongguk)

Fools by Troye Sivan (covered by Jeon Jeongguk and Kim Namjoon)

  • Jungkook, along with the other members were listed on tccandler’s 100 most handsome faces of 2018 and ended up as #2.
  • Jungkook is very competitive and hates losing, especially in things pertaining to athletics and games.
  • He is very athletic himself and considered the strongest (after Jin) and the fastest out of the members.
  • Jungkook is known and serves the title as the bunny of the group, most notably for his bunny smile/teeth.
  • Jungkook has had the most ear piercings of all the members. He’s had 8 in total. (Only wears one piercing on each ear currently.)
  • Suga and Jungkook always joke about opening a lamb skewers restaurant when they retire.
  • Jungkook has his own studio called Golden Closet (Golden Closet Film/Studios). The name comes from Jungkook’s old dorm room, which was basically a big walk-in closet and the first part of his nickname, Golden Maknae. This is where he recorded his covers and such before moving to the new current dorm.
  • Jungkook likes Banana Milk.
  • He clearly has cute pouting
  • He is currently learning how to play the piano. He is the third member to play piano, after Suga and Jin. (However, in a recent Vlive, he mentioned that he stopped because he didn’t have someone to properly teach him.)
  • In a Vlive, he promised ARMYs that from that date, November 28th 2016, he would study English until next year. His promise was kept and his English has improved.
  • In BTS’ mini drama, “Flower Boys”, Jungkook was the Art teacher.
  • Jungkook mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments for him was when he got scolded by Jimin.
  • Jungkook can B-Boy (Breakdance).
  • Jungkook is sensitive to smell. (i.e has a good sense of smell.) His favored type of scent is soap smell.
  • Jungkook’s BT21 character is a pink rabbit named Cooky.
  • Jungkook has a small scar on his left cheek (Because of a fight with his older brother to play first on the computer when he was little)
  • Originally, Jungkook’s stage name was going to be Seagull. However, he and the members, as well as Bang PD decided his real name suited him best.
  • Out of all the members, Jungkook has had the least amount of hair colors. This is possibly due to back in 2014, Jungkook had red hair at the time and got negative comments and reactions to his hair wasn’t favoruable. He took those comments to heart and it upset him. This may be a reason why nowadays he doesn’t wear bright or unnatural colorus and is hesitant to do so. (However, his hair was dyed red recently during ‘Lotte Family Concert’ as well as SBS Super Concert in Taipei.). In early August 2018, he reveals a peach-blonde hair colour via Twitter.
  • Jungkook admitted that when he was a trainee, he wasn’t very ambitious about singing. He was more passionate about dancing and never expected to become the group’s main vocalist. (Burn The Stage EP.5)
  • He participated in the song ‘One Dream One Korea’ along with many other famous idols/singers back in 2015. This is a song of hope and prayer that North Korea and South Korea can one day be unified and end the long war between the two countries as well as longing for peace.
  • J-Hope once got angry and threw a banana at Jungkook. Jungkook explained in a Vlive that the reason J-Hope threw a banana at him was because Jungkook received a fruit basket as a gift from an A.R.M.Y and he wanted to cherish the gift. He decided to share the fruits with the other membrs, but told them to stop to avoid all of them being eaten and that the gift rightfully belonged to him. J-Hope thought Jungkook was being selfish for arguing over the fruits and threw a banana as a result. He was shocked because he never expected someone as nice as J-Hope to get mad at him. (Burn The Stage EP.4)
  • Jungkook is said to be one of the members who can cook very well. The others being Jin and J-Hope. (Run BTS! EP.50)
  • In the behind-the-scenes of the ‘Euphoria’ short film video, Jungkook revealed he enjoys reading ARMYs’ theories and likes to be on the look out for them. Especially very intricate and detailed theories.
  • Jungkook wants to go on a trip with his future lover someday.
  • In a recent fansign, Jungkook revealed his pet dog, Gureum, no longer recognizes him. This is possibly due to Jungkook rarely being at home in Busan and not being able to see Gureum often.
  • Jungkook has microvophobia (The fear of microwaves). He’s confirmed several times that he gets wary around them and avoids being near and/or using them, out of fear that they will explode.
  • During a press conference for Love Yourself ‘Tear’ promotions in South Korea, it was confirmed that Jungkook is the next member who will release a mixtape. He is the 4th member to do so, after RM (RM, 2015), Suga (Agust D, 2016), and J-Hope (Hope World, 2018).
  • He produced and wrote Magic Shop, which is featured on the full length album, Love Yourself ‘Tear’. It’s the second song he produced, prior to Love Is Not Over, which was released on The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.
  • Jungkook often refers to Jimin as ‘Jimin-ssi’ rather than ‘Hyung’.
  • Jungkook revealed that he wants to get a tattoo.
  • The things Jungkook loves about himself the most is his passion and his thighs.
  • He has two solo songs, “Begin” (Wings), and “Euphoria” (Love Yourself: Wonder).
  • Jungkook’s nickname, ‘Golden Maknae’, was given to him by RM.
  • When Jungkook gets nervous he will fidget frequently. He also tends to bite his lip often.
  • Jungkook is good at drawing like his older brother.
  • Jungkook, along with Jin, Jimin, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #31.
  • Jungkook has said that he rarely wore anything pink colored, but that changed because of his BT21 character Cooky.
  • As a songwriter, Jungkook has six songs accredited to his name by the KMCA (Korean Music Copyright Association).
  • Jungkook has taken an interest in writing lyrics as of lately. He wants to create his own songs and reads books for word choice and inspiration.
  • Jungkook’s solo song ‘Euphoria’, has become one of the longest music chart-running solo songs released from BTS thus far. Entering Gaon at #2 and has remained on the chart for 8 consecutive weeks. Landed #5 on Billboard’s ‘bubbling under Hot 100’ in the US, reached #47 in Japan’s RekoChoku, #1 in Apple Music China, #4 in Apple Music Japan and #2 in Line Music singles chart. His solo has also been featured as background music for culture and travel-based television programs as well as having been played on radio stations. ‘Euphoria’ has also charted in 93 different countries, earning #1 in Taiwan, Peru, and Saudi Arabia. According to Billboard, ‘Euphoria’ could have made it into ‘Hot 100’ if the song had an MV.
  • He has guested on multiple variety shows, most notably Flower Crew, Celebrity Bromance, Let’s Eat Dinner Together and King Of Masked Singer.
  • Jungkook hates cigarettes (particularly the smell). He once sent his dad a message begging him to stop smoking because he was worried for his health (American Hustle Life). However, Jungkook confirmed that his dad had finally quit at some point. (Let’s Eat Dinner Together)
  • During the World Tour for Love Yourself, Jungkook injured his foot and couldn’t perform for 7 concert days. He had to get stitches in his heel.
  • Jungkook stated in a Vlive that he doesn’t like to eat late at night, as doing so will give him heartburn and an upset stomach the following morning. (180906, 181016 Vlive)
  • Jungkook is shy and introverted.
  • Jungkook was voted as one of the 100 most sexiest men in the world. Earning him a spot at #1.
  • Jungkook’s voice deepens whenever he speaks in Satoori (Busan Dialect/Accent).
  • He ranked #2 on ” 100 most handsome faces of 2018″
SUGA
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Born Min Yoon-gi on March 9, 1993, Suga is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed under Big Hit Entertainment and is most popularly known as a member of the group BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan). His stage name, Suga, was derived from the words “shooting guard,” a position he played in basketball when he was younger. For his solo works, he goes by the alias Agust D, which is a combination of the initials of his birthplace, “Daegu Town,” and Suga spelled backwards. He has over 70 songs attributed to him as a songwriter and producer according to the Korea Music Copyright Association.

