BTS’ Jin Decided It’s Not Bad Performing on His Birthday — ‘There’s a Kick to It’

Working on your birthday is more fun when it’s with ARMY. Jin is the oldest member of BTS, celebrating his birthday in person with ARMYs during the 2021 Jingle Ball. Here’s what he said about the birthday concert experience. 

BTS performed at the Jingle Ball on Jin’s birthday

Jin of BTS arrives at the photo call for the 34th Golden Disc Awards
Jin of BTS arrives at the photo call for the 34th Golden Disc Awards | THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images

After months of virtual performances, BTS performed in-person for ARMYs at the 2021 American Music Awards, the Permission to Dance on Stage concerts, and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

Thanks to a new Bangtan Bomb, fans got a behind-the-scenes look at BTS’ Jingle Ball performance. There were some on-stage rehearsal moments and some red carpet pictures and interviews.

This performance took place on a special day for Jin, with the idol technically performing on his birthday. (The Jingle Ball was on Dec. 4 in Korea, with Jin’s birth date being Dec. 4). The singer was sure to mention this backstage. 

“Is there going to be an audience? Then I think this will be a good, cheerful performance,” Jin said, according to a translation to English. “If I was working on my birthday without even our fans, it would’ve been a bit sad. Our fans being with us will [be] the best present for me.”

BTS’ Jin doesn’t mind performing on his birthday

In addition to their “Dynamite” holiday remix and “Butter,” the BTS members celebrated Jin’s birthday on stage. A giant cake with the BTS logo was brought onstage, with JoJo Wright pointing at Jin and mentioning his birthday. 

Jin thanked him. Just then, the audience and other BTS members started singing “Happy Birthday” to “Worldwide Handsome Jin.” After the performance, Jin reflected on the live birthday experience.

“It’s not bad performing on my birthday,” Jin said, according to a translation on the video. “There’s a kick to it.”

ARMYs celebrated Jin’s birthday at the ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ concerts

December 2021 was filled with iconic performances from this K-pop group, some taking place just days before Jin’s birthday. This was the first time in several years that fans celebrated Jin in person with the idols.

As a result, ARMYs spearheaded several “Jin Day” projects for the Permission to Dance on Stage concerts. On Dec. 2, ARMYs held up signs in honor of Jin’s birthday, to which the idol stopped to thank fans, saying it was “so sweet.”

During the Dec. 3 concert, J-Hope pointed to the ARMY Bombs covered with black boxes to reveal a moon shape. This surprise was in honor of Jin’s Map of the Soul: 7 solo track, “Moon,” and although it took the singer a minute to notice, the artist responded with a resounding “woah.”

“ARMY, I love you,” Jin said, wiping his eyes. This year also brought new music from “Worldwide Handsome” Jin. The singer debuted his song “Super Tuna” and its corresponding music video on his birthday. 

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