BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), likewise known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Oriental kid band created in Seoul in 2013. The septet co-writes as well as creates much of their outcome. Originally rooted in hip hop, BTS’ musical design has actually evolved to consist of a vast array of categories. Their verses, typically focused on personal as well as social commentary, touch on the motifs of mental wellness, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey in the direction of caring oneself, and also distinctiveness. Their job features referrals to literary works and emotional ideas and includes a different world storyline. Popular for their online efficiencies, the group have presented numerous globe tours.
The team originally created as teenagers under Success Home entertainment and launched their debut solitary album, 2 Trendy 4 Skool (2013 ). Succeeding job such as their first UNITED STATE Signboard 200 entrances The Most Lovely Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015 ), The Most Gorgeous Moment in Life: Youthful Forever (2016 ), and also Wings (2016) aided establish BTS’ track record as a socially mindful team. Wings ended up being BTS’ very first cd to market one million duplicates in South Korea. By 2017, BTS went across into the global music market, leading the Oriental Wave into the United States and also damaging countless sales documents, ending up being the first Korean team to obtain a certification by the Recording Market Association of America (RIAA) with their solitary “Mic Decrease.”
The band is the first and also only Korean function as of 2019 to top the U.S. Signboard 200 with their workshop cd Love Yourself: Tear (2018) and also have actually considering that hit the top of the U.S. charts with their cds Love Yourself: Answer (2018) as well as Map of the Heart: Persona (2019 ), making BTS the very first group because The Beatles to earn 3 top cds in less than a year. Love Yourself: Response additionally broke South Korea’s Gaon Cd Chart’s all-time monthly record previously set by Love Yourself: Tear as well as ended up being the initial Korean cd certified Gold in the USA. In 2018, BTS had the second and also third very successful albums worldwide and were the second very popular musicians worldwide, coming 2nd just to Drake. In 2019, Map of the Soul: Persona ended up being the very popular cd in Korean history according to Gaon, and also BTS ended up being the best-selling musician in South Korea of perpetuity, having actually sold over fourteen million albums.
The team won Leading Social Artist 3 years straight and also Top Duo/Group at the 26th Billboard Songs Honors. Time magazine has actually named the band one of the 25 most prominent people online, featured them on their global cover as “Next Generation Leaders,” as well as named them among Time 100’s most prominent individuals of 2019. Forbes Korea Power Star has actually called BTS one of the most prominent celebrities of Korea in 2018. Following their humanitarian efforts in their Love Myself anti-violence project in partnership with UNICEF, BTS addressed the United Nations 73rd General Assembly and ended up being the youngest ever receivers of the Order of Cultural Merit from the Head Of State of South Korea as a result of their contributions in spreading out Korean culture as well as language. BTS are worth more than $3.6 billion to South Korea’s economic climate every year, bring in one in every 13 international visitors that check out the nation, and are mentioned as one of the key acts increasing global songs sales to $19 billion in 2018, a number not seen considering that 2006 after electronic acquisitions got energy.