BM (비엠) is a South Korean artist and a member of the group Kard which is managed by DSP media.
Stage Name: BM (비엠)
Birth Name: Matthew Kim
Korean Names: Kim Jin Seok (김진석) / Kim Woo Jin (김우진)
Birthday: October 20, 1992
Height: 187 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 80 kg (176 lbs)
BM is from Los Angeles, California and his family consists of him his parents, two younger brothers. He did his schooling in Beverly Hills High School and his major in college was Psychology. He had other plans such as being a counselor, rapping but dancing was just his hobby at the time.
He is multilingual as he speaks Korean, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is quite fashionable since his mother is a clothes designer. BM’s father also lived in Brazil for some period of time.
while he was still in college he was part of a dance team that performed in the “World of Dance” dance competition in California. his mother saw him dancing for the first time and was quite impressed so she signed him up for a “Kpop Star” audition in LA but he didn’t want to go because of his then poor Korean language skills. But he ended up going and passing the audition. he came to Korea in 2011 and trained for four and a half years in total before his debut. He debuted as the rapper of Kard in 2016.
BM is made up of the initials of Big Matthew. Another thing that he has done besides being an idol is being an mc for a talk show ‘ after school. The singer has appeared in Rainbow’s Sunshine, KARA’s Mama Mi, Goo Hara’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Z.SUN’s (K.A.R.D’s choreographer) I On My Way! MVs. One of his inspirations is JAY Park. Just like his mother, BM also has a fashion brand called “Stadium”. The motive of the name is to stay motivated and inspired. Bm also has a podcast with Ashley called get real. Some of his work as a soloist is Broke me which he recently released in June 2021.
He has also participated in Kard’s songs as well. Their 2nd mini-album ‘Dumb litty’ was produced by BM. It also has a producer tag that goes ‘BM make it bang”.