RM of BTS becomes youngest and second most credited songwriter in K-pop
Thanks to his solo song 'Bicycle' and the Coldplay collab 'My Universe', RM is now credited for writing the lyrics for 178 songs
With ARMY celebrating RM’s solo projects for reaching 1 billion streams, it's no surprise that there would be another milestone coming in. Last week, it was revealed that the BTS leader had all of his solos, mixtapes, and collaborations cross 1 billion streams on all platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Previously, he was also tied with PSY as the second most credited K-pop artist but on October 1, KOMCA updated their database and that has fans celebrating.
It is no secret that BTS is a group full of all-rounders. This is evident with RM who is a rapper, vocalist, dancer, and producer. Additionally, he can be considered as the main songwriter for BTS’ discography. Other than writing his own rap verses, he has also written and made songs for his group as well as other artists. His latest song credit happens to be for the most iconic collaboration of the month.
RM is credited for 178 songs
Everyone was pleasantly surprised when Coldplay and BTS announced their collaboration. The global K-pop group was featured in Coldplay’s pre-release ‘My Universe’ for their upcoming album ‘Music of the Spheres’. Well, for the pre-release single, BTS' rap line -- RM, J-hope, and Suga have participated in writing the lyrics. And with ‘My Universe’ and the solo song ‘Bicycle’, it has finally broken the tie that RM and PSY had.
As of October 1, RM has 178 songs credited to him making him the second-most credited songwriter. He still happens to be the youngest artist on the list as the #1 position goes to VIXX’s Ravi with 199 songs. He happens to be a year older than RM. PSY takes up third place with 176 songs while G-Dragon of BIGBANG fame is #4 with 174 songs. It should also be added that Suga now has 125 song credits while J-hope has 113 song credits, all thanks to the Coldtan collaboration.
'Our Composer RM'
ARMY has been trending #RM178KOMCA and ‘Our Composer RM’ to congratulate the idol. One of the fans tweeted: “The fact that all that 178 are all bangers and hits Lyric master indeed!” “Another day, another record,” and “So proud of our hard working and talented composer.” Another fan added, “Hello, you awesome wordsmith. Congratulations on another achievement.” “So proud of the second most credited komca artist and the youngest, te amo !! congratulations namjoon ♡ our composer rm”, commented another.
One shared, “Namjoon’s coin has to be INSANE congrats babyyyyy.” Proud ARMY also made tweets like, “Namjoon is the second and youngest most credited korean artist with 178 credits on komca, i'm so proud of him! he's one of the most passionate, real and dedicated artists, i admire him so much!” and “Every song he ever made is a masterpiece He totally deserves these.”
so proud of the second most credited komca artist and the youngest, te amo !!— jin ost 🌱 heartbroken (@J00NWRLD) October 1, 2021
congratulations namjoon ♡ our composer rm#RM178KOMCA #방탄소년단RM #RM #김남준 #NAMJOON #BTSRM #알엠 #방탄소년단알엠 pic.twitter.com/GHNruYE0FH
namjoon’s coin has to be INSANE congrats babyyyyy 🥰 https://t.co/G4mCfEa6zG— ً (@rkivesunset) October 1, 2021
namjoon is the second and youngest most credited korean artist with 178 credits on komca, i'm so proud of him! he's one of the most passionate, real and dedicated artists, i admire him so much!💗 #RM178KOMCA— ⁷ (@kn7joon) October 1, 2021