Personal life and pre-BTS

Suga was born in Daegu, South Korea and has one older brother. He went to Taejeon Elementary School, Gwaneum Middle School, and Apgujeong High School. He first became interested in rap when he heard “Reggae Muffin” by Stony Skunk. He decided to become a rapper after hearing Epik High. At the age of 13, he started writing music lyrics and learned about MIDI. He worked a part-time job at a recording studio at 17. From then on, Suga began composing, arranging music, rapping, and performing. Before he was signed by Big Hit Entertainment, he was known as Gloss in the underground rap scene. He was part of the hip-hop crew D-Town in 2010 for which he produced the song “518-062” commemorating the Gwangju Uprising.

2013 to present: BTS

Suga originally joined Big Hit Entertainment as a music producer. He trained alongside RM and J-Hope and on June 12, 2013, he officially debuted as a member of BTS on Mnet’s M! Countdown with the track “No More Dream” from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. He has since written and produced several songs for the group. In 2018, he, along with the other members of the group, was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea.

2016 to present: Solo career

On August 15, 2016, Suga released a self-titled mixtape through the online platform SoundCloud. He released the album for free so as not to feel “trapped in some sort of framework”. The tracks from the mixtape discussed his personal struggles with depression and social phobia. It was rated by Fuse TV as one of the top 20 mixtapes of 2016. In 2017, he composed the song “Wine” for singer Suran who previously featured in a song on his mixtape. Suran apparently asked Suga for the song after hearing its rough draft at his studio. The record peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart and eventually won Best Soul/R&B Track” at the Melon Music Awards in December where Suga also received the Hot Trend Award for the song. In February 2018, Suga re-released his mixtape, this time for digital purchase and streaming. It reached the 3rd spot on Billboard’s World Albums Chart, number 5 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, and number 74 on the Top Album Sales chart. His stage name, Agust D, also reached number 46 on the Emerging Artists chart for the week of March 3 upon the release of the mixtape. In 2019, he was featured on the song “Song Request” by Lee So-ra, which was released on January 22. He wrote the song with Tablo of Epik High who was also the producer of the track. “Song Request” debuted at number 3 on the Gaon Digital Chart and at number two on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart, with 3,000 downloads in the United States in just two days. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that Suga co-produced a track on Epik High’s Sleepless In album.

