There are seven members within the award-winning Ok-pop group, BTS, however solely two of them go by their actual names whereas they’re performing. That features the “Golden Maknae” of the group, Jungkook. What was the reasoning behind Jungkook’s initial stage name selection? Right here’s what we learn about this BTS performer. 

Jin and Jungkook of BTS
Jin and Jungkook of BTS | THE FACT/Imazins through Getty Pictures

Jimin and Jungkook are the 2 BTS members who go by their actual names as a substitute of a stage title

It’s been a couple of years because the Ok-pop group, BTS, debuted. With seven members on this group, a few of them adopted stage names that match their personalities. Kim Taehyung usually goes by V, whereas Kim Namjoon initially glided by “Rap Monster.” 

Nevertheless, two of the Ok-pop idols on this award-winning boy band determined to make use of their actual names as their stage names. That features two of the singers on albums like Map of the Soul: 7, Jimin, and Jungkook. 

Earlier than their debut, Jungkook had a shocking stage title ⁠— ‘Seagull’

A lot of the boys in BTS use stage names whereas on stage and showing in interviews. That features Suga, actual title Min Yoongi, who even goes by a second stage title when he’s performing solo songs ⁠— Agust D.

Not like the opposite members of this boy band, each Jimin and Jungkook use their beginning names as their stage names. (Jimin’s full title is Park Jimin and Jungkook’s full title is Jeon Jungkook.) For one interview, each idols defined their reasoning behind protecting their actual names as their stage names.

“I additionally use my beginning title, however I had a stage title. It was Seagull,” Jungkook mentioned throughout an interview with Mnet’s “Yaman TV,” in keeping with Soompi. Jungkook additional elaborated on his reasoning behind this stage title.

Why did Jungkook nearly go by ‘Seagull?’

Among the reasoning behind Jungkook’s title has to do with the pronunciation of sure phrases from Korean to English. There was additionally some inspiration from Jungkook’s hometown in his preliminary selection. 

“I’m from Busan and seagull [in Korean] is seagull in English,” Jungkook continued, after sharing his imagined stage title. If followers aren’t calling him Jungkook, followers usually name this Ok-pop idol by a couple of different nicknames, together with the “Golden Maknae,” Kookie, Jungkookie, and JK.

One other member of this Ok-pop group, RM, determined to vary his stage title and its unique which means. When BTS first debuted, Namjoon glided by the stage title “Rap Monster.” Since then, nevertheless, he determined he didn’t need individuals to consult with him as a “monster.” His stage title reworked into RM, which now stands for “Actual Me.”

Followers look ahead to seeing these performers in motion together with the upcoming Map of the Soul tour. Music by Jungkook and BTS, together with songs like “Black Swan” and “On” can be found for streaming on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

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