BTS is referred to by many names in full, like BangtanSonyeondan, which means “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” or “Bangtan Boys” in Korean, also called Beyond the Scene. BTS is a very famous South Korean K-pop (or Korean pop music) band that gained international stardom in the late 2010s. The band has seven members, and here are the basic details of them all. He was born on December 4, 1992 in Anyang, South Korea. Suga, whose original name is Min Yoon-Gi, was born on March 9, 1993 in Buk-gu. J-Hope, known by the name of Jung Ho-Seok, was born on February 18, 1994 in Kwangju. RM, who is also called Rap Monster, and his original name is Kim Nam-Joon, was born on September 12, 1994 in Ilsan, V (original name Kim Tae-Hyung, born December 30, 1995 in Taegu) and, last but not least, Jungkook (original name Jeon Jeong-Guk, born September 1, 1997 in Pusan).The people who like and follow BTS call themselves BTS ARMY and the full form of ARMY here is “Adorable Representative MC for Youth.” The reason behind their popularity on social media is their totally devoted fans. The band is so popular on YouTube that they have broken many records on YouTube—like for the most views of a music video within 24 hours of its release, for such singles as “Boy with Luv” (2019), “Dynamite” (2020), and “Butter” (2021).
BTS was created by Bang Si-Hyuk, who is a successful songwriter and music producer who established his own studio, Big Hit Entertainment, in 2005. In 2010, he thought of assembling talent for a group which he named the BangtanSonyeondan (“Bulletproof Boy Scouts“), which is now famous as BTS. He has selected each member because of their ultimate talent in their field. They were selected for their singing, rapping, and dancing skills. The band’s first releases were three EP (extended play) records in the School series, including 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013), O!RUL8,2? (2013), and Skool Luv Affair (2014). BTS’s first full-length album, Dark & Wild, appeared in 2014. The group is so talented that they wrote the lyrics on their own and always concentrate on such themes as self-love, individuality, and empowerment. The band’s popularity grew with each recording, and, after releasing The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 and Part 2 (both 2015), BTS began its first world tour. With momentum from the tour, Life, Part 2 rose to number one on six international music charts. The album Wings (2016) continued that success, becoming the first of the group’s albums to debut on both the Canadian Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts. BTS later rereleased the songs from Wings with four additional singles under the title “You Never Walk Alone” (2017).
BTS has won the hearts of their fans, which is why they won the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017, which was voted on directly by fans.The band then continued to win the award each year through 2021. The big thing is that they were beating such big names like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. The group then released another EP, Love Yourself: Her, in 2017, and the recording managed to appear on the Billboard 200 chart at number seven, and it was the first K-pop album to appear in the top 10. BTS didn’t stop there. They launched their third full-length album in 2018. Love Yourself: Tear, and this time it reached the top of the Billboard 200.
The group is always on fire, as when they launched the EP Map of the Soul: Persona in 2019. The music video was just out of control. “Boy with Luv” drew 74.6 million views on within 24 hours of its release, which created history by breaking records on the platform. BTS is all set to raise the bar higher and higher as they hit the bullseye with the full-length album Map of the Soul: 7 (2020). The recording won wide acclaim and grabbed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Then they decided to try their fate with English songs, and for that matter, in 2020, the group released the disco-pop single “Dynamite,” their first English-language song. The single song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the music video amassed an unprecedented 101.1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours. BTS, being so outstanding and growing at such a pace, cannot be ignored at all , so they were nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo or group performance for the song and performed the same at the 2021 awards show. The single was included on the album Be (2020). BTS has also released several Japanese studio albums, like Wake Up (2014), Face Yourself (2018), and Map of the Soul: 7—The Journey (2020). Then in 2021, BTS came with their new release, which was their second English-language single, “Butter,” which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 with their video too, which once again beat the band’s previous record, reaching approximately 113 million views on YouTube in one day. BTS performed “Butter” at the 2022 Grammy Awards as well, where the song was nominated for best pop duo or group performance.
The members of BTS are young and aware humans, and being influencers, they associate themselves with several philanthropic organisations to inspire people around the globe. In 2017, they teamed up with UNICEF to launch the “Love Myself” campaign to raise funds to support social programmes fighting violence against children and teens. In 2021, South Korean Pres. Moon Jae-In appointed the members of BTS as special presidential envoys for future generations and culture. The band members have also given speeches in front of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting of world leaders in New York. BTS has inspired the world’s youth to make a difference in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and has urged people to get vaccinated.Recently, the band met with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss the recent rise of violence against Asian Americans in the United States.
So now you know a bit about BTS. They are creating music for entertainment but with a vision to motivate the youth to be good and do good to make the world a better place to live in. The accomplishments which are growing day by day are the fruit of their dedication towards their work. They are known as the first K-pop band to top the U.S. album charts, and the group has already won major accolades at the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and South Korea’s Melon Music Awards. And for your update, they are the group who became the first Korean act to perform at the Grammys.
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Labels: Big Hit; Pony Canyon; Def Jam Japan; Columbia; Universal
Genres: K-pop; pop; hip hop; R&B; EDM