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Tell me your story. I want to hear your voice, and I want to hear your conviction. No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin colour, gender identity: speak yourself.

–RM, 2018.09.24, United Nations speech.

Kim Nam-joon (Hangul: 김남준), better known as RM, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the leader and the main rapper of BTS, also he is notable for his large input in songwriting and production in the discography in the group.

As a solo artist, he has released two mixtapes: RM in 2015 and Mono in 2018.

Early life

Kim Nam-joon was born on September 12, 1994, in Ilsan-gu, South Korea. He is the elder of two siblings and has a younger sister.

As a child, RM largely learned English by watching Friends with his mother.[6] As a student, he actively wrote poetry and often received awards for his writings. He posted his work to an online poetry website for roughly one year, where he received moderate attention. Through this, RM grew interested in pursuing a literary career but decided against it. At the age of 11, RM became interested in hip-hop music after hearing Epik High's "Fly" in fifth grade. He found that the song had provided him comfort, and, due to this, decided to look further into the genre. Following an introduction to American rapper Eminem by his schoolteacher, RM grew interested in lyricism, printing lyrics he felt were "cool" and sharing them with his friends. RM transitioned to writing lyrics then, stating that his poetry became lyrics when it combined with music. In 2007, as a first-year middle school student, RM began rapping in local amateur hip-hop circles, creating his first self-composed recording for the first time using the program Adobe Audition (then called Cool Edit). He later participated in his first concert in 2008. RM eventually became more active in the underground Korean hip-hop scene under the moniker "Runch Randa", releasing a number of tracks and collaborations with other underground rappers, such as Zico.

In school, RM scored in the top 1% of the nation in the university entrance examinations for language, math, foreign language and social studies and had an IQ of 148.[7] RM's parents were strongly opposed to his interest in a musical career due to his academic achievements, and initially, RM decided to set music aside to focus on his studies. In order to convince his mother to allow him to be a rapper, he asked her if "she wanted to have a son who was a first-place rapper, or a 5,000th-place student".

Name

RM selected the name "Rap Monster" during his time as an idol trainee. Though commonly misunderstood that the name means that he "raps like a monster", it actually derives from the lyrics of a song he wrote, inspired by San E's "Rap Genius". The lyrics contained a segment where San E declares he should be called a "rap monster" as he "raps non-stop". He adopted the stage name because he felt it was "cool".[8] RM has described himself as having a love-hate relationship with the name, feeling that it was not selected for being of "incredible value" to him.

He formally changed his stage name to "RM" in November 2017, as he determined that "Rap Monster" was no longer representative of who he was or the music that he creates. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight RM stated that "[the name] could symbolize many things. It could have more spectrums to it. "Real Me" was provided as a possible current meaning.

Career

2010-2013: Big Hit Entertainment and debut with BTS

Rap Monster 2C4S 1

RM promoting 2 Cool 4 Skool in June 2013.

In 2009, RM auditioned for Big Deal Records, passing the first round along with Samuel Seo but failing the second round as he forgot all his lyrics. However, following the audition, rapper Sleepy exchanged contact information with RM, who he later mentioned to Big Hit Entertainment producer Pdogg. In 2010, Sleepy contacted RM, encouraging him to audition for Big Hit CEO Bang Si-hyuk. Bang offered RM a spot at the record label, and, without his parent's knowledge, RM accepted the offer immediately. The interaction caused Bang and Pdogg to start production of a hip hop group, which eventually became idol group BTS. RM joined Big Hit Entertainment shortly after at age 16.[9] During his career as an idol, he enrolled at Global Cyber University.

RM trained for three years with fellow rapper Min Yoon-gi and dancer Jung Ho-Seok, who later became known as Suga and J-Hope respectively.[10][11] During his three year trainee period, RM performed on five pre-debut tracks credited to BTS in 2010 and 2011. He also worked as a songwriter for girl group Glam and helped pen their debut single, "Party (XXO)", an explicitly pro-LGBTQ song which was praised by Billboard as "one of the most forward-thinking songs out of a K-pop girl group in the past decade."[12] On June 13, 2013, RM made his debut with BTS, and has since produced and written lyrics for a variety of tracks on all of BTS' albums. On August 29, 2013, RM performed the intro track to BTS' first extended play O!RUL8,2?, which was released as a trailer ahead of the EP's September 11 release and marked his first solo released collectively as "BTS".[13]

2014-2016: First solo collaborations, RM, and Problematic Men

RM Problematic Men (2)

RM promoting Problematic Men in 2015.

