A Comprehensive Guide To The K-Pop Boy Band BTS

K-Pop Boy Band BTS a Complete Guide

 

BTS is a new sensation; they are constantly gaining new fans. This fact somewhat interested some of you, and you want to learn more about their names, songs, and origins. Here is a thorough guide to the K-pop boy band BTS.

 

K-pop group is now conquering the world. BTS, commonly known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member K-pop group that has become one of the world’s most significant music sensations. They climbed to popularity during the last eight years due to their hard work, talent, and talents. A South Korean seven-member boy band debuted on June 13, 2013, from Big Hit Entertainment Company. Their Korean name is Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates to Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook make up the seven-member group.

 

Who are the BTS members?

 

Kim Seokjin – Jin

 

Kim Seokjin - Jin
Kim Seokjin – Jin

His full name is Kim Seokjin, and he is the fourth member of BTS. Jin, 29, is BTS’s eldest member and a part of the vocal line and hyung line. Big Hit Entertainment scouted him while he was a college student. A Big Hit Entertainment scout spotted Jin in the street as he was departing a bus and urged him to audition for the agency.

 

Worldwide Handsome is his nickname given by fans, which he gained after going viral multiple times for his incredible visual. He has a pleasant attitude and a silly sense of humour, which he frequently uses to break the ice and make the other members comfortable during public appearances. Jin auditioned for a role as an actor despite having no singing or dance expertise. Big Hit Entertainment, on the other hand, had different ideas and persuaded him to become a trainee with BTS. He is presently a member of the band’s vocal lineup.

 

He releases his solo tracks for BTS, including Awake, Epiphany, and Moon, and he also gets recorded numerous songs of his own, including Tonight, Abyss, Yours, and Super Tuna.

 

Min Yoongi – Suga

 

Suga
Min Yoongi – Suga

Min Yoongi is Suga’s birth name. He is 28 years old and part of BTS’s rap line. He is quiet and reserved, yet he is a straight communicator with a biting sense of humor. Suga grew up performing with the piano and playing basketball. He is currently learning to play the guitar and other instruments. All of BTS’s members often demonstrate superior emotional intelligence. Suga, who routinely gives honest yet soothing advice to both the other bandmates and fans, is especially true.

 

He began his career as a rapper in high school under the alias Gloss. It did not last long for Suga to establish himself as a rapper and producer. In his hometown of Daegu, he got recognized for creating and arranging beats for local musicians like the Korean band D-Town. Suga soon began making music for more well-known singers, such as Reflow, with whom he collaborated on his song Who Am I.

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He auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment after seeing a poster for the company’s rap competition. Suga did not win the match, but he came in second place, enough for Big Hit Entertainment to recruit him as a producer and trainee. Despite his intention to just become a producer, he was encouraged to join BTS in 2010 and became one of the group rappers.

 

Under the alias Agust D, he has released two solo mixtapes, Agust D and D-2. Suga has also worked with Halsey, Max, and Lee So-ra and has produced songs for artists such as MI, Heize, Epik High, Suran, and IU.

 

Jung Hoseok – J-Hope

 

Jung Hoseok - J-Hope
Jung Hoseok – J-Hope

Jung Hoseok is also known as J-Hope. He is the third member of the BTS rap line, and he is 27 years old. J-Hope, who has a history in street dancing, is one of the group’s prominent dancers. J-hope’s stage name is not a coincidence, as he is often referred to as sunshine by fans due to his extroverted and bubbly personality. The other members usually praise him for giving them energy. He is also a fashionista, and his colorful wardrobe reflects his outgoing attitude.

 

He was best known as a dancer before joining BTS. Before he applied for his current role, he danced with team Neuron in his birthplace of Gwangju. J-Hope made it through a few rounds before being cut from JYP, prompting him to test for Big Hit Entertainment instead. Big Hit Entertainment spotted J-Hope’s potential as a rapper. The entertainment contract signed him as a trainee because of his dance talents and sense of rhythm.

