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Jimin (지민) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, and producer under BigHit Music. He is a member of the boy group BTS.

He made his solo debut with the mini album Face on March 24, 2023.

Career[]

Pre-debut[]

He auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment and was shortlisted as the last member of BTS.[citation needed]

2013: Debut with BTS[]

He made his debut as a member of BTS on June 13, 2013 with the group's first single album "2 Cool 4 Skool".

2018-2022: "Promise", "Christmas Love", "With You"[]

Jimin released his first solo single, "Promise", on December 18, 2020, via SoundCloud.

On December 24, 2020, he released his second solo single, "Christmas Love".

In 2022, he recorded the track "With You" with Ha Sung Woon as part of the soundtrack of the South Korean drama Our Blues.

2023: "Vibe", solo debut, "Like Crazy (Remixes)", "Angel Pt. 1", "Angel Pt. 2", "Closer Than This"[]

On January 16, 2023, dongA.com reported that Jimin will be releasing a solo album in February. A source from BigHit Music responded that the schedule is yet to be finalized.[2] On February 10, Jimin announced on a Weverse live broadcast that he will likely be making his debut in March.[3]

On February 22, it was announced that Jimin will make his solo debut with the mini album Face on March 24.[4] "Set Me Free Pt.2" was pre-released on March 17.

On March 26, BigHit Music announced that the remix single "Like Crazy (Remixes)" will be released later that day.[5]

On April 4, Jimin became the first Korean to top the Billboard's Artist 100,[6] and spent seven consecutive weeks on the chart.[7]

On May 9, BigHit Music announced that Jimin will be collaborating with American rappers and singers Kodak Black, NLE Choppa, JVKE, and Muni Long for the soundtrack of Fast X. "Angel Pt. 1" was released on May 18.[8] On June 12, the second OST, "Angel Pt. 2", was announced. It was released on June 15.[9]

On December 21, BigHit Music announced that Jimin will be releasing the digital single "Closer Than This" on December 22.[10]

2024: Muse[]

On June 18, 2024, BigHit Music announced that Jimin will be releasing his second mini album Muse on July 19.[11]

Personal life[]

Education[]

He studied modern dance in a school in Busan, then joined a school in Seoul, with V and RM.[citation needed]

Health[]

On January 31, 2022, BigHit Music released a statement saying that Jimin had a sore throat and began experiencing abdominal pain on January 30. He then went to the hospital and after thorough examination, he tested positive for COVID-19 and acute appendicitis. He went through surgery in the morning on the 31st following physician advice. The surgery was successful and he has since recovered.[12]

Military service[]

On November 22, 2023, BigHit announced that Jimin started his military enlistment process and further updates will later be shared.[13] On December 5, BigHit Music announced that Jimin is about to start their military service, without providing an exact date due to safety reasons.[14] He eventually enlisted on December 12.[15] He will be discharged on June 11, 2025.[citation needed]

Discography[]

Mini albums[]

Digital singles[]

Remix singles[]

Collaborations[]

  • "Smeraldo Garden Marching Band" (with Loco) (2024)

Features[]

OSTs[]

Producing and writing credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[16]
Artist Song Album Type
2013
BTS "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" 2 Cool 4 Skool Writing
2015
BTS "Boyz With Fun" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Pt. 1 Writing
Composing
2016
BTS "Lie" Wings Writing
Composing
2018
Jimin "Promise" Writing
Composing
2020
BTS "Friends" Map of the Soul : 7 Writing
Composing
Producing
"In The Soop" N/A Writing
Composing
"Skit" Be
"Dis-ease"
Jimin "Christmas Love"
2023
Taeyang "Vibe" Composing
Jimin "Set Me Free Pt.2" Face Writing
Composing
"Face-off"
"Like Crazy"
"Alone"
"Letter (편지)"
"Closer Than This"

Filmography[]

Music video appearances[]

  • GLAM - "Party(XXO)" (2012)

Endorsements[]

On January 16, 2023, Dior announced that Jimin was chosen as their newest global ambassador.[17] On March 3, 2023, in an exclusive report, it was revealed that Jimin had signed to become an ambassador for Tiffany & Co.[18]

  • Dior (2023)
  • Tiffany & Co. (2023)

Trivia[]

