Kim Seok-jin

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Kim Seok-jin
김석진
Kim in a white suit against a yellow purple and red bokeh background, he looks upwards and right
Kim, March 2019
Born (1992-12-04) December 4, 1992 (age 28)
Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Other namesJin
Alma materKonkuk University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
AwardsROK Order of Cultural Merit Hwa-gwan (5th Class) ribbon.PNG Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (2018)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsBig Hit
Associated actsBTS
Korean name
Hangul
Hangul: 김석진
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Seok-jin
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏkchin

Kim Seok-jin (Hangul: 김석진; born on December 4, 1992), also known by his stage name Jin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS since June 2013. Kim was recruited for the group while in university and joined Big Hit Entertainment as an actor, eventually becoming a Korean idol. Kim has co-written and released three solo tracks with BTS: "Awake" (2016), "Epiphany" (2018), and "Moon" (2020), all of which have charted on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart.

In 2019, Jin released his first independent song, the digital track "Tonight". He also appeared on the 2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth soundtrack alongside BTS member V.

Early life[change | change source]

Kim Seok-jin was born on December 4, 1992, in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.[1][2] He has an older brother.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "진 프로필". people.search.naver.com (in Korean). Naver. May 14, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  2. Tai, Crystal (August 11, 2018). "Jin from K-pop superband BTS: his past, his private thoughts and why he's called 'Car Door Guy'". South China Morning Post. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. Jang, Eun-kyung (April 30, 2015). "Archived copy" [더스타프로필] 방탄소년단 진 "제가 정말 잘생겼을까요?". The Star (in Korean). Chosun Ilb so Company. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)