Kim Taehyung, born December 30, 1995, aspired to be a professional singer from a young age. He has become one of the biggest stars in the world of K-Pop thanks to his being part of arguably the most successful K-Pop band — B.T.S. This boy band has achieved international fame and success and has had many hit songs, such as ‘Fire,’ ‘D.N.A.,’ and ‘Fake Love.’ He also has a solo project and collaborations with other artists outside of B.T.S. Aside from his incredibly successful music career, Taehyung is also an actor that has appeared in two T.V. shows.
December 30, 1995
Kim Taehyung was born on December 30, 1995, in Daegu, South Korea. His zodiac sign is Capricorn, and his ethnicity is Korean. He is the son of two farmers and has a younger sister named Kim Eun Jun and a younger brother named Kim Jeon Gyu. Taehyung’s desire to pursue singing began in elementary school, and his father encouraged him and insisted that he take saxophone lessons in the early middle school years. Later, Taehyung gave a Big Hit Entertainment audition and got accepted as a trainee. Taehyung was the band’s ‘hidden member’ before making his debut with B.T.S. since the agency wanted to keep him a secret.
In 2013, Taehyung made his debut as a member of B.T.S. on the music program “M Countdown” with the track ‘No More Dream’ from their debut single album, “2 Cool 4 Skool.” In 2015, he got first credited for music composition in the band’s third E.P., “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1,” when he co-wrote and co-produced the song ‘Hold Me Tight,’ as well as contributed to writing lyrics for the song ‘Fun Boyz,’ co-composed by bandmate Suga. That same year, he created the melody for the song ‘Run,’ off of the band’s fourth E.P., “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2.” In 2016, the band’s second studio album, titled “Wings,” featured a song called ‘Stigma’ to which Taehyung contributed music composition and lyrics. That same year, Taehyung saw an opportunity in the fame that being a B.T.S. member had given him, and he decided to embark on a solo career while still being a part of the boy band. He first released two covers unofficially, ‘Hug Me,’ with bandmate J-Hope, and Adele’s ‘Someone Like You.’ He then collaborated with bandmate Jin on a duet titled ‘It’s Definitely You,’ which appeared on the soundtrack of the historical drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth,” where Taehyung made his acting debut. He also released a single titled ‘4 O’Clock,’ co-produced with bandmate R.M., to celebrate B.T.S.’s fourth anniversary.
In 2018, Taehyung released his second solo single, titled ‘Singularity,’ which was well received. However, both singles were related to B.T.S, making his first complete solo track, a single titled ‘Scenery,’ released through SoundCloud in 2019. He then collaborated with Swedish singer Zara Larsson on a song called ‘A Brand New Day,’ with bandmate J-Hope for the soundtrack album of their mobile game B.T.S. World. He released his second solo single and first full English song, titled ‘Winter Bear,’ in August of the same year. In 2020, he produced, wrote, and sang a song titled ‘Sweet Night’ for the soundtrack of the drama “Itaewon Class,” as well as released a solo track titled ‘Snow Flower’ featuring Peakboy. In 2021, Taehyung contributed the song ‘Christmas Tree’ to the original soundtrack for the drama “Our Beloved Summer,” which debuted at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned him his first solo entry on the chart.
Taehyung makes his debut as a member of the boy band, B.T.S., on “M Countdown.”
Taehyung is first credited for music composition on B.T.S.’s E.P. “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1.”
While still a part of B.T.S, Taehyung starts a solo music career and also lands a supporting role in “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.”
‘Christmas Tree,’ Taehyung's first solo single, debuts at position 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Why We Love Kim Taehyung
He is an icon
Taehyung rose to superstardom after joining B.T.S. when he was 18 and became a true icon of a music genre with listeners worldwide. On Instagram, he has a total of over 44 million followers.
He is close with his family
Taehyung’s father is his role model to this day. Also, many fans speculate that his song ‘Winter Bear’ is dedicated to his grandmother.
He supports important causes
As a member of B.T.S., Taehyung has supported many charitable endeavors with the rest of the band. He also has sported accessories from Cenmade, whose proceeds go to helping children with heart diseases and animals in need.
5 Surprising Facts
Classmates to bandmates
Taehyung and his bandmate Jimin met in high school.
He is ambidextrous
Taehyung can use his left and right hands equally.
His stage name
When Taehyung was choosing his stage name, he chose the letter ‘V’ to stand for ‘victory.’
He loves photography
Taehyung loves photography, and you can see some of his work on Instagram.
He likes Vincent Van Gogh
Taehyung loves to visit art galleries, and Gogh is his favorite artist.
Kim Taehyung FAQs
Who is Kim Taehyung’s girlfriend?
Taehyung is currently single, though there are rumors that say otherwise.
Where does Kim Taehyung live now?
Taehyung currently resides in Seoul, South Korea.
Who is Taehyung's best friend?
Taehyung’s bandmate Jimin is his best friend.
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