BTS

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—composed of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output. Or... More
AKA (Other Names): Bangtan Boys, Bulletproof Boy, Scouts, Beyond The Scene, Bangtan Sonyeondan
Origin: South Korea/Korean
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BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—composed of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work also often references literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline.



After debuting in 2013 with their single album 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS released their first Korean-language studio album, Dark & Wild, and Japanese-language studio album, Wake Up, in 2014. The group's second Korean studio album, Wings (2016), was their first to sell one million copies in South Korea. By 2017, BTS crossed into the global music market, leading the Korean Wave into the United States and breaking numerous sales records. They became the first Korean group to receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for their single "Mic Drop", as well as the first Korean act to top the US Billboard 200 chart with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018). BTS also became the fastest group since the Beatles to earn four US number-one albums, doing so in less than two years, and Love Yourself: Answer (2018) was the first Korean album certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2020, BTS became the first all-South Korean act to reach number one on the Billboard Global 200 and US Billboard Hot 100 with their Grammy-nominated single "Dynamite". Their follow-up releases "Savage Love", "Life Goes On", "Butter", and "Permission to Dance" made BTS the fastest act to accumulate five US number-one singles since Michael Jackson.



Having sold over 20 million albums on the Gaon Music Chart, BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history and holds the best-selling album in South Korea with Map of the Soul: 7. They are the first Asian and non-English speaking act to be named IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year (2020), to chart on Billboard's Top Touring Artists of the 2010s (placing at number 45), and to headline and sell out Wembley Stadium and Rose Bowl Stadium (Love Yourself World Tour in 2019). Featured on Time's international cover as "Next Generation Leaders" and dubbed "Princes of Pop", BTS has also appeared on the magazine's lists of the 25 most influential people on the internet (2017–2019) and the 100 most influential people in the world (2019). The group's numerous accolades include six American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, 24 Golden Disk Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and a Brit Award. Outside of music, they partnered with UNICEF to establish the Love Myself anti-violence campaign, addressed the United Nations 73rd and 75th General Assemblies, and became the youngest ever recipients of the Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea due to their contributions in spreading Korean culture and language.

AKA (Other Names)
Bangtan Boys, Bulletproof Boy, Scouts, Beyond The Scene, Bangtan Sonyeondan
Nationality/Origin
South Korea / Korean
Genre
Electronica, Electronic, Hip hop, Pop, R&B, Soul
Debut Year
2013
Debut
"No More Dream" Source
Fan Mail Address(es)
Bangtan Boys Big Hit Entertainment 4th Floor - Cheong-gu Bldg. 10-31 Nonhyeon-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-010 South Korea
Trivia / Facts
“I am the dance monster, Namjoon is rap monster, Suga is nap monster, Jin is cooking monster, Jimin is thigh monster, Jungkook is muscle monster, and V is an actual monster.” -J-Hope Source
Jimin says that he might be addicted to practicing; he once practiced so much that he only got 3 hours of sleep and even had a nosebleed! Source
Not one single member of BTS is from Seoul. Rap Monster is from Ilsan, J-Hope/Suga from Daegu, and Jimin/Jungkook from Busan. Source
Jimin attended Busan High School of Arts in the contemporary dance department. His teacher advised him to audition for an Entertainment company. “I really liked contemporary dance because we could express our feelings with our body.” Source
Even Jungkook is the maknae of the group, he is the strongest out of them all. He carried Jimin during a dance break in their debut song “No More Dream”. Source
On American Hustle Life, V said that he has a 27inch waist but the thighs of a man. Source
BTS fans say that J-Hope looks like a horse because of his nose. His face is also 27cm long. Source
The ship name for Jimin and Jungkook is “JiKook”. Jimin said that he likes Jungkook a lot because he thinks that he’s a very cute maknae. Jungkook said that he acts like he doesn’t really like Jimin because he’s shy. Source
Rap Monster always wore sunglasses during “No More Dream” debut era because he was afraid that people would judge him by his appearance. Source
Known For / Popularity Highlights
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Source
Known for their large social media presence, BTS were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016. Following that, Twitter launched its first ever K-pop Twitter emoji featuring BTS. In 2017, BTS won a Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist. Source
Popular Discography
Wings (2016) Amazon Google
Youth (2016) Amazon Google
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016) Amazon Google
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015, EP) Amazon Google
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 (2015, EP) Amazon Google
Wake Up (2014) Amazon Google
Dark & Wild (2014) Amazon Google
Skool Luv Affair (2014, EP) Amazon Google
O!RUL8,2? (2013, EP) Amazon Google
2 Cool 4 Skool (2013, EP) Amazon Google
The Best of Bangtan Sonyeondan (2017) Amazon Google
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition (2014) Amazon Google
Recent Awards
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Korean Act (2015) Google Wikipedia
Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year (2016) Google Wikipedia
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards (2017, 2016, 2015 - Blood Sweat & Tears) Google Wikipedia
Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance - Male Group (2016 - Blood Sweat & Tears) Google Wikipedia
Seoul Music Awards for Best New Artist (2014) Google Wikipedia
Seoul Music Awards Dance Performance Award (2017) Google Wikipedia
Seoul Music Awards Record of the Year (Album) (2017 - Wings) Google Wikipedia
Golden Disc Award for New Rising Star Award in Disc Album (2014 - Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool) Google Wikipedia
Golden Disc Award Global K-Pop Artist (2017) Google Wikipedia
Seoul Music Awards Best Music Video (2017 - Blood Sweat & Tears) Google Wikipedia
Golden Disc Award Album Division (2017, 2016, 2015 - Wings, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, Dark & Wild) Google Wikipedia
Mnet Asian Music Award for Worldwide Performer (2015) Google Wikipedia
Official Accounts & Websites