- Boy Groups, BTS

BTS Profiles

 

BTS
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BTS in 2018
Clockwise, from left: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, and Suga
Background information
Also known as
  • Bangtan Boys
  • Bulletproof Boy Scouts
  • Beyond The Scene
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
  • K-pop
  • hip hop
  • R&B
  • EDM
Years active 2013–present
Labels
  • Big Hit Entertainment
  • Pony Canyon
  • Def Jam Japan
  • Columbia
Website bts.ibighit.com
Members
  • Jin
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • RM
  • Jimin
  • V
  • Jungkook
Korean name
Hangul 방탄소년단
Hanja 防彈少年團
Japanese name
Kanji 防弾少年団
Hiragana ぼうだんしょうねんだん

BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment.

On June 12, 2013, they first performed the song “No More Dream” from their initial album 2 Cool 4 Skool  and commemorate their debut on June 13, 2013.

They won several New Artist of the Year awards for the track “No More Dream”, including at the 2013 Melon Music Awards and Golden Disc Awards and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards. The band continued to gain prominence with their subsequent albums Dark & Wild (2014), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015) and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016), with the latter two entering the U.S. Billboard 200.

The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever went on to win the Album of the Year award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards.

Their second full album, Wings (2016), peaked at #26 on the Billboard 200, which marked the highest chart ranking for a K-pop album ever.

In South Korea, Wings became the best-selling album in the Gaon Album Chart history at the time.

It sold more than 1.5 million copies, making it BTS’s first “million seller”, and the group was subsequently awarded Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

The group’s next release, Love Yourself: Her (2017), debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, the highest rank for an Asian artist in history.

The group also managed to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with the album’s title track, “DNA”, which entered at #85 and peaked at #67.

Another track from the album, “Mic Drop”, was remixed by Steve Aoki with a feature by Desiigner and peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both tracks are certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, a first for any Korean act ever.

The album sold over 1.2 million copies on South Korea’s Gaon Album Chart in its first month, reclaiming its title as the best-selling album in the chart’s history and becoming the biggest selling Korean album by month in 16 years, second to G.o.d’s album in 2001.

BTS was awarded the Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year for the second year in a row in 2017.Their third full album, Love Yourself: Tear (2018), debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, making them the only K-Pop act to achieve this feat so far.

The album’s title track, “Fake Love”, is the group’s third song to reach Gold certification.

Love Yourself: Answer, the repackage of that album, also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The repackage sold over 1.9 million copies on Gaon Album Chart in August 2018, breaking the chart’s all-time monthly record once again.

Since their debut, they have sold an estimated 9 million albums worldwide.

Known for their large social media presence, BTS were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016.

In May, Twitter launched its first ever K-pop emoji, featuring BTS.

In October, Billboard placed BTS #1 on their Social 50 chart, making them the first Korean group to top the chart. To date they have spent 88 weeks at #1 on the Social 50 chart.

Also in 2016 they charted on YouTube’s Music Global Top 100: 17th on the video chart, 6th on the artist chart and 14th on the tracks chart.

In May 2017, they won the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards, becoming the first Korean group to win a BBMA. In June 2017, Time magazine named the band one of the 25 most influential people on the internet.

On November 20, 2017, Guinness World Records revealed that BTS had earned a spot in their 2018 edition for “having the world’s most Twitter engagements for a music group”.

That December, they were revealed to be the most tweeted about celebrity in 2017, being “liked or retweeted over half a billion times (502 million)” worldwide, more than U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Bieber combined.

BTS is #1 on the 2018 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list, which ranks South Korea’s most powerful and influential celebrities.

 

BTS Members Profile
RM

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Stage Name: RM, his old stage name used to be Rap Monster (랩몬스터)
Full Name: Kim Nam Joon (김남준)
Position: Leader, Main Rapper
Birthday: September 12, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-d
Family: Dad, mom, younger sister
Hobbies: Surfing the web
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
RM’s Spotify list: RM’s Heavy Rotations

 

Jin

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JIN BTS 2018
Stage Name: Jin (진)
Full Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: December 4, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do
Family: Parents, older brother
Hobbies: Cooking, playing videogames on the Nintendo, taking selcas
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jin’s Spotify list: Jin’s GA CHI DEUL EUL LAE?

 

Suga

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Suga BTS
Stage Name: Suga (슈가)
Full Name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)
Position: Lead Rapper
Birthday: March 9, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Buk-gu, Daegu
Family: Dad, mom, older brother
Hobbies: Doing nothing when he has free time, taking photos, avoiding having to do work
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Suga’s Spotify list: Suga’s Hip-Hop Replay

 

J-Hope

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J-Hope BTS
Stage Name: J-Hope (제이홉)
Full Name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)
Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: February 18, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Gwangju
Family: Mom, dad, older sister
Hobbies: Listening to music and window shopping
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
J-Hope’s Spotify list: J-Hope’s Jam

 

Jimin

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Jimin BTS
Stage Name: Jimin (지민)
Full Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: October 13, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 173.6cm (5’8.3″) (He said it with Jin in their video in V live app form Dec.)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Busan
Family: Dad, mom, younger brother
Hobbies: Relaxing whenever he gets a chance
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jimin’s Spotify list: Jimin’s JOAH? JOAH!

 

V

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V BTS 2018
Stage Name: V (뷔)
Full Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: December 30, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Birthplace: Daegu
Family: Dad, mom, younger sister, younger brother
Hobbies: Searching for music that no one listens to, going on the computer
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
V’s Spotify list: V’s Join Me

 

Jungkook

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Jungkook BTS 2018
Stage Name: Jungkook (정국)
Full Name: Jeon Jeong-guk (전정국)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Center, Maknae
Birthday: September 1, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Busan
Family: Mom, dad, older brother
Hobbies: Drawing
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jungkook’s Spotify list: Jungkook: I am Listening to it Right Now

 

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