WHO IS BTS
BTS is the full name of the South Korean K-pop (Korean pop music) group Bangtan Sonyeondan (Korean: “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” or “Bangtan Boys”), also known as Beyond the Scene.
All seven members were born in South Korea: Jin (real name Kim Seok-Jin; December 4, 1992, in Anyang), Suga (real name Min Yoon-Gi; March 9, 1993, in Buk-gu), J-Hope (real name Jung Ho-Seok; February 18, 1994, in Kwangju), RM (real name Kim Nam-Joon; September 12, 1994, in Ilsan; also known as Rap Monster), and Jimin (real name Park Ji-Min; October 13, 1995, in Pusan) (by the name of Jeon Jeong-Guk; b. September 1, 1997, Pusan). BTS was well-liked online and had a committed fanbase (dubbed “ARMY” for “Adorable Representative MC for Youth”). The band’s singles “Boy with Luv” (2019), “Dynamite” (2020), and “Butter” (2021) all achieved new YouTube records for most views in the first 24 hours after their releases (2021).
BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT
Big Hit Entertainment was founded in 2005 by Bang Si-Hyuk, a talented composer and music composer who launched BTS. Starting in 2010, he began recruiting members for what he then called the Bangtan Sonyeondan (meaning “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”), but is now more commonly known as BTS.
All of the members, including the group’s pioneer RM, an underworld rapper from Seoul, were hand-picked for their exceptional vocal range, lyrical content, and rhythmic versatility. The group’s debut recordings were three EPs (extended plays) titled 2 Neat 4 Skool (2013), O!RUL8,2? (2013), and Skool Luv Affairs (2013), all part of the School series (2014).
In 2014, BTS released its debut studio album, titled Dark & Wild. Self-love, individualism, and empowerment were common themes in the band’s original songs, which often made societal commentary. BTS’s fame skyrocketed with the release of each album, culminating in 2015 with the launch of the group’s first international tour in support of The Most Beautiful Time in Life: Parts 1 & 2. In the wake of the tour’s success, Life, Part 2 debuted at the top of six different foreign album charts. As a result of this success, the band’s 2016 album Wings debuted at #1 on both the Canadian Hot 100 and the US Billboard 200 charts. After the success of Wings, BTS reissued the album with four new tracks and titled it Maybe You Never Walk Together (2017).
Billboard Music Awards
The title of “Top Social Artist,” chosen by viewers at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, went to BTS. After that, the band took home the trophy every year through 2021, outshining the likes of Ariana Grande and Johnny Bieber along the way. In the meantime, in 2017, the band dropped another EP titled Love Yourself: Her. The album was the first by a K-pop group to enter the Billboard 200’s top 10, debuting at position number seven. In 2018, BTS released its newest studio album, its third full-length effort. It topped the Billboard 200 and was titled “Love Yourself: Tear.” Love Yourself: Answer, which came out in 2018, had new songs and re-recordings of songs from the first and second Love Yourself albums.
THE BAND RELEASED
In 2019, the band released the extended play Roadmap of the Soul: Persona. The “Boy with Luv” music video became viral on YouTube, racking up 74.6 million views in its first 24 hours of availability. After that breakthrough, BTS released the studio album Roadmap of the Soul: 7. (2020). The album received rave reviews and shot straight to the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week of release.
Later in 2020, the band put out “Dynamite,” a disco-pop single that marked the first time any member of the band sang in English. The music video for the song racked up an unheard-of 101.1 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, and the track debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
At the 2021 Grammys, BTS performed the song for which they were nominated for best pop duo/group performance. The track appeared on the record Be (2020). Wake Up (2014), Face Yourself (2018), and Map of the Soul: 7—The Journey (2019) are only a few of BTS’s Japanese studio albums (2020). BTS’s second English-language single, “Butter,” was released in 2021 and quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The video for the song also broke the band’s previous record for most views in a day with almost 113 million. At the 2022 Grammys, BTS performed “Butter,” which was up for best pop duo/group performance.
After finishing their global tour in 2017, BTS documented the experience in a YouTube series titled Burn the Stage, which premiered in 2018. In 2018, a movie with more footage was released in several regions. Additional BTS concert films include Break the Silence:
The Movie (2019) and Give the Soul:
The Movie (2019). (2020). BTS made history in 2019 by appearing on the American sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live as the first South Korean musical group to ever do so. Later that year, a mobile game called BTS World was published with an album of the game’s soundtrack featuring music from BTS.
Members of BTS participated in a variety of charity events and activities. Together with UNICEF, they started the Love Myself project in 2017 to generate money for initiatives to reduce youth violence. In 2021, the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, designated the members of BTS as cultural and generational envoys.
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY GATHERING OF WORLD.
At the annual United Nations General Assembly gathering of world leaders in New York, the band members took turns giving speeches and showing a video of themselves performing their latest single, “Permission to Dance,” which had been shot in the United Nations General Assembly Building’s iconic Assembly Hall and on the grounds nearby. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, BTS asked young people throughout the world to show a positive example and get vaccinated. The band went to see U.S. President Joe Biden in 2022 to talk about the rising rate of violence against Asian Americans.
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