BTS (Bangtan Boys)

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K-pop group BTS was first formed in 2010 with only 3 members: RM, Suga, and J-Hope. The 3 of them were supposed to form a hip hop group under Big Hit Entertainment.

The group was planned to have their debut in 2011 featuring songs by the like of 2AM and Lee Seung-gi.

The debut was postponed and BTS eventually went into the direction of a more traditional group instead. The group final lineup consists of RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

The name BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan. In English, it has a literal meaning of Bulletproof Boy Scouts.

It reflects the group’s aim to block out bullets of criticisms, stereotypes, and expectations that often hit young people.

As part of their new brand identity, as of July 2017 BTS also stand for Beyond the Scene. With this name, they are ready to go beyond the realities they are facing.

The 7 man group finally released their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool along with the lead single No More Dream on June 2013.

The release was not a major hit, selling only 24.000 copies in 2013. Even though it was not a very successful debut, critics could see the group’s potential especially with their stage presence.

BTS finally got their major breakthrough with the release of 2016 studio album Wings. It was a huge commercial success with more than 500.000 copies on first week.

Wings also became BTS first million seller album, with sales reaching over 1,5 million copies in South Korea that year.

On Billboard 200 chart, Wings debuted at number 26. BTS also topped the Billboard Social 50 chart that month, becoming the first Korean group to do so.

The lead single Blood Sweat & Tears also had massive success. It got a music chart all-kill in South Korea and earned BTS their first number one hit on weekly Gaon Digital Chart.

BTS reached new high of success with the release of Love Yourself series. The series began with EP Love Yourself: Her on September 2017.

They followed it up with the released of Love Yourself: Tear. The studio album is one of their most successful albums.

Love Yourself: Tear debuted on top of the Billboard 200 with 135.000 album-equivalent units, including 100.000 pure sales.

The single Fake Love also reached number 10 on Billboard Hot 100, becoming BTS’ first top ten hit.

Over the year, BTS continues to break new records both domestically and internationally.

They had released several EP and studio albums, such as Map of the Soul: Persona (2019), Map of the Soul: 7 (2020), and Be (2020).

To reach more international audience, the group had also released two English language singles titled Dynamite (2020) and Butter (2021).

Both songs managed to debut at number 1 on Billboard Hot 100.

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BTS Members

1. RM

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Namjoon
  • Stage Name: RM
  • Nickname: Rap Mon, Leader Mon, God of Destruction, The Destroyer
  • Birthday: September 12, 1994
  • Birthplace: Sangdo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Rapper
  • Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
  • Weight: 73,6 kg (162 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Rapper, Songwriter, Producer
  • Education: Apgujeong High School, Global Cyber University – Electronic engineering major
  • Hobbies: Surfing the web, walking in a park, cycling, photography, mountain climbing
  • RM’s Spotify List: RM’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @rkive

Facts

  • RM was originally from Seoul, but he and his family moved to Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do when he was 4.
  • His family consists of father, mother, and a younger sister.
  • His younger sister is the same age as Jungkook but RM doesn’t want to introduce her to him.
  • This BTS leader has a dog that he named Rap Mon.
  • He studied languages in New Zealand for 4 months back in 2006.
  • This Kpop star is currently studying at Global Cyber University.
  • He has an IQ of 148 and was ranked in top 1% nationwide in his high school exams.
  • The rapper learned English by watching TV Series Friends. Now he can speak English fluently.
  • He got the score of 900 for his TOEIC test.
  • RM supports the LGBTQ+ community.

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2. Jin 

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Seok Jin
  • Stage Name: Jin
  • Nickname: Eat Jin, Worldwide Handsome
  • Birthday: December 4, 1992
  • Birthplace: Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Height: 178,3 cm (5’10.2”)
  • Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
  • Education: Konkuk University, Hanyang Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Playing video games, snowboarding, fishing
  • Jin’s Spotify List:  Jin’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @jin

Facts

  • Jin went to Konkuk University and graduated with a degree in art and acting. He hoped to  become an actor.
  • He dreamed of becoming an actor after seeing Kim Nam-Gil’s performance in Queen Seondeok.
  • This Kpop star is on the TC Candler The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018, placing at number 47th.
  • Other BTS members put him in the first place judging by his looks. They also said Jin has the longest leg and the best body.
  • The man born in 1992 has several unique nicknames such as Car Door Guy and Third Guy from the Left.
  • This fair skinned man is also famous for his Traffic Dance.
  • He is proud of the way he looks, especially with his thick lower lip and broad shoulders which he revealed to be 60 cm wide.
  • This idol once dieted for a year by eating only chicken breasts.
  • He wears glasses but he feels insecure in them.
  • Jin’s favorite color is blue, but it used to be pink.

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3. Suga

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Profile

  • Real Name: Min Yoon Gi
  • Stage Name: Suga, Agust D. (solo)
  • Nickname: Motionless Min, Mr. Appendix
  • Birthday: March 9, 1993
  • Birthplace: Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea.
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Rapper
  • Height: 173,8 cm (5’8.4″)
  • Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Rapper, Songwriter
  • Education: Global Cyber University – Liberal Arts Major
  • Hobbies: Reading comics, playing basketball, playing games, taking pictures.
  • Suga’s Spotify List:  Suga’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @agustd

Facts

  • Suga’s family consists of father, mother, and an older brother named Min Geumjae. They are quite poor.
  • He absolutely adores his dog Holly.
  • This Kpop star thought he would grow to be 180 cm, but he hasn’t got any taller since middle school.
  • When he was younger, he wanted to be an architect.
  • This pisces man has also said that he would like to be a DJ on a radio show.
  • He got his stage name Suga because of his pale complexion and because he has a sweet smile like sugar according to their CEO Bang Si Hyuk.
  • The name Suga also refers to shooting guard or syuga in hangul, a position he plays in basketball.
  • He is quite responsible and would be in charge of fixing things that RM breaks.
  • He has a straigtforward personality. This rapper is not shy to scold the younger members when they make mistake.
  • When something troubles him, he would go to RM. They are quite similar in age and have many things in common.

