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I can see others, but not myself if I’ve grown from all this experience, that’s because my guys were there to push me ahead.

–Jin, 2017.11.03, Macao

Kim Seok-jin (김석진) known by his stage name Jin (진) is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is one of the vocalists and the visual in BTS.


Kim Seok-jin was born on December 4, 1992, in Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. According to a magazine he is son of a CEO. [14] He is the second child in his family and his older brother name is Kim Seok-jung.

He attended Konkuk University, where he was admitted with high competing rate. He studied art and acting in the Department of Film. [15]

He was recruited by a casting agent from Big Hit Entertainment on the street when he went to university, [16] later he made his debut as vocalist and visual in BTS on June 13, 2013.

In February 22, 2017 he graduated from the Konkuk University [17] and later he start studying online at Hanyang Cyber University. [18]

In July 2018, he opened a restaurant specializes in Japanese dishes with his older brother. He was noted as a board member of director for the business.[19]

In October 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with the other members.


See also: Discography


Unofficial songs

See also: Unofficial songs



Year Title Role Note
2018 Burn The Stage: The Movie Himself Screening in select Theaters
2019 BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul Himself Released for one day only

Variety shows

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Idol Chef King SBS Contestant (Ep.1)
2017 Law of the Jungle in Kota Manado Cast member (Ep.247-251)
Top 3 Chef King Guest with J-Hope (Ep.67)
Hello Conselor KBS2 Guest with Jimin (Ep.316)
Let's Eat Dinner Together JTBC Guest with Jungkook (Ep.50)
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator Guest with Jimin (Ep.152-153)

Music shows

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Inkigayo SBS Special host with RM (Ep.863)
M Countdown Mnet Special host with Jimin (Ep.497)
2017 KBS Song Festival KBS2 Host
2018 Music Bank Special host (Ep.932)
KBS Song Festival Host

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "I'm Da One" Servant Jo Kwon's music video
2018 "Epiphany" Kim Seok-jin Comeback Trailer for "Love Yourself 'Answer'" album


◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
2 Cool 4 Skool Outro: Circle Room Cypher [20]
Unofficial song Outro: Propose
(Extended Ver.)
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life, Part 1
Boyz with Fun [22]
Outro: Love is Not Over [23]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life: Young Forever
Love Is Not Over
(Full Length Edition)
Wings Awake [25]
Unofficial song Awake (Christmas Ver.) [26]
You Never Walk Alone Spring Day [27]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Best OST "It’s Definitely You" (with V) Nominated
2018 Soompi Awards Best Soundtrack Hwarang OST Nominated