SUGA Facts

  • Suga’s MBTI Personality Type is INFP (confirmed)
  • Kumamon fanboy, although at a fansign, when a fan asked who would he save if Holly and Kumamon were drowning, he said he would save Holly.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, and basic English.
  • He is 26/27 years old (International/Korean ages respectively).
  • Suga has a total of 5 ear piercings. (2 on the right, and 3 on the left)
  • His favorite colorus are black and white.
  • His favorite type of weather is where one can wear short sleeves at day and long sleeves at night.
  • He likes to gag.
  • He likes to tease the younger members.
  • Suga is seen sleeping a lot due to long late hours working in his studio
  • He can do a belly wave.
  • He wants to be reincarnated as a rock in his next life.
  • Suga has fought depression before, having to juggle between food and transportation costs as he often did not have enough money to afford both. Sometimes, when he wrote songs and sold them, he did not get his payback.
  • He makes many very blunt and savage comments.
  • 4 things he likes: sleeping, quiet places, places with no people, and music.
  • 3 things he dislikes: dancing, loud places, and crowded places.
  • His hobbies are playing basketball and games, reading comics, and taking pictures.
  • He has a driving license.
  • Suga wanted a tattoo at one point. However, he changed his mind due to wanting to do charity work in the future as well as keeping a pure image for young children. But, if he were to get one, it would be a small dot on his toe.
  • He loves playing basketball. When he was a trainee, he played it very frequently.
  • He loves sleeping.
  • He is bad at Japanese. However, he’s been studying it quite frequently and has gotten exceedingly better at it.
  • Many fans suspect that he’s secretly fluent in English.
  • “Suga,” also the deviation of the word “sugar,” by his CEO because he is pale and his smile is sweet.“I got the name Suga because my skin is pale, I’m pretty when I smile, and because I’m sweet. I chose this name because I want to promote sweetly.” – Suga
  • His personality is quite straightforward.
  • When he was younger, he wanted to become an architect.
  • Suga’s motto: “Let’s live while having fun. Doing music as your hobby and doing it as work is different.
  • Suga writes and composes songs daily. He writes even when he is in the waiting room, the car, or on the toilet.
  • He wrote the song ‘좋아요’ (I Like It) in under 30 minutes.
  • When he has a problem, he talks to RM because their age gap is small and they have things in common.
  • He comes from a poor family. In an interview, he disclosed: “After we debuted, I went back to the dorm and sat there staring blankly. I could not believe it, a kid from a poor Daegu family would be able to make it.
  • His favorite food(s): Meat, Meat, and MEAT.
  • His favorite drink is Iced Americano.
  • He speaks with a Satoori accent when he’s nervous and when he cries.
  • For him, his charm is his eye smile. He is also proud of his legs as he says that they look feminine.
  • When asked what he would steal from the other members, he said he would steal one thing that you can’t buy with money: Jungkook’s age.
  • All the members of BTS chose Suga as the sweetest member at Fandom School Interview.
  • Suga and J-Hope are really bad at drawing.
  • Suga nearly quit being in BTS on a few occasions. Due to the fact that he was anxious to debut after being a trainee for 3 long years and he was promised that the group would be a pure hip-hop group with no dancing and cliché concepts. 
  • Suga has the highest alcohol tolerance among the members. He can hold his liquor pretty well. His preferred/favored type of liquor is Whiskey.
  • Suga’s BT21 character is a magic cookie named Shooky. He’s the smallest of the BT21 characters.
  • Of all the hair colours he’s tried so far, Suga’s favourite hair colour is black because it’s his natural hair colour, though he did state he liked some of the lighter colors.
  • Suga and Jimin are the same height (5′ 9″). However, Suga is considered taller than Jimin due to a, barely, 1 cm difference. There are rumors that Jimin is
  • Suga is actually smaller than jiMin now guys, accept it.
  • Agust D backwards is Suga an DT stands for Daegu Town. Which is the name of the underground rapper group he was a part of as well as his birth hometown.
  • When asked which member he would bring on a deserted island for 3 years, he chose Jimin. “Jimin. To boss around. Just kidding. I don’t talk a lot, I’m not the fun type, but Jimin is pleasant and mature, so I think it’d work out.” – Suga
  • Suga got into an accident while making deliveries on his bike when he was a trainee. A car hit him at an intersection and his shoulder went under. Resulting in him having a broken shoulder. He revealed he hid his injury from the company out of fear and anxiety that they would let him go and told them he merely hurt his shoulder by falling down the stairs. But he told them later that he actually got hit by a car, and that was the real reason. He revealed it when they were talking about the episode. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • During their WINGS tour, the members had a conversation at dinner later on hat night about Jungkook’s condition (when he nearly passed out). Suga revealed that he went into the bathroom with no cameras around and cried in private because he was scared and worried about Jungkook’s well-being. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • Among the group members, Jimin’s voice is Suga’s favorite. (Burn the Stage EP.6)
  • Min Yoongi does a sign were he touches his ring finger to his thumb where the only fingers left up are his pointer, middle, and pinky finger. This symbolizes peace, love, and unity.
  • The younger members, especially Jimin, Jungkook, and V, respect Suga a lot as a talented rapper and producer.
  • Suga owns his own studio called Genius Lab. Among J-Hope, RM and Jungkook, who also have studios, Suga is the only one with a bell and a lock on his door.
  • When he starts to argue with someone he wants to hold the others hand, to keep himself calm and stop fighting.
  • He likes to spend his time with J-Hope the most because he is cheerful and brightens up Suga’s mood very quickly.
  • Min Yoongi is seen as a ‘cold-hearted’ and ‘expressionless’ person on first sight, but the truth is he’s a big softy. Especially to those he cares about and is close with.
  • If he would date, he wouldn’t have an ideal type regarding looks, but his partner male or female has to share his passion for music. I focus on personality and atmosphere. I don’t have an ideal type” – Suga
  • Suga won his first award as a producer on Melon Music Awards (2017) along with Suran for the single ‘Wine’ and he became an official member of the KMCA (Korean Music Copyright Association).
  • Suga has a gummy smile.
  • Suga is very introverted and likes to be to himself most of the time. However, when around the other members, he’s a lot more outgoing.
  • He has three solo songs from their official discography, “First Love” (Wings), “Intro: NEVER MIND” (HYYH pt.2), and “Seesaw” (Love Yourself: Answer)
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V
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Kim Taehyung, born on December 30, 1995, is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Most popularly known by his stage name, V, he is a member of the group BTS.

V Early life

V was born in Daegu, South Korea and grew up in Geochang County. He is the eldest of three children with a younger brother and sister. He was in elementary school when he first aspired to become a professional singer, eventually taking saxophone lessons in middle school as a means to reach his dreams. He became a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment after passing an audition in Daegu. He enrolled in Global Cyber University after graduating from Korean Arts High School in 2014.

