BTS: Everything You Need to Know

BTS is constantly gaining new fans. If you are one of them, or if you are mildly curious and perhaps want to learn their names this post is for you.

No matter what interests you, diving in to the BTS pool can be overwhelming at first. Nine years’ worth of content is a lot, especially for a band as prolific as BTS. But once you begin to dig into it, there’s a lot of joy to be found… Therefore, consider this a general overview to guide you down the rabbit hole…

Who are BTS?

BTS is a seven-member South Korean group that debuted on June 13, 2013. The name of the band is Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Their fans are known as ARMY. Although BTS initially focused on hip-hop, they have grown to produce a vast range of music (along with a lot of other content) that appeals to a wide range of people. When it comes to BTS, there’s something for everyone.

According to what you’re interested in, you can follow the band on a variety of platforms. The seven members share one Twitter account, @BTS_twt, where they share personal updates. It is also possible for them to post on Weverse and interact with fans through the app, whereas they mainly livestream using the VLive app. The members also have their own Instagram accounts, which you can find here: RM (Kim Nam-joon), Jin (Kim Seok-jin), Suga (Min Yoon-gi), J-Hope (Jung Ho-seok), Jimin (Park Ji-min), Jungkook (Jeon Jung-kook), and V (Kim Tae-hyung).

Bangtan TV is BTS’ YouTube channel where behind the scenes clips, dance practices, and video logs are released. You’ll find all the music BTS has released for free on Soundcloud, from pre-debut songs to solo tracks to mixtapes and covers.

A Twitter account, Instagram account, and Facebook account for the band are all maintained by staff and used primarily for official announcements and photos.

RM (Kim Nam-joon), Age: September 12, 1994 (28 years)

The 28-year-old rapper is the leader of BTS’ rapline (the rappers of the group). He used to go by Rap Monster, but changed his stage name to RM last year.

RM enjoys bicycling, bonsais, visiting art galleries and museums, and collecting art and woodwork. He has a strong understanding of English that he acquired from watching Friends as a child.

In addition to song-writing and music production, RM also writes lyrics for the BTS group’s solo songs, including “Intro: What Am I To You”, “Reflection”, “Trivia: Love”, and “Intro: Persona”. BTS members do a variety of solo projects. In the case of RM, he has two mixtapes, including RM and Mono, the song “Bicycle”, and collaborations with artists such as Lil Nas X, Younha, eAeon, and Wale.

Jin (Kim Seok-jin), Age: December 04, 1992 (30 years)

BTS’s eldest member, Jin, 30, is a member of the vocal line, which consists of the vocalists. Originally trained as an actor, he was spotted off the street by Big Hit Entertainment.

In recognition of his good looks, Jin earned the nickname “Worldwide Handsome.” His personality is cheerful and he has a goofy sense of humor that is filled with dad jokes, which he frequently uses during public appearances to break the ice and put the other members at ease. The guy spends much of his free time playing games, as well as fishing with fellow member Suga. He does mukbang (or “eating broadcast”) livestreams sometimes under the name Eat Jin.

In addition to his solo songs with BTS, he has released a number of other songs as well, including “Tonight”, “Abyss”, “Yours” and “Super Tuna”.

Suga (Min Yoon-gi), Age: March 09, 1993 (29 years)

Suga is a member of the rapline of BTS. He is quite introverted, but he also has a sense of humor that is dry and direct. All members of BTS often demonstrate strong emotional intelligence, but Suga stands out for his ability to give both members and fans realistic, yet comforting advice.

Suga grew up playing piano and basketball and is learning guitar and other instruments. Suga has been an MC for BTS shows (more details later) and created a radio series called Honey FM in 2020.

His solo songs for BTS are “Intro: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life”, “First Love”, “Trivia: Seesaw”, and “Interlude: Shadow”. Under the alias Agust D, he has released two solo mixtapes, Agust D and D-2. Suga has also worked with Halsey, Max, Lee So-ra, and Psy, in addition to producing music for artists such as MI, Heize, Epik High, Suran, and IU.

