Kpop, or Korean pop, is music that hails from South Korea. The spread of Kpop worldwide began in 2009, when Wonder Girls entered the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit song Nobody.
After that, all kinds of K-Pop groups have emerged and all took the world by storm.
Bangtan Sonyeondan (commonly known as BTS), is a Korean-pop group that made their debut in 2013. Coming from a small entertainment company, HYBE (previously known as BigHit), everyone overlooked BTS and simply viewed them as underdogs.
Yet as of December 2021, this all-boy group has released 9 studio albums and won 63 daesangs (the highest awards a group/artist can achieve), which makes them the only artist in South Korean history to do so.
Aside from their great success, BTS members have also won the hearts of many around the world; men and women! Their adorable personalities and genuine humbleness have been something that ARMYs (Fans of BTS) love about them!
BTS has consisted of 7 members since their debut. Let’s briefly get to know the BTS members!
Kim Namjoon, or famously known as RM, is the group’s leader. He is the 2nd member to be put into BTS. Namjoon is part of the rap line and contributes a lot to the writing of the group’s songs.
Kim Seokjin, a.k.a Jin, refers to himself as Worldwide Handsome. Can’t complain, right? 😉 He’s also the 3rd person to join BTS (after RM) and is part of the vocal line. Jin was discovered when he was simply getting off a bus stop as he was on the way to school one day.
Min Yoongi, a.k.a Suga, is the last member to be put into BTS. Suga is a part of the rap line and is mainly the one who produces the songs of the group. Suga got his nickname from the first 2 syllables of Shooting Guard (슈팅 가드 in Korean), which is the position he played in basketball when he was a student.
Jung Hosek, a.k.a J-Hope, is the 1st member to be put into BTS and is currently part of the rap line. J-Hope was already part of an underground dance crew called Neuron and was well-known in the scene before deciding to become a trainee.
He is best known for his bubbly personality and his positive energy, which is the main reason why he got “hope” in his nickname. He is the type of person to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Park Jimin famously goes by just Jimin, but it was revealed that his stage name was supposed to be Baby G. Jimin is the 6th member to join BTS and is currently part of the vocal line. He’s best known for his amazing dance moves, as he used to study contemporary dance at Busan High School of Arts!
Kim Taehyung, better known as V, is a charming person with one of the most unusual stories. V is the son of farmers and had initially only accompanied his friend who had the intention to audition. Yet upon walking the hallways, he was approached by staff who had encouraged him to audition as well. He ended up getting accepted while his friend did not.
V is currently part of the vocal line and had lately been included in the dance line due to his improvement and impeccable performances.
Jeon Jungkook, famously known as JK, is the 4th member to be put into BTS. He initially didn’t want to stay but was simply amazed by RM. Yes, you read that right! JK stayed because of Namjoon.
He is currently the lead singer and the group’s Golden maknae (which means the youngest member). Jungkook is a jack of all trades and can do everything so well!
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