  • He is the oldest member of BTS.
  • He is 26 years old in the US age and 28 years old in the Korean age.
  • He is BTS' official visual.
  • His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
  • He has his own mukbang show called Eat Jin. In the show he only eats but does not talk much about the food beyond stating the dish's name. Sometimes, the other members of BTS join him: Jungkook, Jimin, or Suga, his former roommate.
  • He is close friends with VIXX's Ken, [28] B1A4's Sandeul, [29] KNK's Seungjun [30], Sleepy [31] and Ji Suk Jin [32].
  • He can rip open bags of Chips with his feet. [33]
  • He is part of a group chat named "92 clubs" with MAMAMOO's Moon Byul, EXID's Hani, B1A4's Sandeul, Baro, and VIXX's Ken. [34]
  • He is part of a gaming crew named "We're The Strongest Idols" with B.A.P's Youngjae, BTOB's Eunkwang, VIXX's Ken and Wanna One's Jihoon. [35]
  • He knows how to play the guitar and piano. [36]
  • According to the other members, he is a great cook.
  • He can speak Korean, some Japanese, English, and Chinese.
  • He has been to Australia in the past as an exchange student.
  • He has improved both his dancing and singing impressively since BTS' debut.
  • He is referred to as 'Worldwide Handsome' by both ARMYs and himself.[4]
  • What he likes most about himself is his face.[37]
  • According to RM, he and J-Hope are the most cowards members of the group.[38]
  • His guilty pleasure is eating three steaks.[39]
  • In an interview was asked who is the Hollywood crush (actress) and he answers the actor, Brad Pitt.[40]
  • He said wants to collaborate with Shawn Mendes.[41]
  • His favorite hobbies include cooking, eating, dolls, telling dad jokes, blowing air kisses, playing video games, snowboarding, looking at photographs and recipes, taking polaroids, and taking care of his pets.
  • He feels uncomfortable being called feminine names by fans. Particularly, "Mom", "Eomma", and "Princess".
  • In early years when he dances, he was told that he looked like a traffic police (교통 경찰)
  • His personality is always recognized as caring, humble and funny.
  • A professional plastic surgery doctor stated that Jin's face was a 'perfect face'- his eyes, nose, mouth, ears, everything in the right place, with the right shape and the right type of face.
  • Even though Jin majored in filming (took classes in acting), he was asked to learn dancing and singing to be a part of BTS. Despite having no knowledge in either of these areas, Jin worked very hard and is highly appreciated for his visual and talent. People always know him as a good-looking man, but he also has a soft, warm, really nice and amazing voice. His dancing continues to improve as he works hard and practices with the other members and individually.
  • He was roommates with Suga. When BTS changed roommates, Jin and Suga stayed together. Suga stated that he 'couldn't have a more perfect roommate'. They are currently no longer roommates in the new dorm they live in.
  • On Idol King Of Cooking, Jin was supposed to go to the final round. However, due to their conflicting schedules, someone else took his spot in the finals.
  • During earlier eras, he was nicknamed Ctrl + V because he was the only one who was able to control Taehyung (V).
  • The best way to make Jin feel despair is to take away his food and his Nintendo.
  • His favorite color was pink. In a 2017 interview, he stated that it is now blue.
  • His favorite number is 4. In Army 5th Kit, he stated that his new favorite number is 2.
  • His favorite foods are lobster, meat, naengmyeon(Korean noodle dish), chicken, hamburgers, pizza, and all types of greasy junk food.
  • He likes anime, Disney princesses, his Maple Story and Super Mario action figures, and Nintendo games.
  • He is known as worldwide handsome, and being the worldwide cutie guy as he introduced himself on the Ellen Show in 2018.
  • He has a habit of blinking his left eye when he's hungry.
  • He is able to do The Exorcist's "spider-walk" (walking with his waist bent).
  • His role model is T.O.P. of Big Bang.
  • He describes himself as Hidetoshi Dekisugi from Doraemon.
  • His ideal type is someone who will be a good wife, good at cooking, and is nice.
  • In ten years, he wants to be Sergeant Kim Seok-jin in the Bangtan A.R.M.Y. After that, he wants to be a man that mothers would like watching on TV.
  • He once made seaweed soup for J-Hope, who became speechless since he thought it tasted like his mom's soup.
  • He always goes to the gym with Jungkook.
  • According to the other members, he has the best body and face in the group.
  • He is in charge of the kitchen and cleaning up the dorms.
  • He has a driver's license.
  • When he eats, he has a habit of smelling it first.
  • He rarely uses wooden chopsticks-- he always carries his own because he doesn't like the smell of the wooden chopsticks.
  • He's bad at lying.
  • He can't watch horror movies.
  • As a child, he wanted to be a detective.
  • V described him as a Crane (두루미).
  • He wakes up two hours earlier than the other members.
  • The Chinese A.R.M.Y fans stated that Jin sounded the most Chinese out of the Bangtan Boys when they spoke Chinese.
  • He has recently revealed to have two flying squirrels as well, along with his Sugar Gliders, however he has not formally posted about them on any social media.
  • He chose V as the member he is closest to.
  • He wants his first child to be a girl and second to be a boy. He wants to give a noona (male's term of addressing for an older female in Korea) for his son because a noona will give him pocket money as his hyung (older brother) always took his pocket money.
  • He named his future children-- the girl to be Yu-sun (유선) and the boy to be Yu-bi (유비).
  • He is the first K-pop idol to get 100 million hearts on V-live during his birthday live on 2017.
  • He likes to blow flying kisses to ARMY.
  • His motto in life is: "Let's live freely."
  • Jin has very broad shoulders, measuring at 60cm (23in) in width.
  • ARMYs tweeted the hashtag #WorldwideHandsomeDay and #겨울에_태어나_아름다운_석진 (means Beautiful Seokjin born in winter) for his birthday last 2017.
  • Jin’s favorite weather is Spring sunlight.
  • Jin also enjoys looking at photographs and recipes.
  • Jin started Super Mario when he was five years old and Maple Story in seven grade and still faithfully play them. He think Super Mario characters and the monsters in Maple Story are extremely cute.
  • Jin made a big mistake during their first performance at M!Countdown. His pants went down all the way to his thighs, and he cried after the stage ended.
  • Jin favorite items —> Maple Story action figures, Super Mario action figures, Nintendo games.
  • Jin has crooked fingers.
  • Jin is really confident with others and can communicate well now, but previously, he stated he had very low self esteem and that A.R.M.Y's and the rest of BTS helped him to overcome it.
  • Jin was an MC for the MAMA awards in 2017 alongside EXO's Chanyeol and Red Velvet's Irene.
  • Jin always wins staring contests.
  • Jin, Jungkook, and Jimin drink together occasionally.
  • Jin's BT21 character is a white alpaca wearing a red neckerchief named RJ.
  • Jin is very athletic, his sports are snowboarding, golf; he can also do wake-boarding, tennis, surfing, scuba diving and a lot more.
  • Jin's favorite animal is an alpaca.
  • Jin's laugh is very distinctive and is known as the 'Windshield Wiper' laugh (i.e the sound of when glass/windows are being wiped clean.)
  • Besides from J-Hope, Jin is the second member who gets scared very easily.
  • When Jin is embarrassed or mad his ears will turn red.
  • Jin's favorite hair color is pink. (Buzzfeed Puppy interview 2018)
  • Jin is the second most popular member in BTS in Korea now (2018) for his outstanding visuals.
  • Jin has prescription glasses but rarely wears them as they make him feel insecure. He prefers to wear contact lenses instead, but his eyes get easily irritated from wearing them.
  • Jin is the strongest member in BTS with Jungkook being the second. (Jin is the only member who can lift and support Jungkook's weight despite Jungkook being the heaviest.)
  • Jin, along with Jungkook, Jimin, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #46.
  • Jin, along with Jungkook, and V were voted as 100 Most Handsome Men of 2018[42], earning him a spot at #17.
  • Jin cut his jeans on camera once because they were “too long.”
  • Jin uses a pink keyboard to play computer games.
  • If he was a girl, he said he would date Jimin because he is shy and someone like Jimin would help him open up and be social.
  • Jin’s Spotify playlist is called: Jin’s GA CHI DEUL EUL LAE?
  • Other members said that Jin has the longest legs in BTS.
  • Jin and Jungkook bicker a lot. A taxi driver once thought that Jungkook and Jin are twins because of their non-stop bickering.
  • Jin said that looking at bugs isn’t scary, but if they get on his body, that’s really scary.
  • Jin dieted for a year, eating only chicken breasts.
  • Jin used to work at a strawberry farm.
  • He was named one of the idols that had a "Funny And Surprising Way" of getting casted. [43]
  • Has a total of 2 ear piercings. (2 on the left)

