I can’t believe that my boys, the only idol group under a small label that was in debt at the time of their debut, who used to sleep with all seven members in one small room, with one on a bare mattress on the floor- my boys who would spend 100% of their free time practicing and working on music even until the early morning- my boys who have actually never stopped working since their debut- my boys who had to deal with people telling them that they would never make it, that they were hiphop wannabes, that they weren’t “real” artists, who had to deal with their own ups&downs with their mental health, are now not only rich&successful but have become one of the few groups to pave kpop’s way into international fame and are now the first kpop act to ever attend the bbmas, one of the largest american music awards. I am so so so proud.
“Thank you for making me who I am now. Thank you for staying with us, Monbebes. Thank you for helping us debut as MONSTA X. Thank you for supporting me, so that I can make songs in a good environment. I’m grateful that I can sing and let you hear my voice on stage. Thank you so much for making me a singer.”
The Troubadour, a place named by the Rolling Stones to be one of the best rock ‘n roll clubs, where Elton John made his US debut, where Neil Diamond recorded “Gold,” where Bob Dylan gave his first folk-rock performance, where Led Zeppelin and The Eagles held jam sessions, the last place where Janis Joplin partied, where Charles Bukowski met his wife, where Guns ‘n Roses were signed and Johnny Cash played one of his last shows, named a must-play by Billboard, and now, where Harry Styles performed a secret show and dueted with Stevie Nicks and changed the music industry forever.
Meet Park Jimin. born on October 13, 1995, in Busan. He is the main vocalist and dancer of BTS.
Before becoming this celestial creature who inspires youth to pursue their dreams, he was a child with none but a will to become either a chef or a police officer.
His dream will come to shape when he sees a south Korean artist named Rain. At the time he would laugh if he heard that years later he will have to dance to one of his songs in front of the world.
He falls in love at 8th grade with dancing. A love he will keep dear … a love that will change his path forever.
He will work hard for his dream and get into Busan High School of Arts as the top student in modern dance, but will later transfer to Korea Arts High School where he will meet one of the 6 guys that will share his destiny: Kim Taehyung (V).
None of them knew at the time how valuable one will become to the other, that they will share smiles and pains and call each other soulmates.
Seasons pass and Jimin will audition to BigHit, Sweaty palms and shaky voice, this shy guy will sing … was someone that scared and timid made for the stage? People who didn’t know of his duality will mock even the idea of it. After a poor start caused by stress, fear will fade when it’s time to dance along with the judges' hesitation: he was a raw diamond.
Jimin will get accepted into this small company, full of trainees with more experience and chances to debut than him. He said only later “as a trainee, I really didn’t know if I’d ever get to debut”. He used to be perceived as talented and showered with compliments by both his professors and parents in his hometown, arriving at Seoul. Negative thoughts will start to build up: “Why is everyone better than me? Do I have no talent? … Am I no good? Should I give up? Is this worth it”. Being a guy who hates losing he will ignore the hardship and just work harder.
And indeed, hard work paid off. Jimin with only one year of training will join Big Hit’s first group: Bangtan Seonyondan. During BTS first year, he will have the chance to write a letter and read it to ARMYs. His face will carry his signature smile at first but word after word, memories of that harsh year will start to hit him … and tears will fall. He will say that he thought of giving up endless times and that he is thankful he did not.
During BTS first years, they were hated and belittled by many. Jimin who though debuting was the hardest thing will come to laugh at his naive past self. He will recall what made him come through that harsh year: “hard work”. Even if he is known to be the boy who helps and supports every member, he is the kind who tries to solve his own problems … He blames no one but himself.
He didn’t know at the time that he was feeding a complex he kept from the past that will lead to a dangerous situation: He will start viewing himself as “fat” and be more self-conscious about his appearance than ever. And so … *sigh* …
he will start starving himself in a middle of a busy schedule where even sleep is a luxury, to shortly after fall into a big depression. Smiling during the day to cameras and …
wiping sweat and tears training with all his might for hours.
Jimin called having abs a “homework”. ARMYs loved his abs … but no one knew the price the poor boy paid for the screams of the crowd.
Receiving hate from others is hard, yet imagine hating your own self? we can hide from people yet we can’t run away from our thoughts.
Jimin is also the kind to help everyone but solves his own problems. A workaholic who hates losing and get veeery stubborn. The members even said, he is the scariest when he gets angry.
But Jin couldn’t stand seeing Jimin in constant pain so he got him out of it. It took Seokjin time and effort but it was worth it as his junior started to eat regularly and accept that he too can have flaws.
