Kim Taehyung

Kim Taehyung or as professionally known as ‘V’, is a singer and songwriter from South Korea. He is more popularly known as a member of the BTS boys band. The artist made his acting debut with the historical drama titled ‘Hwarang’ in 2016-2017. He made a world record in 2021 as the fastest to reach 10 million followers on Instagram. 

Kim Taehyung’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Kim Tae-hyung
  • Age: 26
  • Date of Birth: December 30, 1995
  • Place of Birth: Seo District, Daegu, South Korea
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Profession: Singer and Song-writer
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Father: Not known
  • Mother: Not known
  • Siblings: Kim Jeong Gyu (Younger Brother), Kim Eon Jin (Younger sister)
  • Spouse: NA
  • Children: NA

Personality Overview

  • Height: 178 cm 
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black

Favorite’s List

  • Actor: Sung Dong-il
  • Actress: Ha Ji-won
  • Color: Blue, Black
  • Movie: Pawn 2020
  • Hobbies: Singing

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Early Life, Education and Family

  • Kim Taehyung was born in December 1995 in Seo District, Daegu, South Korea and was raised in Geochang County. 
  • Kim is the eldest child of his parents, the name of his parents is not known, however, he has a younger brother named Kim Jeong Gyu and a younger sister named Kim Eon Jin.
  • Kim aspired to become a singer since his elementary school days. 
  • He started taking saxophone lessons when he was in middle school. 
  • He became a trainee for the Big Hit Entertainment after he passed an audition in Daegu. 
  • After he graduated from the Korean Arts High School in 2014, Kim Taehyung enrolled at the Global Cyber University from where he graduated in 2020 with a major in Broadcasting and Entertainment. 
  • In 2021, he enrolled at the Hanyang Cyber University to pursue Masters of Business Administration in Advertising and Media. 

Personal Life

Dating History

The 26- year old singer is not currently dating anyone. He also has not dated anyone in the past. 

Styles of Kim

Kim is also known for his fashion statement. He is often seen in button-down school-boy coats with oversized sunglasses that refines his bold and daring yet cool and cozy look. Gucci is one of the very few brands he prefer. 

Career

From 2013: As a BTS Member

  • Before his debut, Kim Taehyung was the secret member of the BTS band and none knew about his existence.
  • In June 2013, it was announced that he is a member of BTS band, he made his debut with the track ‘No More Dream’ from their debut album titled ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’. 
  • He was credited for his music in The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, he co-wrote the songs ‘Hold Me Tight’ and ‘Fun Boyz’.
  • In May 2018, Kim Taehyubg released his second single titled ‘Singularity’, the song was added to the ‘Top 50 songs for the month of June 2018’ list by The Guardian. 
  • It was also included in the critics list of ‘Top 50 BTS songs’ by Billboard. It was ranked 20th on ‘The 65 Best Songs of 2018’ list by the New York Times. 
  • Pop music critic Mikael Wood titled it as the fourth best and most replay worthy song of 2018 and critic Laura Snapes included it in her list of favorites of 2018. 
  • On October 24, Kim received the fifth class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit medal from the President of South Korea, becoming one of the youngest recipients of the medal. 
  • V along with band member J-Hope collaborated with Zara Larsson for the song ‘A Brand New Day’ which was released on June 14, 2019.
  • After eight months, he collaborated with bandmate Jimim for the song ‘Friends’. 
  • In July 2021, he was appointed as the Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture by the president of South Korea Moon Jae-in to help lead the global agenda for future generations’, such as, ‘sustainable growth’ and ‘expand South Korea’s diplomatic efforts and global standing’ in the world. 

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From 2016: Solo Career

  • In 2016, Kim Taehyung made his acting debut with Hwarang, a historical drama.
  • He collaborated with Jin, a bandmate, for a duet track titled ‘It’s Definitely You’ and also released the song ‘4 O’Clock’ on the fourth anniversary of the band. 
  • In January 2019, ‘V’ released his complete solo song titled ‘Scenery’’. Within just two weeks, the song broke the daily streaming recond for nine times.
  • Seven weeks later, his second solo and completely English song ‘Winter Bear’ was released.
  • In 2020, he became a part of the song titled ‘Sweet Night’, the song stood at number two on US Digital Songs chart of Billboard.
  • In December, he released another solo track ‘Snow Flower’ that featured Peakboy. 
  • In 2021, he was a part of the songs titled ‘Our Beloved Summer’ and ‘Christmas Tree’. The second song stood at no. 79 on the Billboard list of Hot 100 making it one of the solo songs of V to make an entry on the chart. 

Filmography

TV Series

Year Title
2016-2017 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Variety Show

Year Title
2016 Celebrity Bromance

Shows as a Host

Year Title
2014 Show! Music Core
2015 Music Bank
2015 Show! Music Core
2016 Inkigayo
2017 Music Bank (Singapore Special)
2017 Inkigayo Super Concert in Daejeon

Short Films

Year Title
2016 Stigma #3
2018 Singularity

Discography

Singles

Year Title
2016 Stigma
2016 It’s Definitely You
2018 Intro: Singularity
2020 Inner Child
2020 Sweet Night
2021 Christmas Tree

As Lyricist

Year Title
2013 Outro: Circle Room Cypher
2014 95 Graduation 
2015 Hold Me Tight
2015 Boyz with Fun
2015 Run
2016 Run (Ballad Mix)
2016 Run (Alternative Mix)
2016 Introduction: Youth
2016 Stigma
2017 4 O’Clock
2019 Scenery
2019 Winter Bear
2020 Inner Child
2020 Sweet Night
2020 In the Soop
2020 Blue and Grey
2020 Snow Flower

Music Videos

Year Title
2019 Winter Bear

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Result
2020 APAN Star Awards Best OST Won
2019 Soompi Awards Best Choreography Won
2018 Soompi Awards Best Idol Actor Won
2017 Melon Music Awards Best OST Nominated

World Records

Publication Year Record
Guinness World Records 2021 Fastest to reach 1 million followers on Instagram
Guinness World Records 2021 Fastest to reach 10 million followers on Instagram

Net Worth

Kim Taehyung is currently enjoying a great net worth. His estimated net worth till date is approximately $20 Million. 

Social Media

‘V’ is quite popular on social media platforms. Kim Taehyung made a world record of fastest to gain 10 million followers on Instagram. His social media handles are:

Instagram: @thv

Twitter: @kimtaehyung

Kim Taehyung’s Quotes

  • Don’t be trapped in someone else’s dream.
  • I’ve learned to look back and appreciate my times of trial, as they are also what made me. 

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Kim Taehyung- FAQs

Who is Kim Taehyung?

Kim Taehyung is a Korean singer and song-writer. He is also a member of the BTS band.

When is Kim Taehyung’s birthday?

30 December 1995.

What is Kim Taehyung’s favorite color?

Blue, Black

What happened to Kim Taehyung?

He was tested Covid-19 positive in February 2022.

Why is Kim Taehyung famous?

Kim Taehyung gained popularity after he became a member of the Korean boys band BTS. He is famous for his sensational singing.