 

However, J-Hope’s debut as a member of BTS nearly got evaded. J-Hope and Big Hit Entertainment almost split up while he was a trainee, but RM persuaded them that BTS needed a member like J-Hope. J-Hope decided to stay with the group and joined the rap line. J-Hope has a Hope On The Street dance video series in which he shares clips or live streams of himself dancing, often with others as guests.

 

As a solo artist, he released Hope World and Chicken Noodle Soup. In March 2021, he released a full-length version of Blue Side, which appeared as an outro on Hope World. Intro: Boy Meets Evil, Mama, Trivia: Just Dance, and Outro: Ego is among his BTS solos.

 

Kim Namjoon – RM

 

Kim Namjoon
Kim Namjoon – RM

RM, whose full name is Kim Namjoon, is the first member, leader, and member of BTS’s rap line. He is 27 years old. RM is fluent in English, having learned it from watching Friends as a child, and he is known for his intelligence and deep thinking. His interests include bicycling, bonsais, visiting galleries and museums, and collecting art and woodwork.

 

He began rapping in sixth grade after hearing Epik High’s Fly song for the first time. RM started performing as Runch Randa in 2007 when he was in middle school. It led him to a Daenamhyup, a rapping group. He started producing more songs as a solo rapper until he auditioned for a hip-hop agency. There, he met Untouchable’s Sleepy, one of the audition judges. Sleepy introduced RM to producer Bang Shi Hyuk, who wanted to invite him to audition for Big Hit Entertainment after being impressed by his rapping. Then, in 2010, RM became a member of the BTS band.

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Park Jimin – Jimin

Park Jimin
Park Jimin – Jimin

Park Jimin, Jimin’s full name. He is the final member of BTS, a vocalist, and another of BTS’s primary dancers with a background in contemporary dance. He is 26 years old. Jimin is an extrovert who frequently discusses how he thrives in the company of others and values spending time with his friends. He’s dubbed a memory squirrel due to his penchant for taking and collecting Polaroids.

 

A dance teacher encouraged Jimin to audition for Big Hit Entertainment while studying at the Department of Dance of Busan High School of Arts. Jimin was flown to Seoul as a trainee after passing the audition in his hometown of Busan. Jimin had the shortest training time in the band because he was the last member to join. In 2013, he debuted with the other BTS members. Lie, Serendipity, and Filter is Jimin’s solo songs with BTS. He also released Promise and Christmas Love as a solo artist.

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Kim Taehyung – V

 

Kim Taehyung - V
Kim Taehyung – V

Kim Taehyung is famous as V. He is 25 years old and part of BTS’s vocal line. He was friendly, humorous, and outgoing. He is frequently shown thinking outside the box and coming up with novel ideas. V is passionate about the visual arts, particularly photography. He occasionally publishes his work under the pen name Vante.

 

V is the son of farmers from Daegu. He began playing the saxophone in high school under the guidance of his father to become a musician. Moreover, he accompanied his friend to an audition for Big Hit Entertainment. V had no intention of auditioning and was only there to encourage his friend, but a team member at Big Entertainment noticed him and urged him to do so. V auditioned on the spot after calling his father for approval. He became the only man from Daegu to reach the next round. He eventually became a member of BTS and is one of the band’s vocalists.

 

He is also an actor, appearing in the K-drama Hwarang. He became close friends with other cast members, and they formed the Wooga Squad, a well-known friendship group. Stigma, Singularity, and InnerChild are V’s solo songs with BTS. He had also released several pieces, including 4 O’Clock, Scenery, Winter Bear, It’s Definitely You, Sweet Night, and Snow Flower.

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Jeon Jungkook – Jungkook

 

Jeon Jungkook
Jeon Jungkook

Jungkook, whose real name is Jeon Jeongguk, is a vocalist of BTS. He is 24 years old and the band’s youngest member, earning him BTS’ Golden Maknae. He’s open-hearted and a professional, with a reputation for being good at everything, making him the moniker Golden Maknae. He is athletic and enjoys the gym and adrenaline-pumping activities. He enjoys boxing as a passion and enjoys being creative in his leisure time, occasionally sharing his work with admirers.