All of this situation made Jimin grow not only as an artist but also as a person, to become idolized by many. People tend to think Jimin was naturally good at all he does. Jungkook’s words when he described JM will quickly tell you otherwise “He tries the hardest! He watches music videos all day long … When I watch him, he looks cool”
He is the protégé of both BTS, the managers and the whole fandom so no one can refuse him a favor.
Have you ever thought why did Jimin not release any cover song alone? Most people learn from their mistakes but there are some that prefer to not allow any. As Jimin stated in both Bon Voyage S2 and BTS Wings concept book, he is still not pleased by his singing.
People mostly say “I like Jimin’s voice” when he worked so hard he wants to hear “Jimin sang well” because a good voice is something you are born with, singing well is something you learn and work hard to achieve.
There is no way we can change Jimin’s way of thinking, but maybe we can choose better words and simply stand by him the way Jin and the members did in the past.
Jimin is like a moon reflecting all the light he gathers on us with a smile. Yet where we stand no matter what, we will never see his dark side. Neitherless, we still know it’s there.
You may probably already adore Jimin the singer, dancer, and performer but please don’t forget the one who needs more love: Jimin the human.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, I am happy destiny led him our way so we can open even better paths for not only Jimin but all BTS. If you enjoyed this post you may also like Jhope’s story HERE By @mimibtsghost
On this day in music history: March 2, 1983 - The Compact Disc makes its debut in the US. Research and development of the technology begins in 1974 when engineers from Philips Electronics of The Netherlands begin developing an optical audio disc designed to have superior audio quality and durability to the vinyl record. Two years later in 1976, Sony Electronics of Japan create their own prototype digital audio disc, with a 16 bit sampling rate of 44,056 hz per second. Philips and Sony Electronics begin working together in 1979 to design a new digital audio disc in a joint venture. The discs are five inches in diameter, are made of polycarbonite plastic and aluminum, and are etched with a binary code that when read by a laser turns the information back into an analog signal. The discs maintain the 16 bit sampling rate increased to 44,100 hz with a maximum running time of seventy four minutes. The first titles released by Polygram and CBS are a combination of classical and pop music titles. The format revolutionizes the music industry, surpassing sales of vinyl records and cassettes by 1985.
i was trying 2 uncover anything about cherry bomb but kept hitting a dead end??? like rip it was impossible to create a theory ,,, on a pair of cherries ,,,,, & a bomb ,,,,,, UNTIL.
i had to think bigger. u all know exo right? Supposedly they’re aliens with superpowers that come from another planet, ‘Exoplanet’.
Could it be? That after following the huge™ success of exo, SM wanted to further continue this legacy?
i !!! tried to find ANYthing that could link nct + planets. ? it was hard bc we were all SO sure that nct’s concept was all abt dreams & connection, not planets. after HOURS of going through old nct videos, teaser images & anything ‘out of place’, …. BHITCJDSG I FOUND THIS
This is a screenshot from The Origin. the 1st teaser video to EVER be released under the name NCT.
dont u find it strange? look at the colour of that giant planet/moon. it’s not red but its not grey, like u’d expect from normal moon colours. instead, its right in the middle, a light pink colour.
!! !!! !!!!! BHITCHSGKJ i searched it up on google ?? & SURPRISE SURPRISE
AND THEN I CLICKED ON MULTIPLE ARTICLES AND !!!!!!!!
“If we could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a color reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta,”
Michael McElwain (NASA Discovery Team)
‘cherry blossom planet’ also known as exoplanet GJ 504B is supposedly the youngest & smallest planet discovered around a star that resembles a sun (similar to our solar system.)
The existence of GJ 504B was discovered in 2013.
In the same year, SMROOKIES was also introduced to the public in 2013.
also look @ the name of the exoplanet & see the similarities below
at first , everyone was a little confused w/ the way SM named their rookies (even me) but ?? ?? now its kinda clear ??
i was also !! confused when cherry bomb dropped like it was a bop ? but i didnt kno what i was dancing 2 lmalkfhsdkgh da song made no sense to me & i didn’t kno what the message was behind it.
however one thing i DID kno was that there was a lot of planes and helicopters shown. even the some of the choreography imitated a plane.
the helicopter dropping all the cherry bombs actually had “NCT” labelled on it.
it seems like planes have been hidden from us since the debut of NCT-U.
look at that poster behind that man. There is an image of a yellow paper plane. there’s also a white toy plane hanging above the poster.
the date “1893″ was framed … why??
during 1893 April 16th, a full solar eclipse took place !! since it was a total eclipse, it covered the earth in total darkness.
do you guys know what a solar saros is?
