Are BTS’ Jimin and Jungkook the Same Age?

BTS features Jungkook and Jimin as two members of the “vocal line,” performing on songs like “Permission to Dance” and “Butter.” They share similar traits and are both members of the maknae line. However, these artists are not the same age.

Here’s what we know about the BTS members.

Jungkook listens as Jimin of the South Korean boy band BTS speaks at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly
Jungkook listens as Jimin of the South Korean boy band BTS speaks at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly | JOHN ANGELILLO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Jungkook and Jimin are two members of the K-pop group BTS

BTS is the award-winning K-pop group behind songs like “Permission to Dance” and “Life Goes On.” They earned several Grammy nominations, including one for “Dynamite” and another for their 2021 release, “Butter.” Although their voices and personalities mesh well together, the seven BTS are unique. 

As two members of the BTS vocal line, Jungkook and Jimin appeared on songs like “The Truth Untold” and “00:00 (Zero O’Clock).” They appeared in a sub-unit with Jin and Charli XCX for the BTS World Soundtrack song, “Dream Glow.”

Jimin and Jungkook danced with J-Hope for one “3J” YouTube video. That was a performance of Megan Thee Stallion’s verse in “Butter.” Since being posted, the mini-cover earned over 45 million views.

The artists even appeared on solo songs. For Map of the Soul: 7, Jimin sang “Filter,” while Jungkook sang “My Time.” Jungkook even released his cover of Harry Styles’ “Falling” on YouTube. 

Are BTS’ Jungkook and Jimin the same age?

Although Jungkook and Jimin are close friends and “business partners,” they are not the same age. As the BTS’ resident “Golden Maknae,” Jungkook is the youngest member of this K-pop group. The “Euphoria” singer was born on Sept. 1, 1997, making him a Virgo. 

As another member of the “Maknae Line,” Jimin was born on Oct. 13, 1995, making him a Libra. There are about two years of age separating these performers, with Jimin being the older BTS member. 

Jimin and V, who briefly attended the same school, actually named their subunit after the year they were born — 95s. Those vocalists are the only BTS members who were born in 1995. The oldest member of the group, Jin, was born in 1992.

BTS’ Jungkook and Jimin are close friends

Outside of writing and performing music, Jungkook and Jimin are close friends. At the Styles concert in Los Angeles, these artists danced to songs like “Falling” and “Watermelon Sugar.”

Jungkook and Jimin, in particular, are often seen goofing around together. During one behind-the-scenes “Dynamite” YouTube video, Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook playfully shoved each other instead of explaining what was happening.

“It’s because you’re tired,” J-Hope said from the sidelines. “You’re not in your right minds.”

Even the BTS members noted similarities between Jungkook and Jimin. During one 2020 project, the BTS members were asked to describe one another. According to one fan translation, Jungkook said, “You are Me, and I am You,” when asked about the “Filter” singer.

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