Kim Taehyung also known by his stage name “V” is a rich baritone-voiced singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He was revealed as a member of the group, BTS formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. V comes from humble beginnings having been raised poor, however, he didn’t let his childhood define his future as he nurtured the dream of becoming a music star as a kid. He is currently living that dream and inspiring several others to actualize and live theirs too.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About BTS Taehyung (V)
1. He wants to emulate his father’s parenting style
Taehyung was born into a humble home of 5 in South Korea. He once stated in an interview that he wants to be a parent like his father when he has his own family and children. He is the first child of his family and has a junior brother and sister. V completed his high school education in 2014 from Korean Arts High School. Shortly after, he got admission to the Global Cyber University, Korea.
2. His first major step towards stardom was training with Big Hit Entertainment
Taehyung knew from a very young age that he wanted to become a very popular singer and he never lost sight of that dream. By the time he was in middle school, he had already begun taking saxophone lessons to complement his rich baritone voice. He took a step closer to his dream by becoming a trainee with Big Hit Entertainment after he passed their audition.
He was officially unveiled as a member of the boy band group, BTS in 2013 and was credited with either writing, co-writing or producing some of the group’s hit singles from their albums. While still remaining a part of the group, V also has solo endeavors. His 2nd solo track “Singularity” took his brand of music beyond Asian shores. After the song debuted on the United Kingdom airwaves in October 2018, it made it to the “Top 50” songs played in the month of June 2018. It also made it to number 28 on the Billboard’s critic’s list of the “Top 50 BTS Songs”. He has been credited with writing hit songs and tracks like Winter Bear, Scenery, Stigma, Boyz With Fun, Run, Hold Me Tight and several others.
3. Taehyung is also an incredible actor
Taehyung started appearing on television as a host on MBC’s Show Music Core and KBS2’s Music Bank between 2014 and 2015. He made his acting debut in MBig TV’s Celebrity Bromance in 2016; Taehyung appeared as himself for the first 4 episodes of season 1. He also appeared as Seok Han-Sung on KBS2’s Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth between 2016 and 2017.
4. He is quite the influencer
Taehyung, at a BTS fan meeting in 2006 came up with the phrase “I Purple you” and it has sort of stuck with the group and their fans over the years. BTS adopted Purple as their official color and the fans are referred to as “purple” too. UNICEF, while partnering with BTS for their anti-bullying campaign has also adopted the phrase. Many South Korean idols and celebrities such as Dylan, Jungseung, Mingi, Yeosang, Hyun-min, Been, Jaehyun, Younghoon, and several others, have all mentioned “V” as their role model who has had a great impact on their careers. In 2018, a company conducted research on the most searched name in the Korean pop industry, and they discovered that Taehyung’s name came up tops.
5. Awards and Recognition
In October 2018, Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea honored the members of BTS with the 5th Class Hwagwan “Order of Cultural Merit” medal for their wonderful role in the spread of Korean culture. Taehyung became the youngest person to ever receive this very prestigious award at the time it was given to his group.
6. He has an interesting relationship history
As a K-pop idol, Taehyung has been linked with a few female “lovers” over the past few years. In 2016, it was rumored that he was in a relationship with Red Velvet’s lead rapper, Joy. He was also rumored to be in a relationship with one of his fans simply referred to as “Hi”. He was always posting on Instagram the phrase “Hi Nuna” and fans read meaning to this; some also claim that he was wearing a ring that was given to him by “Hi”, but Big Hit Entertainment came out to debunk this rumor, insisting that communication between him and Hi was that of a normal idol – fan one. Currently, he is single and not married.
7. What is Taehyung’s Net Worth?
Taehyung is reportedly worth about $8 million. He has spent several years in the music industry and even made a career from acting, which is where his wealth primarily emanates. Should V continue at his current pace, he stands to get even richer.