K-pop vocalist who rose to fame as a member of the boy band Bangtan Boys (BTS). They won a 2013 MelOn Music Award and 2014 and 2015 Golden Disk Awards, among others. In 2017, they became the first Kpop group to win a Billboard award.
Before auditioning for the Bangtan Boys, he attended film school. His band's first single, "2 Cool 4 Skool," was released in June of 2013.
His first studio album with Bangtan Boys, Dark & Wild, peaked at number two on South Korea's Gaon Music Chart, and his second album with the group, Wake Up, rose to number three on Japan's Oricon chart.
His birth name is Kim Seokjin. He and his older brother grew up in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. His father is a CEO.
He and Jungkook both rose to fame as members of Bangtan Boys.