A Saros is known to be a period of approximately 224 lunar months that can be used to predict eclipses of the sun and moon.
There are many different Saros cycles numbered from cycle 1 all the way to cycle 180 and still counting.
Which Saros cycle did the eclipse of April 1893 belong to?
Saros cycle 127.
?????? and obviously the next unit to debut was ???? NCT 127.
one more creepy ass thing.turns outthat if u look at the NCT “Switch” M/V
behind doyoung’s beautiful™ back, is the date April 16 1961.
it was a historical day because at April 16th 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to enter space.
?? LSITEN TO ME . we have two important dates here.
April 16th (1983) - total solar eclipse
April 12th (1961) - first man in space
both of these months are in April.
16 - 12 = 4
4th April was the debut date of NCT’s 1st unit, NCT-U.
….. ?? ??
o k … anws back to the planes …..
if u also look closely in the “Limitless” M/V , a plain grey helicopter appears for LITERALLY ONE tiny second.
this is a two second ending shot of the Limitless M/V. i paused every frame and played it in slow motion 2 figure out what the hell it was. don’t u think it looks VERY similar to a window of a plane/helicopter? if u look outside, the sun is rising above the horizon.
i feel like nct 127 are boarded inside.
in Cherry Bomb, taeyong raps
“No fireman this is fireworks, cherries in the sky high.”
in this single sentence i think taeyong just mentioned every nct 127 era so far.
“this is fireworks”
“cherries in the sky high”
could it be that nct 127 are being “reborn”? transitioning into a new image? compared to limitless, Cherry Bomb is much brighter and the u kno !!!!!!!!! wow look at us we’re gonna explode and show u all what we’re made of !!! prepare ya asses cos we comin !!!!!!
yes i honestly think that nct 127 got on that plain grey helicopter & … …. travelled somewhere new …. to another fuckgin WORLD ?? cos
it LITERALLY just looks like the limitless helicopter got an upgrade. i swear its the same one ? ??
sjsjfjdshkdjgh *that one meme of taeyong lying on the floor*
,,,,, enough abt planes ,,,,,,
,,,, & helicopters ,,,,,,,
SO IT SEEMS THAT there’s actually a lot !!! of connections with smrookies/nct + moons, planets etc.
NOT 2 MENTION nct 127′s best song album track “Sun & Moon”
“You and I
You and I
You and I
The two of us just like one
Every night in my dreams
We are connected by you
We look to the same sky
Oh when my moon rises
Your sun rises
Under the same sky”
u know what i think?
this song is a message from nct 127 (planet GJ 504B) to the other ‘undiscovered’ planets/moons. aka the other nct units yet to debut & the hidden members waiting to stand on stage so desperately. they’ve all trained together but due to this unit concept, they rly can’t stand as one one stage just yet.
this message is especially key in Ten’s “Dream In a Dream” M/V.
look at the primary colours that paint the whole scene.
lucas is surrounded by dark blue & ten has dark pink colours. they’re obviously from different worlds.
the lyrcis in “Sun & Moon”
“We have the same time,
But we’re in different places
This is a twisted fate.”
clearly u can see ?? ten & lucas are separated from each other since they belong in different planets or put to be in different ‘units’.
It then shows imagery of space. Then a scene of ten walking past the shadow of lucas. it indicates that no matter how close they are, fate will always separate them. ? its sad i kno. but they’re truly from different worlds.
Also i need 2 mention that it was actually confirmed that only 1 of 5-6 exoplanets has been directly discovered. we all kno that nct has this “limitless” unit concept. but i do feel like there will at least be about 6-8 major nct units overall ??? does each unit belong to an “exoplanet”? a different moon?
was nct 127 & this “cherry bomb” concept planned all the way back 2 when smrookies were first introduced ??? are the “undiscovered exoplanets” and “hidden moons” future units that have yet to debut?
so this is why our fandom is named “nctzen” like ,,, are we citizens of all these planets ?? how many more are there. … if its truly limitless ,, are we a galaxy ??
u can read mylimitless theory & see that ?? wtf lmao it connects to this theory too ??? ?? dreams ? space ? time ?
jsjslgkhsljfhg bhitc im dying its nearly 12am & im sweaty & half dead W HAT IS THE TRUTH D AMN IT
Anti showed up on Halloween because he wants to be fear.
Dark appeared on Valentine’s day because he needs our affection in order to manipulate us.
Google made his debut on April Fools day because human are all fools to him.
People who think CL is taking too long for her album clearly doesn’t know the American music market and never heard of Frank Ocean. Remember all the years we had to wait for his album, of which received critical acclaim? Yeah. It takes a lot of time, so just sit tight and relax.
