- Name: RM
- Age: 23 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $8 Million
- Status: Alive
Kim Namjoon better known as “RM” is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and music producer. He’s the leader and frontman of the South Korean boy band BTS. He was formerly known as “Rap Monster” or simply “Rap Mon”. His discography with BTS include Dark & Wild (2014), Wings (2016) and Love Yourself: Her (2017). Namjoon was born on September 12, 1994 in Ilsan-gu, South Korea. He has a younger sister, Kim Kyungmin. Namjoon attended Apgujeong High School followed by Global Cyber University. He majored in broadcasting and performing arts. He also studied briefly in New Zealand.
Namjoon started his music career as an underground rapper. His stage name at the time was “Runch Randa”. He was recruited for BTS following a talent audition. BTS aka the “Bangtan Boys” is a 7-member boy band formed in Seoul, South Korea. The group was put together by Big Hit Entertainment. The current members are Jin, Suga (Min Yoon-gi), J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V (Kim Tae-hyung), and Jungkook. Namjoon was the first member added to BTS. His stage name was changed from “Rap Monster” to “RM” in 2017. He currently serves as the group’s main rapper and songwriter. BTS has released 4 studio albums, 4 compilation albums, 5 EPs and multiple singles. Their first project, 2 Cool 4 Skool, was released in June 2013. Their debut Korean album was, Dark & Wild (2014), while their debut Japanese album was, Wake Up (2014). The group’s standout projects include Love Yourself: Her (2017), Youth (2016), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (2015) and You Never Walk Alone (2017). They’ve won multiple awards (Melon Music, Golden Disc, Seoul Music, Gaon Chart Music, Teen Choice, Billboard Music).
In addition to BTS, Rap Monster has released music as a solo artist. He’s worked with Zico of Block B. His debut mixtape, RM, was released in March 2015 by Big Hit Entertainment. It included songs like “Do You”, “Monster”, “God Rap” and “Life”. The tape featured original beats from J. Cole, Major Lazer and J. Dilla among others. The tape was dubbed one of the 50 best hip-hop albums of 2015 by Spin magazine. RM was featured on the single “Fantastic” from the Fantastic Four (2015) soundtrack. He collaborated with American rapper Warren G on the 2015 single “P.D.D”. He’s worked with artists such as Wale, Primary, Jo Kwon and Gaeko. In December 2017, RM released a remix to “Champion” by Fallout Boy. It peaked at #18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, and at #2 on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart. RM starred in the South Korean TV series Problematic Men (2015). He’s been featured on television networks like Mnet, tvN and KBS.PERSONAL
Kim Namjoon’s height is 5ft 11in and he’s of Korean descent. He has a personal net worth of $8 million. The group BTS is worth around $40 million. Namjoon speaks Korean, Japanese and English. He reportedly has an IQ of 148. The pseudonym “RM” stands for “Real Me” and not “Rap Monster”.
RM Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Kim Namjoon
- Birthday: September 12, 1994
- How Old : Age: 23 years old
- Place of Birth: Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Music Producer
- Years Active: 2013-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $8 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive