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Kim Nam-joon

September 12, 1994 (1994-09-12) (age 26)
Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Home town Ilsan-gu, South Korea
Awards ROK Order of Cultural Merit Hwa-gwan (5th Class) ribbon.PNG Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (2018)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Labels Big Hit
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Nam-jun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Namchun

Kim Nam-joon (Hangul: 김남준; born September 12, 1994), better known as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the leader of and a rapper in South Korean boy group BTS. He also sings his own songs. He has worked with artists such as Wale, Younha, Warren G, Gaeko, Krizz Kaliko, MFBTY, Fall Out Boy, Primary, and Lil Nas X.

Early life

He was born on September 12, 1994, in Dongjak-gu, a district in Seoul, and grew up in Ilsan-gu, another district in Seoul, where his family moved when he was four or five. He has a younger sister.

As a child, RM largely learned English through watching Friends with his mother. As a student, he wrote poetry and often received awards for his writings. He posted his work to an online poetry website for roughly one year, where he received some attention. Through this, RM grew interested in pursuing a literary career but decided against it.





Below is a list of RM's own songs. To see songs he has made as a member of BTS, see BTS.


  • RM (2015)
  • Mono (2018)

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