BTS, is an acronym for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan, literally meaning “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. The name was conceptualized with the thought that BTS would block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets and protect the values and ideals of today’s adolescents.In Japan, they are known as Bōdan Shōnendan, which translates similarly. On July 2017, BTS announced that in addition to being known as Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bulletproof Boy Scouts, the acronym would also stand for “Beyond The Scene” as part of their new brand identity. This extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
Kim Nam-joon, better known as RM, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the leader and main rapper of the group. He originally debuted with the stage name Rap Monster, but in late 2017, he changed to RM, which means “Real Me”. RM was born on September 12, 1994 in Ilsan, South Korea.
Kim Seok-jin known by his stage name Jin is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is one of the vocalists and the visual in group. Kim Seok-jin was born on December 4, 1992, in Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He is the second child in his family and his older brother name is Kim Seok-jung.
Min Yoon-gi known by his stage name Suga or Agust D is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is the lead rapper of the group. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape “Agust D.” Min Yoon-gi was born on March 9, 1993, in Daegu, South Korea.
Jung Ho-seok known by his stage name J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter and dancer. He is one of the lead rappers and the main dancer of the group. Jung Ho-seok was born on February 18, 1994, in Gwangju, South Korea, where he lived with his parents and older sister. Before debuting with BTS, he was part of the underground dance team Neuron.
Park Ji-min referred to as Jimin is a South Korean singer, dancer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and main dancer of the group. Park Ji-min was born on October 13, 1995, in Busan, South Korea. He is the oldest boy in his family. He has one younger brother whose name is Park Ji-hyun.
Kim Tae-hyung known by his stage name, V is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is one of the vocalists, lead dancers and the 2nd visual of the group. Kim Tae-hyung was born on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. He is the oldest boy in his family. He has one younger sister named Kim Eon-jin and a younger brother Kim Jeong-gyu.
Jeon Jeong-guk referred to as Jungkook is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter and record producer. He is the main vocalist, center, lead dancer, sub-rapper and maknae of the group. Jeon Jeong-guk was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea. Jungkook used to attend Baek Yang Middle School and Seoul Performing Art High School. Jungkook is the youngest boy in his family, as he has an older brother named Jeon Jeong Hyeon.