The music lovers in America so much love the name ‘BTS’, which stands for ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan’ in the Korean language. Yes, BTS band are a pop group from South Korea, and they became a household name last year, especially in the US. Their fame has gone beyond the narrow shores of Asia and has reached an international audience worldwide, promoting a kind of pop sound popularly called ‘K-pop’. K-pop is a popular slogan in areas where South Korea is not well known.
During an interview with journalists, BTS expressed delight at the massive global acceptance which they are receiving. They said that the weight of their impact on their fans is just beginning to dawn on them.
They expressed the hope to use their sounds to heal and comfort many souls, and listen to their tales no matter the type of story.
BTS are on a rampage
It’s surprising how this band of seven (RM, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga, V., Jin, and Jimin) can break into the tight and hyper-demanding American entertainment industry. BTS is frighteningly conquering all barriers with vigorous intensity because it has 1.7 million downloads of hit tracks, more than one billion streams online, and a bona fide legion of fans who can’t stop chanting their names everywhere BTS is performing around the U.S.
The love for BTS is so strong that not even the language barrier (because the group sings mostly in their native South Korean dialect) could deter Americans from singing their popular songs such as ‘Mic Drop’ and ‘DNA’. The bodies of BTS’ army are buying their tracks and attending their shows. BTS recently released an album last year, and it’s titled ‘Love Yourself: Her’, which went beyond a million copies in sales, as reported by a prestigious South Korean chart, Gaon.
‘Love Yourself: Her’ success gave the band the most enviable position in the worldwide ranking for K-pop music industry, making it a bestselling record in the K-pop genre for 2017, and the most unbeatable K-pop artists in history. One cannot but give it to these young Asians making their nation proud, bursting into the market where it’s difficult for non-English speakers to reach.
The seven members have been recognized by the international magazine that always lists successful people across the world, Forbes, by including them among the list of 30 achievers who are below 30 years in Asia for 2018, and they are delighted to announce the publication with their fans.
While reacting to Forbes’s publication of their names in the list, BTS attributed this accomplishment to their numerous supporters who never stopped showing them, love. They said that they have read the ranking some times ago and also in the dailies. They really felt honored.
How it all started
BTS came together in 2013 and was being managed by Big Hit Entertainment, an unpopular record label in South Korea. In the beginning, BTS was more into hip-hop genre but later decided to stick to a more specific kind of tune. This group didn’t have it easy and didn’t get global recognition magically with intensive promotions or rebranding, they were patient with their growth level and didn’t rush things like it’s commonly known today among artists. Some of their early albums were slow songs such as ‘Skool Love Affair’, ‘O!RUL8,2?’ And ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’. These three records formed what they called the “school trilogy”, which became mildly famous within the Asian region.
Three years later, BTS were just like a bird coming out of the skies as their popularity to the world scene became unstoppable. ‘Wings’, which was their sophomore album, smashed the records when it became the most sold K-pop debut in America, and within less than a year after, they broke the same record because ‘Love Yourself: Her’ was majestically placed on No. 7 at 200 lists of best songs on Billboards.
BTS is not only giants on the streets or on stereos, but they are also dominating the social media platforms, outshining the likes of Justin Bieber and the US president, President Trump on Twitter. Last year, they were said to be the highest celebrities that fans were tweeting about.
Apart from that, the Asian group is also ahead of Trump in the World Guinness Book of Records as the most engaged Twitter celebrities, because the data showed that while Donald Trump enjoys an average of 98,005 retweets and likes, these young entertainers are busy gathering an average of 252,250 retweets from every one tweet.