Kim Taehyung (aka V)
Date and place of birth: 30th December 1995, Daegu, South Korea.
Kim Taehyung aka V is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. Popularly known by his stage name V, a member of the South Korean boy band, BTS.
Position in the group: Vocalist, Visual.
Family Name: Kim.
V aspired to be a professional singer from when he was in elementary school itself. He took his saxophone classes, with his father’s support, in early middle school.
V had auditioned for Bighit ent. In Daegu and was immediately accepted. After graduating from Korean Arts High School, h enrolled for Global Cyber University – He graduated in August 2020 with a major in Broadcasting and Entertainment. He is currently enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University, pursuing Masters of Business Administration in Advertising and Media.
On June 13th, 2013, V debuted as a member of BTS, on Mnet’s M Countdown, with the track, “No more dream”. He co-wrote and co-produced the song, “Hold me tight”. He also contributed to writing the lyrics for the song, “Fun Boyz”, co-produced by bandmate Suga. He contributed to music composition and lyrics for the solo song, “Stigma”. He released another song with RM in 2017 titled “4 am”.
Later, in May 2018, V released his single “Singularity”. The track made its UK radio debut on BBC radio on October 25th.
On October 24th, V became the youngest recipients of the prestigious fifth-class Hwangwan “Order of cultural merit” Medal. V together with bandmate J-Hope collaborated with Swedish singer Zara Larrson on a song called “Brand New Day” which was also their soundtrack for their mobile game BTS World. It was released on June 14th, 2019.
In 2016, V made his debut in the acting world, taking the supporting role in one of the famous dramas, “Hwarang: The poet warrior youth”
V, on 30th January 2019 wrote and composed his ballad, “Scenery” through his group’s SoundCloud page. This solo had broken Soundclouds records for reaching 100 million streams from 20 million listeners in over 14 days, the shortest time for the platform. Seven months later, V released his first full English song, “Winterbear”. He had directed the MV himself and was released on 9th August.
In 2020, V participated in a song titled, “Sweet Night”, for the JTBC drama, “Itaewon Class”. This song was produced, written, and sung by V himself. Later, on the 25th of December V released another solo track, “Snow flower” which featured PeakBoy.
The famous phrase, “I purple you”, was coined by V during one of BTS’s fan meet in 2016, which later made purple the color of BTS and their fans. UNICEF had used this phrase for their Anti-Bullying campaigns in collaboration with BTS.
Various artists have cited him as their idol.
Nickname : Taetae, Blank Tae, CGV
He had an option of either picking Lex, Six and V. Kim Taehyung chose V as his stage name because V stands for Victory.
His role model was his Dad.
He used to play the Saxophone as his dad used to tell him that a singer has to play at least one instrument.
His voice is most distinguishable from other members for its deep, husky, and vocal range.
He is scared of heights
He has an adorable puppy named Yeontan.
He almost had debuted as a rapper of the group before rather than the vocalist.
He ranked in first place for “The most handsome men 2017-2018”
Collecting ties is one of his many hobbies.
In one of his Weverse’s reply, he replies that he has a chronic medical condition called Cholinergic Urticaria.
He is currently the Brand Ambassador of the famous clothing brand GUCCI.
Beautiful (with J-hope, Jimin and Jungkook)
A typical idol’s Christmas (with Jin, Suga, J- Hope and Jimin)
95 Graduation (with Jimin)
Stigma (from Wings)
4’O Clock (with RM)
Intro: Singularity (From Love Yourself :Tear)
Inner Child (from Map of Soul : 7)
Snow Flower (Feat. PeakBoy)