Get to Know the Mastermind Behind BTS’ Popularity Around the World: Hitman Bang a.k.a Bang Si-hyuk!
Bang Si-hyuk, also known as Hitman Bang or Bang PD, is the co-CEO and founder of Big Hit Entertainment, the agency of BTS. He is the key to the success of the company and the boy band’s popularity. Bang Si-hyuk is a producer, arranger, songwriter, composer, and record executive. He was born on August 9th, 1972, in Seoul. ARMYs called him “BTS’ Father” because of their close relationship and how much he cared for the boys since their pre-debut days.
He has never been reported of being married, and in 2018, photos circulated on the internet of him and his rumored girlfriend.
In this article, Channel-Korea will be providing you with all the information you need to know about Bang Si-hyuk’s dating news, and why the news caught the public’s attention. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down.
Trip To Vietnam Together
In November 2018, there was a photo of the Big Hit CEO and founder on vacation in Vietnam with a girl the same age as BTS’ Jungkook. The insane popularity of BTS around the world makes Bang Si-hyuk as their producer unable to escape the spotlight. His personal life caught the public’s attention easily. In the midst of the BTS world tour schedule, a photo of Bang Si-hyuk was circulated with a woman on an online site.
The news said that Bang Si-hyuk was in Hanoi, Vietnam, spread after the photo was published by a newspaper in Vietnam. The photo became a topic of conversation and made Korean netizens curious about the figure of the girl who was seen accompanying BTS’ boss. One of the photos shows the girl wearing traditional Vietnamese clothing complete with caping.
In Bang Si-hyuk’s photo, next to him is a tall girl wearing the same clothes.
Rumors stated that she is Bang Si-hyuk’s girlfriend.
According to fans, the photo of Bang Si-hyuk and the mysterious girl was taken in late January during a tour of Da Nang, Vietnam. There doesn’t seem to be much more correlation or evidence regarding the two people’s relationship, but fans assume the woman in question was present with Bang Si-hyuk in Da Nang.
The girlfriend’s name is allegedly Sohee and she was born in 1997 – the same year as BTS’ Golden Maknae Jungkook. According to netizens, Sohee posted a photo of the trip and she was wearing the exact same clothes as seen on the Bang PD photo in Vietnam. If the rumor is true, Bang Si-hyuk is in a relationship with a beautiful girl 25 years younger than him.
Meanwhile, netizens expressed shocks regarding the dating rumors, commenting:
“Bang lives the life of a successful man,”
“Money is good,”
“Bang Si-hyuk is the true winner,”
“From Suga Daddy to Sugar Daddy,”
“It looks like she’s dating her father’s friend…”
If the rumors are actually true, it’s no surprise that Bang Si Hyuk is dating as he’s actually still single. In the meantime, the woman’s identity in the picture and her relationship to the Big Hit president is still a mystery to fans.
Well, what do you guys think about the rumor? Are they actually dating or not?
Who Is the Mysterious Girl, So-hee?
Not much information is known about Sohee. People just know that she was born in 1997 and her Instagram username is @172__sso.
Check out her Instagram posts below!
Take a look at her photos, as well!
Latest News about Bang Si-hyuk
BTS won the highest award (Daesang) for the digital song category on the first day at the 34th Golden Disc Awards (GDA), which were held on January 4th, 2020, at Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul. Big Hit Entertainment’s founder and producer, Bang Si-hyuk, represented BTS who could not be present to give the acceptance speech.
“First, I want to sincerely congratulate BTS for being the star of the highest digital song award,” he said at the beginning of his speech. Then, he remembered his presence at the concert of his best friend, Park Jin-young (JYP), who later linked him to BTS. “Last week, I attended the Park Jin-young concert. When I went there, I was very touched when I recalled the mood and even the aroma of the studio where we worked together 20 years ago,” recalls Bang Si-hyuk.
He continued, “Now I think about BTS, it’s been seven years since their debut. The success they have achieved to date is truly extraordinary, and I’m sure they will achieve greater things in the future too.” Finally, he expressed his hopes for BTS. He said, “I think in 13 years they can still laugh with me when we talk about music. I hope they will continue to be singers who love music, and I pray that BTS can continue to make music happily.”
Then, Bang Si-hyuk read a letter from BTS to his fans. “To ARMY around the world who love our music, thank you very much. We will continue to be with you through our music in 2020, and in the future too. As long as ARMY is there to listen to our music, BTS is happy, and BTS will be happy.”
Jimin also wrote his gratitude on Twitter. He said, “Although we could not attend today’s event, we won the main award in the Digital Song category at the Golden Disc Awards. We are always grateful to ARMY for listening to our music and supporting us. We will be a group that works harder from now on. We are always grateful, and we love you.”
He also added the hashtags #OurARMYWonAnAward and BangPDThankYouILoveYou.
And that was all the information we have gathered for you about Big Hit’s boss Bang Si-hyuk’s relationship with his girlfriend, and his recent news at the GDA 2020. What do you think about the dating news? Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below!