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BTS

BTS

BTS has become one of the world’s best boy bands. BTS also known as bangtan sonyeondan or bulletproof boys were formed in 2010 under “Big Hit Entertainment” This South Korean boy band has broken all stereotypes in the music industry as well as fashion industry.  BTS  consists of seven boys namely  KIM NAMJOON, KIM SEOKJIN, MIN YOONGI, JUNG HOSEOK, PARK JIMIN, KIM TAEHYUNG, JEON JUNGKOOK .

BTS debuted in 2013 with the album “2 cool 4 skool” and have been releasing amazing songs which are record breakers. Their recent song “DYNAMITE”  released on august 21st 2020 has broken the record for YouTube’s most viewed video in a span of 24 hours with an all-time record of 101.1 million views. BTS were the first Korean band who received certification from “The recording industry association of America” for their song “mic drop”. Most of the BTS lyrics focus on self love , well being , confidence , encouragement and themes on  mental health.  Bts has initiated an anti-violence  campaign “LOVE MYSELF” which now has joined hands with UNICEF. BTS were a part of the United Nations 73rd and 75th General assembly.  DYNAMITE reached the number one in the US billboard global 200 and US billboard global 100 in 2020. The recent collaboration Savage love( Laxed-siren beat) also holds records in the US billboard global 2020.

The “map of the soul:7” holds the record for  best selling album in South Korea .BTS have become the best- selling artists in south Korean history by selling 20 million albums in GAON MUSIC CHARTS. They also hold the record of selling out Wembley stadium (60,000 capacity) completely twice for their concerts. BTS has received many awards and honors, including 24 Mnet Asian Music Awards, 23 Melon Music Awards, 20 Golden disc Awards, 14 Seoul Music Awards, 13 Gaon Chart Music Awards, 4 Korean Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards and 6 MTV Music Video Awards. BTS were featured on Time‘s international cover as “Next Generation Leaders” they appeared in magazines list of 100 most influential people in the world and 25 most influential people on the internet .

Bangtan Sonyeondan under Big Hit Entertainment has become so popular worldwide and attracts a lot of tourists to visit South Korea. This boy band has contributed so much to their country’s GDP that 0.3 percent is generated from them (2019) . As an appreciation they received the “Order Of Cultural Merit” from the South Korean president.

Bts fans are famously called as A.R.M.Y and are one of the biggest fandoms. A.R.M.Y aka “Adorable MC for Youth “ are awarded as the best fandom in the world 2020. The hashtag #BTSARMY has topped the first place. Are you a BtsArmy?? 

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