Here’s to Rap Monster, who has dreamed of this moment since his debut. Who used to perform as an underground artist as a student and who led his group so well despite his young age, despite of his uncertainty and fear for the future. Who makes sure to always be there to talk to his members about their feelings and thoughts. Who gave up entering a good university for his passion for music and has spent nearly every night writing lyrics and making songs even till the early morning, even while waiting to go up on stage and even when they are on the plane flying to their next event. Who always writes such thoughtful tangents on loving ourselves, trusting our youth and our passion, forgiving ourselves, and appreciating everything that we have in this world. Who shows us every side to him even though he’s scared of the vulnerability. Who never forgets to thank those around him even if he does not know them personally. Who always thinks of us wherever he goes and who is always rooting for us in whatever we do. Truly without him, BTS would not be the BTS that they are today. And I really hope that he knows that; I hope that receiving this award was able to take all his stresses and heavy thoughts from his shoulders. And even more, I hope that he has learned to love himself- flaws and all- just as we love him. Thank you for always showering us with love and thoughtfulness even if we may not deserve it, thank you for never forgetting about us. I hope that you never doubt yourself and your pure heart. You are more than deserving of this award.
Here’s to Jin. Who has shown us that hardwork and self-confidence is everything. He was accepted into Konkuk university, which is a prestigious Seoul university, before entering Bighit. He got into the film department with absolutely NO special admissions. He studied hard with plans as to become an actor but when Bighit changed his career path, Jin practiced every single day to become the amazing performer that he is today. I think of how he called his vocal trainer at 4am to show her that he has improved and I get so proud. Here’s to the oldest member of the group. Who constantly showers his members and his fans with love. Who was the one that cooked for the members, borrowing food and tools from his own family when BTS could not afford to, who made sure that every member became comfortable in Seoul when they first arrived at BigHit. Who is unbelievably intelligent as well. Who is always there to make us laugh with his silly gags and jokes, who is always there to make us feel loved. You worked hard to improve, you worked hard to be where you are right now. You deserve this.
Here’s to Suga. Who learned what it meant to be an adult at such a young age. Who used to perform for audiences of two and not have enough money to even buy ramen. Who used to listen to people constantly tell him that he would ruin his family. Who came up to Bighit as a trainee to become a hip hop artist and still worked hard and did not falter when that goal changed; learning to dance and what it means to be an idol, studying and working part time, fighting with suicidal thoughts, depression, self-hatred, a broken shoulder, and more. Who spends countless of sleepless nights working on music and lyrics, even on the nights that they are on vacation or when they just come back from a performance. Who truly showed us that though the start may be humble, the end will be prosperous. Thank you for teaching us what it means to live with passion, thank you for always working hard even if you don’t need to. You may not believe it, but this award is real and you deserve it. You’ve achieved all of your goals now! You’ve worked hard to be where you are. Thank you for showing us that hardwork and determination will never, ever betray us.
Here’s to J-Hope. Who was a street dancer and came into Bighit planning to become a vocalist and dancer. Who, when everyone doubted his skills, practiced even harder to become the well-rounded artist that he is now. Who taught himself how to rap and how to write lyrics despite having little experience in that area and is now one of the main creators behind bts’s music. Who practices every night, working on his mixtape and working on his dance skills, because he loves to do so. Who shows us what it means to live with hope and who never fails to show us happiness even in the most difficult of times. I hope you know that we are aware of how thoughtful you are, I hope you know that our love for you is eternal, and I hope you know that you too are more than deserving for this reward. And I just hope that you know that your existence to us gives us strength, that you do not always have to put yourself behind a happy facade and force yourself to hide your true emotions. We know the wide range of thoughts that you have running in your head and we absolutely care for and love all of them.
Here’s to Jimin. Who was a diligent student that studied dance so passionately. Who spends nearly every night in the practice room because he thinks “who am I to be resting right now?” I think of how you cried when people doubted your skills and I hope you know that those people are completely wrong. Your voice is something that touches our hearts and moves us and your skill in dance never fails to amaze us. You belong on stage. Here’s to Jimin. Who also showers his members with such adoration and affection, who is always there to comfort them in the darkest of times. Thank you for showing us what it means to be a good friend and brother. Thank you for showing us what it means to be kind. I hope you know that we love you just the way you are and that it’s okay to rest and to make mistakes. Please don’t ever doubt yourself.
