Interesting Facts That You Must Know About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS

Interesting Facts That You Must Know About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS
Kim Nam-Joon (Korean: 김남준), better known by his stage name RM (formerly known as Rap Monster (랩몬스터) and Runch Randa), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer under Big Hit Music. He is the leader and a rapper of BTS (방탄소년단), also he is notable for his large input in songwriting and production in the discography in the group. Read Full RM BTS (Kim Namjoon) Biography

Interesting Facts About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS:

  • RM (Kim Namjoon) was the first member to enter BTS. More correctly Bang PD decided to make BTS after meeting RM. He had been a trainee for more than 3 years.
  • He is the fourth oldest and the fourth youngest in the band. That makes him the middle member of the band.
  • Before his debut, he was an underground rapper.
  • He was born in Seoul (Sangdo-dong) then he moved to Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea when he was 4.
  • RM says that he was a fat child. It is quite hard to believe, but by his words, he was so fat that he had a round chin.
  • He has a younger sister (Kim Kyung Mi) who is the same age as Jungkook.
  • He is 26 years old in the US age and 28 years old in the Korean age (2021).
  • His zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • 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).
  • Jimin once called him a gorilla because he’s always angry. He is known to break everything.
  • His favorite colors are black, pink and, purple.
  • When asked what is his favorite hair color that he’s tried before, he said he likes silver the most.
  • He thinks that the color that represents BTS is grey.
  • He loves the combination of black and white.
  • His producing studio is called ‘RKive’ (formerly called Mon Studio).
  • His favorite dance move is swinging his arms from side to side(The floss).
  • He is a great supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • He has lost his passport multiple times.
  • Hobbies: Surfing the web, walking in a park, cycling, photography, mountain climbing.
  • He is a great fan of the computer game ‘MapleStory’.
  • He is good at ice-skating.
  • RM revealed that he spent most of his life as ‘RM’ and barely got to be Kim Namjoon. He admitted being very occupied and busy with idol life is hard, barely being able to spend time with family, friends, and do activities as a “normal” person would be able to do. He also mentioned that he feels sad and lonely at times and a way to cope with it is to express his thoughts and emotions through music. (Burn The Stage EP. 3 & 6)
  • He claims to have never been successfully able to blow a bubble with bubblegum.
  • As of 2020, he is the only member who doesn’t have a driver’s license.
  • Namjoon’s father calls him Jooni Mini.
  • RM gets panicked when he can’t find his lip balm.
  • Namjoon said if he didn’t live in Korea he would want to live in Australia.
  • RM’s favorite quote is ‘Team work makes dream work’.
  • His Spotify playlist is called: RM’s Heavy Rotations.
  • He’s really smart with an IQ of 148. He was previously ranked in the top 1% of the nation in his high school exams.
  • RM is ranked 79th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
  • In a survey conducted by Gallup Korea, RM ranked as the 11th most preferred idol of the year for 2019.
Interesting Facts That You Must Know About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS
  • Namjoon’s old stage name was Runch Randa (under this name he produced a song with Block B’s Zico, whose name at that time was Nacseo).
  • Before debut he used “Rap Monster” in one of his pre-debut tracks. People gave him that as a nickname and he decided to make it his stage name.
  • He hates seafood and cigarettes.
  • He thinks about their choreographies when he can’t fall asleep.
  • RM constantly reads news and monitors events.
  • When he was 5, he dreamed about becoming an apartment complex security guard. Guess that explains his outfit for Dope.
  • Namjoon studied engineering before debuting.
  • RM can sleep under the light. No matter if it is sun or just a lamplight.
  • Namjoon is the only member who prefers cats over dogs.
  • In the dorm, Rap Monster is in charge of sweeping the floors.
  • RM’s name is mentioned on the credits of the song “I Like That” and “XXO” by GLAM.
  • He started writing lyrics to the songs in a plain notebook at school.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • Namjoon writes in his diary every day, so he can look back at his day and plan his life in a new way.
  • RM’s Mother bought him all the 10 seasons of “Friends”. And he saw all the seasons at least 30 times to improve his English skills.
  • RM’s TOEIC (The Test of English for International Communication) score was 900.
  • He’s currently enrolled at Global Cyber University alongside with Suga and J-Hope.
  • His favorite foods are meat (especially Samgyeopsal) and Kalguksu (Korean knife noodles).
  • His favorite items are clothes, computers, books.
  • He likes clear weather.
Interesting Facts That You Must Know About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS
  • He would have dated J-Hope if he was a girl. Or vice versa.
  • He likes to go to café to find some muse for his new lyrics. But after some time he forgets why he came as he starts to admire the beautiful girls there.
  • He snores in his sleep.
  • BTS chose RM as the most romantic person in the group.
  • RM likes sunset more than sunrise.
  • Suga once said that RM is like Wikipedia. He knows all and girl group and boy group songs that there are, even their lyrics. He can even tell the birth date of every group member.
  • He chose Jungkook as a person with whom he would love to make a unit.
  • He has a habit of always singing loudly at night in the dorm. So he never thought that it’d affect the members. He realized that after a while but the members never said anything.
  • Rapmon said rapping was an escape from the stress that he was receiving from studying. He used to study extremely hard. Truthfully, he wrote the lyrics of “No More Dream” based on it. He studied but had no dreams at that time. He had a possible path because he was good at studying. He didn’t specifically have something that he wanted to do.
  • In his opinion, his charming points are his style, his voice, his figure, his dimples, his brain, his kindness, and his passion for his job.
  • He has studied in New Zealand before.
  • There was a rumor among Korean fans that at the age of 15, Namjoon had heart surgery with a 30% chance of living. He said himself that he never had heart surgery.
  • Rap monster doesn’t like wearing tight pants.
  • RM always forgets to return the stuff he borrowed from other members. Once he took V’s earphones and didn’t return them for 2 months.
  • RM has composed and writing credits for more than 170 songs.
  • RM and Suga rewrote the lyrics of “No More Dream” more than 20 times during the production of the album.
  • Namjoon’s first solo mixtape was “RM” which was released on March 17, 2015. Which ranked 48th on Spin’s “50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015
  • RM says “Rap is not like singing, you don’t progress doing some kind of professional education; you’ve to express yourself. I did my best because I wanted to get better at it. The way my voice comes out, loudly, coolly, I’m aware of that.”
  • RM wore sunglasses all the time in the “No more dream” era because he was afraid to be judged for his looks.
  • His favorite track in Wings album is Lost. He wrote the lyrics all by himself.
  • The first CD he bought was TVXQ’s “The way U are”.
  • RM’s role models are Kanye West and A$AP Rocky and favorite Western artists are Nas, Drake, and Travis Scott.
  • The words fans say that give him a lot of strength is “You are Sexy”.
  • RM is a baritone (A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types).
Interesting Facts That You Must Know About RM (Kim Namjoon) BTS
  • Rap Monster’s ideal type: “sexy, even to a brain. Someone that is thoughtful and confident”.
  • RM once said that none of the celebrities live up to his ideal type.
  • RM wants to make a song together and sing it when he’ll have a lover. He wants to marry the person who truly loves him and the person who he loves.

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