What you should know about BTS - an overview

by Janina Sauer
What you should know about BTS - an overview

Con 42,8 millones de seguidores en Instagram, BTS es actualmente la banda de K-pop más exitosa de todos los tiempos. Los siete chicos de Seúl -RM, V, Suga, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jin y Jimin- celebraron su debut en 2013 con el álbum "2 Cool 4 Skool". Since then, things have been steadily climbing for them. Originally, BTS was planned as a hip-hop group, but they discarded this idea rather quickly, as they want to inspire all music lovers, which is why their albums are composed of a broad mix of all music styles.

Discography

Here is an overview of the musical works of the South Korean boy band:

Studio albums

Dark & Wild (2014)
Wake Up (2014)
Youth (2016)
Wings (2016)
Face Yourself (2018)
Love Yourself: Tear (2018)
Map of the Soul: 7 (2020)
Map of the Soul: 7 -The Journey-

In our Online-Shop you can find more BTS albums and merchandise :)

BTS and their ARMY

BTS stands for "Bangtan Boys" or "Bangtan-Sonyeondan", which stands for "Bulletproof Scouts". With their name they want to show that they are ready to face any criticism, as well as all expectations and stereotypes "bulletproof". Their fans, the so-called "ARMY" (A.R.M.Y.), actively support them in this. ARMY stands for "Adorable Representative M.C. for Modern Youth" and is therefore more than just a fan community, but a real movement, with membership cards and merchandise, which was officially founded on July 9, 2013. Therefore, as a sign of their gratitude for their constant support, the release of the new album is also scheduled for July 9 this year.

Birthdays of the members

While the ARMY has a birthday on July 9, the guys can celebrate the following day:

RM (Kim Namjoon) - 12.09.1994
Jin (Kim Seokjin) - 04.12.1992
Suga (Min Yoongi) - 09.03.1993
J-Hope (Jung Hoseok) - 18.02.1994
Jimin (Park Jimin) - 13.10.1995
V (Kim Taehyung) - 30.12.1995
Jungkook (Jeon Jeongguk) - 01.09.1997

All 7 members are skilled musicians and regularly manage to set new records, they even have their own emoji on Twitter. In 2019, BTS with their song "Boy With Luv" was considered the band with the most clicked music video on YouTube within one day, with incredible up to 74 million views per day. According to the Hyundai Research Institute, they even have a great impact on their home country. Almost 800,000 tourists travel to South Korea every year just because of BTS, which is almost 7% of all visitors to the country.

K-Pop Nugget-Menu

They managed to set another record with their own K-Pop Nugget menu, which is available at McDonalds almost everywhere except in Germany. According to McDonalds Korea, sales of Chicken McNuggets increased by an incredible 283 percent between May 27 and June 3. Sales of Oreo McFlurry have also increased by 45 percent, even though it is not part of the official K-Pop menu. The reason is that the McFlurry is a favorite of BTS member V. One BTS dish even fetched nearly $100,000 on eBay in the U.S. because one of the Chicken McNuggets resembled a character from the popular video game "Among Us."

Anniversary

On June 13, the band already celebrated their eighth anniversary, because exactly on this day their debut song "No More Dreams" was released. Here, however, ARMY is often unsure whether the exact date is not the 12th. However, as the band has confirmed several times, the song was actually released on June 13, 2013. The confusion arises solely due to the different time zones. For the anniversary of BTS, of course, ARMY was also generously given gifts; there was a box, which was built like an Advent calendar and counted the days until the anniversary. In total, there were 13 gifts, such as photo cards and other small surprises.

We are excited to see what other groundbreaking records BTS will set!

Is there something for you?

(G)I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE

(G) I-DLE - 1st Mini [I am] - GIDLE

€25,99
(G)I-DLE - 2nd Mini [I made] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 2nd Mini [I made] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 2nd Mini [I made] - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 2nd Mini [I made] - GIDLE

(G) I-DLE - 2nd Mini [I made] - GIDLE

€25,99
(G)I-DLE - 3rd Mini [I trust] Lie & True Ver. - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 3rd Mini [I trust] Lie & True Ver. - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 3rd Mini [I trust] Lie & True Ver. - GIDLE
(G)I-DLE - 3rd Mini [I trust] Lie & True Ver. - GIDLE

(G) I-DLE - 3rd Mini [I trust] Lie & True Ver. - GIDLE

€26,49

This might interest you

These are the albums you can look forward to in August!

Jul 26, 2021 Helen Bosch

Although the month is not quite over yet and we can still look forward to Dreamcatcher's comeback on July 30, among other things, we are already excited about the series of new releases planned for August.

Stray Kids "NOEASY - Limited Edition" pre-order now!

Jul 23, 2021 Helen Bosch

Almost a year after the release of Stray Kids repackage album "In Life" in September 2020, the band is finally returning with a new album! With the return of Hyunjin, who has been on sabbatical since February, everything is now ready for the new album "NOEASY", which is scheduled for release on August 23 and is already eagerly awaited by fans.

TXT releases "The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape", their first repackage album!

Jul 21, 2021 Helen Bosch

The five-member boy group under Big Hit Entertainment only debuted in March 2019, but has already released several successful albums and has also celebrated some success this year. TXT is now releasing their first repackage album with "The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape," which is scheduled for release on August 17.

Ateez publishes "Treasure : Hidden Map" photo book

Jul 21, 2021 Helen Bosch

This year, Ateez has released a Korean album and a Japanese album, won the music competition "Immortal Songs" twice, participated in the survival show "Kingdom" and four members have acting roles in the series "Imitation", which is currently still running. At the end of the month, the Japanese single "Dreamers" will be released, and on August 13, the photo book called "Treasure: Hidden Map" will be published.

Subscribe for Newsletter

The latest news, events and stories delivered right to your inbox

Tags:

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

English
English