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KARD - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

KARD is a co-ed KPOP group under DSP Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: J.Seph, Somin, BM and Jiwoo.

KARD itself has a meaning. The letter K represents the king card owned by BM, A represents the Ace card owned by J.Seph, and R represents the Black Jocker and Color Joker card which is owned by Somin and also Jiwoo.

But the letter D has a representative meaning itself. The letter D represents a hidden card that will make the group opens about a variety of meanings.


The agency made an announcement on 1st December 2016 for the public that they would debut a group called KARD. They revealed that the group will have a concept of a card game.

The group made a pre-debut single called Oh NaNa on 13th December 2016 and made a huge success, as they got 4th place for US iTunes K-Pop chart and 10th place for Japan iTunes Chart.

They also got achievement as one of 10 Best New K-Pop Groups in 2016 by Billboard Magazine.

KARD continued to release the second pre-debut single called Don’t Recall. Again, this single was a huge success, especially in the international eye.

The final pre-debut single of the group was released on 24th April 2017 by releasing Rumor. Rumor itself got 1st place for iTunes K-Pop charts in thirteen countries.

KARD then made its first public concert, namely the 2017 Wild KARD Tour, from May to June 2017. The concert tour started from Canada, US, Mexico, and also Brazil.

The group then finally made its first debut on 19th July 2017 and released the debut extended play, Hola Hola.
As we predicted before, the debut EP was a huge success, too. Hola Hola got a lot of achievements in Billboard charts.

The second extended play, You & Me, was released on 21st November 2017 and has a lead single called You In Me.

The EP got 8th place for Gaon Album Chart and 4th place for US World Album Chart.

In 2018, they made a comeback by presenting the next EP called Ride On the Wind, which got 7th place on Gaon Album Chart for approximately a week and 8th place for Billboard World Album Chart.

One year later, KARD then released Bomb Bomb, the digital single.
This single got an achievement by placing in the top positions for iTunes K-Pop Singles in twenty-one countries, starting from France, England, and also USA.

Next, they released the 2nd digital single which has the title Dumb Litty in September 2019 with a top success, which they got 41st place for Billboard Social 50 chart.

Red Moon, KARD’s next EP, was released on 12th February 2020. Then, the group made a release for Way With Words on 26th August 2020.

KARD - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

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KARD Members

1. J.Seph

KARD - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


  • Real Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
  • Stage Name: J.Seph (제이셉)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: June 21, 1992
  • Birthplace: Chungju, Chungcheong province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Gemini cusp
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
  • Height: 178.5 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 71 kg (156 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: –


  • J.Seph has a Card name, Ace.
  • His Chinese zodiac sign is Monkey.
  • ISFP-A is his MBTI type.
  • J.Seph can speak English.
  • In his family, J.Seph has a sister who is older than him.
  • He said that the ‘Ace’ card means could be the lowest or highest card. It could be the lowest whenever it supports team and could be the highest which is pretty sharp.
  • Actually, J.Seph is a sentimental person.
  • But he is also the member who has the funniest jokes.
  • He is also a member who often eats the most.
  • Christiano Ronaldo is his biggest role model.

See full J.Seph profile & facts

2. BM

KARD - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


  • Real Name: Matthew Kim
  • Stage Name: BM (비엠)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: October 20, 1992
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: American-South Korean
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
  • Height: 187 cm (6’2″)
  • Weight: 79 kg (174 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Upland High School
  • Hobbies: Exercise, Taking Pictures


  • He has a King as his card name.
  • In her family, he has two brothers who are younger than him.
  • He has a father who had stayed in Brazil since his childhood until he went to college.
  • He said that the King card represents a strong and dependable character, and it makes a foundation for the team.
  • His name, BM, is an abbreviation for Big Matthew.
  • On her body, he has two tattoos, LA 92 and the words “For without the struggle, there is no progress”.
  • BM is an English expert, and he can speak Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish, too.
  • In his college, he joined a Psychology major.
  • He loves french fries.
  • BM loves to listen to some Monsta X songs.

See full BM profile & facts

3. Somin

K.A.R.D- Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


  • Real Name: Jeon So Min (전소민)
  • Stage Name: Somin (소민)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: August 22, 1996
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Main Vocalist, Visual
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer
  • Education: Seokyeong University
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Listening to music, Shopping, Running


  • Somin got Black Jocker as her Card name.
  • She has two sisters who are older than her.
  • Somin has a relation as a distant relative for Jeongyeon from TWICE.
  • She said that her Card name, Black Jocker, is a very dependable card and could be the best card among others. It means she will show to the audience a lot of variety appeals she has.
  • Somin can play some musical instruments, such as violin, piano, and also ocarina.
  • She became a content creator that talks about beauty for Style-Ade.
  • When she was just in elementary school, Somin learned a ballet dance.
  • Somin was a former member of PURETTY, but in 2014, the group disbanded.
  • Somin once became a contestant for Baby KARA and got 2nd position.
  • She once became a former member of APRIL and got the position as a leader, because she shortly left the group because of the concept.

See full Somin profile & facts

4. Jiwoo

K.A.R.D- Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


  • Real Name: Jeon Ji Woo (전지우)
  • Stage Name: Jiwoo (지우)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: October 4, 1996
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Maknae
  • Height:  165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Chungdam High School
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Shopping


  • Color Joker is Jiwoo’s Card name.
  • Jiwoo has a not-very-close brother.
  • She said that her Card has a meaning that she is responsible for making all aspects in the group become colorful, starting from rapping, dancing, singing, and the music itself.
  • She got 8 piercings in just a day for her both ears, and because of that, she can handle the pain perfectly.
  • Jiwoo is an expert when it comes to do impressions for Doraemon.
  • In KARD, she is considered the most flexible.
  • Tani is her dog’s name.
  • She learned clarinet for approximately six years.
  • She once became a trainee for FNC Entertainment for approximately five years.
  • Finally, she joined DSP Media as a trainee for two months.

See full Jiwoo profile & facts

KARD Facts

  • J.Seph and BM were originally supposed to debut as a hip-hop duo but the plan had changed and two female members were included to make KARD.
  • KARD is one of the few co-ed K-POP groups in the industry.
  • They had a North American tour in 2022.
  • They have released 5 mini albums.
  • They featured in SUPER JUNIOR’s song Lo Siento.


“Just live your life, boy, and I’ll live mine.” –– Don’t Recall

“I don’t know you, but I want you to be with me at this moment.” –– Bomb Bomb

“We know this night won’t last forever Till the morning comes I don’t want to waste this short time.” –– Bomb Bomb

“Sick with regrets now, too late to beg now Shut your mouth, no one cares, save your lies You’re a stranger to me now Just walk by, we’ve never met before.” –– Don’t Recall

KARD is a co-ed group with a lot of potentials. All four members are bold, powerful, but also complete each other. How perfect!