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Jimin

Jimin FAKE LOVE Airplane Pt2Concept photo for "FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2".

Jimin Love Yourself Answer Concept Photo F VersionConcept photo for Love Yourself 'Answer'.

Personal Information
Real Name Park Ji-min
Hangul 박지민
Other Names Jiminnie
Chim Chim
Mochi[1]
Manggaetteok[2]
Birthdate October 13, 1995 (1995-10-13) (age 23)[3]
Birth Place Busan, South Korea
Height 173 cm (1.73 m)[3]
Weight 61 kg[3]
Blood Type A[4]
Occupation
Job Singer, dancer, songwriter
Genre Dance, Ballad, Hip-Hop
Years active 2013–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment[5]
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Signature
Park Jimin Signature (BTS)
Website Official Website
BTS Twitter (Shared by members)
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It’s like I’m at another time and space, feels like when I first loved dancing, the stage is the world that heals me.

–Jimin, 2017.07.02, Japan

Park Ji-min (박지민) referred to as Jimin (지민) is a South Korean singer, dancer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and lead dancer of BTS.

History

1995-2012: Early Life

Park Ji-min was born on October 13, 1995, in Busan, South Korea. He is the oldest boy in his family. He has one younger brother whose name is Park Ji-hyun.

When he was child he attenden the Busan's Hoedong Elementary School,[6] later he was a top student in Department of Dance at Busan High School of Arts.

Jimin became interested in a singing career after watching one of Rain’s performances. After his dance teacher recommended to audition, he auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment.

After of moving to Seoul he start to attended Korea Art School with V and they graduated in 2014. [7]

2013-Present: BTS

On June 12, 2013, Jimin made his debut as a member of BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys) with the release of the single "No More Dream". In the group, Jimin holds the position of a main dancer and lead vocalist. Under BTS, he has released two solo tracks, "Lie" and "Serendipity". The song "Lie" was released in 2016 in the album Wings. It was described as stunning and dramatic, conveying dark undertones and emotions that helped reflect the overall concept of the album. In contrast, "Serendipity" from the album Love Yourself 'Answer' released in 2018 was soft and sensual, unraveling the joy, conviction, and curiosity of love.

Both of Jimin's solos "Serendipity" and "Lie" surpassed fifty million streams on Spotify, a first record in five years by a Kpop solo song after Psy's "Gentleman". The songs were also the only solo songs by a BTS member in Official Chart‘s 20 most streamed BTS songs in the UK. Jimin has been praised for his performances & was a trending search in Paris after the European stops of BTS' 2018 world tour, titled BTS World Tour: Love Yourself.

In October 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.

Solo Work

In 2014, Jimin collaborated with fellow member Jungkook for "Christmas Day", a Korean rendition of Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe", the Korean lyrics being written by Jimin. Later on, Jimin collaborated with Jungkook again by releasing a cover of "We Don't Talk Anymore", originally by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez, released on June, 2, 2017.

In 2016 Jimin began participating in a variety of shows such as Hello Counselor, Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, and God's Quiz. In the same year, he began hosting as a special MC at shows such as Show! Music Core and M Countdown. During December he also participated in a duet at the KBS Song Festival with Taemin from Shinee.

From January to May 2018, Jimin won the monthly Peeper x Billboard Award for "Top K-Pop Artist – Individual". Peeper x Billboard is a collaboration between the Peeper social media app and Billboard Korea, where it collects fan votes for their favorite K-pop artists and announces monthly winners. The prize was a donation to the charity UNICEF in his name.

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Note
2018 Burn The Stage: The Movie Himself Screening in select Theatres

Variety shows

Year Title Network Role
2014 After School Club Arirang TV Guest with RM (Ep.56)
Guest with RM and Jungkook (Ep.68,70)
2015 My Pet Clinic - Guest with J-Hope and V (Ep.6)
2016 Star King SBS Guest with RM and J-Hope (Ep.447)
God’s Workplace Guest with J-Hope (Pilot Episode)
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Guest (Ep.93)
Hello Conselor KBS2 Guest with Jin (Ep.316)
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator JTBC Guest with Jin (Ep.152-153)
2018 PON! Nippon TV Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 7)
Tuesday Surprise Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 13)
ZIP! Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 21)

Music shows

Year Title Network Role
2016 Show! Music Core MBC Special host with Jungkook (Episode July 30)
M Countdown Mnet Special host with Jin (Ep.497)
2017 Special host with RM and J-Hope (Ep.543)

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "Party(XXO)" Extra GLAM's music video
2017 "Serendipity" Himself Comeback Trailer for "Love Yourself 'Her'" album

Credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
2 Cool 4 Skool Outro: Circle Room Cypher [8]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life, Part 1
Boyz with Fun [9]
Wings Blood Sweat & Tears [10]
Lie [11]

