V (singer)

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V (Kim Tae-hyung) at a fanmeet in Mok-dong, in May 2016 01.jpg
Taehyung at a fan meeting, May 2016

Korean spelling
Hangeul 김태형
Hanja 金泰亨
Kim Tae-hyeong
Kim T'aehyŏng
Vs signature

Kim Tae-hyung ( Hangul : 김태형 ; born December 30, 1995 in Daegu , South Korea ), known as V , is a South Korean pop singer , songwriter and actor . He is the second youngest member of the seven-member boy band BTS (Hangul: 방탄 소년단), which was founded by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013 .


Kim Taehyung was born as the eldest child of a farming family of five. He has a younger sister and a younger brother. He spent most of his childhood in Geochang, South Korea. He speaks Korean as his mother tongue, but can also mostly speak Japanese and some English.

He became a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment after being selected at a casting in Daegu .

He graduated from Korean Arts High School in 2014. He is currently enrolled at the Global Cyber ​​University.


Since 2013: BTS

On June 13, 2013 he made his debut as the singer of the band BTS with the title No More Dream from their debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool. While the other members were known to the general public before their official debut, Taehyung was introduced as the seventh member on June 3, 2013. Since then he has made several television appearances on various shows. Taehyung belongs to the Maknae line (the youngest of the group) with Jimin and Jungkook.

The first song Taehyung co-composed was Hold Me Tight from the mini-album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1. Since then he has been writing and producing songs for BTS.

As part of the BTS-FESTA, Taehyung published the song 4 O'Clock in June 2017 , which he composed with the help of RM .

In October 2018, South Korean President Moon Jae-in V and the rest of the members awarded a medal for their extraordinary contribution to Korean culture and its spread. BTS are the youngest and first idols to receive this medal in the cultural awards.

In June 2019, V was named a member of the Recording Academy along with the rest of the BTS members . Membership enables him, among other things, to vote for the Grammy winners.

Since 2016: solo activities

In 2016 Taehyung started his acting career with the supporting role of Hansung in the historical series Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth . He also recorded the song Even If I Die, It's You with bandmate Jin as the soundtrack for the series.

In January 2019, V released his first completely self-written and composed song en (Scenery) on SoundCloud . This was followed by the song "Winter Bear" on August 9, 2019 with a music video which he directed himself and shows video material from his travels.


In 2018 led Eugene Investment & Securities Co., Ltd . conducted analytical research on Google search trends in relation to the K-Pop industry. "V" was first in the table, meaning it was the most frequently used search term in South Korea for the past five years. In a poll conducted by Gallup Korea , he was ranked the 9th Most Popular Kpop Idol of 2018.

V coined the phrase "I purple you" (or 보라 해 (rom. Borahae) in Korean) during the BTS fan meeting in November 2016 . Since then, the color purple has become a symbol for BTS and their fans. UNICEF also used the term for its anti- bullying campaign in collaboration with BTS.

Various artists have cited him as an influence and role model, including The Boyz's Younghoon and Hwall, Jaehyun from Golden Child, Jangjun and Been from MVP, Byun Hyun-min from Rainz, Yeosang and Mingi from Ateez , Jungseung and Dylan from D-Crunch, Bao by Lucente, Yunmin from Newkidd, Hanyu from Boy Story, Beomgyu from TXT , Produce X 101 candidates Koo Jungmo, Lee Taeseung and Mahiro Hidaka and former Wanna One member Park Ji-hoon.


V is a baritone . Karen Ruffini of Elite Daily stated in her article that he "has no problem creating the calming, low-pitched notes that are a key element in the overall sound of BTS." "With his wide vocal range and deep sound, V's expressive vocals are a mainstay for the soundfrom BTS, "said Tamar Herman of Billboard .


Solo songs

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2016 Stigma
KR26 (1 week)
Sales KOR: +110,898
It's Definitely You
Hwarang OST
KR34 (4 weeks)
Sales KOR: + 76,657
2018 Singularity
Love Yourself 轉 'Tear'
KR54 (4 weeks)

Other songs


  • 95 graduation (with Jimin)



  • 4 O'Clock (with RM )


  • 풍경 (Scenery)
  • Winter Bear


  • Sweet night

Songwriting and production

All information according to the Korea Music Copyright Association.

year Artist album song
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool "Outro: Circle Room Cypher"
2014 Jimin & V "95 Graduation"
2015 BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1 "Hold Me Tight"
"Boyz with Fun"
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 "Run"
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever "Run" ballad mix
"Run" alternative mix
Wings "Stigma"
2017 RM & V "4 O'Clock"
2019 V 풍경 (Scenery)
2020 BTS Map of the Soul: 7 "Inner Child"
2020 V Itaewon Class OST Part.12 "Sweet Night"



  • Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. (as Seok Han-sung)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Who is Kim Taehyung? Everything you need to know. Retrieved July 10, 2019 (American English).
  2. V. Retrieved July 10, 2019 (English).
  3. V. btsdiary.com; Retrieved February 25, 2017
  4. ^ BTS: Everything You Need to Know About the K-Pop Boy Band Ready to Take Over the World. Retrieved July 12, 2019 (American English).
  5. BTS V-Jimin And NU'EST Ren, Graduating From Korea Art School Today. KpopStarz, February 15, 2014, accessed June 8, 2017 .
  6. 글로벌 사이버대, 지구 에 희망 전할 '힐링 아티스트' 를 발굴 하다. Retrieved June 8, 2017 .
  7. Bangtan Boys releases image teaser for member 'V'. allkpop, accessed April 22, 2017 .
  8. ^ A b Korea Music Copyright Association. Retrieved November 27, 2018 .
  9. BTS: 네시 (4 O'Clock) - R&V . June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  10. ^ K-pop group BTS to receive cultural medal from Korean government. Retrieved January 2, 2019 .
  11. ^ BTS offered Recording Academy membership, to vote for Grammys. Retrieved June 27, 2019 .
  12. (단독) 효린 양요섭 방탄 뷔 X 진 '화랑' EAST 지원 사격 '명품 보컬 총출동'. November 27, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2017 (Korean).
  13. a b c 풍경 by V of BTS. Retrieved June 27, 2019 .
  14. Winter Bear by V. Accessed January 4, 2020 (German).
  15. [BANGTAN BOMB] 'Winter Bear' cover shooting behind - BTS (방탄 소년단). Retrieved January 4, 2020 .
  16. K-pop Songs and Singers that have shone this year in 2018 - including trends over the past 12 years. Retrieved December 18, 2019 .
  17. 방탄 소년단 뷔, '구글 트렌드 1 위' 로 증권가 도 주목. Retrieved February 27, 2020 (Korean).
  18. 美 뉴스 위크, 방탄 소년단 뷔 가 만든 '보라 해' 1000 일 맞아 전세계 영향력 심층 보도. Retrieved February 27, 2020 (Korean).
  19. ^ TS V, extends his influence as an idol of Chinese Idols "High Popularity". Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  20. Golden Child's second appearance, "BTS 'V, Style Role Model". Retrieved August 13, 2019 ([Photoshoot]).
  21. BTS V "His stage presence is Idols' Idol". Meeting with junior idols who mentioned V as their role model, became a hot issue. " Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  22. ^ BTS V, the "role model" of entertainers. 5 idol juniors who said they wanted to look like BTS V and chose V as their role model. Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  23. 'Idol Radio' The Boyz Younghoon, "I'm into BTS 'V!" Sends video letter as a fan. Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  24. BTS V, "Number One Idol Role Model", younger trainees confession of BTS V as their favorite member, dream of becoming "the 2nd stage genius". Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  25. Produce X 'Lee Jin-woo, Lee Tae-seung, and Lee Woo-jin revealed. Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  26. 프듀 X '이진우 · 이태승 · 이우진 밝힌 # 이동욱 # 인생 연습생 # 박지훈 (인터뷰). Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  27. '프듀 X101' 강석화 "100 노력해 도 1 만 방송 될 때 아쉬움 느껴" [화보]. Retrieved August 13, 2019 .
  28. BTS 'Top 50 Songs for Their Fifth Anniversary: ​​Critics' Picks Billboard. June 12, 2018, accessed February 27, 2020 .
  29. ^ "BTS reveals intro for new album with V as the lead role. Retrieved May 8, 2018 .
  30. Here's Everything To Know About V From BTS, Who Has A Voice That'll Melt Your Heart. Retrieved February 27, 2020 (English).
  31. ^ V of BTS: Get to Know One of the Group's Singers. June 30, 2017, accessed February 27, 2020 .
  32. Chart sources:
  33. Stigma Sales:
  34. Sales of Even If I Die It's You:
  35. 95 graduation by Jimin & V of BTS. Retrieved January 3, 2019 .
  36. 안아줘 (Hug me). Retrieved January 3, 2019 .
  37. 네시 (4 O'CLOCK) - R&V. Retrieved January 3, 2019 .
  38. 95 graduation by Jimin & V of BTS. Retrieved November 27, 2018 .
  39. 네시 (4 O'CLOCK) - R&V. Retrieved November 27, 2018 .