Kim Nam-joon known professionally as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is the leader of the South Korean K-pop band BTS.
RM Early Life
RM was born on 12th September 1994 in Dongjak District, Seoul, South Korea. His mother is an employee of SK telecom and his father is a realtor. RM has a younger sister.
During his childhood, RM learned English by watching the American Sitcom Friends with his mother. When he was 12 years old, he studied in New Zealand for four months. When he was 11 years old, RM became interested in hip-hop music after hearing Epik High’s Fly.
In 2007, he began rapping in local amateur hip-hop circles, and in 2008, he participated in his first concert. On June 13, 2013, RM made his debut with BTS after training for 3 years. On August 29, 2013, RM performed the intro track to BTS’ first extended play (EP) O!RUL8,2?.
On August 20, 2014, BTS’ first studio album, Dark & Wild was released. The rap track, Intro: What Am I to You?, was in a solo performed by RM.
On March 4, 2015, he released a single with Warren G entitled, P.D.D (Please Don’t Die) ahead of his first solo mixtape RM following an offer by Warren G to collaborate. On March 17th, 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM, which ranked 48th on Spin’s 50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015. In August of the same year, he collaborated with Marvel for Fantastic Four’s soundtrack in Korea.
In August 2016, he along with Bang Si-hyuk co-produced vocal duo Homme’s single titled Dilemma.
In March 2017, he collaborated with American rapper Wale on a special socially-charged track called Change.
On 27th December 2018, he made history as the first K-pop artist to chart on the Rock Digital Songs chart, placing at number two. On 23rd October, he released his second mixtape, Mono.
On March 25, 2019, Honne announced that RM would feature on their remake of “Crying Over You” alongside singer BEKA.
In June 2022, during BTS’ ninth-anniversary celebrations in June 2022, RM announced that the band members would be devoting more attention to individual music.
No information is available regarding the dating life of RM.
In 2019, RM graduated from Global Cyber University with a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment. Later, he was enrolled at Hanyang Cyber University’s Master of Business Administration program in Advertising and Media.
RM Net Worth
RM has a net worth of $22 million.
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RM Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 11 inches
|Body Measurements||36-33-13 inches|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Stage Name||RM or Rap Monster|
|Real Name||Kim Nam-joon 김남준|
|Date of Birth||12th September 1994|
|Birth Place||Dongjak District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer|
|Genere||K-pop, hip hop, R&B|
|School/High School||Apgujeong High School in Seoul, South Korea
Local School, New Zealand
|College/University||Global Cyber University in South Korea
Hanyang Cyber University, South Korea
|Education Qualification||MBA in Advertising and Media|
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