Here’s to Taehyung. Who had to get the help of the Bighit staff to convince his family to let him begin training. Who wanted to be a farmer so that he could help his grandmother in Daegu. Who has been so strong throughout this difficult and painful year. Who still performed passionately for us even when he lost one of the most important woman in his life. Who put up a joyful front for so long even though he was actually in so much pain. Who constantly shows us new sides to his personality. Who constantly works hard in all that he does. Thank you for never failing to put a smile on our faces even when you were going through such a low point and thank you for teaching us what it means to be a filial child. Thank you for loving bangtan just as much as we do and thank you for always being so kind and bright. You share so much with us even when we aren’t deserving of it, Your stage presence and skill never fails to amaze me as well. We will remember your grandmother and we will always thank her for her blessings. You are more than deserving of this award. We know how wide the spectrum of your thoughts are and we know how intelligent you are- no matter what type of expression you might have on your face, your existence is always one that we will love.
Here’s to Jungkook. Who started training at such a young age, who was so shy and insecure about himself. Who left his family in Busan to come up to Seoul when he was just 14 years old. Who sacrificed the chance of making so many important memories for his dream, who sacrificed his youth for us. You gave up so many childhood memories- school romances, field days, school friends- to be on stage. Thank you. I think of how you cry when you think of the hardships that his members are going through and I thank you for trusting your brothers and your future, you deserve all the love in this world but please realize that you, also, have been through so many difficult times and have dealt with hardships. It’s okay to not be strong all the time. Thank you for showing us your growth and your endurance and passion. Thank you for showering us with love in so many ways (whether it be through your detailed song covers or your concert ments), thank you for becoming the person that you are today. Please know that even when your thoughts are cluttered and messy, we are always here to support you and love you. You are more than deserving of this award, thank you for sharing your youth with us.
Lastly, here’s to BTS. This whole entire post of mine is incredibly cheesy but they really do mean a lot to me. Not only do they brighten my every day with their humor and antics but they each have taught me so many things and they constantly inspire me in all that they do. They have taught me to dream, to be diligent, to be loving, to be humble, and to trust my future. More importantly, they have taught me what it means to be young. So here’s to BTS and their first daesang. You deserve it more than anybody in this world and you each are deserving of all the love in this universe. Thank you for showing us that we never are alone and thank you for understanding us and showing us what it means to achieve your dreams and to live with passion. We hear your voice.
A lot of people commenting on CL’s US debut whether negative or positive are so annoying and misinformed.
1. Anyone expecting CL to be a hit with her debut single is a fool and anyone trashing her for not automatically being successful is a bigger fool.
2. Far too much weight is being put on her debut, no one in the US gives a damn about the song someone debuts with. It’s the song that becomes successful that people care about. It took Kehlani 3 years to chart on the Billboard Hot 100
3. Producers are important, no more Teddy productions. His name carries no weight in the US. PND, Diplo, Skrillex, DJ Khaled, Pharrell, Calvin Harris, Mike Will Made It, The Chainsmokers. Scooter Braun has the money and the pull to hire famous producers. Also she needs to decide if she’s gonna be a singer or a rapper because with chicks like Cardi B coming up there’s no room CL’s weak bars. Silly lyrics are fine if you’re a singer, not so great if you’re a rapper. Better to be a singer that raps than a rapper that sings.
4. Coming back to Korea was a mistake. People give CL flack for supposedly being selfish but after Lifted was released and she returned to Korea to make a 2NE1 she fucked up. Lifted charted onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at 94, which is really the only chart that matters and is not something kpop fans can manipulate. She should have kept releasing music, if she really wanted it to happen she should have let 2NE1 die instead of trying to revive the corpse.
After their global popularity led BTS to becoming the first ever K-pop group to win a Billboard Music Award, at the 2017 BBMAs – a feat that no other Korean aside from Psy has achieved – all eyes are on the septet. With their trend-setting approach to K-pop and their charismatic, but relatable, personalities, the boy band is the most visible Asian act in the US right now.
EXO CBX on Jelly Magazine, July: Kyungsoo mentions
Q. What’s the thing you’ve been having the most fun with lately?
Xiumin: I have the most fun when, with Baekhyun and Chen and the other members, we all play billiards together. But I lose all the time, so I’m always paying for the game fees… All the members are good, but of them D.O. is the best, then Baekhyun.
Q. Of the three of you, who cries the most?
Baekhyun: None of us really cry much, right?
Chen: We’re the three least teary members of EXO. The only one of us who cried after debut is Baekhyun at an awards ceremony.
Baekhyun: Oh, I also cried while watching D.O.’s movie Brother and considered sending him a selfie of my tears (laughs).
CL is obviously investing in the wrong audience in America. She makes that collaborations with underground rappers, but frequents fashion events and fancy parties. This is just not related. She needs to try the pop and young audience who actually fits with this events.