On August 5, 2014, Big Hit Entertainment released a trailer for BTS' first studio album Dark & Wild, which was set to release on the August 20. The rap track, later released as collectively under BTS "Intro: What Am I To You", was a solo performed by RM. Through reality television show American Hustle Life that was used to produce Dark & Wild,[14] RM formed a working relationship with Warren G, who offered to give BTS a beat. In an interview with Korean magazine Hip Hop Playa, Warren G stated that he had befriended BTS through the program and had kept in touch with the band after they returned to South Korea. On March 4, 2015, RM released a single with Warren G entitled, "P.D.D (Please Don't Die)" ahead of his first solo mixtape RM, following an offer by Warren G to collaborate. This track reflected how RM felt towards those who hated and criticized him at the time, which he used to find very upsetting.

That same March, RM collaborated with hip hop project group MFBTY along with EE and Dino J as a feature for the song "Buckubucku". He featured in the music video for "Buckubucku," and also had a cameo in another MFBTY music video for their song, "Bang Diggy Bang Bang". RM first formed a lasting working relationship with MFBTY member Tiger JK during a TV show in 2013 when Tiger JK was promoting his song "The Cure", telling the rapper that he grew up listening to him.[15]

RM was cast as a regular on the Korean variety program Problematic Men where cast members are given a variety of puzzles and problems to solve and work through them by talking about their own thoughts and experiences. The program began airing on February 26, 2015, however RM left the show after 22 episodes due to BTS' 2015 Red Bullet world tour.[16]

RM Mixtape Sketch 25

RM shooting "Do You" music video in 2015.

On March 17, 2015, RM released his first solo mixtape, RM, which ranked 48th on Spin's "50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015". The mixtape featured a variety of topics such as RM's past on the track "Voice" and the idea that "you're you and I'm me" in the track "Do You". When discussing his work on the track "God Rap", RM described himself as an atheist, believing that the only thing that determines his fate was his own self. The entirety of his work on the mixtape took around four or five months, with RM working on it in between BTS' activities. The following year, RM recalled that he had largely written about the negative emotions he had been carrying, such as anger and rage, but stated that the songs are not "100% under [his] sovereignty" and that he felt many parts of the mixtape were "immature". He also added that he hoped his next mixtape to be something he worked on by himself. Following the mixtape, RM featured along with Kwon Jin-ah on Primary's "U" that April.[17] That August, RM collaborated with Marvel for Fantastic Four's soundtrack in Korea, releasing the digital single, "Fantastic" featuring Mandy Ventrice through Melon, Genie, Naver Music, and other music sites. In August 2016, vocal duo Homme released a single titled "Dilemma" which was co-produced by RM and Bang Si-hyuk.

2017-present: Second mixtape Mono and further collaborations

In March 2017, RM collaborated with American rapper Wale on a special socially-charged track called "Change", released as a free digital download along with an accompanying music video filmed about two weeks prior to the track's release.[18] The pair first formed a relationship over Twitter with Wale reaching out to RM in 2016, having seen RM's cover of his track "Illest Bitch". RM decided on the topic of "Change", saying that though the two rappers were extremely different, their commonality lay in the fact that both America and Korea had their political and social situations and both of them wanted the world to change for the better.[19] That December, RM featured on a remix of Fall Out Boy's song "Champion".[20] The track reached number 18 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and helped RM reach number 46 on the Emerging Artists Chart for the week of January 8, 2018. On December 27, RM made history as the first K-pop artist to chart on the Rock Digital Songs chart, coming in at number two on the list.[21]

Persona MV Shooting (3)

RM shooting "Persona" comeback trailer in 2019.

In 2018, RM released his second mixtape entitled Mono that October, which he referred to as a "playlist". He became the first Korean artist to rank number one on the Emerging Artists Chart in the United States with the playlist.[22] The playlist was critically well-received, with RM laying "his deep insecurities bare on songs like 'Tokyo' and 'Seoul'".[23] The track "Seoul" was produced by British electropop duo Honne. He first discovered RM after seeing him recommend their music on Twitter and eventually met him in Seoul following one of their concerts. The interaction caused the duo to want to collaborate with RM.[24] That November, RM also collaborated with Tiger JK on his last and final album as Drunken Tiger before retiring the name, featuring on the track "Timeless". Tiger JK originally expected RM's lyrics to contain self-praise, which was the trend of rap at the time, but RM wrote the lyrics to leave behind the historical meaning of Drunken Tiger's name.

On March 25th, 2019, Honne announced that RM had provided a feature on their remake of "Crying Over You ◐" alongside singer BEKA, which released on March 27th. Honne had originally released "Crying Over You ◐" in 2018, with just BEKA providing a feature. The song was originally slated for a January 2019 release but was postponed due to "unforeseen circumstances". Chinese singer Bibi Zhou was added to the Chinese release, appearing with RM and replacing BEKA. The same day as release, Big Hit Entertainment released the song "Persona" as a trailer for BTS' upcoming studio album Map of the Soul: Persona, performed as a solo by RM.[25] Persona debuted at 17 on Billboard's YouTube Song Chart.[26] Three months later, on July 24, 2019, RM featured on the fourth official remix of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," entitled "Seoul Town Road", "infuse[ing]...his English-language verse with a surprisingly good Southern twang". On December 29, it was announced that RM would be featuring on Younha's forthcoming track, "Winter Flower", to be released on January 6.

Artistry

In 2017, American hip-hop magazine XXL released a list entitled "10 Korean Rappers You Should Know", which included RM. Writer Peter A. Berry promises that "Rap Monster rarely fails to live up to his name." He describes the young star as "one of the region’s most dexterous rappers, capable of switching flows effortlessly as he glides across an array of diverse instrumentals."[27]

Critics stated his first mixtape "takes listeners on a roller-coaster narrative of confidence and uncertainty that comes with self-discovery."[28] Crystal Tai from South China Morning Post stated RM received a lot of praise for his natural flow and lyrics and that he's got some "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy mixed with Earl Sweatshirt and Chance the Rapper" in him.

Impact

In a survey conducted by Gallup Korea RM ranked at the 12th most preferred idol of the year for 2018. In 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with the other members, for his contributions to Korean culture.[29]

On September 24th, 2018, RM delivered a speech with the rest of BTS to the United Nations General Assembly on their invitation, after their partnership with UNICEF's Generation Unlimited program, called Love Myself, accumulated more than 1.4 million USD in donations.[30] The Love Myself campaign partnered with UNICEF to donate a portion of album and merchandise sales to help youth access quality education and training, as well as to help youth in need across the globe. The campaign aimed to highlight self-love, acceptance and speaking out against societal pressures, prejudice, and violence.

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Mixtapes

Digital singles

OSTs

Collaborations

  • "Buckubucku" (부끄부끄) from "WondaLand" (MFBTY feat. EE, RM and Dino-J) (2015)
  • "ProMeTheUs" (튀겨) from "Andre" (Yankie feat. Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, RM, Topbob and Don Mills) (2015)
  • "U" from "2" (Primary feat. Kwon Jin-ah and RM) (2015)
  • "Timeless" from "X : Rebirth Of Tiger JK" (Tiger JK feat. RM) (2018)
  • "Winter Flower" (雪中梅) from "Unstable Mindset" (Younha feat. RM) (2020)

Unofficial songs

See also: Unofficial songs

Original songs

Adapted songs

Cover songs

Live cover songs

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Note
2018 Burn The Stage: The Movie Himself Screening in select Theatres
2019 BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul
Bring The Soul: The Movie

Variety shows

Year Title Network Notes
2014 After School Club Arirang TV Guest with Jimin (Ep.56)
Guest with Jimin and Jungkook (Ep.68,70)
2015 Problematic Men tvN Cast member (Ep.1-21)
Star King SBS Guest with V (Ep.413)
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest with V (Ep.223)
Running Man SBS Guest (Ep.265)
2016 Close-up Observation Diary
on Idol: Find Me
MBC Cast (Ep.2)
Star King SBS Guest with Jimin and J-Hope (Ep.447)
Duet Song Festival MBC Guest (Ep.13)
Gura-Chacha: Time Slip - New Boy KBS Cast (Pilot Episode)

Music shows

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Inkigayo SBS Special host with Jin (Ep.863)
2017 M Countdown Mnet Special host with J-Hope and Jimin (Ep.543)

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2014 "Perfect Christmas" Himself with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee and Jungkook
2015 "P.D.D" with Warren G
"Buckubucku" with MFBTY, EE and Dino-J
"Bang Diggy Bang Bang" MFBTY's music video
"Awakening" Music video for debut mixtape
"Do You"
"Joke"
"Fantastic" with Mandy Ventrice
2016 "Reflection" Kim Nam-joon Wings short film #5
2017 "Change" Himself with Wale
2019 "Persona" Map of the Soul: Persona comeback trailer