 

Jeon Jungkook got noticed after auditioning for the third season of Superstar K in Busan. He was spotted. He got dismissed in the audition stage, but the show provided him with enough exposure to attract the attention of at least seven agencies, including JYP Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, and Starship Entertainment. But, in the end, Jungkook selected Big Hit Entertainment to be a trainee there.

 

Jungkook is particularly interested in video, filming, and editing his clips while traveling with BTS and distributing them under the moniker GCF or Golden Closet Film. Begin, Euphoria, and My Time are some of his solo tracks with BTS. He posted numerous covers to BTS’ Soundcloud, and in 2020, he released his first solo song, Still With You.

 

What is the music of BTS?

 

BTS’s music usually gets released as part of an ongoing series that focuses on distinct topics and tells certain storylines. The BTS’ debut era centered on adolescent experiences, ranging from crushes to the stress of dealing with rigid and oppressive systems.

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The School Trilogy (2013-2014)

 

The first episode was titled 2 Cool 4 Skool. The second episode was O!RUL8,2?, featuring the title track NO. Skool Luv Affair was the third episode, containing the title tune Boy In Luv and Just One Day.

The Dark and Wild is BTS’s debut full-length studio album. Dark and Wild’s trailer includes RM’s Intro: What Am I To You with music videos for the title tune Danger and later for War of Hormone.

 

The Youth Trilogy (2015-2016)

 

The Youth Trilogy, also known as The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Trilogy, Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa Series, or HYYH Series, is BTS’s second era. Featuring the rap line’s song Intro: Never Mind. Run, the title track gets accompanied by a music video. They released a compilation album that includes songs from the Part 1 and Part 2 mini-albums, three new songs, and various remixes. Music videos for the title track Fire and Save Me and Epilogue: Young Forever were released.

 

The Wings Era (2016-2017)

 

Wings are BTS’s third era. It began on September 4, 2016, with the short film Begin, and ended on February 20, 2017, with the music video Not Today. Wings are the era’s different members’ solo songs, Begin, Lie, Stigma, First Love, Reflection, Mama, and Awake, with a music video for the title track Blood Sweat & Tears. You Never Walk Alone, the second album of this era, including Spring Day and Not Today, was published as singles with music videos.

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The Love Yourself Series (2017-2018)

 

The Love Yourself series is divided into four pieces and consists of three albums and one video release.

 

There are three albums in the series. First, a mini-album titled Love Yourself Her with the music video for Serendipity, followed by the title tune DNA and Mic Drop. The second album is Love Yourself Tear, a studio album. A short film Euphoria: Theme of Love Yourself Wonder,” with Jungkook’s solo Euphoria and a trailer/music video for V’s Singularity. A music video for the title single Fake Love was also released. The third one is Love Yourself Answer, a compilation album that includes songs from Her and Tears and new songs and remixes. The trailer featured a music video for Jin’s solo song Epiphany, with a title track of Idol.

 

The Map of the Soul Series (2019-2020)

 

BTS released four album versions of Map of the Soul. Map of the Soul: 7 launched on February 21, 2020, with a sky blue-themed packaging. It is, in fact, the seventh BTS album, and it has the most pre-sales to date.

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The short album Map of the Soul: Persona kicked off the series. The trailer features a music video for RM’s solo Intro: Persona. The album’s track features Halsey and a music video for a remixed version of Make It Right featuring Lauv got produced with the Boy With Luv.

 

The subsequent album in the series is Map of the Soul: 7, a full studio album that includes five songs from Persona and 14 new songs. They released several videos in combination with seven music videos for Suga’s Interlude: Shadow and J-Hope Outro: Ego, an art film for Black Swan, with the official music video and a kinetic manifesto film for the title “Track On.”

 

The BE Era (2020-2021)

 

BE is BTS’s sixth period in their career. On August 21, 2020, the single digital Dynamite debuted. This era does not get officially linked to the fictional BTS Universe.