Family Tree

Kim Seok-jung
Kim Seok-jin



  1. Netizens go crazy over BTS Jin’s stunning visuals
  2. "In Japan, Jin became known as the “Flying Kiss Guy” for his continued flying kisses – a habit of his turned into a beloved fan favorite experience (it’s like… when he steals an ARMY bomb during a show, but even more often)". from Koreaboo
  3. Jin Goes Viral As The Hot “Third One From The Left” During The Billboard Awards
  4. 4.0 4.1 BTS’s Jin Shares The Origins Of His “Worldwide Handsome” Title
  5. "Jin was the member behind the “Ahjae” nickname, which he says comes from the fact that he likes to crack dad jokes and acts very much like an “ahjae.”"from Soompi
  6. "Jin’s brilliant visuals have done him well once again with BTS’s release of new concept photos for their upcoming trilogy “movie poster” releases". from Koreaboo
  7. "[...] it comes as no surprise to fans that Jin trended yet again a few days ago for another new nickname". from Koreaboo
  8. BTS Jin has a new nickname: “it’s-him-again guy (또얘남)”
  9. K-Netizens Give BTS’ Jin Another Nickname, Calls Him ‘Manner-dol’
  10. Jin's profile on BTS Official Website
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jin's Profile on Naver
  12. Jin's profile BTS Official Fanclub Japan
  13. Jin listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  14. "According to the magazine, Jin got his looks from his CEO father who is famous for his equally dashing features".from Koreaboo
  15. Jin (BTS) has been admitted to Konkuk University with high competing rate!
  16. "Kim Seok Jin was discovered on the street while in university studying acting". from Billboard
  17. BTS Celebrates Jin’s Graduation From University
  18. BTS’s Jin Enters Graduate School At Hanyang Cyber University
  19. BTS' Jin opens up a new restaurant with his brother
  20. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  21. Fan Update Video (1:05) – via YouTube.
  22. Information of the Song "Boyz with Fun" on Melon
  23. Information of the Song "Outro: Love is Not Over" on Melon
  24. Information of the Song "Love is Not Over (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  25. Information of the Song "Awake" on Melon
  26. Awake (christmas ver) by Jin of BTS on Soundcloud
  27. REPLAY BTS 'YOU NEVER WALK ALONE' Preview SHOW (7:40) – via V Live.
  28. VIXX’s Ken And BTS’s Jin Enjoy A Chuseok Feast Together
  29. B1A4’s Sandeul Talks About How BTS’s Jin Shocked Him The Second Time They Met
  30. KNK’s Seungjun Shows His Friendship With BTS’s Jin Is Still Going Strong
  31. Sleepy Shares Sweet Conversation With BTS’s Jin
  32. Ji Suk Jin Shares Chat History With BTS’s Jin To Prove Their Friendship On “Radio Star”
  33. BTS’s Jin Shows Off Talent Of Ripping Open Bags Of Chips With His Feet
  34. MAMAMOO's Moon Byul talks about the '92 club' with BTS' Jin, EXID's Hani, B1A4's Sandeul, and more
  35. "The gaming group, which is named ‘We’re the Strongest Idol’ consists of members B.A.P Youngjae, BTS Jin, BTOB Eunkwang & VIXX Ken, and recently, they added Park Jihoon". from KpopViral
  36. "[...] Jin’s been known to sit down and pull out the guitar every now and then during live events and videos". from Billboard
  37. BTS Answers Fans' Most Asked Questions (0:56) – via YouTube.
  38. Flinch w/ BTS (1:16) – via YouTube.
  39. BTS Reveal Their Favorite Movie, Guilty Pleasure & More | Billboard (1:23) – via YouTube.
  40. BTS Discusses Their Intensely Loyal Fans & Celeb Crushes! | Access Hollywood (1:48) – via YouTube.
  41. ON With Mario Lopez - BTS (3:44) – via YouTube.
  42. 100 Most Handsome Men of 2018
  43. [1]


