Kim Taehyung is popularly known as V by his numerous fans scattered all over South Korea and beyond. The South Korean singer who is also a member of the popular Korean boy group Bangtan Boys (BTS) is actually gifted in other areas asides singing; he is also a songwriter and an actor. V made his career entrance with the boy group in 2013 and is credited for being the brain behind some of the band’s hit singles like “Boy in Luv” and “2 Cool 4 Skool”. Below is every other thing there is to know about the hip hop star with powerful vocals and boyish charms.
Kim Taehyung Biography, Age
Kim was born in Daegu, South Korea on the 30th of December 1995. He was first inspired to take music as a career back in his Elementary school days and his obvious love for music lead his parents to enroll him in a saxophone class when he was in middle school as a way of helping him fulfill his dreams of becoming a singer. He later passed a music audition in Daegu and become a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment.
V attended Daegu First high school and then Korean Arts High School located in Hongik-dong, Seongdong District, Seoul, after graduating in 2014, he gained admission into the Global Cyber University.
Taehyung’s aspirations of joining BTS materialized in 2011 but he wasn’t unveiled as an official member of the group until June 2013. He made his first public appearance with the band on Mnet’s M Countdown doing the track “No More Dream” from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. He was credited for co-writing and co-producing “Hold Me Tight”, a track from the band’s third extended play The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 released in 2015 and several others.
Aside from his involvement with the K-pop group, Kim has his own solo career going. In 2014, Kim Taehyung and Jimin (now group member) did a remix of Lupe Fiasco’s “Old School Love ft. Ed Sheeran” which he later posted to Soundcloud in remembrance of their graduation from Korean Arts High School. He has also released a cover of “Hug Me” alongside fellow band bandmate, J-Hope (although unofficially, as well as a cover Adele‘s “Someone Like You”
In May 2018, he dropped his second solo single song “Singularity” which was released as the trailer for the band’s upcoming third LP, entitled Love Yourself: Tear. A month after its release, the song made it to Guardian’s top fifty songs of the month and it was on the Billboard Critics’ list of the “Top 50 BTS songs, in addition, it made its UK radio debut in October of the same year.
In 2016, Kim Taehyung began staring in a South Korean historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth which also starred the likes of Go A-ra, Park Seo-Joon, and Park Hyung-Sik and in October 2018, he was honored with the prestigious fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit medal alongside his other bandmates by the president for spreading the South Korean culture around the world.
The scintillating singer has won several other awards which include MelOn Music Awards for New Artist of the year (2013) and Best Male Dance Award (2015); Golden Disk Awards for Newcomer Award (2014), Disk Bongsang (2016); Seoul Music Award: Bonsang Award (2016) and many others.
Kim Taehyung’s net worth is currently estimated at $8.3million; this, of course, is his earnings from his several years of hard work as a singer, songwriter, actor as well as from a few brand endorsements. He has appeared in commercial ads for the likes of Puma, Gucci, SK Telecom – CF NUGU, BBQ Coconut Chicken and Korean ASMR Crispy Fried Chicken.
Who are His Siblings?
Taehyung is not from a very rich family as many usually think; he had a very humble beginning with parents who are farmers but gave him all the love and support he needed to pursue his dream and career as a singer. Kim Taehyung is also not the only child born to his parents, he is rather the oldest of their three children. Kim has a younger brother named Kim Jeong Gyu and a younger sister named Kim Eon Jin. Taehyung and his siblings were raised by their parents in Geochang County.
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His Height and Other Facts
The singer is 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.78 m) and weighs 62kg. Meanwhile, his other body stats are currently under review and will be made available as soon as they have been confirmed.
His hair color is naturally dark brown but he prefers dying it red, blue or blonde.
Kim Taehyung is possibly single and focusing more on building his career as he has not introduced any lady as his girlfriend nor has he been spotted on a date with any.