Credits

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

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
No More Dream We Are Bulletproof Pt.2 [31]
No More Dream [32]
Like [33]
Outro: Circle Room Cypher [34]
O!RUL8,2? Intro: O!RUL8,2? [35]
N.O [36]
We On [37]
If I Ruled the World [38]
Coffee [39]
BTS Cypher, Pt. 1 [40]
Attack on Bangtan [41]
Satoori Rap [42]
Skool Luv Affair Intro: Skool Luv Affair [43]
Boy In Luv [44]
Where You From [45]
Just One Day [46]
Tomorrow [47]
BTS Cypher, Pt. 2: Triptych [48]
Spine Breaker [49]
Jump [50]
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition Miss Right [51]
Like (Slow Jam Remix) [52]
Dark & Wild Intro: What Am I To You [53]
Danger [54]
War of Hormone [55]
Hip Hop Phile [56]
Let Me Know [57]
Rain [58]
BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer [59]
Can You Turn Off Your Phone? [60]
Embarrassed [61]
24/7 = Heaven [62]
Look Here [63]
So 4 More [64]
No More Dream (Japanese Single) No More Dream
(Japanese Ver.)
[65]
Boy In Luv (Japanese Single) Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.) [66]
N.O (Japanese Ver.) [67]
Single Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix)
(Feat. Thanh)
[68]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 I Need U [69]
Hold Me Tight [70]
Dope [71]
Boyz with Fun [72]
Converse High [73]
Moving On [74]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 Run [75]
Butterfly [76]
Whalien 52 [77]
Ma City [78]
Silver Spoon [79]
Autumn Leaves [80]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever Fire [81]
Save Me [82]
Epilogue: Young Forever [83]
Love Is Not Over (Full Length Edition) [84]
I Need U (Urban Mix) [85]
I Need U (Remix) [86]
Run (Ballad Mix) [87]
Run (Alternative Mix) [88]
Butterfly (Alternative Mix) [89]
Wings Intro: Boy Meets Evil [90]
Blood Sweat & Tears [91]
Begin [92]
Reflection [93]
Awake [94]
Lost [95]
BTS Cypher 4 [96]
21st Century Girl [97]
2! 3! [98]
Interlude: Wings [99]
You Never Walk Alone Spring Day [100]
Not Today [101]
Outro: Wings [102]
A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone [103]
Single Come Back Home [104]
Unofficial song 4 O'CLOCK [105]
Love Yourself: Her Intro: Serendipity [106]
DNA [107]
Best of Me [108]
Dimple [109]
Pied Piper [110]
MIC Drop [111]
Outro: Her [112]
Sea [113]
Single MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) [114]
MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow (Japanese Single) Crystal Snow [115]
Love Yourself: Tear Intro: Singularity [116]
FAKE LOVE [117]
The Truth Untold [118]
134340 [119]
Paradise [120]
Love Maze [121]
Magic Shop [122]
Airplane Pt.2 [123]
Anpanman [124]
So What [125]
Outro: Tear [126]
Single FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix) [127]
Unofficial song DDaeng [128]
Love Yourself: Answer Euphoria [129]
Serendipity
(Full Length Edition)
[130]
Trivia 承: Love [131]
I'm Fine [132]
IDOL [133]
Answer: Love Myself [134]
DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix) [135]
MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Full Length Edition) [136]
IDOL (feat. Nicki Minaj) [137]
Single Waste It On Me [138]
Unofficial songs Promise [139]
Map of the Soul: Persona Intro: Persona [140]
Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) [141]
Mikrokosmos [142]
Make It Right [143]
HOME [144]
Jamais Vu [145]
Dionysus [146]
Unofficial songs Tonight [147]
Euphoria (DJ Swivel Forever Mix) [148]
BTS World: Original Soundtrack All Night [149]
Heartbeat [150]
Unofficial song Winter Bear [151]
Single Make It Right (feat. Lauv) [152]
Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix) [153]
Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (Acoustic Remix) [154]
Map of the Soul: 7 Interlude: Shadow [155]
Black Swan [156]
My Time [157]
Louder than bombs [158]
ON [159]
UGH! [160]
00:00 (Zero O'Clock) [161]
Inner Child [162]
Moon [163]
Respect [164]
We are Bulletproof: the Eternal [165]
ON (feat. Sia) [166]

Discography as a soloist

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Single P.D.D (with Warren G) [167]
WondaLand Bucku Bucku (MFBTY feat. EE, RM & Dino-J) [168]
2 U (feat. Kwon Jin-ah and RM) [169]
RM Voice [170]
Do You [171]
Awakening [172]
Monster [173]
Throw Away [174]
Joke [175]
God Rap [176]
Rush (feat. Krizz Kaliko) [177]
Life [178]
Drift [179]
I Believe [180]
Andre ProMeTheUs (feat. Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Rap Monster, Topbob & Don Mills) [181]
Single Fantastic (feat. Mandy Ventrice) [182]
Gajah (feat. Rap Monster) [183]
Change (feat. Wale) [184]
Mono Tokyo [185]
Seoul (prod. HONNE) [186]
Moonchild [187]
Badbye (with eAeon) [188]
Uhgood [189]
Everythingoes (with NELL) [190]
Forever Rain [191]
X : Rebirth Of Tiger JK Timeless (Feat. RM of BTS) [192]
Single Seoul Town Road (Old Town Road Remix) [193]
Unstable Mindset Winter Flower [194]