 

BE is BTS’s new album, including Dynamite and six new songs, including the title tune, Life Goes On. Their BE album includes Dynamite and six new tracks, including Life Goes On single title. BTS released two additional English language singles, Butter and Permission to Dance, in 2021.

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What are the shows featuring BTS?

 

  • Rookie King: Channel Bangtan is the BTS’s very first variety show, where they were the rookies of K-pop. It got aired on September 3, 2013.
  • American Hustle Life, American Hustle Life is a reality show that follows BTS members as they fly to Los Angeles. It premiered on July 24, 2014, after two weeks of being trained by hip-hop instructors such as Coolio and Warren G.
  • Lets BTS, Let’s BTS is a chat program hosted by members of BTS Jim, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, V, and Suga. They have an authentic conversation show. It debuted on KBS on March 29, 2021.
  • BTS GAYO, VLive has a BTS variety show where the seven members of BTS compete in K-pop-related games and challenges. There are two seasons totaling 15 episodes, the first of which aired on August 11, 2015, and the second in 2017.
  • Break The Silence: Docu-Series, The documentary follows the BTS members on their 351-day journey through Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Osaka, Shizuoka, Riyadh, and Seoul. On May 12, 2020, the documentary got released.
  • Bring The Soul, BTS’s second documentary film, Bring The Soul, was released on August 7, 2019. Like Burn, the stage film, this documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes of their tours, but this time it’s their Love Yourself global tour.
  • Burn The Stage, Burn The Stage is BTS’s debut film, and it depicts the real-life experiences of BTS members behind the scenes during their Wings Tour. It shows the lives of the seven members, how they climbed to popularity in the last two years and the ups and downs of their lives. On November 15, 2018, it got released.
  • BTS: In The Soop, BTS in the Soop is the reality show by BTS aired on August 19, 2020, when the pandemic was raging on.
  • BTS: Bon Voyage, Bon Voyage, a famous reality show, follows BTS as they tour the world and deal with various difficulties. The first season got given to them as a gift for their third wedding anniversary. On July 5, 2016, the season premiered.
  • BTS: Bon Voyage 2, BTS went on yet another Bon Voyage. They flew to Hawaii for a 9-day trip this time. The second season shows them having fun and bonding with their friends, published on June 27, 2017.
  • BTS: Bon Voyage 3, The third season of Bon Voyage was significantly more easygoing than the previous seasons for BTS members. It premiered on September 18, 2018.
  • BTS: Bon Voyage 4, BTS appeared on another reality TV show for the fourth season of Bon Voyage. They traveled to the natural nation of wintery New Zealand this time. The season got aired on November 19, 2019.
  • Run BTS is a variety web series that is one of the most popular shows among Army and BTS fans. It is broadcast weekly and is available for free viewing on V LIVE and Weverse. Its most recent episode got released on June 29, 2021.

 

What is the ARMY?

 

Now that you have read a primer on BTS, do you want to explore the ARMY, their fanbase? Now, we will explore the community of BTS supporters worldwide.

 

In 2019, BTS was only a niche band for many in the United States, even though they had already partnered up with the United Nations and released millions of copies of albums. Many Westerners first heard about BTS when they appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2019. They became trending on Twitter, and millions more got to watch them on American televisions.

 

Since then, BTS got invited into more shows in the United States until they got hailed as the leading boy band in the country, all while being Korean. Some even call them the Korean or Asian One Direction.

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Their subculture makes the ARMY even more appealing to millions of fans. This global community has unique vocabularies and phrases, like purple for “love and trust.” They also say “OT7” to express how much they love BTS members.

 

At the same time, the “persecution” towards the ARMY by Internet trolls and bullies makes their convictions stronger. As their Korean luminaries get mocked and laughed at, the ARMY loves their idols. Meanwhile, BTS members know how to appreciate their fans, thanking them whenever they succeed.

 

If you want to join the ARMY, you may visit their fan channels and social media groups. A global community waits for you. And together, you will enjoy the music and craft that BTS provides.

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