Career

2013 to present: BTS

V officially made his debut in the music industry as a member of BTS on June 13, 2013. They performed their song “No More Dream” from their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool, on Mnet’s M Countdown. He went on to promote with the group for the succeeding years, eventually gaining popularity in 2016. The first time he was credited for music composition was in the group’s album, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 for which he co-wrote and co-produced the song “Hold Me Tight”. He was also credited for his contribution in the lyrics for the song “Fun Boyz,” which was co-composed by fellow member Suga. For the group’s next album, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2, V’s melody was used for fellow member Jungkook’s lyrics in the song “Run”. He again worked on the melody for his solo single “Stigma” from their album, Wings. V unofficially released a cover of “Hug Me” with fellow member J-Hope, as well as “Someone Like You” by Adele. He released his second solo song, “Singularity,” in May 2018, which was used in the trailer for BTS’ third LP, Love Yourself: Tear. A month after the release of “Singularity,” it was added to The Guardian’s Top 50 songs for the month of June 2018 playlist. It also made it to number 28 on Billboard’s Top 50 BTS songs curated by critics. The song also debuted in UK radio when it was played on BBC radio on October 25. By the end of the year, “Singularity” was ranked 20th on the New York Times’ list of “The 65 Best Songs of 2018”, alongside the group’s song “Fake Love”. It was also named the fourth “best and most replay-worthy song of 2018” by LA Times Pop Music Critic Mikael Wood, while Guardian Music Critic Laura Snapes named it as one of her favorite tracks in the publication’s “Best Music of 2018” Albums and Tracks” list. On October 24, 2018, V became one of the youngest recipients of the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (along with his groupmates), a prestigious award given by the President of South Korea for their role in the spread of Korean culture.

2016 to present: Solo work

Aside from his work in the music industry, V has also ventured into acting when he made his small screen debut with a supporting role in KBS’ drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. For the drama’s soundtrack, he also worked with fellow BTS member Jin on the song “It’s Definitely You”. On June 8, 2017, V released the song “4 O’Clock,” which he co-produced with groupmate RM, to celebrate their fourth anniversary. His first full solo track outside of BTS, “Scenery,” was released on January 30, 2019 through the group’s SoundCloud page. The song was first teased at the 2019 Seoul Music Awards followed by another teaser on BTS’ Twitter page. V wrote and composed the ballad song, which was produced by Docskim of Big Hit Entertainment. It also includes the contributions of other producers from the label, Pdogg and Hiss Noise. The song broke SoundCloud records when it reached 100 million streams just a little over 14 days, the shortest time for the platform. “Scenery” broke SoundCloud’s streaming records nine times in two weeks, setting the record at 11 million streams per day.

V Facts

  • V’s MBTI Personality Type is ENFP (confirmed)
  • His voice is low and husky but he can easily reach high notes. He has the widest vocal range out of all the members.
  • His favorite colors are green, black, purple, grey and white.
  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • He can also be touchy touchy with some of the members.
  • He is 23/25 years old (US/Korean ages, respectively).
  • He can speak fluent Korean and Japanese
  • His favorite items are his computer, clothes, shoes, accessories, and anything unique.
  • When V’s teaser image was released, 5 fan clubs were created. 
  • He has his driver’s license.( Run BTS ep. 18)
  • He is the pickiest eater out of all of the members.
  • He is known for his love of classical and jazz music.
  • His role model is his father.
  • When he has concerns, he shares them with Jimin and Jin.
  • His best friend is actor Park Bo Gum. He also has a close relationship with the actor Kim Min Jae, with whom he filmed the show ‘Celebrity Bromance’ in 2016.
  • His favorite clothing brand is Gucci.
  • He has been named the most fashionable in the group.(Gucci Boy)
  • He has an interest in the visual arts, including photography and painting.
  • His motto’s include: “Live life coolly as much as you can,” and “Since life happens only once, waking up at ease in the morning and working to your best ability is the best thing you can do.”
  • He likes amusement parks.
  • He is ambidextrous.
  • His family has been hit with poverty before. But he wasn’t born from a poor family.
  • His three requirements for happiness are family, health, and honor.
  • He says that his ideal date includes going to an amusement park or a nearby nature park.
  • His favorite type of skinship is holding hands.
  • He has a bad habit of biting his nails and sticking out his tongue.
  • His favorite food is japchae (Korean stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables).
  • He likes to search for obscure good songs in his free time.
  • He likes to watch anime.
  • He loves playing the saxophone.
  • If he had a superpower, it would be to talk to cars.
  • He hates wearing shoes.
  • He stated that he wants to marry his first love. His ideal type is someone who takes care of him and does a lot of aegyo. He wants someone who is charming and wears chic clothing and wide pants.
  • He is afraid of heights.
  • His Spotify playlist is titled: V’s Join Me
  • V was voted as number one of the 100 most handsome faces of 2017, ranking at #1.
  • V likes the painting ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh. He has a picture of it hanging in his dorm room as well a phone case of it.
  • V has the most pets of all the members (3 dogs and 2 cats). His most recent pet is his dog Yeontan. u wish u could be yeontan
  • V mentioned when he was younger, he went to the zoo and got spit on by a chimpanzee.
  • V’s BT21 character is a red anthropomorphic heart named, Tata. They wear a blue onesie with yellow polka-dots.
  • Tae-hyung had 3 different choices for his stage name, which were V, Six, and Lex. He chose V because ‘V’ stands for victory.
  • V’s favorite singer is John Legend.
  • V has three solo songs, “Stigma” (Wings), “Singularity” (Love Yourself: Tear), and “Scenery”, the last of which was a solo project.
  • V’s favorite hair color is red.
  • V likes playing Overwatch
  • V loves dogs a lot.
  • He loves acting and he starred in the historical drama ‘Hwarang’
  • Members’ statements about V:

Jin – “V is the noisiest member. He’ll be sitting in the dorms, then suddenly he will be running around making strange noises. He’s really weird. I think it’s a concept. He asks before he does something and is very detailed”

RM – “I want to try his cooking because I will probably cry.” 

