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BTS Full Form: What is BTS?

BTS, or Bangtan Sonyeondan, is a seven-member South Korean boy band group formed in 2010. However, BTS debuted under Big Hit Entertainment (now rebranded as Big Hit Music) in June 2013 with their debut album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool‘. The group has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world since its debut.

BTS initially started as a hip hop band group, but their musical style has evolved over time and includes many other genres such as K-pop (Korean popular music), Pop (popular music), R&B (rhythm and blues), and EDM (electronic dance music)

The lyrics of BTS composed songs often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on themes of mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey of loving oneself, and individualism. Because of it, BTS has become a youth symbol and inspiration for billions of youth.

Note: BTS officially debuted with a song titled ‘No More Dream’ under the album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’. It sold around 50,000 copies and BTS went unstoppable with each song thereafter. The lyrics were inspirational from their very first song. 

How many members are in BTS?

The BTS group is also referred to as the “Bangtan Boys” by most people, while the people or fans who listen to their songs are referred to as the “BTS Army“, where ARMY stands for “Adorable Representative MC for Youth”. 

There are a total of seven primary members in the BTS. The BTS members are named “RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook“. Jin, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook are the vocalists, while SUGA, j-hope, and RM (Rap Monster) are rappers.

Bangtan Boys

Let us know about each member in brief:


RM is primarily known by his stage name, but his real name is “Kin Nam-joon“. He was born on 12 September 1994. RM is the leader of the BTS group. He released his first solo mixtape titled RM on 20 March 2015. RM is best known as a rapper, but he is also a songwriter and record producer.



Jin is currently the eldest BTS member and his real name is “Kim Seok-jin“. He was born on 4 December 1992. Jin has been a member of BTS since June 2013. He was invited to join Big Hit Entertainment (now rebranded as Big Hit Music) while he was studying about films and movies. Jin released his first solo track with BTS on October 10, 2016, titled Awake



SUGA is the primary rapper of BTS and his real name is “Min Yoon-gi“. He was born on March 9, 1993. SUGA debuted as a BTS member in 2013. He released his first solo mixtape on 15 August 2016, titled August D (commonly known as SUGA of boy-band BTS). That is why he is also known by August D as his other stage name after SUGA.


In addition to rapper, SUGA is also a songwriter and record producer. The Korea Music Copyright Association credits SUGA as a songwriter and producer for more than 100 songs. 


Another member of BTS is named J-Hope (stylized as j-hope). Although his stage name is mostly used, his real name is “Jung Ho-seok“. He was born on February 18, 1994. J-Hope debuted as a BTS member in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. Before joining BTS, he was a part of a street dancing group.


J-Hope released his first solo mixtape on March 2, 2018, titled Hope World. Apart from being a dancer, he is also a rapper, songwriter, and record producer.


Jimin is a singer and dancer in the BTS group and his real name is “Park Ji-min“. He was born on 13 October 1995. Jimin also debuted as a member of BTS in 2013. He released his first solo song in 2016, titled Lie. It was released as part of BTS’ second Korean studio album called Wings.



V is a singer and songwriter and usually plays vocalist in BTS. His real name is “Kim Tae-hyung“. He was born on 30 December 1995. V joined Big Hit Entertainment as a trainee after giving an audition. He debuted in BTS in 2013, but his name was kept secret while other member names were already announced. 

The agency (Big Hit Entertainment) introduced him as a secret member by giving him a surprise during his debut with the track “No More Dream”. He released the first solo song on BTS’ second Korean studio album Wings in 2016, titled Stigma.


Jung Kook

Jung Kook is currently the youngest BTS member and his real name is “Jeon Jung-kook“. He was born on 1st September 1997. Jung Kook is a member of BTS since June 2013 and usually plays the role of vocalist.  

Jung Kook

Although Jung Kook received several casting offers from entertainment companies, he chose to become a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment because he was inspired by another member, RM. He released his first solo pop track/song in the 2016 album Wings, titled Begin.

Popular BTS Albums

BTS has released over 30 albums to date, which contain several tracks and each with individual meaning or stories of their struggle. BTS members have explained their lives through their songs and have become an open book to their fans through their music.

