#9YearsWithYoongi Trends as BTS Army Celebrates Yoongi Career Milestone

BTS member Yoongi is celebrating nine years since he made his professional debut in the music industry.

Born in Daegu (the fourth largest city in South Korea), the 26-year-old BTS rapper moved to South Korea's capital Seoul on November 7, 2010, to pursue a professional career in music. Working part-time for a music studio, he began his journey as a composer, performer and rapper as a member of hip-hop group D-Town in 2010.

Also known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, Yoongi joined Big Hit Entertainment as a music producer for 3 years before he debuted with the other members of BTS in 2013. He has since written lyrics and produced several songs from various BTS albums as well as for other artists.

In 2018, he and the rest of BTS were awarded a 문화훈장 (Order of Cultural Merit) by South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his "outstanding meritorious services in the fields of culture and art in the interest of promoting the national culture and national development," according to the Korea Law Translation Center.

BTS fans have taken to social media to celebrate 9 years of his career using the hashtag #9YearsWithYoongi, which has been trending on Twitter.

"Thank you for never giving up on your dream and proving your talent to the world

Through all the odds, through hardships in the industry, you made your mark and really made the world better with your music and lyrics. Thank you #9yearswithyoongi @BTS_twt," wrote @AureliaOT7.

"9 years ago a 17 years old named Min Yoongi left Daegu to chase after his biggest dream to make music and live for it. Now when we look at his journey, from Gloss to SUGA, Agust D to Yoongi, we see the talented, inspiring artist he's become. Thank you for this. #9YearsWithYoongi," wrote @reportforyoongi

"Today nine years ago is where the whole story began and we cannot be more grateful to be where we are now, walking alongside him. Support his music, take the time to listen to it, feel it and learn with it. For him and for yourself. You worked hard Min Yoongi! #9YearsWithYoongi," wrote @GLOSS144p.

"You've worked hard Min PD. Look how far you've come. Thank You for existing. I love you 3000xinfinity. #9YearsWithYoongi," wrote @sope_noona

"We all know how many sacrifices it took for you to be where you are today! We are all grateful for the music you make and we all love you!!!!! @BTS_twt #9YearsWithYoongi," wrote @jhope_tw.

Yoongi BTS in New York City 2019
Yoongi of BTS visit The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show at Z100 Studio on April 12, 2019 in New York City. Getty Images
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