It’s September 1! And in the K-Pop world, that just means…
Happiest birthday to BTS’ Golden Maknae and All-Rounder, Jeon Jungkook!
ARMYs everywhere are celebrating BTS’ only ’97 liner’s birthday today, and his birthday tags, projects, and anything related to him have skyrocketed to Twitter’s top trending list almost immediately. Of course, that wasn’t counting his birthday VLive just yet.
Before his birthday, Jungkook made a surprise appearance on artist-to-fan community platform WeVerse, and asked fans to send “lyric-like” sentences that are in no relation to his birthday. He also mentioned that he’s read their comments before and felt that they were “healing”.
[210831 Jungkook Weverse Post]
🐰 everybody, it’s not my birthday yet… kekekekekelol everybody, you need to understand my intensions well..!hehe please just write a few “lyric” like sentences how you have wanted to say to me normally, without any relation to my birthday pic.twitter.com/2Sw2QowOf7
— 미니융⁷ 🧸 | 🐰🎂 (@miiniyoongs) August 31, 2021
At 10 PM KST, the BTS member went on live-streaming platform VLive to compose a song for ARMYs on the spot. According to fan translator @/tteokminnie, Jungkook said that because ARMYs and fans have written so much for him, he thought that it’s time to write for BTS’ ARMYs.
🐰 You wrote things for me, but because I'm making this for you I'll turn all the "JK"s into "ARMY"
— 소라 ⁷🐰💜 そら (@tteokminnie) August 31, 2021
ARMYs and fans found it most especially endearing that their favorite idol was casually composing and turning out fan-messages into song lyrics. To them, it’s even better than being blessed with an out-of-the-blue SoundCloud song.
This is even lovelier than being presented with a finished Soundcloud song because he's sharing his music-making process with us.
— wisha 🐰🎂 (@doyou__bangtan) August 31, 2021
Because this song is for ARMYs, Jungkook changed the author-recipient messages in the lyrics, which reflected on his finalized lyrics. (How can you not love him, right?)
— 💃🏻minnie✨ (@clovdninev95) August 31, 2021
Aside from casually just making a song in real-time, BTS’ Golden Maknae also graced his audience (a whopping over 20 million in total, according to the VLive counter) with a mini concert. The birthday boy sang BTS songs like “Dimple,” “Pied Piper,” “2!3!,” “Spring Day,” “Sea,” “Home,” and “Paradise,” an ARMY fan favorite.
Jungkook's Birthday V live mini concert 🐰💜
Track list 🎶
The Truth Untold
Just One Day
Sea (Hidden track)
Best of Me
Waste it on me pic.twitter.com/rHapxlDpsC
— ginia ✨ (@wintermochinae) August 31, 2021
BTS’ J-Hope also paid him a visit during his VLive, surprising him with a birthday cake (and a spoiler over there).
HOBI KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AT EXACTLY 12AM KST AND MY HEART SKIPPED!!
— keep strugglin⁷ (@keepstrugglin_) August 31, 2021
JUNGKOOKS FACE WHEN HOBI CAME WITH A CAKE FOR HIM pic.twitter.com/PSl3YiHmLS
— em⁷ jk day (@jeonstry) August 31, 2021
hoseok bought several slices so he could put them together since he couldn't find a place where he could buy a whole cake. he is so caring and loving 🥺 he has the purest soul pic.twitter.com/KFLTk4Jwr8
— hourly j-hope (@hourlyhobi) August 31, 2021
Hoseok started dancing and Jungkook said that it was a spoiler omg??/??:?: pic.twitter.com/V3gkmEBYVP
— j-hope daily 🍭💗 (@thehobiprint) August 31, 2021
ARMYs and fans flooded Jungkook’s VLive with birthday messages, comments, and love for the BTS member. The VLive went on for over 2 hours, with an accumulated 20.4 million viewers and over 2 billion hearts.
Happy birthday, Jungkook! May your day be as wonderful like the person you are. ARMYs love you very much!