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BTS are coming to Hong Kong in March.

Meet the BTS boys – the K-pop idols who are taking over the music industry

  • BTS are going from strength to strength, appearing at this month’s Grammy awards for the first time
  • RM, Suga, V, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jin and Jimin will be in Hong Kong for four shows at AsiaWorld-Expo in March

After a year in which the pop music universe was gripped by BTS fever, it’s now almost Hong Kong’s turn to fall under the spell of the world’s biggest K-pop outfit.

The seven members of BTS will be performing four shows in Hong Kong on March 20-21 and 23-24.

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Their last full concert in Hong Kong was staged in 2017, but a lot has happened in the world of BTS since then, including a history-making No. 1 album on the US Billboard music charts – a first for a K-pop group – and a recent appearance at the Grammy awards.

As Hong Kong prepares to welcome arguably the biggest band in the world, let’s take a look at the seven members, who are all individual stars in their own right.

RM’s real name is Kim Nam-joon.


RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, is the 24-year-old leader and main rapper of the group. He’s the most recognisable face in BTS internationally because he is bilingual. He often acts as the group’s spokesman when they do interviews in English – a language RM says he learned mainly from watching American sitcom Friends.

With his usually flawless skin and preppy-meets-street style outfits, RM’s style is more teen idol than edgy rapper. However, he has received much praise for his natural flow and his lyrics.

Before joining BTS, Suga was a member of the underground rap outfit D-Town, or Daegu-Town.


Before joining BTS, Suga – born Min Yoon-gi – was a member of the underground rap outfit D-Town, or Daegu-Town, and went by the name Gloss.

He’s known as the most outspoken member of BTS. With a propensity to speak his mind, the 25-year-old has commented on a wide variety of issues including the state of politics in his native South Korea.

Suga is also a solo artist. In 2016, the rapper released his own mixtape under the alias Agust D, to much critical acclaim.

Described as noisy and fun-loving, V’s bandmates say he provides a lot of hilarious distractions.


Along with RM and Suga, one of the BTS Army fan club’s favourite members is the second youngest member, V, a vocalist and lead dancer in the group. Described as noisy and fun-loving, the 23-year-old’s bandmates say V provides a lot of hilarious distractions.

Born Kim Tae-hyung, Suga’s favourite songs include tracks by the likes of Joan Baez and Chet Baker, giving him a reputation as the most serious lover of music in BTS.

J-Hope’s real name is Jung Ho-seok.


Passionate about dance from an early age, J-Hope competed in national competitions and won first place at an event in 2008. Apart from wanting a career as a dancer, he also dreamed of becoming a rapper.

J-Hope – whose real name is Jung Ho-seok – has been instrumental in the writing of each BTS album. The 24-year-old says he chose his stage name as he wants to be perceived as “the hope of BTS”.
Jungkook, 21, is the youngest member of BTS.


The youngest member of BTS wowed the judges at auditions for Superstar K, a K-pop reality television competition when he was just 14 years old. While the now 21-year-old – born Jeon Jung-kook – did not make it to the final round at the time, his vocal skills were impressive enough to catch the eye of scouts at several major entertainment companies including Big Hit Entertainment, which manages BTS.
Jin, 26, is the oldest member of BTS.


As the oldest member of BTS, Jin serves as a vocalist and the band’s “visualist”, meaning the best-looking member. While the 26-year-old initially hoped to become an actor and had no experience as a musician, after joining Big Hit, Jin worked hard to hone his singing and dancing skills.

Jin’s real name is Kim Seok-jin, but he’s sometimes called by his strange nickname, “Worldwide Handsome”.

Known as a perfectionist, Jimin often talks about how hard he needs to work to give his best for his fans, also known as BTS Army.


Inspired by veteran K-pop star Rain, Jimin decided he would learn to sing as well as dance, and apparently trained so hard that he sometimes slept only three hours a night. His life changed when a teacher suggested he audition to become an entertainment trainee. Jimin took the advice and was accepted by the Big Hit Entertainment Group.

Born Park Ji-min, the 23-year-old is seen as a more quiet, reserved and serious member. Known as a perfectionist, he often talks about how hard he needs to work to give his best for his fans, also known as BTS Army.