  • His favorite colors are blue and black.
  • His Zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Jimin has a younger brother.
  • His favorite number is number 3.
  • He thinks that the color representing BTS is gold.
  • He was almost called "Baby J" or "Young Kid" as the stage name.
  • Jimin's role models are Rain, Taeyang of BIGBANG and Chris Brown.
  • Jimin is the shortest as well as the third youngest in the group.
  • It was revealed that he and former Wanna One members Daniel and Woojin were in a dance competition called Busan City Kids.[19]
  • His hobby is relaxing whenever he gets a chance.
  • His favorite foods are pork, duck, chicken, fruit, and kimchi jjigae.
  • He and V were classmates in high school.
  • He did a cover of the title "Young, Wild and Free" by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa with J-Hope and Jungkook.
  • He is the most close to V, J-hope and Jungkook in the group.
  • His favorite items are "New Era" caps and bandanas.
  • He likes girls who are nice, cute, shorter than him and who can dance to music no matter the place.
  • He has a habit of dancing, moving with music wherever he is.
  • He describes himself in one word as "cutie" and the charming member of Bangtan.
  • He is able to play Taeyang's "Wedding Dress" on the piano.
  • In 10 years, he sees himself as a cool singer who enjoys the scene.
  • Jimin's fans are called ARMY which is same for every member of BTS.
  • His favorite Karaoke song is "Only Look At Me" by Taeyang because he lived a non-reciprocal love story in the past.
  • Jungkook often teases him about his waist.
  • When BTS were preparing their debut with the song "No More Dream", they all had to show their abs but Jimin was the only one who really had them, so he was the only one to show them while dancing on stage.
  • He felt sorry for the members when he hit them on the back in "No More Dream".
  • He says he feels happy when J-Hope annoys him.
  • According to the other members, Jimin is the nicest member.
  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.[citation needed]
  • He has martial arts training: he is trained in Kendo and Taekwondo (in which he has a black belt). [20]
  • He has the same birth name as Jamie (former member of 15&).[21]
  • He is a huge fan of Japanese anime (in particular, he is a fan of the popular shonen anime One Piece and his favorite character is Roronoa Zoro, one of the protagonists of the series, known for his sword skills and who even inspired Jimin to start train Kumdo/Kendo when he was still a child and even getting a Zoro action figure as a birthday gift during the "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" promotions).[22][23][24][25]

Gallery[]

Main article: Jimin (BTS)/Gallery

Notes[]

  1. Originally released only on SoundCloud
  2. Originally released only on SoundCloud and YouTube

References[]

  1. TopStar News: (HD테마) 아이돌 대통합 ‘우정패딩즈’…샤이니 태민-엑소 카이-방탄소년단 지민-워너원 하성운
  2. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Reported To Make Solo Debut In February + BIGHIT MUSIC Briefly Comments
  3. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Announces Plans To Make Solo Debut In March
  4. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Confirms March Release Date For 1st-Ever Solo Album “FACE”
  5. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Announces Plans To Drop 2 New Remixes Of Solo Debut Track “Like Crazy”
  6. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Becomes 1st Korean Soloist In Billboard History To Top Artist 100
  7. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Becomes 1st K-Pop Soloist To Spend 7 Consecutive Weeks On Billboard’s Artist 100
  8. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin To Drop New Song With Kodak Black, NLE Choppa, JVKE, And Muni Long For “Fast X” OST
  9. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin To Drop 2nd “FAST X” OST “Angel Pt. 2” With Charlie Puth, JVKE, And Muni Long
  10. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin To Release New Single “Closer Than This” This Week
  11. Soompi: BTS's Jimin Announces Comeback With Second Solo Album
  12. Weverse: Weverse Announcement
  13. BTS on Weverse (November 22, 2023)
  14. Soompi: BIGHIT MUSIC Confirms Enlistment Plans For BTS’s RM, Jimin, V, And Jungkook
  15. Soompi: Jimin And Jungkook Become Final BTS Members To Enlist With Warm Send-Off From J-Hope And Suga
  16. KOMCA: Searching Works (search 10005241 under Writers & Publishers)
  17. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin Named Global Ambassador For Dior
  18. Wwd: EXCLUSIVE: BTS’ Jimin Signs on as Tiffany & Co.’s Latest Ambassador
  19. Soompi: BTS’s Jimin, Produce 101’s Kang Daniel and Park Woojin Spotted In Same Dance Competition
  20. https://www.koreaboo.com/lists/martial-artist-idols-take-anyone-in-round-taekwondo/
  21. Pinkvilla: 13 surprising pairs of Kpop idols that share the same name
  22. Koreaboo: 9 Times BTS Revealed How Much They Actually Love Anime That Will Make You Say “Same”
  23. Koreaboo: 9 BTS’s Favorite Anime Series, So You Can Binge-Watch Them During Your Free Time
  24. Koreaboo: 5 Of BTS Jimin’s Recommended K-Dramas, Animes, And Movies
  25. Koreaboo: BTS’s Jimin Confesses Why He Took Up Kendo When He Was A Kid, And The Reason Will Make You Say “Aaaw~”

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