The first day of September is a special day in the BTS fandom because it marks Jungkook's birthday. This year, the youngest BTS member turns 23 (24 in Korean age), and to celebrate the occasion, the other members shared tributes for him on social media. BTS' tweets for Jungkook's 23rd birthday will make ARMYs smile.
Jungkook's big day comes right after the guys' debut "Dynamite" performance on the VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 30, so ARMYs have been in a non-stop celebratory mood lately. They're especially happy because the group swept all their VMAs nominations, winning Best Choreography and Best Pop for "On," Best K-Pop for "Boy With Luv," and Best Group overall.
Not to mention, ARMYs have been eagerly awaiting BTS' "Dynamite" Billboard Hot 100 chart placement. Ahead of the news, fans helped the song's music video accumulate 101.1 million views in a single day, becoming the most-viewed music video premiere on YouTube, so Jungkook already has a ton to celebrate on his birthday.
Jungkook's 23rd birthday being sandwiched between all these other accomplishments has given ARMYs even more reason to celebrate. They honored him by tweeting hashtags like #HappyBirthdayJungkook, #JungkookDay, and #StillWithJungkook.
It's tradition for the members to share messages, pictures and videos of the birthday boy, and, let me tell you, the guys definitely came through this year for Jungkook's b-day.
Jimin was the first to congratulate Jungkook. He posted four selfies with the birthday boy, which ranged from cute pictures to really hilarious ones, showing Jungkook and Jimin making funny faces. "Happy 24th Birthday Jeungkook-ah, Hyung loves you," Jimin wrote, according to a fan translation by @BTS_Trans.
RM and Jin waited for the highly-anticipated Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released to send their birthday notes on Weverse. After Billboard announced that "Dynamite" had debuted at No. 1 on the chart in a historic feat (a first for an all-Korean group), they both took to the app to call the achievement Jungkook's birthday gift.
"Congratulations to Jungkook's best birthday present," RM wrote. "No I'm sleeping." Jin added, "Billboard No. 1 Dynamite.... Jungkook recieves a gift!"
J-Hope was up next with a message for Jungkook. "Our little, very very happy birthday to you and hyung loves you a lot!" he tweeted, according to a fan translation.
He shared a few behind-the-scenes pictures of Jungkook along with his post and congratulated the other members for their Hot 100 achievement as well. "Members, congratulations on the Billboard #1 too. I'm happy because you guys are there and ARMY!! ARMYs you know that I'm more thankful to you and love you more than anyone?" J-Hope continued.
In response to J-Hope's tweet, Jimin wrote, "Hyung is still crying."
After his Weverse post about their No. 1 single, Jin sent Jungkook an official birthday greeting on Twitter. "Jungkook-ah Happy Birthday I chose one that you looked good in," he wrote.
Meanwhile, V posted a video wishing Jungkook a "happy birthday" while he's sleeping, calling him a "Billboard No. 1 artist."
BTS made sure to celebrate big offline, too. Jimin shared a video of the guys throwing Jungkook a birthday party. Watch it below.
Jungkook received so much love from both BTS and ARMY on his big day.
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