Other songs

Album Song Artist Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Single Party (XXO) GLAM [195]
I Like That [196]
Dilemma Homme [197]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2018 Soompi Awards Best Collaboration "Change" (with Wale) Nominated
2019 Best Male Solo RM Won

Trivia

  • He is the fourth oldest and the fourth youngest in the band. That make him the middle member of the band.
  • He is 25 years old in the US age and 27 years old in the Korean age.
  • His zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • His favorite items are clothes, a computer and books.
  • Some of his role models include Kanye West and A$AP Rocky.
  • He has composing and producing credits for more than 100 songs.
  • RM used to be called "Dance Prodigy" to tease him for his lack of dancing skills. [198]
  • RM wrote the lyrics of No More Dream because he had no dreams when he was in school.
  • The BTS members said if RM wasn't human he'd be: a Tibetan Fox (Jungkook), A Lion that even if you catch it, it breaks everything and escapes again (Jimin), A Monster (Suga), a soccer player (V) and a rock (J-Hope).
  • RM has a younger sister.
  • RM likes fashion and in the past would tweet "Kim daily" with photos of his outfits. [199]
  • His favorite foods are meat (especially Samgyeopsal) and Kalguksu (Korean knife noodles).
  • He taught himself how to speak English by watching the American sitcom Friends.
  • His favorite colors are black, pink and, purple.
  • According to him, Jin and J-Hope are the scaredy-cats of the group.
  • Jimin once called him a gorilla because he's always angry.
  • He is known to break everything.
  • On November 13, 2017, he announced on Fancafe that he had officially changed his stage name to RM.
  • His producing studio is called 'RKive' (formerly called Mon Studio).
  • He previously decorated his studio in black & white monochrome only. After the name changed, he started incorporating colors.
  • His favorite dance move is swinging his arms from side to side(The floss).
  • He is a great fan of the computer game ‘MapleStory'.
  • He is a great supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • RM's BT21 character is a Koala named Koya. Koya is always seen thinking with a sleepy expression. Koya has a purple nose because of the infamous saying V said in a concert, "I purple you”,Which shows their love and support to ARMY.
  • His favorite character is Ryan from Kakao Friends/Talk.
  • He has lost his passport multiple times.
  • BTS was built around RM. He is the first member to have been scouted and the only member to have been with the company since 2010.
  • His ideal type is someone who is tall, feminine, smart, and has a nice voice.
  • RM had to quit Problematic Men because of how popular they got. However, he made a brief appearance for the 1 year anniversary of the show as the cast called him.
  • RM revealed that he spent most of his life as 'RM' and barely got to be Kim Namjoon. He admitted being very occupied and busy with idol life is hard, barely being able to spend time with family, friends, and do activities as a "normal" person would be able to do. He also mentioned that he feels sad and lonely at times and a way to cope with it is to express his thoughts and emotions through music. (Burn The Stage EP. 3 & 6)
  • He claims to have never been successfully able to blow a bubble with bubblegum. [200]
  • As of 2020, he is the only member who doesn't have a driver's license.
  • While his main goal in life is to truly love himself, RM acknowledges that loving yourself is not a final destination, but a state of mind to try to achieve consistently.
  • When asked what is his favorite hair color that he's tried before, he said he likes silver the most. [201]
  • RM likes to collect figures and toys of different kinds. They can be seen throughout his studio on shelves inside of glass cases or scattered about in his room.
  • If he was a girl, he said he would date J-Hope because he is like the mother at the dorm.
  • He likes clear weather.
  • Namjoon’s father calls him Jooni Mini.
  • Namjoon was once a center in a basketball team.
  • RM gets panicked when he can’t find his lip balm.
  • Namjoon said if he didn’t live in Korea he would want to live in Australia.
  • RM's favorite quote is 'Team work makes dream work'.
  • Hobbies: Surfing the web, walking in a park, cycling, photography, mountain climbing.
  • He did ice skating for about 4 years and is good at it. [202]
  • RM’s TOEIC (The Test of English for International Communication) score was 900.
  • His image before debut was a neat and quiet student.
  • His Spotify playlist is called: RM’s Heavy Rotations
  • Has a total of 2 ear piercings. (1 on the right, and 1 on the left)


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References

  1. "Before BTS, RM was originally known as Runch Randa in the Korean underground scene[...]" from Billboard
  2. "“God of Destruction” belonged to Rap Monster, who earned the nickname because he ends up accidentally breaking a lot of things." from Soompi
  3. 3.0 3.1 RM's Profile on Naver
  4. RM's profile BTS Official Fanclub Japan
  5. RM listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  6. Get To Know BTS: Rap Monster
  7. Rap Monster Is Proving Assumptions About Korean Idol Rappers Wrong
  8. BTS Answers Fans' Biggest Burning Questions -- And RM Reveals Why He Changed His Name From Rap Monster!
  9. K-pop star Rap Monster of BTS is breaking genre’s squeaky-clean mould, and fans can’t get enough
  10. How BTS is changing K-pop for the better
  11. Get To Know BTS: J-Hope
  12. 10 K-Pop Videos for LGBTQ Pride Month
  13. BTS to Drop 1st mini-album Next Month
  14. What Will Korea's Hottest New Rap Group Learn About Hip-Hop from Coolio on Their Trip to America?
  15. Korean rap is your new favourite thing
  16. The ‘Problematic Men’ Show Their Real Selves
  17. Rap Monster Is Proving Assumptions About Korean Idol Rappers Wrong
  18. Wale & BTS' Rap Monster Team Up for Politically Tinged 'Change': Watch
  19. BTS Talk Writing Process, Choreography & Wale Collaboration w/ @RobertHerrera3 (9:43)
  20. RM From BTS Featured on Fall Out Boy 'Champion' Remix Out Tonight
  21. BTS' RM Hits the Bubbling Under Hot 100, Rock Charts & More With Fall Out Boy Remix
  22. RM Of BTS Rules Emerging Artists Chart, Billie Eilish Rises to No. 2
  23. BTS' RM Just Dropped His Solo Playlist Mono And It's Like Free Therapy
  24. Honne on Their New Album, 'Love Me/Love Me Not'
  25. BTS A.R.M.Y. Reacts to 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' Trailer: 'A Masterpiece'
  26. BTS Chart History
  27. The New New: 10 Korean Rappers You Should Know - XXL
  28. Rap Monster Makes a Name with "RM"
  29. BTS Awarded Order of Cultural Merit by South Korean Government
  30. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bts/8483029/bts-unicef-love-myself-campaign-money-raised
  31. Information of the Song "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" on Melon
  32. Information of the Song "No More Dream" on Melon
  33. Information of the Song "Like" on Melon
  34. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  35. Information of the Song "Intro: O!RUL8,2?" on Melon
  36. Information of the Song "N.O" on Melon
  37. Information of the Song "We On" on Melon
  38. Information of the Song "If I Ruled the World" on Melon
  39. Information of the Song "Coffee" on Melon
  40. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher, Pt. 1" on Melon
  41. Information of the Song "Attack on Bangtan" on Melon
  42. Information of the Song "Satoori Rap" on Melon
  43. Information of the Song "Intro: Skool Luv Affair" on Melon
  44. Information of the Song "Boy In Luv" on Melon
  45. Information of the Song "Where You From" on Melon
  46. Information of the Song "Just One Day" on Melon
  47. Information of the Song "Tomorrow" on Melon
  48. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher, Pt. 2: Triptych" on Melon
  49. Information of the Song "Spine Breaker" on Melon
  50. Information of the Song "Jump" on Melon
  51. Information of the Song "Miss Right" on Melon
  52. Information of the Song "Like (Slow Jam Remix)" on Melon
  53. Information of the Song "Intro: What Am I To You" on Melon
  54. Information of the Song "Danger" on Melon
  55. Information of the Song "War of Hormone" on Melon
  56. Information of the Song "Hip Hop Phile" on Melon
  57. Information of the Song "Let Me Know" on Melon
  58. Information of the Song "Rain" on Melon
  59. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer" on Melon
  60. Information of the Song "Can You Turn Off Your Phone?" on Melon
  61. Information of the Song "Embarrassed" on Melon
  62. Information of the Song "24/7 = Heaven" on Melon
  63. Information of the Song "Look Here" on Melon
  64. Information of the Song "So 4 More" on Melon
  65. Information of the Song "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  66. Information of the Song "Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  67. Information of the Song "N.O (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  68. Information of the Song "Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh)" on Melon
  69. Information of the Song "I Need U" on Melon
  70. Information of the Song "Hold Me Tight" on Melon
  71. Information of the Song "Dope" on Melon
  72. Information of the Song "Boyz with Fun" on Melon
  73. Information of the Song "Converse High" on Melon
  74. Information of the Song "Moving On" on Melon
  75. Information of the Song "Run" on Melon
  76. Information of the Song "Butterfly" on Melon
  77. Information of the Song "Whalien 52" on Melon
  78. Information of the Song "Ma City" on Melon
  79. Information of the Song "Silver Spoon" on Melon
  80. Information of the Song "Autumn Leaves" on Melon
  81. Information of the Song "Fire" on Melon
  82. Information of the Song "Save Me" on Melon
  83. Information of the Song "Epilogue: Young Forever" on Melon
  84. Information of the Song "Love is Not Over (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  85. Information of the Song "I Need U (Urban Mix)" on Melon
  86. Information of the Song "I Need U (Remix)" on Melon
  87. Information of the Song "Run (Ballad Mix)" on Melon
  88. Information of the Song "Run (Alternative Mix)" on Melon
  89. Information of the Song "Butterfly (Alternative Mix)" on Melon
  90. Information of the Song "Intro: Boy Meets Evil" on Melon
  91. Information of the Song "Blood Sweat & Tears" on Melon
  92. Information of the Song "Begin" on Melon
  93. Information of the Song "Reflection" on Melon
  94. Information of the Song "Awake" on Melon
  95. Information of the Song "Lost" on Melon
  96. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher 4" on Melon
  97. Information of the Song "21st Century Girl" on Melon
  98. Information of the Song "2! 3! " on Melon
  99. Information of the Song "Interlude: Wings" on Melon
  100. Information of the Song "Spring Day" on Melon
  101. Information of the Song "Not Today" on Melon
  102. Information of the Song "Outro: Wings" on Melon
  103. Information of the Song "A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone" on Melon
  104. Information of the Song "Come Back Home" on Melon
  105. 네시 (4 O'CLOCK) - R&V on Soundcloud
  106. Information of the Song "Intro: Serendipity" on Melon
  107. Information of the Song "DNA" on Melon
  108. Information of the Song "Best of Me" on Melon
  109. Information of the Song "Dimple" on Melon
  110. Information of the Song "Pied Piper" on Melon
  111. Information of the Song "MIC Drop" on Melon
  112. Information of the Song "Outro: Her" on Melon
  113. Information of the Song "Sea" on Melon
  114. Information of the Song "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)" on Melon
  115. Information of the Song "Crystal Snow" on Melon
  116. Information of the Song "Intro: Singularity" on Melon
  117. Information of the Song "FAKE LOVE" on Melon
  118. Information of the Song "The Truth Untold" on Melon
  119. Information of the Song "134340" on Melon
  120. Information of the Song "Paradise" on Melon
  121. Information of the Song "Love Maze" on Melon
  122. Information of the Song "Magic Shop" on Melon
  123. Information of the Song "Airplane pt.2" on Melon
  124. Information of the Song "Anpanman" on Melon
  125. Information of the Song "So What" on Melon
  126. Information of the Song "Outro: Tear" on Melon
  127. Information of the Song "FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)" on Melon
  128. 땡 - RM, SUGA, J-HOPE on Soundcloud
  129. Information of the Song "Euphoria" on Melon
  130. Information of the Song "Serendipity (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  131. Information of the Song "Trivia 承: Love" on Melon
  132. Information of the Song "I'm Fine" on Melon
  133. Information of the Song "IDOL" on Melon
  134. Information of the Song "Answer: Love Myself" on Melon
  135. Information of the Song "DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix)" on Melon
  136. Information of the Song "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  137. Information of the Song "IDOL (Feat. Nicki Minaj)" on Melon
  138. Information of the Song "Waste It On Me" on Naver
  139. Track Info of "Promise" on Genius
  140. Information of the Song "Intro: Persona" on Melon
  141. Information of the Song "Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)" on Melon
  142. Information of the Song "Mikrokosmos" on Melon
  143. Information of the Song "Make It Right" on Melon
  144. Information of the Song "HOME" on Melon
  145. Information of the Song "Jamais Vu" on Melon
  146. Information of the Song "Dionysus" on Melon
  147. 이 밤 by JIN of BTS on Soundcloud
  148. Euphoria (DJ Swivel Forever Mix) by JK on Soundcloud
  149. Information of the Song "All Night" on Melon
  150. Information of the Song "Heartbeat" on Melon
  151. "Winter Bear" on Bangtan Blog
  152. Information of the Song "Make It Right (feat. Lauv)" on Melon
  153. Information of the Song "Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)" on Melon
  154. Information of the Song "Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (Acoustic Remix)" on Melon
  155. Information of the Song "Interlude: Shadow" on Melon
  156. Information of the Song "Black Swan" on Melon
  157. Information of the Song "My Time" on Melon
  158. Information of the Song "Louder than bombs" on Melon
  159. Information of the Song "ON" on Melon
  160. Information of the Song "UGH!" on Melon
  161. Information of the Song "00:00 (Zero O'Clock)" on Melon
  162. Information of the Song "Inner Child" on Melon
  163. Information of the Song "Moon" on Melon
  164. Information of the Song "Respect" on Melon
  165. Information of the Song "We are Bulletproof: the Eternal" on Melon
  166. Information of the Song "ON" on Melon
  167. Track Info of "P.D.D" on Genius
  168. Information of the Song "Bucku Bucku (MFBTY feat. EE, Rap Monster & Dino-J)" on Melon
  169. Information of the Song "U (feat. Kwon Jin-ah and RM) " on Melon
  170. Track Info of "Voice" on Genius
  171. Track Info of "Do You" on Genius
  172. Track Info of "Awakening" on Genius
  173. Track Info of "Monster" on Genius
  174. Track Info of "Throw Away" on Genius
  175. Track Info of "Joke" on Genius
  176. Track Info of "God Rap" on Genius
  177. Track Info of "Rush (feat. Krizz Kaliko)" on Genius
  178. Track Info of "Life" on Genius
  179. Track Info of "Adrift" on Genius
  180. Track Info of "I Believe" on Genius
  181. Information of the Song "ProMeTheUs (feat. Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Rap Monster, Topbob & Don Mills)" on Melon
  182. Information of the Song "Fantastic (feat. Mandy Ventrice)" on Melon
  183. Information of the Song "" on Melon
  184. RM, Wale - Change on Soundcloud
  185. "Tokyo" on Soundcloud
  186. "Seoul (prod. HONNE)" on Soundcloud
  187. "Moonchild" on Soundcloud
  188. "Badbye (with eAeon)" on Soundcloud
  189. "Uhgood" on Soundcloud
  190. "Everythingoes (with NELL)" on Soundcloud
  191. "Forever Rain" on Soundcloud
  192. Information of the Song "Timeless (Feat. RM of BTS)" on Melon
  193. Information of the Song "Seoul Town Road (Old Town Road Remix)" on Melon
  194. Unstable Mindset Track List Announcement
  195. "PARTY (XXO) - 100000378510" on KOMCA
  196. "I LIKE THAT - 100000418729" on KOMCA
  197. Information of the Song "Dilemma" on Melon
  198. https://bts-trans.tumblr.com/post/55777234812/interview-130718-rap-monster-suga-j-hopes
  199. https://twitter.com/search?lang=en&q=%22%EA%B9%80%EB%8D%B0%EC%9D%BC%EB%A6%AC%22%20(from%3Abts_twt)&src=typed_query
  200. https://www.vlive.tv/video/68148
  201. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PhPYr_9zRY
  202. https://www.vlive.tv/video/25588
BTS
RM | Jin | Suga | J-Hope | Jimin | V | Jungkook
Discography
Korean
Studio albums Dark & Wild | Wings (You Never Walk Alone) | Love Yourself: Tear | Map of the Soul: 7
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
Soundtrack album BTS World: Original Soundtrack
Digital singles Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh) | Come Back Home | FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix) | Dream Glow | A Brand New Day | All Night | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix) | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (Acoustic Remix)
Collaborations Ashes | Love U Hate U | Bad Girl | Because I'm a Foolish Woman | Song To Make You Smile
Other releases With Seoul
Japanese
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 | Lights/Boy With Luv
Chinese
Digital singles Boy In Luv
English
Digital singles MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Feat. Desiigner) | Waste It On Me | Waste It On Me (Slushii Remix) | Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix) | Waste It On Me (W&W Remix) | Waste It On Me (Steve Aoki The Bold Tender Sneeze Remix)
Collaborations Who
Concerts
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 (2015–2016) | BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour (2017) | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself (2018–2019) | BTS Map of the Soul Tour (2020)

Events

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) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.5: Magic Shop (2019)
Others: HAPPY BTS DAY PARTY (2016) | BTS HOME PARTY (2017) | BTS PROM PARTY -RE;VIEW & PRE;VIEW- (2018)

Others
Other

Studios | BTS Festa | BT21

Videography

Films: Burn The Stage: The Movie | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul | Bring The Soul: The Movie
Television: Rookie King: Channel Bangtan | BTS American Hustle Life |Problematic Men | BTS Comeback Show | BTS Countdown | BTS Variety Chronicles
Web series: BTS GO! | BTS: Lucky Draw | Run BTS! | BTS Gayo | BTS: Bon Voyage | BTS: Burn The Stage | Bring The Soul: Docu-Series
Drama series: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth | Hello? Mr.Bangtan
DVDs: BTS Now | Season's Greetings | BTS Memories | BTS Summer Package | BTS Winter Package
Games: SuperStar BTS | Puzzle Star BT21 | BTS World
Others: Bangtan Log | BTS Episode | Bangtan Bomb | BTS Live | Eat Jin | Hope On The Street | Hwagae Market | G.C.F | BigHit Episode | RM no Hangul Hangul | BTS Vacation Log

Bibliography

Books: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: The Notes | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: The Notes 1
Webtoons: We On: Be The Shield | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0: Save Me

BTS Universe
Eras

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

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