How Old Is Each BTS Member?

BTS first became a musical group back in 2013. Back then, they were just seven teenagers from South Korea who loved making music. Since that time, they have quickly risen in popularity and have become one of the most beloved K-pop groups in the world.

Their chart-topping albums, such as Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, have given them the kind of fame that we have only seen with a few other groups, like The Beatles and One Direction.

So how old is each member of the group? If you are not too familiar with the members of the band, then fear not. We have all of the info on each member of this iconic South Korean group, and after you read this article, you will be able to impress your friends and make them think that you are a BTS expert.

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Fun fact: In South Korea, they go by the Korean age system. This system is much different than the “international age system” that the rest of the world uses. In Korea, when you are born, you are considered to be one year old. They also don’t add a year to their age on their actual birthday. Instead, everyone adds a year to their age on the same day, which is January 1. So, if you were to live in Korea, depending on what time of the year it was, you could be considered one to two years older than you actually are.

How old is Jeon Jungkook?

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Jeon Jungkook was born in Busan, South Korea on September 1, 1997. Jungkook is the youngest member of BTS. He joined the group when he was around 15 years old, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the lead vocalist for the group. He may be young, but according to Allkpop, he has the highest-rated social media presence out of any other K-pop star.

How old is V?

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V’s real name is Kim Taehyung. He was born in Daegu, South Korea on December 30, 1995. His bandmates consider him to be the “nice one” of the group and say that he is “not afraid to “show his emotions.” 

V also wrote and sang his first solo song titled “Scenery.” The song was an instant hit with fans and received over 100 million streams in just the first few weeks.

How old is Park Jimin?

If there is one member of the group that can put the “heart” in “Teen heartthrob,” it is definitely Park Jimin. Jimin was born in Busan, South Korea on October 13, 1995. Even though fans go crazy whenever he walks on stage, he has admitted that he still has insecurities about his vocal abilities.

His fellow bandmate Jungkook has said that Jimin’s singing has gotten much better since he first started. “If you listen to his singing now, it has changed a lot compared to before. He asked me a lot of questions about the vocal part…He feels bad after every performance. He says that he doesn’t know how to use his vocal cords,” Jungkook once said about his friend.

How old is RM?

Kim Namjoon is known to most people as RM or “Rap Monster.” He was born on September 12, 1994. Since he was little, he loved taking words and rhyming them together. When he was in grade school, he had won a few awards for his exceptional poetry writing skills. It has been rumored that he learned how to speak English from watching the TV show, Friends. RM grew up idolizing Eminem. He has done some musical collaborations with rapping icons, Wale and Warren G.

How old is J-Hope?

Jung Hoseok was born in Gwangju, South Korea on February 18, 1994. In addition to singing, he is also known for his impeccable dancing skills. He has been recognized all over the world for his dancing skills and he also placed first in a national dance competition before he joined BTS. As his name implies, J-Hope brings hope to millions of people around the world and is known for his compassionate heart. Recently he donated £65,000 to a charity that helps to give scholarships to underprivileged female students.

How old is Jin?

Kim Seokjin was born on December 4, 1992, making him the oldest member of BTS. Before he joined BTS, he was studying to be an actor. At the time that he was approached to join the band, making music professionally wasn’t something that was even on his radar. However, someone who works for the entertainment company that manages BTS reportedly saw him walking down the street one day and thought that he would make a good addition to the group based on his good looks.

How old is Suga?

Suga’s real name is Min Yoongi. Born on March 9, 1993, Suga got his start in the music industry by working in a recording studio part time when he was a teenager. He originally got a job for Big Hit Entertainment as a producer, but after working with RM and J-Hope for a few years, he officially became a full-fledged member of BTS.

[Correction: An earlier version said Suga is the oldest member.]