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RM | Jin | Suga | J-Hope | Jimin | V | Jungkook
Studio albums Dark & Wild | Wings (You Never Walk Alone) | Love Yourself: Tear
Mini albums O!RUL8,2? | Skool Luv Affair (Skool Luv Affair Special Addition) | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 | Love Yourself: Her | Map of the Soul: Persona
Compilation albums The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever | Love Yourself: Answer
Single Album 2 Cool 4 Skool
Digital singles Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh) | Come Back Home | MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Feat. Desiigner) | FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)
Other releases With Seoul
Studio albums Wake Up | Youth | Face Yourself
Compilation albums 2 Cool 4 Skool / O!RUL8,2? | The Best of BTS -Korea Edition- | The Best of BTS -Japan Edition-
Singles No More Dream | Boy In Luv | Danger | For You | I Need U | Run | Blood Sweat & Tears | MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow | FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2
Digital singles Boy In Luv
Digital singles Waste It On Me | Waste It On Me (Slushii Remix) | Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix) | Waste It On Me (W&W Remix)
RM RM | Mono
Suga (Agust D) Agust D
J-Hope Hope World
Unofficial songs
Original songs We Are Bulletproof Pt. 1 | Young Forever (Unplugged Ver.) | Spring Day (Brit Rock Remix) | Seesaw x I Need U Remix
Solo songs (Official and unofficial songs)
RM Blue Bloods | Perfect Christmas | Monterlude | Unpack Your Bags | P.D.D | Buckubucku | ProMeTheUs | Fantastic | U | I Know | Always | Change | Gajah | 4 O'CLOCK | Champion (Remix) | DDaeng | Timeless | Crying Over You ◐
Jin Awake (Christmas Ver.) | It’s Definitely You
Suga DDaeng | Song Request
J-Hope Animal | DDaeng
Jimin Promise
V It’s Definitely You | 4 O'CLOCK | Scenery
Jungkook Perfect Christmas | One Dream One Korea (Original Ver.) | I'm in Love | I Know
Concerts &
Worlds Tours

Concerts: BTS Live Trilogy Episode I: BTS Begins (2015)
World Tours: BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet (2014) | BTS's First Japan Tour-Wake Up: Open Your Eyes (2015) | BTS Live The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage (2015) | BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour (2017) | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself (2018)


South Korea: BTS 1st Fan Meeting: Muster (2014) | BTS 2nd Muster: ZIP CODE : 22920 (2016) | BTS 3rd Muster: ARMY.ZIP + (2016) | BTS 4th Muster: Happy Ever After (2018) | BTS 5th Muster: Magic Shop (2019)
Japan: BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.1 (2014) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.2 -Undercover Mission- (2015) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.3 ~Reaching You~ (2016) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.4 ~Happy Ever After~ (2018)


List of Awards and Nominations | Sales and certifications | List of Records Set and Broken | Studios | BTS Festa | UNIVERSTAR BT21 | Sub Units


Films: Burn The Stage: The Movie | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul
Television: Rookie King: Channel Bangtan | BTS American Hustle Life | BTS Comeback Show | BTS Countdown
Variety shows online: BTS GO! | BTS: Lucky Draw | Run BTS! | BTS Gayo | BTS: Bon Voyage | BTS: Burn The Stage
Drama series: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
DVDs: BTS Now | Season's Greetings | BTS Memories | Summer Package
Games: SuperStar BTS | PUZZLE STAR BT21 | BTS World
Others: Bangtan Bomb | BTS Episode | Bangtan Log | Eat Jin | Hope On The Street | Hwagae Market | G.C.F

BTS Universe

School Trilogy | Youth Trilogy | Wings | Love Yourself | Map of the Soul