Which BTS Member Fans Think Changed the Most Since Their Debut

From the dark era featuring “No More Dream” to the retro, bubblegum pop of “Dynamite,” it’s fair to say the BTS performers have grown and changed along with their music. According to fans, each of them changed in different ways, including one of the lyricists of the group, leader RM.

The BTS members formed their K-pop group over seven years ago

It’s hard to believe that fans first met RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook over seven years ago. Since their debut, these performers broke personal records and made music history. They spoke at the United Nations regarding their “Love Yourself” Campaign. 

They were the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammy Awards. BTS also currently holds the record for the YouTube video for the most views in 24 hours, thanks to their all-English single “Dynamite.” 

How have the BTS members changed since their debut?

Going from boys to performers in their 20s, these performers have matured a lot since their debut. They’ve changed physically, of course, with some fans noticing RM’s arms, but they’ve also evolved as musicians. One fan on Quora noticed that RM changed in terms of his music and composing. 

“RM was 18 when BTS had debuted. He lacked experience and knowledge about different cultures. Hence, he had written quite controversial lyrics back in those days,” they wrote. “However, he learned from those mistakes, became a better lyricist, made sure his lyrics don’t offend anyone and changed from Rap Monster to RM. Today’s RM is an established artist. He no longer needs to struggle to make people listen to his music.”

This change is especially pertinent for BTS’ song “Dynamite.” While these idols first stated they wouldn’t perform a song entirely in English because it would lose its “genuineness,” due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they wanted to bring an upbeat and uplifting song to fans across the world. 

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Jungkook, RM, and Jimin of BTS
Jungkook, RM, and Jimin of BTS | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

The BTS members stay pretty grounded 

These boys still love simple things. J-Hope sings about his love for chicken noodle soup and a soda on the side (Sprite, to be specific.) Even after BTS’ rise to stardom, Jungkook reportedly used a towel as a pillow. V and Suga are unapologetic fans of the chain restaurant Panda Express. 

During one YouTube video following the release of Map of the Soul: 7, Jimin and V had a chance to talk about their subunit song, titled “Friends.” One person asked, “in V’s eyes, how is Jimin in his 20s different from his teen years?”

“I think Jimin’s pinky finger grew a bit,” V joked, according to a translation on the YouTube video. “Compared to nine years ago, they were really cute back then. But now they have grown a lot, and now Jimin’s cheeks are gone, everyone!”

The “Dynamite” music video is now available on YouTube. Music by BTS, including their recently released album, Map of the Soul: 7, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.

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