Jimin – “He is always there for me. Whenever I feel like crying, he cries with me. He has a cheerful personality and doesn’t notice his surroundings. He likes to play a lot.” 

Jungkook – “I have no answer to describe his personality.”

Suga – “For his age, he’s quite immature and is unable to be serious. He doesn’t really care what other people think”

  • His favorite number is 95.
  • He became part of the dance lineup when they started preparing for their Love Yourself: Tear comeback.
  • V came up with the famous saying “I Purple You”. This phrase, as well as the colour purple itself, has great significance and has become a trademark of sorts for BTS/ARMY. Purple is seen as a color that indicates long-lasting trust, love, and affection. This phrase is BTS’ way of showing their love and trust for ARMY.
  • V, along with Jin, Jimin, and Jungkook was voted as one of the World’s most handsome men of 2018, earning him a spot at #1.
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JIN
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Born Kim Seok-jin on December 4, 1992, Jin is a singer and songwriter more popularly known as one of the vocalists of BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan).

Pre-BTS Life

Jin was born in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea as the younger of two sons. He attended Konkuk University and graduated with a degree in art and acting on February 22, 2017. He is currently enrolled in the graduate school of Hanyang Cyber University where he is pursuing studies in areas other than music.

Jin Career

2013 to present: With BTS Kim was discovered for his looks while walking down the street. He was invited to audition for his current agency, Big Hit Entertainment, while he was studying acting. On June 13, 2013, he officially made his debut as one of the four vocalists of BTS on Mnet’s M Countdown where they performed the track “No More Dream” from their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool. Although he has done songwriting in the past, he first co-produced the solo single “Awake” from the album Wings. The song charted at number 31 on the Gaon Music Chart and number 6 on Billboard’s World Digital Singles Chart. In December 2016, he released a Christmas version of the song on SoundCloud. On August 9, 2018, Jin performed the solo sing “Epiphany” which was first heard in the trailer for the group’s upcoming album at the time. The full version of the sing was released as part of the album Love Yourself: Answer, charting at number 30 on the Gaon Music Chart and 4 on Billboard’s World Digital Singles Chart. In October of the same year, he, along with the other members of BTS, was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea. 2015 to present: Solo activities Jin collaborated with fellow BTS member, V, for the soundtrack of the historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth for which the latter was part of the cast. They released the song “It’s Definitely You”.