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4. J-Hope 

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jung Ho Seok
  • Stage Name: J-Hope
  • Nickname: Hobi, Seokie, Golden Hyung
  • Birthday: February 18, 1994
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Rapper
  • Height: 177 cm (5’10″)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
  • Education: Gwangju Global High School; Global Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, window shopping
  • J-Hope’s Spotify List: J-Hope’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @uarmyhope

Facts

  • J-Hope’s family consists of father, mother, and an older sister named Mejiwoo.
  • He has a dog that he named Mickey.
  • He used to play tennis in elementary school and sometimes played in competitions.
  • This Kpop idol used to hate doing cute stuff known as aegyo but now he likes it.
  • He went to the same academy for rap and dance as B.A.P Zelo.
  • He attended the dance academy belonged to BigBang’s Seungri.
  • The Aquarius man used to be in a street dance team NEURON. He had performed at festival and even won an underground dance battle. He was already quite famous back then.
  • Green is his favorite color.
  • He likes watching melodramatic movies. He had seen lots of movies since he was a kid because his father is a movie fan too.
  • The 3 requirements for his happiness are family, health, and love.

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5. Jimin 

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Profile

  • Real Name: Park Ji Min
  • Stage Name: Jimin
  • Nickname: Jiminie, Chim Chim, Mochi
  • Birthday: October 13, 1995
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
  • Weight: 58,6 kg (129 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Busan High School of Arts, Korea Arts High School, Global Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Reading books, staying on his phone for hours, relaxing, hanging out with friends.
  • Jimin’s Spotify List: Jimin’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @j.m

Facts

  • Jimin’s family consists of father, mother, and a younger brother.
  • Before his debut, he used to attend Busan High School of Arts but transferred to Korea Arts High School with V.
  • He was the valedictorian or highest ranked student in his school. He even became the class president for 9 years.
  • This Kpop star was ranked 64th in the Top 100 Handsome Faces of 2017. For the year 2018, he made a big jump to the 25th.
  • He has two favorite colors, black and blue.
  • 3 is his favorite number.
  • He used to feel fat and was quite self-conscious about his looks, especially his cheeks.
  • The singer got depressed because of this and began to starve himself. Luckily, Jin managed to get him out of his depression and Jimin has been eating regularly again.
  • Some of his favorite foods are duck, pork, chicken, fruit, and stew kimchi jjigae.
  • He enjoys reading books, including comics. He even said that comic books influence him a lot.

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6. V

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Tae Hyung
  • Stage Name: V
  • Nickname: TaeTae, Blank Tae, CGV
  • Birthday: December 30, 1995
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Height: 178,8 cm (5’10.4″)
  • Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
  • Education: Korea Art School, Global Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Playing basketball, scuba diving, photography, drawing
  • V’s Spotify List:  V’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @thv

Facts

  • Before moving to Seoul, V lived in Geochang.
  • His family consists of father, mother, a younger brother, and also a younger sister.
  • V came from a poor family of farmers and never thought he would become famous one day.
  • In an interview with The Star, he revealed that if he wasn’t in BTS he would probably be a farmer.
  • If he gets a day off, the idol would like to visit his parents.
  • The Scenery singer was originally left handed but can use both of his hands now.
  • He is most confident with his hand among his other body parts.
  • The South Korean can speak Japanese fluently.
  • He is the second best English speaker in BTS after RM.
  • Grey is his favorite color.

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7. Jungkook 

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jeon Jung Kook
  • Stage Name: Jungkook
  • Nickname: Golden Maknae, Kookie, Jungkookie, Sold Out King
  • Birthday: September 1, 1997
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
  • Education: Baek Yang Middle School, Seoul’s School of Performing Arts, Global Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, drawing, reading, cooking, playing sports
  • Jungkook’s Spotify List:  Jungkook’s Favorite Tracks
  • Instagram: @abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz

Facts

  • At first, Jungkook wanted to become badminton player. But he decided to become a singer instead after seeing Heartbreaker’s performance by G-Dragon.
  • In the summer of 2012, he went to Los Angeles for some dance training with Movement Lifestyle.
  • The Golden Maknae was one of the cast of travel-reality show Flower Crew for the pilot.
  • He also made apperance on Celebrity Bromance and competed in King of Mask Singer as Fencing Man.
  • Jungkook ranked as the third most-loved celebrity of the year in South Korea from a 2019 survey conducted by Gallup Korea.
  • In 2018, he took the first place as most beloved celebrities list in China for 10 weeks in a row for magazine Hi China.
  • The Virgo man is on the13th place in the Top 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2017, then ranked second in the 2018 version.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an older brother, Jeon Jung Hyun.
  • The man nicknamed Kookie also owns a dog called Gureum.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, and also basic English.

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With the achievement and success they’ve had, it’s crazy to think that BTS probably hasn’t reached the height of their career. Let’s see what other records they will break over the next few years.

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