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BTS

About

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members 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 since evolved to incorporate a wider range of genres. Their lyrics often contain personal and social commentary 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 frequently 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 US and breaking numerous sales records. They became the first Korean ensemble 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 with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018). BTS became one of the few groups since the Beatles with four US number-one albums 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 them the quickest act to earn four US number-one singles since Justin Timberlake. BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history, and their studio album Map of the Soul: 7 (2020) is the best-selling album in South Korea. They are the first non-English speaking and Asian act to sell out Wembley Stadium and the Rose Bowl (Love Yourself World Tour in 2019) and to be named the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) Global Recording Artist of the Year (2020–2021).

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 nine American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 24 Golden Disk Awards, and nominations for two Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards. Outside of music, they partnered with UNICEF to establish the Love Myself anti-violence campaign, addressed three sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, and became the youngest ever recipients of the Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea for their contributions in spreading Korean culture and language.

Articles

July 7, 2022

The BTS Version of ‘Do You Know Me?’ Game Is Heading to North America

The BTS version of 'Do You Know Me?' includes 400 questions tailored specially to ARMY.

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July 6, 2022

J-Hope Becomes Sixth BTS Member to Notch a Solo Hit on Hot Trending Songs Chart | Billboard News

Ha Sung-woon and Jimin‘s “With You” returns to the top of Billboard‘s Hot Trending Songs chart (dated July 9), powered by Twitter, adding a sixth total week at the summit.

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July 6, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope Named His Album ‘Jack in the Box’ & The Fast-Food Chain Sprang Into Action

The K-pop singer's solo debut inspired an entire promotional campaign from the restaurant's marketing team.

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July 6, 2022

J-Hope Becomes Sixth BTS Member to Notch a Solo Hit on Hot Trending Songs Chart

Meanwhile, Jimin and Ha Sung-woon's "With You" lands at No. 1 for a sixth total week.

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July 6, 2022

Big Hit Music Protects BTS From Cyberbullies, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Expecting Their First Child & More | Billboard News

Big Hit Music protects BTS from cyberbullies, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko announce they’re expecting their first child, Adele speaks out about Las Vegas residency, Bad Bunny and Harry Styles top the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 chart and more!

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July 4, 2022

Listen to KARD’s stirring rendition of BTS’ ‘Spring Day’

“Today, we wanted a sing a more emotional song for you,” said vocalist Somin The post Listen to KARD’s stirring rendition of BTS’ ‘Spring Day’ appeared first on NME.

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July 3, 2022

BTS’ Label Recruits ARMY to Protect the Band From ‘Personal Attacks and Defamation’

The K-pop label is leaning on Korea’s criminal defamation laws amid calls to crack down on cyberbullying.

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July 3, 2022

Fans Choose J-Hope’s ‘More’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The BTS member's new solo song brought in nearly 93% of the vote.

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July 1, 2022

Cardi B Reveals Her Favorite BTS Member in Twitter Q&A

Cardi B hosted a fun "Ask Cardi" session on Twitter, encouraging her fans to send questions in.

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July 1, 2022

First Stream: BTS’ J-Hope Drops First Solo Song ‘More’, Cardi B Drops Kanye & Lil Durk Collab & More

This week, Cardi B’s got a killer posse cut, J-Hope steps out on his own and Calvin Harris keeps the summer rolling.

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July 1, 2022

11 Chart Feats From the First Half of 2022: ‘Encanto,’ Kate Bush, BTS & More

A look at notable achievements from January through June.

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July 1, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope drops trippy music video for new solo single ‘More’

His debut album 'Jack In The Box' comes out in two weeks The post BTS’ J-Hope drops trippy music video for new solo single ‘More’ appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

J-Hope Wants Some ‘More’ on New Solo Single

BTS member drops first song from his upcoming Jack in the Box LP

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June 29, 2022

Jack in the Box Celebrates J-Hope’s ‘Jack in the Box’ Album by Giving BTS ARMY a Gift

"I knew J-Hope was my bias for a reason...can't believe he wrote an album in my honor," the fast-food chain tweeted about the familiar album title.

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June 29, 2022

J-Hope Drops Teaser For New Single ‘More’ | Billboard News

The BTS member’s first song off ‘Jack in the Box’ arrives later this week.

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June 29, 2022

BTS ARMY Calls Out Netflix for Comparing BTS’ ‘Hiatus’ With One Direction

"I'm cancelling my subscription," one fan tweeted at the streaming service.

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June 29, 2022

J-Hope Offers a Tiny Taste of His Solo Single ‘MORE’: Listen

The BTS member's first song off 'Jack in the Box' arrives later this week.

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June 29, 2022

For the Record: When Is a Hiatus Not a Hiatus? When BTS Says So

BTS is a talented band with devoted followers. But the way its fans attack journalists online evoke current politics in an ugly way.

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June 28, 2022

Charlie Puth & Jung Kook, Beyonce Debut on Hot Trending Songs Chart | Billboard News

BTS‘ “Yet to Come” scores a third week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Trending Songs chart (dated July 2), powered by Twitter.

