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BTS is everywhere, and people can't get enough of them.
BTS!
Please welcome, BTS!
After finding success in South Korea, they were able to make a huge splash internationally.
Tickets for their global concert tour sold out within hours of being released.
They became the first-ever K-pop act to make a No. 1 album with 2018's "Love Yourself: Tear."
And they're not stopping anytime soon.
Their newest album "Map of the Soul: Persona" is already looking like it'll be a huge hit, and of course, people camped outside for days to see them perform live on "Saturday Night Live."
But BTS wasn't an overnight sensation.
It took them years of hard work to get to this level.
BTS debuted in June 2013, and they quickly gained a dedicated fan base thanks to social media.
They show a lot of love and appreciation for their fans who they even nam,ed A.R.M.Y., which means Adorable Representatives for MC Youth.
And in 2017, BTS won the Top Social Artist Billboard Award, breaking Justin Bieber's six-year winning streak and making them the first K-pop act to win a Billboard Music Award.
Unsurprisingly, they won again in 2018.
BTS!
BTS also became the first K-pop band to perform at the American Music Awards in 2017, gaining them even more fans internationally.
But their fans don't just love them for their mind-blowing performances.
They love BTS for their socially conscious music.
BTS writes their own music, which tackles complex topics like bullying, mental health, and societal pressures.
BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English.
According to member J-Hope, the name signifies the group's desire to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that are imposed on adolescents.
Essentially, they're bulletproof.
Their work is also inspired by literature, art, and even philosophy.
Their music video for "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" references and showcases a few famous European paintings,
And their newest album is based off the book "Jung's Map of the Soul," which explores the theories of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung.
Mostly, fans can't get enough of the chemistry among the members.
The band consists of seven members.
RM.
Jin.
Suga.
J-Hope.
Jimin.
V.
And Jungkook.
Since becoming a global sensation, they've collaborated with many famous artists including American DJ Steve Aoki who remixed "Mic Drop" and collaborated on "The Truth Untold."
On the heels of the remixes, Aoki featured BTS members Jungkook and RM in "Wasted on Me."
This is the members' first all-English-language song.
BTS also released an alternative version of their song "Idol" featuring Nicki Minaj.
The music video received over 45 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, breaking the then-record previously set by Taylor Swift with "Look What You Made Me Do."
Their newest album features even more collaborations, this time with Ed Sheeran on a track called "Make it Right" and Halsey on "Boy with Love."
This collaboration is already blowing up on YouTube.
With yet another hit on their hands, the sky's the limit for BTS.
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Meet BTS, The South Korean Boy Band Taking Over The World

87 Folder Collection
Angel Hsu published on November 19, 2019    Angel Hsu translated    Steve reviewed
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