BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bangtan Boys, or Beyond the Scene, captures the heart of millions of fans across the world. With its authentic and self-produced performance, BTS has become a global icon from South Korea. Everyone knows about BTS and being famous is not easy to handle.
BTS is a South Korean seven-member boyband. Their first debut was June 2013, and from then on, BTS is the ruler of all pop. With the seven members, this boyband imparts positive influence. Well, given that they all have a pleasing personality, but what makes BTS unique is doing charity works and supporting activities like Love Myself and UN ‘Speak Yourself.’
For the millions of fans of BTS, called ‘Army,’ every member of the boyband are admirable and has charming personalities. But many can’t get enough with these three members of the boyband. In case you didn’t know; the name of the seven members of the BTS brand, they are as follows: RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, SUGA, V and Jung Kook. This brand earns their recognization with some prestigious awards like Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. How did BTS start?
A global icon like BTS started last June 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The original genre of its music is hip hop. And the lyrics of their songs often targets the personal and social commentary, depression, youth, loss and the journey towards loving oneself and individualism. In short, their genre focuses on literature and psychological concepts.
Under the Big Hit Entertainment, BTS debut their single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool in 2013. After that their songs just hit the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Songs, which give the boyband a chance to build their reputation. And it leads the boyband and the Korean Wave into the music industry of the US.
After getting in the US Billboard, BTS became the first South Korean to sell one million copies of their album Wings in 2016. Then right after that, the boyband is the first Korean group to receive the certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their single Mic Drop.
Many compared BTS to the Beatles. Why not? Since BTS is the only Korean groups who earn three number one albums in less than a year. The first album is Love Yourself: Tear (2018), Love Yourself: Answer (2018) and Map of the Soul: Persona (2019) their latest album. The only band who made this record was Beatles, and now the boyband made it as well.
This year’s record for BTS is astonishing. They have sold 14 million albums, making them the best-selling album in Korean history. And they have named as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the the Internet by Time Magazine. Last year, Forbes Korea Power Celebrity named BTS as the Most Influential Celebrities of Korea in 2018.
Aside from the positive influence of the boyband with their music, they expand their philanthropic efforts. As the starting point of the boyband, Love Myself anti-violence campaign with UNICEF, they addressed the 73rd General Assembly for United Nations. With this, they became the youngest recipients of the Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea.
Of course, BTS became the face and voice of South Koreans. And thankfully for them, they had spread Korean culture and language. It is no doubt that their music remains justly famous across the world. Who would have thought that they could reach such success?
Being South Korean boyband and also K-Pop, the boyband dance move and fashion inspired many. Some members of the boyband are intelligent enough to spill out their sense of humor with their fashion statement.
Recently, the boyband spotted in the airport, and they are trying the new airport look, as we thought. The boyband members, Jin, J-Hope and SUGA, are wearing sunflower headpieces! Many were confused, and some speculations circulated that the boyband is up to something.
Which later came to reality as these three members are going to be in an episode of ‘Run BTS,’ the group reality series which is currently airing.
Yes, you read it right! BTS has an on-going reality series, the RUN BTS. It is a variety show offered on V-Live.
The reality show of BTS began in 2015 and season 3 started airing the start of this year. The set-up of this show is in each episode; the boys will have missions. Then the challenge is to complete them. They can perform activities and finish them to earn prizes or otherwise punishments. The schedule of the airing of RUN BTS is every Tuesday of the week.
BTS WORLD, A Mobile Game
And I think no one can stop BTS.
After the success of their album, Map of the Soul: Persona, two months after that they have launched their very own mobile game, the BTS World.
BTS World was released last June 26 on Google Play and iOS. What will you expect? Well, the boyband never fails us because in just a short period it was released, it surpasses the latest mobile game apps like Harry Potter.
What can we say about it?
The trend of idolizing K-Pop was circulating the social media and the rest of the internet a few years ago. And the influence of boybands like BTS is undeniably one of the reasons why K-Pop is the new craze.
BTS is one of the promising boybands in South Korea, which influence affects across the world. Their fashion and music are new genres nowadays. And comparing them with the Beatles is just acceptable.
It has been a long time since boyband became the thing in the music industry. Most music came from a single artist or duet. Well, the chase is over because BTS became the key of group artists in Asia.
After the boyband became a global icon, it was followed by many singers from South Korean, usually a group of 5 to 8 members. As for South Korean, they never stop believing with their talents to reach their dreams.
Like the boyband, it is not all about music, I think. Being BTS, compared to the Beatles, a global icon continues to soar high; it has never been easy for them to attend all the demands of their fans. However, the joy they bring and the inspiration they gave to people through their music is incomparable and irreplaceable.