Who Are the BTS Members?

You might have heard of BTS from their song “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey. You might have heard of BTS from their hit song “DNA.” The group collaborated with artists like Charli XCX, Steve Aoki, and earned global recognition. Today, the K-Pop group, BTS, is one of the most popular boy bands in the world.

Since the creation of BTS, the group earned recognition from fans and won multiple awards. They won the Billboard Music Award for “Top Social Artist” three years in a row. Songs like “Boy With Luv” have over 100 million streams on Spotify. But who are the members of BTS? Here is a little bit about each of the seven boys.

Suga
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Suga

Birth name Min Yoongi, Suga is the lead rapper of BTS. He was born on March 9, 1993, making him a Pisces. According to K Profiles, Suga is sometimes known as “Motionless Min,” because he rarely does anything on his days off.

RM
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RM

One of the leaders of this group, RM’s birth name is Kim Namjoon. He changed his stage name from Rap Monster to RM, which now stands for “Real Me.” He is known to be extremely smart, reportedly attending Global Cyber University to study engineering. He also taught himself English from watching the television series Friends. This singer also released music as a solo artist.

V

Birth name Kim Taehyung, this performer often uses his stage name, V. He’s BTS’ lead dancer, in addition to being a vocalist. Born on December 30, 1995, some call him “Blank Tae” because of his blank expression.

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Jimin

Born on October 13, 1995, Jimin was the last member to join BTS. Regardless of when he joined, he plays a large role in the choreography. He also sings one of the lead vocals. He attended Global Cyber University, to study film and theater. Some fans even created a petition to have Jimin play Prince Eric in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

J-Hope
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J-Hope

He’s your hope. J-Hope is another member of BTS. J-Hope is his stage name, reportedly being chosen because he wants to give hope to his fans. The performer’s birth name is Jung Hoseok and he was born on February 18, 1994. Additionally, J-Hope collaborated with other artists, including Jo Kwon for their song, “Animal.”

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Jungkook

Birth name Jeon Jeongguk, Jungkook is the youngest member of the boy band. He’s a Virgo, born on September 1, 1997. Before joining the group, Jungkook was a handball player, according to K Profiles. He’s also the main vocalist of BTS. A video recently went viral of Jungkook jamming to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

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Jin

The oldest member of the group, Jin was born on December 4, 1992. He primarily sings in the group, in addition to performing the choreography. Jin is ranked 47th on TC Candler’s list of the “100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018.”