You are a self-proclaimed KPOP enthusiast. You sing and dance to the beat of your favorite KPOP songs. Then here comes BTS and everyone is talking about them. The band seemed to be breaking records after records and is causing a huge cultural music shift in Hollywood. The next thing you knew your favorite Hollywood celebrities have joined the ARMY -BTS fandom. What's more surprising is your friend who has never heard of any KPOP songs, is now a BTS fan too.
Now you ask yourself, who are these guys anyway?
If you seem left out of the latest buzz in the KPOP and music world, you are not alone. A lot of people have been wondering who BTS are and why are they so famous.
Taylor Swift, The ChainSmokers, and Camilla Cabello are just a few of the famous people that support the incredible Kpop band. But did you know that there are a slew of celebs who aren't in the music industry but are huge BTS fans?
Famous actor and professional wrestler John Cena mentioned that he is amazed at how much passion the band puts into their music. "When I became aware of the BTS phenomenon, it hit me by storm. I listened to their music. I enjoy their music."
"Am I too old to join the BTS Army?" Kris Aquino, former presidential daughter remarked. " I love BTS, repeat mode."
The Fault in Our Stars actor, Ansel Egort also joins the roster of Hollywood celebrities who stan the group. The actor was spotted fanboying the group during their 2017 American Music Awards performance.
Who are BTS?
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are members of BTS, a South Korean K-pop (or Korean pop) group made up of seven members from all across the country.
They made their debut in 2013 and have since climbed to international popularity.
Beginning with the 'School' trilogy, the ensemble has generated work based on a range of content.
The 'Most Beautiful Moment in Life,' 'Wings,' and, most ever popular, the 'Love Yourself' series followed.
Their album 'Love Yourself: Answer' debuted at number one in the United States, prompting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to congratulate the lads on their accomplishment on Twitter.
In June 2018, their album 'Love Yourself: Tear' debuted at number one in the United States, becoming them the first K-pop group to do so.
The succeeding installment, 'Love Yourself: Answer,' achieved the same thing, with 1.5 million pre-orders shattering the previous record.
But the boys' record success isn't only due to the Love Yourself series. Wings was also the first Korean album to chart in the United Kingdom.
The group made history when they performed the TV premiere of their single Fake Love at the 2018 Billboard Awards, becoming the first Korean artist to do so and the first Asian artist to premiere a new song at the event.
That isn't all, though. BTS is also the first Korean group to play at the American Music Awards, which they accomplished with their hit DNA in November 2017.
From then on the rest is history, the boys just continue to break records after records. Here's a video from KBS World TV presenting a timeline of the Korean songs of the group from their very first song 'No More Dream'.
Here's a fan-made video, proof of how much the group is loved by the international community and many well-known celebrities.
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