Jin Facts

  • Jin’s MBTI Personality Type is INTP (confirmed)
  • He is 26/27 years old. (US/Korean ages respectively)
  • He had a dog named Jjanggu, who died in 2017.
  • He has two pet Sugar Gliders named Odeng and Eomuk. However, in a recent Vlive, Jin revealed that Eomuk recently died in September 2018 due to unfortunate circumstances. He bought a second Sugar Glider and named it Gukmul to keep Odeng company.
  • He has his own mukbang show called Eat Jin. In the show he only eats but does not talk much about the food beyond stating the dish’s name. Sometimes, the other members of BTS join him: Jungkook, Jimin, or Suga, his former roommate.
  • He likes to wiggle a lot and he can open any kind of packaging using his toes such as snacks etc.
  • His favorite hobbies include cooking, eating, dolls, telling dad jokes, blowing air kisses, playing video games, snowboarding, looking at photographs and recipes, taking polaroids, and taking care of his pets.
  • He feels uncomfortable being called feminine names by fans. Particularly, “Mom”, “Eomma”, and “Princess”.
  • In early years when he dances, he was told that he looked like a traffic police (교통 경찰)
  • His personality is always recognized as caring, humble and funny.
  • When he was a trainee, he became friends with Seungjun and Heejun (KNK)
  • A professional plastic surgery doctor stated that Jin’s face was a ‘perfect face’- his eyes, nose, mouth, ears, everything in the right place, with the right shape and the right type of face.
  • Although he’s the oldest, he likes acting like a maknae, so he got a new nickname: “MADNAE”.
  • Even though Jin majored in filming (took classes in acting), he was asked to learn dancing and singing to be a part of BTS. Despite having no knowledge in either of these areas, Jin worked very hard and is highly appreciated for his visual and talent. People always know him as a good-looking man, but he also has a soft, warm, really nice and amazing voice. His dancing continues to improve as he works hard and practices with the other members and individually.
  • He was roommates with Suga. When BTS changed roommates, Jin and Suga stayed together. Suga stated that he ‘couldn’t have a more perfect roommate’.
  • He has guested on multiple variety shows, most notably Law of the Jungle in Kota Manado, Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator, Hello Counselor, and Let’s Eat Dinner Together.
  • On Idol King Of Cooking, Jin was supposed to go to the final round. However, due to their conflicting schedules, someone else took his spot in the finals.
  • During earlier eras, he was nicknamed Ctrl + V because he was the only one who was able to control Taehyung (V).
  • The best way to make Jin feel despair is to take away his food and his Nintendo.
  • His favorite colour was pink. In a 2017 interview, he stated that it is now blue.
  • His favorite number is 4. In Army 5th Kit, he stated that his new favoruite number is 2.
  • His favorite foods are lobster, meat, naengmyeon (Korean noodle dish), chicken, hamburgers, pizza, and all types of greasy junk food.
  • He likes anime, Disney princesses, his Maple Story and Super Mario action figures, and Nintendo games.
  • He is known as worldwide handsome and being the worldwide cutie guy as he introduced himself on the Ellen Show in 2018. He has a habit of blinking his left eye when he’s hungry.  
  • He is able to do The Exorcist’s “spider-walk” (walking with his waist bent). 
  • His role model is T.O.P. of Big Bang.
  • He describes himself as Hidetoshi Dekisugi from Doraemon.
  • His ideal type is someone who will be a good wife, good at cooking, and is nice.
  • In ten years, he wants to be Sergeant Kim Seok-jin in the Bangtan A.R.M.Y. After that, he wants to be a man that mothers would like watching on TV.
  • He once made seaweed soup for J-Hope, who became speechless since he thought it tasted like his mom’s soup.
  • He always goes to the gym with Jungkook.
  • According to the other members, he has the best body and face in the group.
  • He is in charge of the kitchen and cleaning up the dorms.
  • He has a driver’s license.
  • When he eats, he has a habit of smelling it first.
  • He rarely uses wooden chopsticks– he always carries his own because he doesn’t like the smell of the wooden chopsticks.
  • He’s bad at lying.
  • He can’t watch horror movies.
  • As a child, he wanted to be a detective.
  • V described him as a Crane (두루미)
  • He wakes up two hours earlier than the other members.
  • He can speak Korean, a little bit of Chinese, Japanese, and basic English.
  • The Chinese A.R.M.Y fans stated that Jin sounded the most Chinese out of the Bangtan Boys when they spoke Chinese.
  • He has recently revealed to have two flying squirrels as well, along with his Sugar Gliders, however he has not formally posted about them on any social media.
  • He can play the guitar and piano.
  • He chose V as the member he is closest to.
  • He wants his first child to be a girl and second to be a boy. He wants to give a noona (male’s term of addressing for an older female in Korea) for his son because a noona will give him pocket money as his hyung (older brother) always took his pocket money.
  • He named his future children– the girl to be Yu-sun (유선) and the boy to be Yu-bi (유비).
  • His brother (Kim Seok Jung) is two years older than him.
  • He is the first K-pop idol to get 100 million hearts on V-live during his birthday live on 2017.
  • He likes to blow flying kisses to ARMY.
  • His motto in life is: “Let’s live freely.”
  • He is close friends with Ken (VIXX), Sandeul (B1A4), Baro (B1A4), Hani (EXID), and Moonbyul (Mamamoo). The six of them belong to a group chat they call “92liners’ Club” (since they were all born in 1992).
  • He’s part of an idol gaming crew called “We’re The Strongest Idols” with B.A.P.’s Youngjae (leader), BTOB’s Eunkwang, VIXX’s Ken, and Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon.
  • He has three solo songs, “Awake” (Wings), “Epiphany“ (Love Yourself: Answer), and “Tonight” which Jin wrote with his pets in mind.
  • His cover songs are: Mom, I Love You, Autumn Outside the Post Office.
  • His collaborative songs: Even If I Die, It’s You (with V), So Far Away (with Suga, Jungkook).
  • Jin has very broad shoulders, measuring at 60cm (23in) in width.
  • ARMYs tweeted the hashtag #WorldwideHandsomeDay and #겨울에_태어나_아름다운_석진 (means Beautiful Seokjin born in winter) for his latest birthday.
  • Jin’s favorite weather is Spring sunlight.
  • Jin also enjoys looking at photographs and recipes.
  • Jin started Super Mario when he was five years old and Maple Story in seventh grade and still faithfully play them. He think Super Mario characters and the monsters in Maple Story are extremely cute.
  • Jin made a big mistake during their first performance at M!Countdown. His pants went down all the way to his thighs, and he cried after the stage ended.
  • Jin favorite items —> Maple Story action figures, Super Mario action figures, Nintendo games.
  • Jin has crooked fingers.
  • Jin is really confident with others and can communicate well now, but previously, he stated he had very low self esteem and that A.R.M.Y’s and the rest of BTS helped him to overcome it.
  • Jin was also an MC for the MAMA awards in 2017 alongside EXO’s Chanyeol and Red Velvet’s Irene.
  • Jin always wins staring contests.
  • Jin, Jungkook, and Jimin drink together occasionally.
  • Jin’s BT21 character is a white alpaca wearing a red neckerchief named RJ.
  • Jin is very athletic, his sports are snowboarding, golf; he can also do wakeboarding, tennis, surfing, scuba diving and a lot more.
  • Jin’s favorite animal is an alpaca.
  • Jin’s laugh is very distinctive and is known as the ‘Windshield Wiper’ laugh (i.e the sound of when glass/windows are being wiped clean.)
  • Besides from J-Hope, Jin is the second member who gets scared very easily.
  • Q) Wasn’t it hard for a student majoring in acting to practice – Jin, “At first it was really hard but there were lots of kids who helped me and treated me really well. They helped me a lot and said things like “Try listening to this song.”, “Try doing it this way.” and so training became easier.”
  • When Jin is embarrassed or mad his ears will turn red.
  • Jin is a skilled cook in the group and cooks quite often.
  • Jin’s favourite hair colour is pink. (Buzzfeed Puppy interview 2018)
  • Jin is the second most popular member in BTS in Korea now (2018) for his outstanding visuals.
  • Jin has prescription glasses but rarely wears them as they make him feel insecure. He prefers to wear contact lenses instead, but his eyes get easily irritated from wearing them.
  • Jin is the strongest member in BTS with Jungkook being the second. (Jin is the only member who can thoroughly lift and support Jungkook’s weight despite Jungkook being the heaviest.)
  • Jin, along with Jungkook, Jimin, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #46.
  • Jin admitted in a recent Vlive that he doesn’t cook as often as he used to, particularly over a span of two months. He shared he had an experience while he was grilling meat, the oil/fat from the meat splashed into his eyes. He’s been scared to cook since that incident and prefers to order takeout.
  • In an interview, when the members were asked would they rather give up their phone, friends, or food for a day, Jin jokingly said he would give up friends for a day because he doesn’t have any friends. However, upon seeing the other members reactions to his answer, he quickly explained that he sees the other members as family more than friends. (Noisey Interview, The Noisy Questionnaire of Life, 2018).
  • According to the KMCA (Korean Music Copyright Association), Jin has five songs accredited to his name.
  • Jin has mentioned before that he doesn’t like it when people touch his face. (Particularly strangers)

