Park Ji-min was born in Hoedong-dong, Geumjeong District, Busan, South Korea, on October 13, 1995. He is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the moniker Jimin. He is the lead vocalist and key dancer for the international phenomenal music group, BTS. Jimin was a top student in Busan High School’s modern dance department until one of his teachers suggested he apply at an entertainment firm. Under the record label Big Hit Entertainment, he made his debut in 2013 as a member of the South Korean boy group BTS. Let’s celebrate this talented star’s birthday today.
October 13, 1995
Park Ji-min was born in Hoedong-dong, Geumjeong District, Busan, South Korea, on October 13, 1995. As a child, he attended Hodong Elementary School and Yonsan Middle School in Busan. In middle school, he joined Just Dancing Academy, where he learned popping and locking dancing. Jimin studied contemporary dance at Busan High School of Arts before becoming a trainee and was a top student in the modern dance department. Big Hit Entertainment was recommended to him by an instructor who suggested he apply for a job in the entertainment industry. He then transferred to Korean Arts High School after passing the auditions in 2012 and graduating in 2014. In August 2020, Jimin received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment from Global Cyber University. As of 2021, he is pursuing a postgraduate degree as a Master of Business Administration in Advertising and Media at Hanyang Cyber University.
Jimin joined BTS on June 13, 2013, and presently acts as the group’s vocalist and dancer. He has three solo songs under BTS: ‘Lie,’ ‘Serendipity,’ and ‘Filter.’ ‘Lie’ was included on the group’s second Korean studio album, “Wings,” in 2016. It was characterized as magnificent and dramatic, with dark undertones and emotions that helped express the album’s overall concept. In contrast, ‘Serendipity,’ from the “Love Yourself: Her” in 2017, was delicate and sensual, unraveling love’s excitement, conviction, and curiosity. In 2018, ‘Serendipity’ and ‘Lie’ both topped 50 million Spotify streams. Jimin became the first member of BTS to have a solo music video reach 100 million views on YouTube. He also had several solo songs in the top 40 on the Official Chart. In 2018, President Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, bestowed the fifth-class Hwagwan “Order of Cultural Merit” to Jimin and the other members of BTS. ‘Filter’ is the 15th BTS song to spend an entire year on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, as well as the longest-charting Korean song released in 2020.
Jimin worked with bandmate and fellow vocalist, Jungkook, on ‘Christmas Day,’ a Korean adaptation of Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ in 2014. He composed the Korean lyrics himself, and the two worked together again in 2017 for a version of American artist Charlie Puth’s ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ that was released in 2016, with Jimin singing the parts of Selena Gomez, who appeared on the original with Puth. Jungkook had already recorded a solo version of the song in February of that year, and the two collaborated to produce the duet as a special gift to the band’s fans, releasing it on June 2 as part of BTS’ fourth-anniversary celebrations. In 2016, Jimin appeared on several variety shows, including “Hello Counselor,” “Please Take Care of My Refrigerator,” and “God’s Workplace.” He has appeared as a special MC on domestic television music shows like “Show! Music Core” and “M Countdown.” In 2018, he released his first solo single, ‘Promise.’
Jimin debuts as a member of BTS on June 13 as the group's vocalist and dancer.
Jimin and BTS release 'Lie' as part of their second Korean studio album, "Wings."
Jimin becomes the first BTS member to have a solo music video reach 100 million views on YouTube with 'Serendipity.'
Jimin graduates from Global Cyber University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment.
Jimin and the other members of BTS are chosen as special envoys by South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to help "lead the global agenda for future generations."
Why We Love Jimin
He is a hard worker
According to his bandmates, Jimin is one of the most dedicated members of BTS. When he has free time, he practices every day.
He enjoys connecting with his fans
He enjoys interacting with fans on social media. He routinely updates BTS' social media profiles with information on the bandmates' daily lives and selfies.
He is a philanthropist
Jimin is a philanthropist who enjoys giving back. In 2018, he donated $88,000 to the Busan Department of Education. In 2019, he gave an additional amount to establish a scholarship fund for brilliant but financially disadvantaged students from South Jeolla Province.
5 Surprising Facts
A class president for nine years
Jimin proved he is a natural leader, serving as class president for nine years in a row.
The last member to join BTS
Jimin was the final member to join BTS in 2013 and he quickly rose to the position of lead dancer and vocalist.
His role model is the singer Rain
Jimin looks up to the South Korean singer Rain as he motivated him to perform on stage.
He takes good care of his skin
Jimin takes great care of his skin because he considers skincare to be a type of self-care, and he cleanses his face after a performance to clear his mind.
His ambition is to be the best
Jimin's life goal is to get better at whatever he does and to learn new things every day.
What is Jimin’s favorite color?
Jimin’s favorite colors are blue and black, according to K-Profiles.
What does Jimin’s father do?
Jimin’s father owns and operates the Magnate Café in Busan. The café’s interior design has been praised by all design enthusiasts. It is a well-known truth that people in South Korea enjoy visiting cafés.
Does Jimin own a house?
Jimin has purchased a $5.7 million apartment in South Korea’s Nine One Hannam. He has also purchased a $3.9 million apartment.
Jimin’s birthday dates