Kim Tae Hyung
Lead dancer, vocalist & visual
In 2016, V made his acting debut with a supporting role in KBS2’s historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth under his real name.
Most Handsome Face
In 2017 Taehyung was officially declared as the most handsome face of The Year by TC Candler.
In May 2018, his second solo song, “Singularity” was released as the trailer for BTS’ then upcoming third LP, Love Yourself: Tear. A month after its release, The Guardian added “Singularity” to its “Top 50 songs for the month of June 2018” playlist. Billboard included it in their Critics’ list of the “Top 50 BTS songs” at number 28.
On October 24, 2018, V became one of the youngest recipients of the prestigious fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit medal, awarded to him by the President of South Korea along with the other members of BTS for their role in the spread of Korean culture.
In 2018, Eugene Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. conducted analytical research on Google search trends relating to the K-pop industry. “V” ranked first on the chart, meaning it was the number one most searched keyword for the past five years in South Korea.
Seven months later, he released his second solo song and his first full English song entitled “Winter Bear” through SoundCloud, accompanied by a self-directed music video via BTS’ YouTube channel on August 9. He co-produced the track together with RM, Hiss Noise, and Adora. He also photographed the cover artwork using his pseudonym Vante.
Most Handsome Man
Again in 2020 Taehyung was declared as the Most Handsome Man of The Year by TC Candler.
In 2020, V participated in a song titled “Sweet Night” for the soundtrack of the JTBC drama Itaewon Class which was released on March 13, 2020. Produced, written and sung by V, the indie pop song is entirely in English. The song received generally favourable reviews for its composition, vocal performance and warm lyrics and debuted at number 2 on Billboard‘s U.S. and currently hold the record of most No.1s on worldwide iTunes with a total of 116 countries.