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Background Information
Birth name Kim Nam-joon (김남준)
Birth date September 12, 1994 (age 23)
Birth place Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea
Occupation Rapper, songwriter, composer, producer
Years active 2013–present
Height 181 cm (1.81 m)
Weight 67 kg
Blood type A
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS

Kim Nam-joon (김남준) known by his stage name RM is a South Korean rapper. He is the leader and main rapper of BTS. In 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM. He is notable for his large input in songwriting and production in BTS' discography.

Namjoon originally debuted with the stage name Rap Monster (랩몬스터) but in late 2017 he changed to RM.


Before his debut with BTS, he was an underground rapper under the stage name "Runch Randa". He released a number of tracks and once collaborated with fellow underground rapper Zico. He was part of the underground Korean hip hop crew called "Daenamhyup". The group had been active from 2009 until 2013, although Rap Monster has not participated in recent years to concentrate on BTS.


See also: BTS Discography


  • RM (2015)

Digital singles

  • Perfect Christmas - Single (with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee & Jungkook) (2013)
  • P.D.D - Single (with Warren G) (2015)
  • Gajah (코끼리) - Single (Gaeko feat. Rap Monster) (2017)


  • Fantastic - Single (feat. Mandy Ventrice) (2015)

Other appearances

  • Blue Bloods from "Black Power" (Dynamic Certified feat. Rap Monster) (2012)
  • Bucku Bucku (부끄부끄) from "WondaLand" (MFBTY feat. EE, Rap Monster & Dino-J) (2015)
  • U from "2" (Primary feat. Kwon Jin-ah & Rap Monster) (2015)
  • ProMeTheUs (튀겨) from "Andre" (Yankie feat. Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Rap Monster, Topbob & Don Mills) (2015)
  • Change - Non-album single (feat. Wale) (2017)

Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs

  • RM Cyper Ruff (2013)
  • Monterlude (2014)
  • Unpack Your Bags (with DJ Soulscape) (2014)
  • I Know (아라요) (with Jungkook) (2016)
  • Always (2017)
  • 4 O'CLOCK (네시) (with V) (2017)


Variety shows

Year Name Channel Role
2014 After School Club Arirang TV Guest with Jimin (Ep.56)
After School Club Guest with Jimin and Jungkook (Ep.68,70)
2015 Problematic Men tvN Cast member (Ep.1-22)
Star King SBS Guest with V (Ep.413)
Hello Conselor KBS2 Guest with V (Ep.223)
Running Man SBS Guest (Ep.265)
2016 Close-up Observation Diary on Idol: Find Me MBC Cast (Ep.2)
Star King SBS Guest with Jimin and J-Hope (Ep.447)
Duet Song Festival MBC Guest (Ep.13)
Gura-Chacha: Time Slip - New Boy KBS Cast (Pilot Episode)

Music shows

Year Name Channel Role
2016 Inkigayo SBS Special host with Jin (Ep.863)
2017 M Countdown Mnet Special host with J-Hope and Jimin (Ep.543)


BTS Discography

Other songs

  • "Dilemma" by HOMME — writing, composer (as Rap Monster)


  • He is the fourth oldest and the fourth youngest in the band.
  • His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • His favorite items are clothes, a computer and books.
  • His role models are Kanye West and A$AP Rocky.
  • He has composed/produced 100+ songs.
  • RM's other nickname was ‘Dance Prodigy’. He was so bad at dancing so his dance teacher and the company staff called him that.
  • RM wrote the lyrics of No More Dream because he had no dreams when he was in school.
  • The BTS members said if RM wasn't human he'd be: a Tibetan Fox (Jungkook), A Lion that even if you catch it, it breaks everything and escapes again (Jimin), A Monster (Suga), a soccer player (V) and a rock (J-Hope).
  • RM has a younger sister.
  • His favorite foods are meat and Kalguksu (Korean knife noodles).
  • He taught himself how to speak English, by watching the American sitcom Friends, and can speak it extremely well.
  • His favorite color is black.
  • On March 19, 2017, RM released a new single named Change featuring Wale.
  • Jimin once called him a gorilla because he's always angry.
  • He is known to break everything.
  • On November 13, 2017, he announced on Fancafe that he had officially changed his stage name to RM.


To view the RM gallery, click here.