In 2016, BTS’s rapper Suga launched his solo mixtape known as Agust D. He additionally adopted “Agust D” because the stage identify that he works below when not releasing music with BTS.

Nevertheless, Suga’s actual identify is Min Yoongi, which implies he truly has two stage names. It’s a bit unusual for artists to have two stage names, so some followers could be questioning why Suga does solo work below “Agust D,” and what the distinction between his two personas could be.

BTS's Suga
BTS’s Suga | Steve Ferdman/Getty Pictures for Elvis Duran

The place does the identify ‘Suga’ come
from?

As talked about earlier than, Suga’s actual identify is Min Yoon-gi. When he debuted with BTS in 2013, he determined to go by the identify “Suga.”

Based on Koreaboo,
Huge Hit Leisure’s CEO, Bang Si-hyuk, was the one who got here up with “Suga.”
Suga himself reportedly preferred it as a result of it contradicted along with his chilly
look. Moreover, the identify may additionally stand for “taking pictures guard,” a
place he typically performed in basketball.

Why is Suga additionally known as ‘Agust D’?

Most Okay-pop idols who go by a stage identify will proceed to do
so once they launch solo music. Nevertheless, Suga is totally different in that his solo
albums have all been launched below the identify “Agust D.”

In a latest interview with Time Magazine, Suga revealed he made this resolution as a result of Agust D is a distinct alter ego than Suga. He defined that Agust D represents a “uncooked aspect” that he has not been capable of showcase as Suga.

Talking to Grazia Korea in 2016, Suga shared he typically wrote his identify as “DT Suga” in his lyrics, and “Agust D” is solely “DT Suga” written backwards. “DT” additionally stands for “Daegu City,” which is the place Suga is from.

Which different BTS members have
stage names?

Other than Suga, three different members of BTS have stage
names: RM, J-Hope, and V.

RM was once referred to as “Rap Monster,” which got here from a music he wrote a few years in the past. Nevertheless, in 2017, he determined to shorten it to “RM.” He additionally shared with Entertainment Tonight that the brand new identify “may symbolize many issues,” together with the phrase “Actual Me.”

In the meantime, J-Hope’s stage identify is a mix of his final identify, Jung, and his want to deliver hope to BTS and his followers. In BTS’s docu-series, Deliver the Soul, J-Hope additionally revealed the identify has a reference to Pandora’s Field in Greek mythology, which says people nonetheless have hope even after going by means of powerful instances. J-Hope’s identify undoubtedly fits his character rather a lot as he’s identified for his optimistic perspective and pleased persona.

V’s stage identify is a little more easy than his fellow members’.
In an interview with Curvism Journal in 2013, as translated by a
fan account on Tumblr
, V mentioned: “My stage identify was chosen final. Six, Lex, V.
These three names have been advised however the members and PD all mentioned that V match me
one of the best and so I picked V to face for victory.”

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