J-Hope (Jung Ho-seok), Age: February 18, 1994 (28 years)

The third member of BTS’ rapline is 28-year-old J-Hope. J-Hope, one of the group’s main dancers, comes from a street dancing background.

As a result of his outgoing nature and bubbly personality, J-Hope is often referred to as “sunshine” by fans. According to his catchphrase, “I’m your hope, I’m your hope, I’m J-Hope,” his other members often credit him with giving them energy. His eclectic clothes reflect his bright personality, and he is passionate about fashion as well. A series of dance videos called “Hope On The Street” features J-Hope uploading clips or live streaming himself dancing.

In addition to “Intro: Boy Meets Evil”, J-Hope performed “Mama”, “Trivia: Just Dance,” and “Outro: Ego” on BTS. The single “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring Becky G, and the official album Jack in the Box, which included the lead singles “More” and “Arson,” were among his solo releases.

Jimin (Park Ji-min), Age: October 13, 1995 (27 years)

BTS’s vocalist and dancer Jimin, 27, has a background in contemporary dance. He is an extrovert who thrives in the company of others, and he enjoys spending a lot of time with his friends. Because of his habit of taking and collecting Polaroids, Jimin is known as a “memory squirrel.”

It seems that Jimin is always affectionate and caring, leading birthday celebrations and offering comfort when others are upset, but he also displays a wicked sense of humor.

He’s released a number of solo songs with BTS, including “Lie”, “Serendipity” and “Filter”. He also collaborated with his friend Ha Sungwoon on a song called “With You” for Our Blues’ soundtrack.

V (Kim Tae-hyung), Age: December 30, 1995 (27 years)

A 27-year-old member of BTS’ vocal line, V is known for being friendly and outgoing, with a mischievous sense of humor. He usually considers ways to innovate and come up with new methods. V is passionate about visual arts, especially photography. He sometimes shares his own work under the name Vante.

Additionally, he has starred in the Korean drama Hwarang. His friendship with castmates Park Seojoon and Park Hyungsik led to the formation of the Wooga Squad, a famous friendship group that was documented in 2022’s reality show In the Soop: Friendcation with actor Choi Wooshik and musician Peakboy.

The solo tracks of V with BTS are “Stigma”, “Singularity”, and “Inner Child”. In addition to his solo work, he has also released a number of solo songs, including “4 O’Clock” (with RM), “Scenery”, “Winter Bear”, “It’s Definitely You” (with Jin), “Sweet Night” (for Park Seojoon’s drama Itaweon Class), and “Snow Flower”.

Jungkook (Jeon Jung-kook), Age: September 1, 1997 (25 years)

With his open-heartedness and perfectionist tendencies, Jungkook is the maknae (youngest member) of BTS. With his reputation for being good at everything (like singing and dancing), he’s affectionately known as the Golden Maknae.

The former boxer loves the gym and adrenaline-filled activities. Occasionally, he shares his artwork with fans, and he’s athletic and loves the gym. He also loves to get creative in his spare time. While traveling with BTS, Jungkook filmed and edited his own clips and released them under the name GCF (Golden Closet Film).

Among the solo songs he has recorded with BTS are “Begin”, “Euphoria”, and “My Time”. In addition to uploading numerous covers to Soundcloud, he has also released several solo songs, such as “Still With You”, “My You”, “Stay Alive” (produced by Suga for the 7 Fates: Chakho webtoon), and “Left and Right”, a collaboration with Charlie Puth.

Frequently asked Questions?

What is the meaning of BTS?

The group’s name, BTS, is an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan, literally meaning “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.”

Are BTS allowed to date?

The management team has made several public statements regarding BTS being permitted to date. The response is clear, of course they can date. As a result, the band members choose to concentrate on their work rather than put pressure on relationships because they are busy touring the world and releasing so much music.

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