Both BTS and BigHit are so lucky and fated to find each other. The story of how they came together was like a fairy tale. Here’s how BigHit found each BTS member, chronologically:
RM was the first trainee to be chosen as a permanent member of BTS. Before coming to BigHit, RM was a professional rapper with the stage name Runch Rancha, often hanging around famous rappers in Korea.
RM was invited to audition for a hip hop company, where he met musician Sleepy, then a judge. Impressed with RM’s rapping ability, Sleepy introduced him to Bang Shi Hyuk. RM auditioned for BigHit and was cast right away.
Suga is also a famous rapper in the Daegu underground with the stage name Gloss. Not only that, but he is also a producer for many artists such as D-Town and Reflow, both of which are successful.
Suga auditioned in a rap contest called Hit It, now held annually by BigHit. He finished second, becoming a trainee. Suga joked that he just wanted to learn to be a producer but was tricked into BTS by Shi Hyuk, promising that as a BTS member, he wouldn’t have to dance!
Before coming to BigHit, J-Hope was a famous dancer in Gwangju. He is a member of the cult dance group Neuron, participated in JYP’s contest and won. After winning, he auditioned at BigHit and was accepted. Here, realizing J-Hope’s ability to feel the rhythm, BigHit trained him to become a rapper.
Jin has been extremely handsome since childhood, received an invitation from SM on the street, when he was in middle school. However, he thought it was a scam so he never contacted again.
When he was a student at Konkuk University, studying acting, he was “captured” by BigHit while getting off the bus. They convinced Jin to audition. Although he had no experience in singing or dancing, he was still chosen by BigHit because BigHit realized there was a lot of untapped potential in him.
Jungkook auditioned for the third season of Superstar K in Busan. Although he did not pass the audition, he was contacted and invited by many entertainment companies.
He was invited by seven companies, including JYP, FNC and Starship. However, he chose the small company BigHit because he was “in love” with RM!
V is the son of a farmer with a dream to become a saxophonist but has no money to pursue his dream.
When he followed a friend to see BigHit’s audition, he was chosen because of his sharp appearance. After auditioning, he was again the only Daegu contestant to be chosen!
Jimin is the last member to join BTS and has the shortest training period. He would have become a dancer if his teacher hadn’t advised him to audition for BigHit. He was quickly accepted by BigHit, became a trainee in 2012 and debuted with BTS in 2013.
It’s amazing how different destinies, coming from many places, finally come together in one place and do great things!