Suga

Min Yoon-gi, popularly known as Suga, was born on March 9, 1993. The songwriter, singer, and rapper is a prominent South Korean artist managed by Big Hit Music’s entertainment company. He is a member of the globally-known boy band, BTS. This talented singer-rapper goes by Suga, and his alias stage name, Agust D, originated in 2016 when he released his self-titled solo mixtape on SoundCloud. Suga had his eye on becoming a singer from an early age, and it’s believed that Suga’s interest in rap music got sparked by Stony Skunk’s single, ‘Reggae Muffin.’

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Min Yoon-gi

Nickname:

Suga

Birth date:

March 9, 1993

Age:

29

Zodiac Sign:

Pisces

Height:

5' 9.51"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$25 million

Min's Social Media:

Background

Min Yoon-gi is a South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter, born on March 9, 1993. He is better known by his stage name Suga and alias name Agust D. Suga was born and raised with his older brother Min Junki in one of the largest cities in South Korea, Daegu. In 2006, in Daegu, Suga got familiar with MIDI and started writing lyrics at the tender age of 13 years old. Suga got a part-time job at Big Hit Entertainment in 2010, where he worked as a delivery man to pay his tuition fees.

One of Suga’s memorable moments in his professional career was his debut with the Korean-pop boys’ group, BTS, in 2013. After two years with BTS, Suga got his first solo intro, ‘The Most Beautiful Moment In Life,’ during which he rapped about the fears of getting closer to adulthood. Suga’s solo alias, Agust D, originated in 2016, when he released the self-titled mixtape, “Agust D,” on SoundCloud. It wasn’t long until Agust D won his first award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards for the Best Soul/R&B Track of the Year. After the MMA’s, BTS won Favorite Social Artist at the 2018 American Music Awards.

Suga has made a lot of history at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, where he won Best Collaboration several times. He won the award at the 2019 MAMA, for his collaboration with Lee Sora, and at the 2020 MAMA, for his collaboration. Soon after the MAMA, the K-Pop boy band BTS won Top Duo/Group at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

Career timeline

2010
The First Part-Time Job

Suga starts his first job at Big Hits Entertainment as a part-time delivery guy.

2013
The Official Debut as BTS Member

Suga debuts as a BTS member in 2013.

2017
The Melon Music Awards

Suga wins his first MMA in 2017 when he takes home the Hot Trend Award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards.

2018
The Wins at AMA’s

BTS won the Favorite Social Artist at the 2018 American Music Awards, beating big names like Cardi B and Ariana Grande.

2020
The Best Collaboration Winner

The Best Collaboration award of the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards, was won by Suga for the song ‘Eight,’ produced and sung by Suga and IU.

2021
The Billboard Charts

Suga is the second male K-Pop musician to debut several songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Why We Love Suga

  1. He worked hard to pay his bills

    Suga has faced a lot of difficulties in the past, his finances being one of them. But he never allowed any hurdle to get the best of him. He held down various part-time jobs in order to pay his bills and tried selling one of his songs to buy food.

  2. His fight with depression

    Suga injured his shoulders severely during an accident early in his career. He couldn’t do much with his arms because he wasn't allowed to strain his shoulders. Because of the little movement, Suga started to struggle with depression and stress, but the young rapper remained strong and battled through this difficult time.

  3. Suga’s parents didn’t agree with his career

    At the beginning of Suga’s career, his parents did not support his interest in becoming a rapper. But his parents made peace with his choices and fully support his decision now.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He’s still pursuing his education

    Suga is enrolled at Global Cyber University with his BTS group members.

  2. He’s a meat lover

    Suga’s ultimate favorite Korean cuisine is Kimchi stew, a very hot, spicy, and sour dish.

  3. The accident that brought changes

    When Suga started working part-time for Big Hit Entertainment, he got into an accident and damaged his shoulders badly.

  4. His various nicknames

    Suga has a number of nicknames that include Yoonie, Lil Meow, Motionless Min, and more.

  5. The reason behind the name

    The CEO of Big Hit Entertainment named him Suga because of his pale face and friendly smile.

Suga FAQs

Who wrote Suga’s interlude

Suga himself wrote the very touching song, ‘Suga’s Interlude.’

Who is Suga’s best friend?

J-Hope and Suga are very different, but they remain best friends.

When did Suga audition for Big Hit Entertainment?

Suga signed up to audition in 2010.

Suga’s birthday dates

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2025March 9Sunday
2026March 9Monday
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