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V
1117 V (BTS) Dispatch Photo Shoot LA (3) (cropped).png
V at a photo shoot in Los Angeles, November 2017
Born
Kim Tae-hyung

(1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 22)
Seo District, Daegu, South Korea
ResidenceHannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea[1]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Home townGeochang, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013 (2013)–present
LabelsBig Hit
Associated actsBTS
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Tae-hyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim T'aehyŏng
Stage name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationBwi
McCune–ReischauerPwi
Signature
BTS' V Signature.svg

Kim Tae-hyung (Hangul김태형; born on December 30, 1995),[2] better known by his stage name V, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy group BTS.[3]

Early life and education

V was born Kim Tae-hyung on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea,[4] and grew up in Geochang County.[5] He is the eldest of three children, with a younger brother and sister.[6] V first aspired to be a professional singer in elementary school,[7] and eventually began taking saxophone lessons in early middle school as a means of pursuing the career.[6][7]

After graduating from Korean Arts High School in 2014, V enrolled in Global Cyber University.[8]

Career

2013–present: BTS

V initially became a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment after passing an audition in Deagu.[9] On June 13, 2013, V made his debut as a member of BTS on Mnet's M Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool. He was first credited for music composition in The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 when he co-wrote and co-produced the song "Hold Me Tight". He also contributed to writing lyrics for the song "Fun Boyz", co-composed by fellow member Suga. For the song "Run", V's melody was used with Jungkook's original lyrics for the next album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2. He then did the same for a solo single called "Stigma" from the album Wings, which charted at 26 on the Gaon Music Chart and 10 on the Billboard World Digital Singles Chart. V has also released, unofficially, a cover of "Hug Me" with fellow BTS bandmate, J-Hope, as well as a cover of "Someone Like You" by Adele.[10]

In 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with other members of the group.[11]

2016–present: Solo activities

In 2016, V made his acting debut with a supporting role in KBS2's historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth under his real name.[12] He also collaborated with fellow BTS member Jin for the Hwarang's soundtrack entitled "It's Definitely You".[13] On June 8, 2017, he released the self-produced song "4 O'Clock" which features fellow BTS member RM, to celebrate BTS’ fourth anniversary.[14]

Artistry

V is a baritone.[15][16] Karen Ruffini of Elite Daily stated in their article that "V... has no problem producing super soothing, low tones that are a key element in the overall sound for BTS."[17] Tamar Herman from Billboard said that "with a wide range and a deep tone, V’s expressive vocals are a mainstay to BTS' sound."[18]

Discography

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[19]
US World
[20]
As lead artist
"Stigma" 2016 26 10 Wings
"Intro: Singularity" 2018 55 3 Love Yourself: Tear
Soundtrack appearances
"It's Definitely You"
(with Jin)
2016 18 8 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other songs

Year Title Format Other Notes
2014 "95 Graduation"[24] Digital download, streaming with Jimin
2017 "4 O'Clock"[25] with RM

Writing credits

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[26]

Year Artist Album Song
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool "Outro: Circle Room Cypher"
2014 Jimin & V Non-album release "95 Graduation"[24]
2015 BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 "Hold Me Tight"
"Boyz with Fun"
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 "Run"
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever "Run" (Ballad Mix)
"Run" (Alternative Mix)
Wings "Stigma"
2017 RM & V Non-album release "4 O'Clock"

Filmography

V in Kobe, Japan in March 2016.

Film

Year Title Role Ref.
2018 Burn the Stage: The Movie Himself [27]
2019 Love Yourself in Seoul [28]

Hosting

Year Network Program Note(s) Ref.
2014 MBC Show! Music Core with Kim So-hyun [29]
2015 KBS2 Music Bank with Park Bo-gum & Himchan (BAP) [30]
MBC Show! Music Core with Zico & Kim So-hyun [31]
2016 SBS Inkigayo with J-Hope, Moonbyul & Wheein (Mamamoo) [32]
2017 KBS2 Music Bank (Singapore Special) with Park Bo-gum & Irene (Red Velvet) [33]

Television series

Year Title Role(s) Network Note(s) Ref.
2016 Celebrity Bromance Himself MBig TV Season 1, episodes 1-4
with Kim Min-jae
[34]
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Seok Han-sung KBS2 Supporting role [35]

Trailers and short films

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref.
2016 "Stigma #3" 3:18 Yong-seok Choi (Lumpens) [36]
2018 "Singularity" 3:32 [37]

Awards and nominations

Melon Music Awards

Bout Year Recipient Award Result Ref.
9th 2017 "It's Definitely You" (Hwarang OST) Best OST Nominated [38]