2010 – 2011: BTS Formation

Big Hit Entertainment opened their auditions for a new boy band beginning in 2010 and continued until the year 2011. The lineup underwent several changes before Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook made the final cut and were officially announced to debut as part of BTS. Six months before their debut, the group started gaining attention on social media for their song covers on YouTube and SoundCloud.

2013: BTS Official Debut, 2 Cool 4 Skool

On June 12, 2013, BTS released their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool, the first part of a “school trilogy” series. The lead single “No More Dream” was simultaneously released, followed shortly after by another single, “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2”. BTS held a debut showcase with performances of “No More Dream” and “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2,” making it their official debut in South Korea’s music industry.

The music video for “No More Dream” was officially released ahead of the group’s debut on June 11, 2013. A dance version of the video was then released on June 16 after the group has begun their album promotions in various music programs.

On June 13, BTS appeared on Mnet’s M Countdown, marking the official start of their promotions for 2 Cool 4 Skool. On July 16, the group released the music video for “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2”.

2 Cool 4 Skool sold over 105,000 copies and became part of the top 5 hits on Gaon Album Chart. But the singles from the album were not considered major hits.

Following 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS released the second installment to their “school trilogy” series, the extended play O!RUL8,2?, in September 2013. The EP peaked at number 4 on the Gaon Chart and sold more than 120,000 copies. But like 2 Cool 4 Skool, the singles from O!RUL8,2?, “N.O” and “Attack on Bangtan” both didn’t chart high.

In the same month, BTS starred in their own variety show, SBS-MTV’s Rookie King Channel Bangtan. The show is based on a made-up broadcast station, “Channel Bangtan”, where they did parodies of variety shows such as Master Chef Korea and VJ Special Forces.

And despite the lack of hit songs, BTS managed to cop New Artists of the Year awards in various year-end award shows like the 2013 Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards.

2014: Skool Luv and First Korean and Japanese studio albums

BTS opened 2014 with the release of Skool Luv Affair on February 12, 2014. the third installment in their “school trilogy” series, which included the singles “Boy in Luv” and “Just One Day”. The album topped the Gaon Chart and peaked at number 3 on the Billboard World Albums Chart after selling more than 200,000 copies.

In June 2014, the group took part in the Bridge to Korea festival in Russia, an event promoting tourism between the two countries where they were participated as judges for the K-pop cover dance competition and performed in front of 10,000 audience.

In August of the same year, BTS was among the idol groups who were part of the KCON in Los Angeles. That same month, they released their first Korean studio album, Dark & Wild. The album made it to number 2 on the Gaon Chart and sold more than 200,000 copies. The group promoted the album along with the singles “Danger” and “War of Hormone”.

From October to December, the group held their first concert tour, “2014 BTS Live Trilogy – Episode II: The Red Bullet”. Aside from the show in Seoul in October 17 to 19, the tour included stops in various Asian cities such as Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Also in December, BTS released their first Japanese studio album, Wake Up, which sold 25,000 copies and peaked at number 3 on the Oricon Albums Chart. The album contained the original tracks “Wake Up” and “The Stars” along with Japanese versions of older songs.

2015: BTS’s First Japan tour & second solo concert, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1

In 2015, BTS held their first Japan tour called “Wake Up: Open Your Eyes” in front of 25,000 fans. The same year, they had their second solo concert in Korea with “BTS Live Trilogy – Episode 1: BTS Begins”.

In March of the same year, the group released their EP, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, the only Korean album that made it to Fuse’s list of “27 Best Albums of 2015 So Far”. The EP’s lead single, “I Need U” became a top 5 hit in South Korea and gave BTS their first music show win on SBS MTV’s The Show. “Dope”, the second single of the EP, peaked at number 44 but became BTS’ first music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube. The song later ranked at number 3 on Billboard’s World Digital Chart. And since its release, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 has sold over 300,000 copies.

In June 2015, released another Japanese single, “For You”, to celebrate the first anniversary of their Japanese debut. With the music video released on the same day, the single immediately topped Oricon’s daily chart, selling 42,000 copies on the first day alone. During this time, BTS also opened their “2015 Live Trilogy Episode: The Red Bullet” world tour and took part in the Summer Sonic Festival tour in Japan.

Following the Japan tour is a three-day concert tour called “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: On Stage” tour, where they performed “Run”, the lead single for their latest EP, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2. The album topped the Gaon and Billboard World Album Charts upon release and remained on top for several weeks, the first time a K-pop act has done so.

At the end of the year, BTS bagged the Best World Performer award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards as a recognition of their strong international presence.

2016: Young Forever, first daesang, Wings

In 2016, their EPs The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Parts 1 and 2 were later combined into a new edition, Young Forever, led by three singles: “Epilogue: Young Forever,” “Save Me,” and “Fire”.

