BTS is the most famous boy band among all the groups. But what is the secret behind their real name and stage name? Also, read about the controversies and achievements
Who doesn’t like BTS? Yes, there are some. But who cares? BTS, the most talented group, debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. BTS isn’t famous from the beginning, they struggled so much before getting fame. The seven member group shared a dorm and a single washroom when they were trainees. Fame comes with a cost and for BTS that was hard work.
For people who don’t know about BTS. Bangtan Sonyeondan is the full form of BTS. Or you can say Bulletproof Boy Scouts or Bangtan Boys. The group consists of seven members:
Kim Namjoon , Min Yoongi , Jung Ho-Seok , Kim Tae-hyung, Park Jimin , Jeon Jungkook and Kim Seokjin.
Kim Namjoon also known as RM
The meaning of Kim Namjoon is “the genius from South”. And that is true Namjoon is a genius. His IQ is 148. RM is a talented rapper. Before debuting in BTS he was an underground rapper and his stage name was Runch Randa. Kim Namjoon is written as 김남준 in Korean language.
His stage name means Rap monster. Later he changed it to Real Me.
Min Yoongi also known as Suga
Min Yoongi said that he doesn’t know the real meaning behind his name. He thinks that his parents named him Min Yoongi because his name is used across generations in his family.
Furthermore, he even said that he will lead a good and reputable life. Min Yoongi’s stage name is Suga which means Shooting Star. That was his position in the school basketball. team. Suga’s real name is written as 민윤기 in Korean language.
Jung Ho-Seok also known as J-Hope
J-Hope revealed that his parents got the idea of naming him Jung Ho- Seok because they used to visit a temple. He shared that the meaning of his name is ‘a name that will spread throughout the entire country.’ This became true because of his hard work. Did you know? Once
J-Hope planned to leave BTS but I am glad that he stayed in the band.
His stage name is J- Hope because he wanted to become a hope for the army. J-Hope has recently released his solo album. His name is written as 정호석 in korean.
Hobi and Hobah
Kim Tae-hyung also known as V
V said that his grandfather named him Kim Tae-hyung which means ‘all wishes will come true’ or ‘everything will work out in the end’! Moreover, V’s grandfather named children based on their future. Maybe he used to predict things.
Kim Tae-hyung is written as 김태형, the meaning behind his stage name is victory.
Park Jimin also known as Jimin
Park Jimin is a singer as well as a dancer. The meaning behind his name is ‘my wisdom will reach higher than the sky’. He further said that his grandfather named him. Jimin told in an interview that he was offered a stage name as “Baby G” but he refused it because he liked his family name more.
Park Jimin is written as 박지민.
Jeon Jungkook also known as Jungkook
Jungkook is the youngest member in BTS Group. He revealed that he was named after his grandfather. The meaning behind his name is ‘the pillar of the nation’. In 2020 he was named as “the sexiest international man in 2020”. The youngest vocalist is also known as golden maknae.
He said that he was offered a stage name as “Seagull” because he was born in Busan and that is the official bird of the city. But just like Jimin he stuck to his real name.
Jeon Jungkook is also written as 전정국 in korean language.
Kim Seokjin also known as Jin
Just like his bandmates, he was also named by his grandfather. The meaning of his name is ‘a great treasure’. The songwriter hasn’t talked much about the reason why he chose Jin as his stage name. His name is written as 김석진 in korean.
He loves photography and animation.
Most recent controversy: BTS RM and Henry Cavill 2022 Most Handsome Face Winner
Many K-pop stars are among the most handsome faces all over the world. But who has the most handsome face? RM or Henry Cavill. The answer is that we cannot compare both of them. Each of them has good looks. Also, people are posting racist remarks against RM as the rumours said that he pushed Henry Cavill down to the second position.
The list for 2022 Most Handsome Faces has not been released yet. The list will be out in December. And the decision will be taken according to the votes.
T C Chandler said that
“For those who have been asking and spreading the meme… No, we have not released the 2022 Lists yet. We only ever release the Top 100 lists in late December.
As much as we like both RM (Kim Nam-joon) and Henry Cavill, neither of them has ever been crowned the winner or even been in the Top 5.
Nothing has been decided in 2022 and nothing will be until we hold a vote in December.
If you see the meme or the news story floating around social media, please ignore and don’t share.
War Of Hormone
War of Hormone was criticised by the people for its lyrics. People said that the song has misogynistic lyrics and it objectifies women. Some lines of the song :
Women who make you look through their clothes,
My eyes keep turning, women’s belly (Yup),
I’m sweating, I’m making a fuss for nothing, please wear more high heels
After being criticised by most of the people, BTS tried to make more sensitive lyrics.
Condom in Jin’s Room
In 2014, Jin shared a picture of his dorm, where he was eating the food he cooked. Many fans spotted a packet of king sized condom behind him. The Army and other people started posting pictures and writing captions. Later on, Big Hit Entertainment came forward to clarify that it was gifted by a fan.
Death Threats to Kim Namjoon
In an Australian interview,
RM made a controversial statement saying that, when he first met V and J-Hope, he couldn’t see them because they were ‘too black’. People said that this statement is racist. In 2015, he received so many death threats because of the statement. Later on, the United States tour was cancelled.
Criticism for not following Covid Safety Protocols
In 2020, when Covid cases were at their peak, Jungkook was spotted at Itaewon Club with his friends. He was criticised by people for not following covid safety protocols. He was blamed because he is a public figure and role model for many people. The Army will follow what their role models do.
He later said that
“I am truly sorry for those who have had a hard time and strived to battle the virus. I feel the same for other BTS members who always stand by me,” Jungkook said on a radio programme.
“I was also heavy-hearted, as my beloved fans might have had a difficult time because of me. I talked a lot with the members and reflected on myself. I wanted to speak directly to you live – from now on, I will be more careful in my thoughts and actions always and everywhere.”
The Photograph of Taehyung smoking outside the Grammys venue
In 2022, V was photographed smoking outside Grammys venue. After that his photo became viral on all social media sites. Some people supported Taehyung and some criticised him for smoking as they think that V is promoting cigarettes or telling the younger generation that smoking cigarettes is common.
As I said earlier, people criticise public figures because many of them are their inspirations.
Bangtan Boys have gained popularity among the world. They have been nominated for many awards like:
Most Twitter Engagements – Group (male)
Favourite Social Artist
Favourite Social Artist
U+IdolLive Popularity Award – Male Group
Top Selling Song in Billboard music awards
Music Video of the Year by E! People’s Choice Awards and several awards by The fact music awards Gaon Chart music awards, Golden Disc Awards and many more.
Other than that, Boy With Luv became the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours breaking the record of Ariana Grande’s “Thank you next”. After that Dynamite became the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours breaking the record of Black Pink’s “How you like that”. In 2021, BTS broke its own record of song “
Dynamite” as “ Butter” became the most viewed K pop video in 24 hours.
In Billboard Music Awards 2020, BTS won 3 awards at the show. It bagged Top Song Sales Artist and Top Selling Song for ‘Butter.’ According to some reports, the seven member band has 12 Billboard Music Awards which is really amazing.
BTS 2022 achievements are written below:
BTS breaks the record for Most “Group of the year wins at the MTV Vma’s.”
Bangtan Tv reached 70 million subscribers
BTS became the most viewed artist
BTS became the first group to reach 28 billion Spotify streams.
BTS officially appointed as Ambassadors for World Expo Busan 2030.
HYBE x Disney Streaming deal will bring BTS to Disney+