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In 2018, the public was uproary with BTS’s speech at the United Nations. UNiCEF Korea finally gave an explanation on this. BTS’s selection was apparently not unwitting, looking at the boyband’s track record on the world scene.
Through her songs, BTS always voices current issues, including bullying,social issues, and mental health. Torehan’s achievement certainly made the public curious about this idol group.
The Beginning of BTS’s Emergence
BTS’s own name is certainly familiar among A.R.M.Y (Adorable Representative MC for Youth). As a loyal fan, A.R.M.Y has always supported his pride boyband from time to time. Since its debut in 2013, BTS has raised hot teen-related issues in South Korea.
Some of his songs deliberately criticize the education and social systems that support the freedom of youth. BTS’s debut actually didn’t go according to the original plan that was supposed to be in 2010. This is due to the turnover of members and the restructuring of idol groups. Judging by the initial lineup, the only member left is RM.
When the restructuring took place, 6 other members entered the BTS formation. With the new lineup, BTS finally has 7 members. They are RM, V, Jung Kook, Jin, Jimin, j-hope, and Suga. The formation places RM as both a leader and a rapper. Rapper RM’s ability is unquestionable. This is also the reason Big Hit Entertainment maintained it until the end.
Literally, BTS is defined as Beyond the Scene or Bangtan Sonyeondan. Most of the songs released are the creations of BTS members. It’s not easy that the lyrics are conveyed so deeply, that it is able to represent the feelings of teenagers around the world. Thanks to the creativity and warmth shown by its members, BTS is now widely known. Even the number of fans reaches millions of people spread to America and Europe.
This great achievement is certainly appreciated, especially with a series of tours that are always successful. One of his tours at Wembley Stadium sold out tickets to spectators. Not only that, BTS broke the record for best-selling ticket sales at Rose Bowl Stadium. In addition to the success of his concert tour, BTS also became the first Korean boy band to receive an award from the RIAA.
Bts’s String of Successful Albums
Bts’s series of achievements certainly made the public wonder about their productivity in the work. During its 7-year debut, BTS was considered highly productive producing interesting and sustainable works. At least 16 Korean albums and 13 Japanese albums were released by BTS.
· Korean albums
Starting her career in South Korean music, BTS began releasing her debut album in 2013 titled 2 Cool 4 Skool. The first album of the school trilogy was re-recorded and marketed in Japan. In the same year, BTS released the second album of the school trilogy titled O! RUL8,2?. To close the trilogy, BTS released Skool Luv Affair in 2014. Skool Luv Affair was also released in a special version in Korea.
In addition to the last series of the school trilogy,BTS also released the studio album Dark & Wild in August 2014. Sales of the album reached 200,000 copies and reached number two on the Gaon Chart. Starting 2015 with a concert tour, BTS also apparently launched a new album titled The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1. At the end of the year, extended play The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 was released. One of the singles titled Run was performed in a series of BTS tours.
Successful with 2 albums The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, BTS decided to release a compilation album titled Young Forever. The album promotion was conducted 2 days in a row at the Olympic Gymnastic Arena followed by an Asian tour. Shortly thereafter, wings mini album was also released to the market. Sales in the first week reached 500,000 copies.
Although it was only released in October 2016, the you never walk alone compilation album opened in February 2017. No less astounding as Wings, the album sold 700,000 copies. Not wanting to be off guard with her resounding achievements, BTS re-released the mini album Love Yourself: Her in September 2017.
Entering 2018, BTS’s brilliant career saw an improvement. This year, BTS released two albums titled Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer. Not only did the album sell out on the market, bts listeners on Spotify also beat Gangnam Style. In order to achieve the same success, the mini album Map of The Soul: Persona was introduced in April 2019.
A digital single titled Make it Right finally launched in October 2019. Recently, the studio album Map of The Soul: 7 was released to the market. Although only released a few months ago, precisely February 2020, Map of The Soul: 7 has already sold 20 million copies. The sale broke records in South Korea.
· Japanese albums
In addition to releasing his albums in South Korea, BTS also had time to release his works in Sakura country. Reported from several sources, there are at least 13 albums marketed exclusively to fans in Japan. Starting her career in Japan, BTS decided to re-record the song No More Dream and release it as an album single in June 2014.
After a month, the album single Boy in Luv was released with 3 Japanese songs. Still in the same year, precisely December 2014, BTS decided to release a debut studio album titled Wake Up. The album sold 28,000 copies and peaked at number 3 on the Oricon Albums Chart.
After 1 year of Japanese debut, BTS rewarded its fans with the single album For You in June 2015. In September 2016, the studio album Youth was released with 2 songs titled Run and I Need You as singles. Both songs were also released in the single version of the album. Youth itself sold 44,000 copies on its first day of release.
In 2017, BTS released only 2 album singles titled Blood, Sweat, & Tears and MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow. The wait for fans in Japan is instead being treated in 2018. This year, BTS released a third Japanese studio album titled Face Yourself. Interestingly, Face Yourself made it through the Billboard 200 with 43.
Japanese fans apparently still have to be patient. Because, BTS only launched album singles in 2018 and 2019. Both album singles are titled Fake Love/Airplane part 2 and Lights/Boy With Luv.
Enchanting BTS Members
Pretty stunning isn’t the creativity and productivity of this boyband? Curious about BTS members? To treat your curiosity, here are 7 BTS members along with background reviews of each member.
1. Monster Rap
The man of Kim Nam-Joon’s real name is known as RM or Rap Monster. He was born in Ilsan, Gyeonggi on 12 September 1994. Acting as a leader as well as a rapper, RM turns out to have a unique habit of impersonating other BTS members.
He was born on December 30, 1995. V’s own real name is Kim Tae-Hyung and comes from Daegu. Compared to other BTS members, V is the member who likes classical music the most.
Born in Busan, this man named Park Ji-Min has a very thick dancing talent. Even before his debut, he briefly attended Busan High Art School. Similar to V, Jimin plays the vocalist. His age is not much different from V, because he was born on October 13, 1995.
Of the other BTS members, Jin was the oldest member born on December 4, 1992. Nevertheless, Jin has a very mature personality and is a very good person. In BTS, Jin was described as a smart Chinese vocalist. Jin’s own real name is Kim Seok-Jin and comes from Gyeonggi.
Min Yoon-Gi got the stage name Suga from the CEO of Big Hit. Born in Daegu, March 9, 1993, this man has very pale skin with a sweet smile. It is not clear if Suga’s name is very suitable with his personality which is very frank as well.
The youngest BTS member was born on September 1, 1997 in Busan. He briefly auditioned for Superstar K, but failed. The failure apparently led him to join Big Hit Entertainment. In BTS, the man of jeon jeong-guk’s real name was named vocalist.
Born Jung Ho-Seok, J-Hope has rap skills that are no less mesmerizing. Before joining BTS, J-Hope often participated in dance battles. This gwangju-born man, February 18, 1994, also likes to watch melodrama.