Trivia

  • His Zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Jimin is the shortest as well as the third youngest in the group.
  • He is 23 years old in the US age and 24 years old in the Korean age.
  • He is part of the dance line in BTS
  • He is close friends with SHINee's Taemin, EXO's Kai, Wanna One's Ha Sung Woon and HOTSHOT's Timoteo.[12]
  • When he was three years old, Lee Young-ja went to Busan for an event. She held him at the event and said that he was cute.[13]
  • It was revealed that him, Wanna One's Kang Daniel and Park Woojin were in a dance competition called Busan City Kids Vol. 2. Jimin’s team beat Woojin’s team in the semifinal, while in the final Jimin and Daniel’s teams confronted. [14]
  • What he loves most about himself are his eyes.[15]
  • During the 3rd Muster, he was featured in Suga's song, "Tony Montana".
  • Jimin was featured in "Intro: Serendipity", being the first intro track that featured a vocal line member.
  • According to the other members, he is the one who takes more time to get ready to performances.[15]
  • He and J-Hope are the only ones who are still roommates.[16]
  • If he had to choose, his English stage name would be 'Christian Chim Chim'.[17]
  • He is known for his endearing clumsiness as well as aegyo.
  • He is dubbed a 'Cute Mochi' by fans as well as other members of the group.
  • He is extremely hard working and is easily upset if he makes mistakes onstage.
  • Jimin is very expressive in his style of dance; the other members praise him for it.
  • He was part of the list 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2017 in the number #64.[18]
  • He was on student council throughout his school life.
  • His favorite school subjects were math and physics.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, and basic English.
  • He contributed to writing his solo "Lie".
  • Jimin graduated Seoul High School of Arts as the top student from all the departments based on his outstanding dance skills as well as his exceptional academic achievements.
  • Jimin studied contemporary dance in school.
  • He says that in 10 years he wants to be a con artist living his best life.
  • Jimin's BT21 character is a puppy named Chimmy. He wears a yellow hoodie and his tongue is always sticking out.
  • He listens to music on cold and sunny days.
  • Jimin learned 'popping' in 8th grade .
  • His favourite colors are light brown, purple and black.
  • His favourite number is number 13.
  • He is known as the most energetic person in the group.
  • Jimin's role models are Tori Kelly and Chris Brown.
  • His favorite avenger is Hulk.
  • All members agreed that Jimin has changed and improved a lot since debut.
  • In BTS mini drama 'Flower Boys', Jimin was the Physical Education teacher.
  • He unknowingly once spent over 7 hours straight playing on his phone. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • The members have said Jimin is the scariest when he's angry or irritated.
  • Jimin had three choices of stage names; which were 'Baby J', 'Baby G', and 'Young Kid'. However, he decided that his real name suited him best and used it.
  • He likes sour things. (i.e lemons, lemon juice, etc..)
  • When asked what his favourite hair colour , Jimin says he likes every hair colour he's tried so far and they are all unique in their own way. (Buzzfeed Interview 2018)
  • Jimin ideal type are girls that are nice, cute, charming, and must be smaller than him.
  • Jimin, along with Jin, Jungkook, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #33.
  • He was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. Article
  • His Spotify playlist is called  Jimin’s JOAH? JOAH!.
  • Jimin was valedictorian in his pre-debut years (hightest ranked student aka no.1 overall) and he was class president for 9 years.
  • Once he wrote some lyrics and gave them to Suga. Suga said: “You called these lyrics?!” (the lyrics sounded like a children song). Suga asked him to redo the lyrics, but in the end he still couldn’t use Jimin’s lyrics.
  • If he’d get a day off, Jimin jokingly said he wants to go on a date with Jungkook while holding hands together. And when Jungkook talked about his wishes, Jimin shouted: “Live happily together with me!” -MCD Backstage 140425-
  • Jimin appeared in GLAM’s MV Party (XXO).
  • Hobbies: Getting beaten up (Profile written by Jimin), reading books/novels and staying on his phone for hours, relaxing and hanging out with friends.
  • Motto : Let’s keep trying till we can’t do it any more. (Profile written by Jimin)
  • Things he likes (3 things): Jeonggukkie, performing, receiving attention. (Profile written by Jimin)
  • Things he dislikes (3 things): V, Jin, Suga. (Profile written by Jimin)
  • His “Fake Love” fancam already reach 29.3 mln on Youtube, which is the most viewed fancam in Kpop.

Family Tree

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Park Ji-min
(b.1995)
   
   
Park Ji-hyun
(b.1997)

References

  1. Jimin Earned The Nickname “Mochi” For Doing This For Years
  2. "“Manggaetteok” belonged to Jimin and he explained that during their early debut days, he had a lot of fat on his cheeks so fans gave him the nickname because they said he looked like a manggaetteok." from Soompi
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jimin's profile on BTS Official Website
  4. Jimin's profile on BTS Japan Official Fanclub [1]
  5. Jimin listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  6. "Busan’s Hoedong Elementary School, where Jimin attended as a child[...]" from Soompi
  7. BTS V-Jimin And NU'EST Ren, Graduating From Korea Art School Today
  8. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  9. Information of the Song "Boyz with Fun" on Melon
  10. FESTA 2017 BTS (방탄소년단) 꿀 FM 06.13 Happy BTS birthday (41:40) – via YouTube.
  11. Information of the Song "Lie" on Melon
  12. Taemin Talks About Designing Matching Parkas With His Group Of Close Friends
  13. BTS’s Jimin Reveals An Old Connection With Lee Young Ja That Surprises Everyone
  14. BTS’s Jimin, Produce 101’s Kang Daniel and Park Woojin Spotted In Same Dance Competition
  15. 15.0 15.1 BTS Answers Fans' Most Asked Questions – via YouTube.
  16. Here’s Why J-Hope And Jimin Are The Only BTS Members Who Share A Room
  17. We caught up with BTS backstage before their second sold-out show at the Prudential Center to ask them some questions about their tour, music, and English stage names! – via Facebook.
  18. Korean Stars On The 100 Most Handsome Faces Of 2017 List

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