References

  1. ^ Han, Jin (July 3, 2018). "[라이프트렌드] 유명인이 반한 한남동, 최고급 주거지로 뜬 이유". Korea JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "뷔 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  3. ^ "Get to Know BTS: V". Billboard.
  4. ^ "BTS". Big Hit Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  5. ^ Moon, Soo-bin (December 16, 2017). "[아.입.뽀] ⑥ 독보적 밀리언셀러, 방탄소년단 뷔 #이 비주얼, 이 실력 현실이냐?" [[A.Ib.Ppo] ⑥ Unprecedented Million Seller, BTS V #Visual, is this real?]. Economy Asia (in Korean). Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Jang, Eun-kyung (April 30, 2015). "[더스타프로필] 방탄소년단 뷔, 비범한 '상남자' 서열 "그림으로 말해요"". The Star (in Korean). Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Jang, Yoon-jung (October 30, 2018). "[방탄소년단 멤버해부] 방탄소년단, '뷔' #얼굴천재#감성소년#연탄이 아빠" [[BTS Dissection] BTS, 'V' #Face Genius #Emotional Boy #Yeontan Dad]. AJ News (in Korean). Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "글로벌사이버대, 지구에 희망 전할 '힐링아티스트'를 발굴하다". Brain Media.
  9. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (September 20, 2017). "BTS: Everything You Need to Know About the K-Pop Boy Band Ready to Take Over the World". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "방탄소년단 뷔 측 "'화랑' 출연 확정, 연기자 데뷔" (공식입장". www.fnnews.com. February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "'대중문화예술상' BTS, 문화훈장 화관 최연소 수훈...유재석부터 故 김주혁까지 '영광의 얼굴들' (종합)" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  12. ^ "방탄소년단 뷔, 본명으로 연기데뷔..'화랑:더비기닝' – 스타뉴스". star.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  13. ^ "[단독]효린 양요섭 방탄 뷔X진 '화랑' OST 지원사격 '명품보컬 총출동'". m.newsen.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  14. ^ Herman, Tamar (2017-06-16). "BTS Celebrates Anniversary With 3 New Songs". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  15. ^ Billboard Staff (June 12, 2018). "BTS' 50 Best Songs: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "BTS reveals intro for new album with V as the lead role". KBS World. May 5, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Ruffini, Karen. "Who is V From BTS?". Elite Daily. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  18. ^ Herman, Tamar (30 June 2017). "Get to Know BTS: V". Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  19. ^
  20. ^
  21. ^ Cumulative sales of "Stigma":
  22. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "BTS Breaks Their Own Record for Most Simultaneous Hits on World Digital Song Sales Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  23. ^
  24. ^ a b "95 graduation by Jimin & V of BTS". soundcloud. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  25. ^ "4 O'CLOCK R&V". soundcloud.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  26. ^ "Songs Registered Under V (10005240)". komca.or.kr. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  27. ^ "BTS Announce Big Screen Debut With 'Burn the Stage: the Movie'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  28. ^ "[공식]방탄소년단 콘서트 영화 '러브유어셀프 인 서울', 1월 26일 개봉 확정". Naver (in Korean). Sports News. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  29. ^ 최, 진실 (8 November 2014). "방탄소년단 뷔, '음악중심' 스페셜 MC 출격". Tenasia (in Korean). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  30. ^ 김, 은애 (4 December 2015). "'뮤직뱅크' 아이린 MC불참, 박보검·B.A.P 힘찬·방탄소년단 뷔 뭉쳤다". stoo.asiae (in Korean). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  31. ^ "[BANGTAN BOMB] Practicing for Show Music core 'special MC'". Youtube (in Korean). Bangtan TV. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  32. ^ "[BANGTAN BOMB] j-hope & V did Ingigayo Special MC!! - BTS (방탄소년단)". Youtube (in Korean). Bangtan TV. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  33. ^ "Hội bạn thân nổi tiếng của 'thánh ngoại giao' V (BTS)". vnexexpress (in Vietnamese). 29 September 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  34. ^ "V(BTS) & Minjae, Celeb Bros S1 EP1 "It's the first time in 2 and half years..!"". MBig TV.
  35. ^ "'화랑' 김태형 "첫 연기, 부담컸지만 행복했다" 하차 소감". naver.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  36. ^ "방탄소년단 뷔, 연기자 눈빛은 달라..'WINGS' 세 번째 쇼트필름 공개". asiae (in Korean). 8 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  37. ^ Herman, Tamar (6 May 2018). "BTS' V Reveals Haunting New Song 'Singularity' Ahead of 'Love Yourself: Tear' Album Release: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  38. ^ Chung, Joo-won (November 20, 2016). "BTS, EXO, TWICE top 2016 Melon Music Awards". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

External links

  • Media related to V at Wikimedia Commons