Monday, July 3, 2017

SOUTH KOREA - Get to Know BTS: Jimin

Get to Know BTS: Jimin:

After their global popularity led BTS to becoming the first ever K-pop group to win a BBMA at the 2017 awards, a feat that no other Korean aside from has achieved, all eyes are on the septet. With their trend-setting approach to K-pop and their charismatic, but relatable, personalities, the boy band is the most visible Asian act in the U.S. right now.

While their ever loyal ARMY knows everything that there is to learn about BTS', there's a lot to this South Korean act that newcomers may not be familiar with. But Billboard's basic guide to the BTS members is here to help.

Born Oct. 13, 1995, Jimin is one of BTS' younger members, but one of their most formidable dancers. With a background in contemporary dance and a charming smile, Jimin is one of BTS' vocalists.

1. Hard Working Beyond Belief

All of BTS’ members are hardworking, but Jimin’s a perfectionist who always is working on himself and trying to move forward in his career. He’s constantly practicing so that he can improve and be even better than he is at the present.

2. Caring Personality

The BTS members all take care of one another, but Jimin is known for being particularly warm and sweet to the rest of the members. Not only is he kind, he’s also sentimental; Jimin told teen magazine J-14 that his favorite movie is The Notebook.

3. Modern Dance King

Jimin studied contemporary dance in school and was the top of his class. His training shows through his moves on stage, especially during the choreography for his Wings solo track “Lie,” which he co-wrote. Jimin took things to another level with his expressive delivery of the song’s dramatic choreography, telling a message as much with his body as his vocals.



4. He’s Always There… on Social Media

His love for the fans shine through Jimin’s social media habits. While all seven members share bits of their lives with fans on social media, Jimin is one of the most frequent posters to BTS’ social accounts, updating fans with videos and pictures regularly.

5. Top Tumblr'd K-Pop Star

BTS itself was the no. 1 active K-pop act featured in posts on Tumblr in the first half of 2017, and one of those popular posts about the band was about Jimin. A GIF-heavy post that revealed Jimin at his most "savage" had over 8,000 notes on Tumblr, showing the singer being playfully disrespectful to the rest of the team's members.