Some of the popular BTS albums and their release dates are listed below:

Album NameRelease Date
2 Cool 4 SkoolJune 12, 2013
O!RUL8,2?September 11, 2013
Skool Luv AffairFebruary 12, 2014
Dark & WildAugust 19, 2014
The Most Beautiful Moment In LifeApril 29, 2015
WINGSOctober 10, 2016
You Never Walk AloneFebruary 13, 2017
Love YourselfSeptember 18, 2017
Map of the SoulApril 12, 2019
BTS World Original SoundtrackJune 28, 2019
DynamiteAugust 20, 2020
BENovember 20, 2020
ButterMay 21, 2021
Permission to DanceJuly 8, 2021

BTS Records and Achievements

Although BTS has set many records and achieved many achievements to date (January 2022), still they are unstoppable and will continue to shine in the years to come. Some jaw-dropping BTS records and achievements are listed below:

BTS created history by being the first Asian group to win the top award titled “Artist of the Year” at the AMA (American Music Award) 2021.

BTS achieved 23 records in the “Guinness World Records” in the fields of music and social media.

BTS has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice (2021, 2022) in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

In addition to the Guinness World Record, BTS has broken several other records for Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube. BTS has achieved more records than we can ever expect.

Interesting Facts about BTS

Some interesting facts about BTS are listed below:

BTS adds about $5 billion annually to the economy of South Korea. This is about half a percent of the entire economy of South Korea.

It took almost 3 years to set up BTS. Although Big Hit Entertainment began auditions to set up a group in 2010, BTS officially debuted in 2013.

J-Hope is the only BTS member without a piercing.

Twitter has a BTS emoji, with the text BTS appearing in the middle of a bulletproof vest.

Jimin is known by many nicknames like Mochi, Chimchim, Prince of Busan, Jiminie, etc.

Jung Kook was only 15 years old when he made his debut in BTS. He is also known by the nickname Golden Makna (Maknae), which means the youngest person with many talents.

BTS not only performs on their songs but also writes, records, and edits their own music.

The Korean studio album by BTS, titled Wings released in 2016, was their first to sell one million copies in South Korea.

Other Forms of BTS

Here are some other popular forms of BTS, depending on other fields or categories (other than Music Group):

Field/ CategoryFull-Form
Govt. & DepartmentsBureau of Transportation Statistics
Association & OrganizationsBritish Thoracic Society
TechnologyBase Transceiver Station
Software & ApplicationsBug Tracking System
BroadcastingBroadcast Television Systems
CommunicationBack to School


BTS (stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan) is a world-popular South Korean boy band group consisting of seven members. Unlike other music groups, BTS focused on targeting a global fan base by leveraging social media platforms. Nowadays, BTS gives live stage performances on world tours, winning various awards globally. However, Indian fans are still waiting for BTS to come to India.

BTS ka full form: BangTan Sonyeondan

The full form of BTS is BangTan Sonyeondan which is a Korean boy band group and the largest music and band group in the world. Bangtan Sonyeondan is also called Bangtan Boys or Bulletproof Boys Scout.

Bangtan Sonyeondan is a seven member group. BTS is the most popular music group worldwide that has received many awards and has broken many big world records in music and popularity.

Bangtan sonyeondan or BTS was formed in 2013, but the group started working towards its launch in 2010. BTS launched their first music album in June 2013.

BTS is a Seoul, South Korea-based K-pop boy band that has now become a mainstream name worldwide. BTS is created and run by Korean company Big Hit Entertainment which has changed its name to HYBE.

BTS officially debuted in 2013 with their solo album – 2 cool 4 school and it has won several awards and recognition in South Korea as well as various New Artist of the Year awards.

BTS performs live performances, world tours and award shows. BTS has become a youth icon and an inspiration to billions of youth who follow and support them as BTS songs often deal with themes of youth life.
BTS members- BTS members

Bang Bangtan Sonyeondan has seven members. BTS has 4 singers – Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook and 3 rappers – Suga, J-hope and Rap Monster. These 7 BTS members are –

Jin (Kim Seokjin)

Jin is the largest member of the group, whose real name is Kim Seokjin. Jin was born on 4 December 1992. Jin films were invited to join Big Hit Entertainment.

Suga (Min Yoongi)

Suga is the main rapper of BTS whose real name is Min Yoongi. Before joining BTS, Suga was an underground rapper in Daegu, South Korea. Suga is also the music composer, producer and songwriter for the group. Suga was born on 9 March 1993.

J-hope (Jung Hoseok)

J-hope is the third rapper, main dancer and singer in BTS, J-hope real name is Jung Hoseok and he was born on 18 February 1994. Before joining BTS, J-hope was part of a street dance team.

RM (Kim Namjoon)

RM is the rapper and leader of BTS whose real name is Kim Namjoon. RM is the name of the stage, whose full form is Rap Monster or Real Me. Kim Namjoon was born on 12 September 1994. RM BTS also has lyricist and composer.
BTS full form


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