5 times V went viral: As BTS Army celebrates 'Happy Vday', here's a look at how Kim Taehyung won hearts
A birthday ad on Burj Khalifa to a picture on a satellite to celebrate 'Happy Vday', Kim Taehyung’s popularity is absolutely phenomenal
Happy Kim Taehyung day to you all! As BTS army celebrates the Grammy-nominated group member V’s 25th birthday ‘Vday’, we are reminiscing five times Taehyung went crazy viral for his out of the world visuals with Vcuts and even with fan-made edits.
Before we start the thread, here is some quick information about the global sensation V who holds quite a few world records. BTS' V, 25, has produced ‘Sweet Night’ which broke Adele’s record of having the highest number of iTunes in 100 countries, topping the OST for Netflix series ‘Itaewon Class’ in 117 countries. Taehyung’s another song ‘Inner Child’ from BTS’ Billboard-topping album ‘Map of the soul: 7’ also charted number one on iTunes in more than 82 countries, making him the only soloist in the world to hold that record.
Kim Taehyung also holds a record of two million streams on Spotify with only two songs and his produced ‘Blue and Grey’ also peaked number 13 at Billboard Hot 100 with 69,000 sales within a week of its release, making it the highest-charting B-side track of BTS, ‘BE’. With Kim Taehyung’s global popularity, he ranked number six in the recent Genius Korea artiste chart.
#GeniusCharts 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart | Top Artists— Genius Korea (@Genius_kor) December 28, 2020
5. Stray Kids
9. Agust D
10. MONSTA X
Checkout lyrics to all your Korean Artists on Genius now! pic.twitter.com/XM93pg82Rp
The impact of Kim Taehyung crossed language barriers as Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director of WHO, also thanked V for making ‘Blue and Grey’, normalizing talking about depression and for making ‘Snow Flower’ to thank the frontline workers battling Covid-19.
Dear @BTS_twt Tae, Happy 25th Birthday!— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) December 29, 2020
Thank you for opening up about your experience with burnout & depression via ‘Blue & Grey’ & for thanking white angels, #healthworkers, who have been working hard & fighting #COVID19 - with ‘Snow Flower’.#HappyBirthdayTaehyung https://t.co/f81YOctNjm pic.twitter.com/M8KxTqWmzF
V's popularity on social media is absolutely phenomenal. Be it his ‘Vcut’ photos which reached 1M likes within an hour of posting and make V fans go crazy or when a fan edit caught the attention of many, here are five times Kim Taehyung went viral.
Every time the 25-year-old ‘Singularity’ crooner posts a picture with the caption ‘Vcut’, the internet breaks down with Vcut trending worldwide. From his recent ‘Esquire’ photoshoots to the ‘Variety’ snaps, Kim Taehyung's Vcuts are a recipe for his fans going wild. Here are some of the most famous Vcuts and the aftermath.
KIM TAEHYUNG is now trending at #3 and Vcut is trending at #10 Worldwide 🌏 pic.twitter.com/QzTEfe62ZZ— 풍경 ✧ HAPPY V DAY (@sceneryfortae) November 16, 2020
[NAVER] BTS V's unrealistic, sculpted visuals drew keen attention from everyone after he dropped his behind the scenes pictures for the Variety cover shoot, titled 'vcut'. Taehyung went viral among non fans and trended in more that 40+ countries. https://t.co/qJtT54Lw0A pic.twitter.com/Mjgg5WgoLZ— TAE TOPIC (@thetaetopic) October 8, 2020
'The guy with the green hair'
Taehyung caught everyone's attention after he was spotted at the 2019 Grammy Red Carpet with mint green hair. Twitter was soon flooded with a sea of users asking who is the guy with the green hair. A user wrote, “Who’s that guy with green hair? He radiates so much energy like he owns the show, wow." While another said, "The dude with the green hair is so f*cking hot. I might start stanning."
grammy 2019 "guy with green hair" pic.twitter.com/E9GPTsSZu4— daily tete ♡ (@dailytetes) December 14, 2020
The guy with the long coat
For the BTS army, the start to 2020 was really special as BTS performed at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, singing their hits 'Make It Right' and 'Boy with Luv' at Times Square and Kim Taehyung’s long overcoat with charming visuals sent social media users into absolute frenzy as everyone wondered, ‘who is the guy in the long overcoat?" Here are some of the reactions.
during new year's rockin' eve "guy with the long coat" pic.twitter.com/rWuoX1Hzqp— daily tete ♡ (@dailytetes) December 14, 2020
Grammy 2020: 'Guy on the left'
Grammy 2020 was the second year for BTS to attend the prestigious award show and they absolutely slayed the red carpet like always. Kim Taehyung rocked his look in an all black ensemble with permed hair and started trending on Twitter with ‘guy on the left’ and ‘Guy in all Black’.
"guy on the left" & "guy in all black"— daily tete ♡ (@dailytetes) December 14, 2020
during 2020 grammys pic.twitter.com/ONwiQeelDC
'Dynamite' teaser: 'Guy with the green suit’
2020 has been a record-breaking year for BTS as they peaked at every chart and dominated the global music scene. Their first English single ‘Dynamite’ became their first number one on Billboard Hot 100 and when the teaser of the music video dropped, V's retro avatar with a Gucci green jacket caught the world’s attention. Here’s what some of the users said. "BTS stans, please let me know the name of the guy in the Green suit," one said. Another said, "Okay, I saw the teaser and if a BTS fan sees this please let me know the name of the guy in green suit. I need it for science purposes." Check out some of the reactions below.
in dynamite teaser "guy in green suit" pic.twitter.com/gT1L1hS9lI— daily tete ♡ (@dailytetes) December 14, 2020
For Kim Taehyung fans, the birthday celebrations of the iconic vocalist continue as V has also achieved some first evers with the help of his fans. He was the first Korean idol to get a birthday ad on the Time magazine issue where BTS were also featured as the ‘Entertainer of the year'. He was also the first soloist to get his birthday ad on Burj Khalifa, the World’s tallest building. To top that, a picture of V was also shown on the satellite called Ladybird-1 orbiting the earth, arranged by a fan base called ‘V Pintor’ to celebrate Vday.
Taehyung’s Chinese fan ‘Baidu V Bar’ announced that they will publish his birthday advertisement in the last issue of the US Time magazine on December 21.— BTS V UK 🧸🍓 (@KTH_UK) December 12, 2020
Through this birthday support, Kim Taehyung will be the first celebrity to have a birthday ad in the US Time Magazine. pic.twitter.com/hWVcwv5snO
𝐕-𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 ♡ #태형 #BTSV— 수채화 (@V_Pintor__) December 27, 2020
𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝟓 1995;A Space Odyssey
TaeTae is going to orbiting the 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡 on his birthday, carried by the 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐞 called Ladybird-1. We will receive a video message from the space then, presenting this wonder trip🤍@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/9SQRjX3IDD
Check out 'Snow Flower' here.