From being the first Korean pop group to make a performance at the AMA or American Music Awards to becoming Time Magazine’s one of the top 25 most influential people on the internet, and recently winning as the 2018 Billboard Music Awards’ Top Social Artist– BTS band is making history as the seven-member boy group literally take over the world.
Admit it, even if you are not so familiar with K-pop, BTS is simply difficult to ignore. You see, you can hear and see them almost everywhere you turn to. BTS may have been in the music industry for just a few years but they already have a massive fan base and they are even growing. Music fans are raving for BTS, and these are not just Koreans nor Asian fans but international fans. Why are these boys loved by their fans from all over the world? How in the world are they able to make fans scream and overwhelmed by emotions by merely appearing on stage?
Check out some facts that you should know about the world’s latest boy band sensation below.
BTS – What it stands for and How the Group Started Out
BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan the Korean for Bulletproof Boy Scouts, which translates as Bangtan Boys in English. The group is consist of seven South Korean boy members formed by South Korean entertainment company, Big Hit Entertainment. The group has made their debut on June 12, 2013. Their song ‘No More Dream’ from 2 Cool 4 Skool, their first album became instant hit and the group gained subsequent popularity for their next series of albums. BTS’ third studio album Love Yourself: Tear which was released on May 18, 2018 has debuted as top one on the US Billboard 200 which rapidly catapulted the group to global recognition.
Who are the Members of the Group?
- Jin or Kim Seok-jin
Jin is the group’s oldest member and one of the band’s vocalists as well. He was born on December 4, 1992 and studied film at Konkuk University.
- RM or Rap Monster, Kim Nam-joon
The leader of the band and was actually the first member to be chosen for the group. He is known for his rapping abilities and has already worked with a number of hip hop artists.
- Suga or Min Yoon-gi
Suga was born on March 9, 1993 in Bukgu, Daegu South Korea and is popular for his rapping skills.
- J-Hope or Jung Ho-seok
Before J-Hope joined BTS he was a former member of Neuron, a street dance team. He was born on February 18, 1994 and fans are rooting for his impressive dance moves and cheery personality.
- JIMIN or Park Ji-min
Born on October 13, 1995, JIMIN is one of the group’s lead vocalists and main dancer. He used to be enrolled at Busan High School of Arts. He later on moved to Korea Arts High School.
- V or Kim Tae-hyung
He is the last member of the group to be known to the public. Born on December 30, 1995, V likes photography and art and had a role in Korean drama ‘Hwarang’.
- Jungkook or Jeon Jeong-guk
Jungkook was born on September 1, 1997. He is the youngest member of the group and is an extremely talented singer and dancer.