Following the release of Young Forever, BTS held a two-day concert in May at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul and went on to tour Asia in front of 144,000 concertgoers. They also headlined KCON in Los Angeles and New York in June and July, respectively.

Young Forever eventually won Album of the Year at the yearend Melon Music Awards, BTS’ first major grand prize (daesang) since their debut.

On September 7, 2016, the group released Youth, their second Japanese studio album which sold more than 44,000 copies on the first day and immediately ranking number 1 in Japan. “I Need U” and “Run” were also released as Japanese singles.

The following month, the group released their second Korean studio album, Wings. It sold 500,000 copies on the first week, paving the way for its entry into the U.K. Official Albums Charts at the 62nd spot and being the first K-pop act to achieve the feat. Wings reached number 26 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the bestselling album in Korea in 2016 according to Gaon Chart.

BTS continued to thrive internationally with Wings as they became the first K-pop group to have three entries on the Billboard 200 and the first K-pop album to spend more than one week on the chart. The album also topped the World Albums Chart, World Digital Songs Chart, and Social 50 Chart for the week of October 29.

The lead single for the album, “Blood, Sweat & Tears” became BTS’ first number one hit on the Gaon Chart, eventually achieving an all-kill feat for the group in South Korea. The song’s music video reached more than 6 million views within the first 24 hours, breaking the previous YouTube record for the highest number of views on a K-pop music video within 24 hours.

At the end of the year, BTS won Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and was the first group to win it outside of the Big 3 Companies (SM, YG, and JYP).

2017: International Recognition, Love Yourself: Her

BTS opened 2017 with the Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour. The concert series was supported by You Never Walk Alone, a repackaged edition of Wings. The repackage was released on February 13, 2017 with more than 700,000 pre-orders. The lead single “Spring Day” topped all eight major real-time music charts in South Korea, even crashing Melon’s digital chart due to heavy online traffic.

The album also entered US Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 15 with “zero promotions”. The music video for the “Spring Day” reached over 9 million views within the first 24 hours after its release, breaking the record previously set by “Blood, Sweat, & Tears”. “Spring Day” reached 20 million views in less than four days, making it the fastest music video by a K-pop group to reach the 20M mark.

A week after the music video for “Spring Day” was released, Big Hit Entertainment released the music video for “Not Today”, another single from You Never Walk Alone. “Not Today” broke all records set by “Spring Day”, reaching 10 million views within 24 hours and 20 million views in less than three days.

In May 2017, BTS won the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards, the first Korean group to have done so after a record-breaking 300 million tweets.

In September, the group released their fifth EP, Love Yourself: Her, featuring their collaboration with The Chainsmokers in “Best of Me”. The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest rank for an Asian artist in Billboard’s history. The lead single “DNA” peaked at number 2 on the weekly Gaon Chart, while the music video became the most viewed K-pop video in 24 hours with more than 20 million views.

“DNA’s” entry to the Billboard Hot 100 chart marked BTS’ debut in the chart and the first time a song from a K-pop group made it. The song then climbed the chart to number 67, becoming the highest-charting song for a K-pop group after Wonder Girls’ record at number 76.

The band also collaborated with Steve Aoki and Desiigner for a remix of their song “Mic Drop”, which was marketed as the second single from Love Yourself: Her. The song peaked at number 26 in South Korea and number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the first top 40 entry for a K-pop group.

Following the international success of “DNA” and “Mic Drop”, the songs were then released as a triple-A side single in Japan along with the single “Crystal Snow”. The tracks sold over 260,000 copies on its first day and topped the Oricon Daily Chart, making it the highest-selling single from a K-pop artist in just one week. It then surpassed 300,000 points on the Oricon Weekly Single Chart within the next six days and topped the list with a total of 365,096 points, the most points for a non-Japanese artist.

Love Yourself: Her sold more than 1.2 million copies during its first month, according to South Korea’s Gaon Album Chart. It was recognized as the biggest selling Korean album by month in 16 years, second only to g.o.d.’s album in 2001.

In November, BTS became the first K-pop group to perform at the American Music Awards followed by an Artist of the Year award at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, their second in a row. Their song “Spring Day” also won Song of the Year at the Melon Music Awards.

On December 12, they announced that they will be performing Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the first time that a K-pop group was invited to become part of the show’s lineup.

On December 22, the group made their Japanese music show debut with an appearance on TV Asahi’s Japan Music Station Super Live.

BTS capped the year by charting in the 2017 edition of the Billboard Year-End charts where they ranked 10th on the Top Artists, 2nd on Top Artists – Duo/Group, and 1st on the Social 50 Artists and World Albums Artists.

2018: BTS Hits Double Platinum

In January 2018, BTS was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of Japan as the first and only foreign artist to sell over 500,000 copies in 2017 with a single album. The group also received a Double Platinum certification on the Oricon chart for Love Yourself: Her.

On January 25, the group won the Daesang (Grand Prize) Award at the 27th Seoul Music Awards, also for the latest album.

BTS makes it on the cover of TIME Magazine

BTS graced the cover of TIME Magazine in October 2018.

On October 10, TIME Magazine posted the group’s cover photo on their official website, including an interview with the members.

The cover story, titled “How BTS Is Taking Over the World,” talks about the process they went through towards becoming a worldwide sensation and what it means to represent their country globally.

This edition is Time’s annual “Next Generation Leaders” release, which puts a spotlight on young people from various industries who are reshaping the world. Aside from BTS, the issue also features other musicians like The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Christine and the Queens, plus other rising artists, activists, and athletes.

The group recently completed the U.S. leg of their “Love Yourself” world tour and are currently in Europe for other concert stops.

Fun Fact: The Maknae is the youngest member of the band.

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