BTS Member Profile and Facts: Suga

He’s known as one of the sassiest members of BTS. Still, true to his name, Suga is super sweet and, of course, super talented. He’s a rapper, dancer, and oftentimes a producer, mixing songs for the group and for his solo music. From his mixtape to his second stage name, here are some things you might not know about this rapper.

Suga from BTS
Suga from BTS | Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp

Born on March 9, 1993, Suga is one of the rappers of BTS

BTS has three main rappers and Suga is one of them. Real name Min Yoongi, this artist joined BTS when they debuted and has been a strong component ever since, rapper, dancing, and even producing some of the group’s music. He’s a Pisces, he loves to eat and sleep, and he’s very sweet and caring. Although he doesn’t show it often, Suga can speak English and Japanese fairly well.

Out of all the members of BTS, Suga is perhaps the most “savage.” His witty and his sass definitely shine through during interviews and episodes of Run BTS! That’s not to say he isn’t sweet and caring. In addition to his work with UNICEF and the “Love Myself Campaign,” Suga donated $88,000 to the Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Suga from BTS
Suga from BTS | Photo by JTBC PLUS/Imazins via Getty Images

Min Yoongi often goes by his stage name, Suga

Aside from his witty comments, Suga is also known for his love of food and sleep. He’s also known to “tell the future,” in a sense. Suga predicted BTS would perform at the Jamsil Stadium and would be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards. Now, the artist has his sights set on the Grammys.

“I personally don’t like being an adult. Being an adult comes at a price. You are now faced with a reality which kind of pressures you to chase after stability and security so they become your new dream. That’s why I don’t consider myself or rather don’t want to consider myself as an adult. Sure, my age will define as an adult but I want to be a teenage-adult who is still chasing after his dream. I wish you can be like that too. Stay innocent, be naive. But still, dream big. Dream big to the point that it is beyond your ability and endeavor to achieve it. So dream big and don’t lose your innocence,” Suga said in a quote translated by Amino Apps.

Suga also releases solo music, under the stage name ‘Agust D’

Outside of BTS, Yoongi released songs under the stage name “Agust D” This name came about because the first four letters are his name backwards. The “TD” represent his birthplace, Daegu Town. Under this new name, Suga released a mixtape with eight songs. The music video for the song “Augst D” earned over 70 million views on YouTube, mostly fans commending the artist on his departure from BTS.

Of course, Suga is still a member of the boy band, appearing on songs like “Idol,” “DNA,” and “Boy With Luv.” He even has solo songs available for listening on BTS’ albums. That includes “Trivia: Seesaw” and “First Love.” Music by BTS, including their album Map of the Soul: Persona, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most streaming platforms.