Kim Namjoon (김남준)

Leader • Main Rapper

RM • God of Destruction • Dance Monster • Leader Mon • Sexy Brain Guy • Runch Randa (underground rapper name)

  • Sep 12, 1994

  • 24 years old

  • Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do

  • Virgo

  • INFP

  • 181 cm (5’11”)

  • 67 kg (147 lbs)

  • A

  • Mom • Dad • Younger Sister • Dog (Rapmon)

An Introduction to RM

Read RM's Pre-debut History by @baepsayed

"To be honest, my goal is very clear. It’s to have many people listen to my music. I want to confirm my existence even more by standing on a large stage."

—RM in HIPHOPPLAYA (March 2015 Issue), translated by Yasuis @ Tumblr (@ryuveiys) • Introduction to BTS Series (@gadaursan)

LOVE YOURSELF Tear • O version

Why We Love Him

  • Read RM's Pre-debut History by @baepsayed
  • Self-taught in English. He watched FRIENDS to help him learn, thanks to his mom’s suggestion. First he watched it with Korean subtitles, then with English subtitles, and lastly without subtitles at all.
  • Has an IQ of 148. He was part of the top 1.3% when he took the country's university entrance examinations for language, math, foreign language, and social studies.
  • Loves fashion. He likes taking photos of his outfits and tags them #김데일리 (#KimDaily) on Twitter. His favorite fashion brands are Japanese brands WTAPS and NEIGHBORHOOD.
  • A great leader. BTS wouldn’t exist without him.
  • Used to have a tough image (remember the shaved eyebrow, mohawk, and shades?) but has embraced his softness (uwu) through the years.
  • Writes a lot of BTS’ songs and works hard to make a great album every time.
  • Always thinking about ARMYs. Mentions ARMYs every time they receive an award. Does solo VLIVEs to talk to us.

Meet the Bangtan Boys

BTS is made up of seven members with different roles and distinct personalities. Read their profiles and fall in love with each of them.


Sending our love to the boys through regular fanmail wasn't enough, so we made a whole website about it. Read our personal letters addressed to each member.

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BTS, Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene, was formed by BigHit Entertainment and debuted in 2013. A true rag to riches story, they’ve reached international fame since their small beginnings. Here’s a recap of their journey.

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