Kim Nam Joon
Leader & main rapper
In his 3 year trainee period, he helped work on “Party (XXO)” for Big Hit’s girl group GLAM.
Feb 20 2013, Namjoon uploaded “130206 Freestyle” on SoundCloud making a total of 4 freestyles before their debut
Namjoon uploads solo tracks “Where U At” and “Favorite Gurl” on SoundCloud in 2012
Freestyle 3 and 4
Freestyle 3 was released March 24th and “Freestyle 4” was released April 1st 2013
Namjoon was casted on a Korean variety program called Problematic Men, a show with puzzles and problems to solve. RM left the show after 22 episodes due to touring with BTS.
In 2018, Namjoon released his second mixtape, Mono. He became the first Korean artist to rank number one on the Emerging Artists Chart in the US. Mono currently has 116 #1’s on iTunes Worldwide making him the first and only Asian artist in the world to have an album charting this high, and surpasses both Adele and Taylor Swift. With this album, Namjoon also joins Yoongi as the ONLY Asian soloists to get an All-Kill album in the 8 major music markets.
In January 2020, Namjoon was promoted from an associate to a full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association, along with Hoseok and Yoongi.