Kim Taehyung – South Korean Singer

Renowned under the moniker “V”, Kim Tae-Hyung is a celebrated South Korean singer, lyricist, and composer, born on December 30, 1995. He is a member of the widely popular boy band, Bangtan Boys (BTS).

Kim, aka “V”, has recorded over three solo tracks, which have been distributed by prominent labels, including “Stigma” (2016), “Singularity” (2018), and “Inner Child” (2020). These pieces by Kim garnered substantial acclaim on the Gaon Digital Chart in South Korea. In 2019, he dropped his debut independent single, “Scenery”, which was self-penned. Alongside Jin, he also appeared on the soundtrack for Hwarang, The Poet Warrior Youth (2016). Kim is hugely popular among the younger generation, particularly teenage girls, worldwide.

Kim Taehyung - South Korean Singer

About

Full Name: Kim Tae-hyung
Nick Name: V, TaeTae, CGV, Black Tae
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Date of Birth: December 30, 1995
Age (In 2023): 27 years
Height: 5’11” (1.80 m)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seo District, Daegu
Nationality: South-Korean
Marital Status: Unmarried
Hobbies: Painting, Photography
Net Worth: $20 million
Debut Tv: KBS 2 (2016-2017)
Debut Movie: Winter Bear (2019)

Birth Place

Kim was born on December 30, 1995, in the Seo neighborhood of Daegu, South Korea. However, he spent the majority of his youth in South Korea’s Geochang Country.

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Education Details

Kim graduated from Korean Arts High School, where he nurtured his dream of becoming a professional singer by participating in various school performances. He was a popular figure among his peers. With his father’s encouragement, he took up music lessons in the early years of middle school to hone his skills for his future aspirations. He passed the audition in Daegu, and eventually accepted a traineeship with Big Hit Entertainment.

Kim later earned his degree from the Global Cyber University in 2020.

Early Life

Kim was raised in Geochang County initially. A brother and a sister are among his younger siblings; he is the oldest son of the group. Kim had a singing career in his dreams while he was in elementary school. With his father’s encouragement, he began taking saxophone lessons in the first semester of middle college in order to further his musical career. V ultimately rose to fame after a fruitful audition in Daegu and landing a job as a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment.

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Kim attended Korean Arts High School before pursuing his graduate degree at Global Cyber University in 2014. In 2021, he enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University, where he is now pursuing an MBA in Advertising and Media.

Career

2013: Initial Phase of Career

2013 saw Kim make his singing debut with the label Big Hit Entertainment. Later on, it was revealed that he had been chosen to join the BTS group. His group at the time worked to conceal his identity in order to stir up public interest. Kim feared that he may be expelled from the group, nevertheless. He later admitted that he felt anxious and alone as he considered the reasons why his identity was kept a secret.

On June 13, 2013, Kim made his BTS debut by singing the song “No More Dream” from their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool. When he co-wrote and co-produced the song “Hold Me Tight” for The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, he received his first music composition credit.

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Kim provided some lyrics to “Fun Boyz” along with Suga, another bandmate. He collaborated with Jungkook on the song “Run” for the album that came after, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part two. The solo song “Stigma” from the album Wings then features words and music he helped write. Together with bandmate J-Hope, V has unofficially recorded renditions of Adele’s songs “Someone Like You” and “Hug Me”.

Kim released his second solo song, “Singularity” in the trailer for BTS’ then-upcoming third album, Love Yourself: Tear, in May 2018. On October 25, BBC Radio broadcast this song for the first time in the United Kingdom, and it was ranked in the “Top 50 tracks for June 2018” and in the Top 50 songs of BTS Overall. “Singularity” received positive reviews from critics and was named to various Critics’ Choice lists at the end of the year. Along with “Fake Love”, it was named 20th by The New York Times on its list of “The 65 Best Songs of 2018”. The LA Times’ pop music reviewer Mikael Wood ranked it fourth.

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Kim rose to prominence after revealing that he was a secret member of the BTS to the crowd. The president of South Korea also bestowed to him and other BTS members the most coveted Fifth class Hwagwan, a merit medal, for their contributions to cultural promotion globally.

After that, Kim met with bandmate J-hope, cooperated with a Swedish singer named Zara Larsson and released a brand-new song titled “A brand new day”. This song was primarily intended for their mobile game BTS World. This song was published on June 14, 2019 and reached number one on the World Digital Song Sales list.

Jimin, a member of the band, and Kim later cooperated on the song “Friends” about eight months later. He also contributed to the song “Inner Child” which appears on their seventh studio album.

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Kim, along with the other members of BTS, was named as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture in July 2021. South Korean President Moon Jae-in bestowed this title to the group in order to “expand South Korea’s diplomatic efforts and international standing” globally and “lead the international agenda for future generations, such as sustainable growth.”

From 2016 – 2022: Individual Activities

In the historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth on KBS2, Kim “V” made his acting debut in a supporting role at the beginning of 2016. The part was under his own name. Additionally, he and his bandmate Jin created the song “It’s You” for the soundtrack of the show.

Kim’s debut solo single, “Scenery” was released on January 30, 2019. It may be found on the BTS SoundCloud website. Docskim, the producer of Big Hit, wrote and produced the song, with assistance from Pdogg and Hiss Noise. V was also the photographer for the cover art. It broke SoundCloud records by moving from 20 million to 100 million streams in less than fourteen days, the fastest time for the platform. His song landscape set a record for the most streaming tracks in two weeks. Seven months later, on August 9, he posted “Winter Bear” his second solo song and first entirely in English, to SoundCloud. Kim co-produced and directed his music CD with some well-known musicians.

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V’s song “Sweet Night” was included in the Itaewon Class soundtrack, which was released on March 13, 2020. V. produced, wrote, and sang this English-language indie pop song. Its structure, vocal delivery, and sentimental lyrics received mostly excellent feedback. On December 25, he and Peakboy released “Snow Flower” a festive tune.

Creativity by Kim

Kim is well-known for his stage moniker V and has a big fan base both at home and abroad. This hip-hop artist is well-known for his youthful allure and powerful voice. V has a happy singing voice that has been well-received by critics, who have given him a louder and clearer vocal range. During the performance of his solo song “Stigma” he was praised for his falsettos, which demonstrated his vocal range and outstanding musicianship. The song aided him in gaining more vocal recognition. Blanca Méndez, a music critic, called V’s “Singularity” tone a “tone setter” on BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear (2018) album. The same was said by Vice’s Katie Goh, who dubbed it “one of V’s greatest vocal performances”. He (Kim) “has no trouble delivering incredibly calming, deep tones that are a major component in the overall sound for BTS” writes Karen Ruffini of Elite Daily. V effortlessly creates lovely soothing music.

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Net Worth

Kim’s total net worth exceeds $20 million. V earns a lot of money through live concerts and from appearing in television commercials. He has also had several compensated partnerships with Coca-Cola and other organizations.

He is also compensated by Instagram for paid promotions. Kim’s Instagram account has 55 million followers.

According to media reports, BTS earned more than $170 million in 2019. Metallica was the only competitive group that made more money at the time. The BTS members earned $50 million, or over $7 million each, primarily from their concert revenues around the world.

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