Who are the Bangtan Boys? How the group on the verge of disbandment became the K-pop sensation?
The Bangtan Boys, or commonly known as Bts, is a South Korean boy band consisting of 7 insanely talented members. The band was initially formed in 2010 by Bang Si-hyuk, CEO of Big Hit Entertainment.The band made its debut in 2013, with the debut single album “2 Cool 4 skool”. While the group has now made a name for themselves globally, they had faced their fair share of failures.
On June 12, 2013 they delivered their debut single, the principal portion of their “school trilogy” series, at the same time with its lead single “No More Dream”, which immediately tumbled off the charts.The collection, notwithstanding, arrived at the main five in South Korea on the Gaon Music Chart. Their subsequent single “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2” couldn’t make it to the charts. Similarly, despite various live performances and appearances on various Korean Music shows, their second installment of the “school trilogy” quickly flunked the charts.
In January 2014 BTS: released the final installment of their “school trilogy” the EP Skool Luv Affair. This album came in as their knight in shining armor and became the breakthrough of their career.Not only did it top the Gaon Album Chart; ranking at number three in group’s first appearance on the Billboard’s World Album Chart, setting foot in the International market. The very same year, apart from appearing in several Korean music shows and holding their first fan-meet in Seoul, BTS held their first concert in the US in West Hollywood free of cost in July. The album was followed by the singles “Boy in Luv” and “Just one day” which still top the playlists of the fandom.
After their major breakthrough their ship seemed to have sailed smooth like butter, following which the group bagged various commercial deals and became the face of various high end brands like Samsung, McDonald’s etc. Before talking about the accomplishments for the heartthrobs, let’s get acquainted with the embers of the group.
The Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS is a South Korean Boy band under Big Hit Entertainment consisting of the following 7 members:
Kim nam-joon or better known by his stage name RM (rap monster) is the leader of the band. At the age of 27, RM is a successful rapper, songwriter and record producer in the industry.
Kim Seok- Jin:
Kim seok- jin who goes by the stage name Jin is a South Korean songwriter, singer and one of the main vocals of BTS. Born in December 1992, Jin is the oldest member of the group and as voted by the group members themselves “the best hyung”.
Min yoon-gi a.k.a. Suga is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. The 29 years old artist is the second oldest member and rapper of the group.
Jung ho-seok, better known by his stage name J-hope is the fourth member and rapper of the boy band BTS. Born in February 1994, he is a successful songwriter, dancer, singer, rapper and record producer
Park Jimin is a 26 years old South Korean dancer and singer. He is the main vocalist of the boy band BTS and the brand ambassador of high end brands like Louis Vuitton, FILA etc.
Kim Tae-hyung, also known by his stage name V, is a singer and songwriter from South Korea. He is the vocalist of the boy band BTS. The 26-year-old artist is the most sought after member of the band in the modeling industry.
Jeon Jung-kook, known mononymously as Jungkook, is the vocalist and the youngest member of BTS. Having debuted at a young age, the maknae is doted by the hyungs of the group.
Over the years, the group has been climbing the stair of success one after the other, steadily. From collaborating with western artists like The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Lauv, Coldplay etc., the septet has garnered love and appreciation from various fandoms.
Aside from being the first Korean group to attend the Billboard Music Award, they are also the first ones to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. They have also earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Record for most Twitter engagements for a music group in 2017.
In 2022, BTS is coming to India via a virtual concert which would be streamed in theaters for the live audience.
From being on the verge of disbandment to taking the world by storm, with their dedication and hard work BTS now stands as one of most famous boy band in the world.
Published By : Ankit Singh
Edited By :Khushi Thakur