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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 named 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.

BTS is everywhere, and people can't get enough of them.

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    Angel Hsu posted on 2019/12/08
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