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June 28, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope to drop new solo single ‘More’ this week

From this upcoming solo album ‘Jack In The Box’ The post BTS’ J-Hope to drop new solo single ‘More’ this week appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope Reveals the Title of His Solo Single, Teases Upcoming Album With New Photos

More details about the singer-rapper's solo project have been announced.

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June 27, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope announces debut solo album, ‘Jack In The Box’

The album’s first single drops this week The post BTS’ J-Hope announces debut solo album, ‘Jack In The Box’ appeared first on NME.

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June 25, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope Announces Solo Album ‘Jack in the Box’

Rapper's new single arrives Friday, July 1

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June 25, 2022

Simon Pegg at Glastonbury 2022: “I’m now a 52-year-old BTS fan – all music is worth listening to” 

"All music is worth listening to" The post Simon Pegg at Glastonbury 2022: “I’m now a 52-year-old BTS fan – all music is worth listening to”  appeared first on NME.

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June 25, 2022

BTS’ J-Hope Announces Solo Album & First Single Release Dates

The upcoming release represents the BTS member's "aspirations to break the mold and grow further," per the announcement.

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June 24, 2022

The Ledger: HYBE Is Playing Moneyball With BTS’ Solo Projects

The company could cobble together BTS-like sales and streams from three or four solo projects. Concerts are a bigger challenge.

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June 24, 2022

First Stream: Taylor Swift Drops New Track ‘Carolina’, BTS’ Jungkook Teams Up With Charlie Puth, Lil Nas X Debuts His BET Diss Track & More | Billboard News

This week, Taylor Swift visits the spot where the crawdads sing, Lil Nas X has some thoughts on an awards snub, and BTS’ Jungkook and Charlie Puth team up for new song ‘Left and Right.’

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June 24, 2022

BTS Planning Global Busan Concert to Bring the World Expo to South Korea in 2030 | Billboard News

HYBE, the entertainment company that BTS calls home, announced that the septet will hold a concert to help South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, South Korea.

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Discs

Left and Right (Feat. Jung Kook of BTS)

June 24, 2022

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Left and Right (feat. Jung Kook of BTS) [Instrumental]

June 23, 2022

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Proof

June 10, 2022

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Butter (Holiday Remix)

December 3, 2021

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My Universe (David Guetta Remix)

October 13, 2021

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My Universe (Galantis Remix)

October 11, 2021

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My Universe

September 27, 2021

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My Universe (SUGA's Remix)

September 26, 2021

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Butter (Megan Thee Stallion Remix)

August 27, 2021

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Permission to Dance

July 23, 2021

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Butter / Permission to Dance

July 9, 2021

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Butter (Hotter, Sweeter, Cooler)

June 4, 2021

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Film out

April 1, 2021

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Dynamite (Holiday Remix)

December 11, 2020

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BE

November 20, 2020

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Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) [BTS Remix]

October 2, 2020

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Dynamite (NightTime Version)

September 18, 2020

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Dynamite (DayTime Version)

August 28, 2020

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MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ~ THE JOURNEY ~

July 14, 2020

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Stay Gold

June 19, 2020

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MAP OF THE SOUL : 7

February 21, 2020

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Black Swan

January 17, 2020

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SUGA's Interlude

December 6, 2019

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Make It Right (feat. Lauv) [Acoustic Remix]

November 8, 2019

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Make It Right (feat. Lauv) [EDM Remix]

November 1, 2019

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Make It Right (feat. Lauv)

October 18, 2019

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Old Town Road (feat. RM of BTS) [Seoul Town Road Remix]

July 24, 2019

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Lights/Boy With Luv

July 3, 2019

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All Night (BTS World Original Soundtrack) [Pt. 3]

June 21, 2019

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A Brand New Day (BTS World Original Soundtrack) [Pt. 2]

June 14, 2019

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Dream Glow (BTS World Original Soundtrack) [Pt. 1]

June 7, 2019

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MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA

April 12, 2019

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FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2

November 7, 2018

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Waste It On Me (feat. BTS)

October 25, 2018

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Love Yourself 結 'Answer'

August 24, 2018

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FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)

June 4, 2018

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Love Yourself 轉 'Tear'

May 18, 2018

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FACE YOURSELF

April 4, 2018

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MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow

December 6, 2017

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MIC Drop (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix]

November 24, 2017

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Danger (Japanese Ver.- / Standard Edition)

November 19, 2017

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Love Yourself 承 'Her'

September 18, 2017

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Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)

July 16, 2017

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Come Back Home

July 4, 2017

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血、汗、涙

May 10, 2017

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You Never Walk Alone

February 13, 2017

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Wings

October 10, 2016

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Youth

September 7, 2016

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever

May 2, 2016

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Run (Japanese Ver.)

March 15, 2016

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I Need U (Japanese Ver. / Standard Edition)

December 8, 2015

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2

November 30, 2015

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For You

June 17, 2015

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.1

April 29, 2015

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Wake Up (Standard Edition)

December 24, 2014

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Dark & Wild

August 20, 2014

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No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)

June 4, 2014

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Skool Luv Affair (Special Addition)

May 14, 2014

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Skool Luv Affair

February 12, 2014

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O!RUL8,2?

September 11, 2013

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2 Cool 4 Skool

June 12, 2013

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