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|“||It’s like I’m at another time and space, feels like when I first loved dancing, the stage is the world that heals me.||”|
–Jimin, 2017.07.02, Japan
Park Ji-min (박지민) referred to as Jimin (지민) is a South Korean singer, dancer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and main dancer of BTS.
1995-2012: Early Life
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.
When he was child he attenden the Busan's Hoedong Elementary School, later he was a top student in Department of Dance at Busan High School of Arts.
Jimin became interested in a singing career after watching one of Rain’s performances. After his dance teacher recommended to audition, he auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment.
On June 12, 2013, Jimin made his debut as a member of BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys) with the release of the single "No More Dream". In the group, Jimin holds the position of a main dancer and lead vocalist. Under BTS, he has released two solo tracks, "Lie" and "Serendipity". The song "Lie" was released in 2016 in the album Wings. It was described as stunning and dramatic, conveying dark undertones and emotions that helped reflect the overall concept of the album. In contrast, "Serendipity" from the album Love Yourself 'Answer' released in 2018 was soft and sensual, unraveling the joy, conviction, and curiosity of love.
Both of Jimin's solos "Serendipity" and "Lie" surpassed fifty million streams on Spotify, a first record in five years by a Kpop solo song after Psy's "Gentleman". The songs were also the only solo songs by a BTS member in Official Chart‘s 20 most streamed BTS songs in the UK. Jimin has been praised for his performances & was a trending search in Paris after the European stops of BTS' 2018 world tour, titled BTS World Tour: Love Yourself.
In October 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with other members of the group.
Jimin dropped a surprise solo song "Promise" in late December 2018. He tweets:
"I finally shared my own song with the public. This is a song for me, as it is a song for you. It's the first time and it is still premature but please enjoy it. Thank you for waiting, ARMY.” (translation)
In 2014, Jimin collaborated with fellow member Jungkook for "Christmas Day", a Korean rendition of Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe", the Korean lyrics being written by Jimin. Later on, Jimin collaborated with Jungkook again by releasing a cover of "We Don't Talk Anymore", originally by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez, released on June, 2, 2017.
In 2016 Jimin began participating in a variety of shows such as Hello Counselor, Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, and God's Quiz. In the same year, he began hosting as a special MC at shows such as Show! Music Core and M Countdown. During December he also participated in a duet at the KBS Song Festival with Taemin from Shinee.
From January to May 2018, Jimin won the monthly Peeper x Billboard Award for "Top K-Pop Artist – Individual". Peeper x Billboard is a collaboration between the Peeper social media app and Billboard Korea, where it collects fan votes for their favorite K-pop artists and announces monthly winners. The prize was a donation to the charity UNICEF in his name.
See also: BTS Discography
See also: Unofficial songs
- Promise (약속) (2018)
|2018||Burn The Stage: The Movie||Himself||Screening in select Theatres|
|2019||BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul||Himself||Released for one day only|
|2014||After School Club||Arirang TV||Guest with RM (Ep.56)|
|Guest with RM and Jungkook (Ep.68,70)|
|2015||My Pet Clinic||-||Guest with J-Hope and V (Ep.6)|
|2016||Star King||SBS||Guest with RM and J-Hope (Ep.447)|
|God’s Workplace||Guest with J-Hope (Pilot Episode)|
|2017||King of Mask Singer||MBC||Guest (Ep.93)|
|Hello Conselor||KBS2||Guest with Jin (Ep.316)|
|Please Take Care of My Refrigerator||JTBC||Guest with Jin (Ep.152-153)|
|2018||PON!||Nippon TV||Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 7)|
|Tuesday Surprise||Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 13)|
|ZIP!||Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 21)|
|2016||Show! Music Core||MBC||Special host with Jungkook (Episode July 30)|
|M Countdown||Mnet||Special host with Jin (Ep.497)|
|2017||Special host with RM and J-Hope (Ep.543)|
|2012||"Party(XXO)"||Extra||GLAM's music video|
|2017||"Serendipity"||Himself||Comeback Trailer for "Love Yourself 'Her'" album|
◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer
|2 Cool 4 Skool||Outro: Circle Room Cypher||◯||✖||✖|||
|The Most Beautiful Moment|
in Life, Part 1
|Boyz with Fun||◯||◯||✖|||
|Wings||Blood Sweat & Tears||✖||◯||✖|||
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