K-Pop: BTS breaks world record with “Boy with Luv”
BTS has done it again. The internationally most successful K-Pop band not only stormed the charts with their nine song “Boy with Luv”, but also broke the world record for the most viewed video in 2 days. On the first evening there were already 74.6 million hits, on the second 100 million. We at FIV have compiled everything about BTS for you.
BTS breaks world record of Blackpink
The world record for most Youtube views within 24 hours was held by Blackpink with 56.7 million views, which Ariana Grandes called “Thank u next”.
BTS profile – age, real name and incorporation
K-Pop stands for Korean Popular Music, the band was, as usual in Korea, cast together by a management company. It consists of:
- Jin (Kim Seokjin, 26)
- Suga (Min Yoongi, 26)
- J-Hope (Jung Hoseok, 25)
- Rap Monster (Kim Namjoon, 24)
- Jimin (Park Jimin, 23)
- V (Kim Taehyung, 23)
- Jungkook (Jeon Jungkook, 21)
So BTS was founded
The first members were recruited in 2010-2011. Until the squad 2012 some original members were replaced by new ones. Six months before the Boy Band was really founded, the guys started to interact with their fans. Before BTS RM and Suga worked as underground rappers. Jin studied at Konkuk University. J-Hope took part in various dance competitions as a member of a street dance team. Jimin studied Modern Dance at Busan High School of Arts, which he later left to move to Arts Korea High School, where he met V. After leaving the talent show Superstar K, Jungkook received offers from seven agencies. In the end he went to Big Hit Entertainment because he was enthusiastic about RM’s rap.
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The debut of BTS
They celebrated their big debut in 2013 with the single “2 Cool 4 Skool” and also won the “Best Newcomer Award”, the “Golden Disk Award” and the “Seoul Music Award”. One year later they continued their success, the next singles “We are Bulletproof PT II”, “N.O.” and “O!RUL8,2” (Oh! Are You Late, Too?) also celebrate international success.
BTS x Billie Eilish – collaboration
In an interview, BTS revealed who they would like to work with in the future. After already producing songs with Ed Sheeran and Halsey for their current album, they will probably work together with Billie Eilish in the future. The interest in a common single with the US-American singer and songwriter is great. What the song will finally be called and when it will be released remains to be seen – we can hardly wait.
All albums of BTS in chronological order
- Dark & Wild
- Wake Up
- Map of the Soul: Persona
The meaning of BTS
The band name BTS is an abbreviation that has many different meanings. On the one hand BTS stands for Bulletproof Boy Scouts. By the way, in Korean this is called 방탄소년단 or Bangtan Sonyeondan. Meanwhile the abbreviation BTS also stands for Bangtan Boys.
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Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth – Army
Fans of the group call themselves ARMY which stands for “Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth”. The enormous fanbase is gathered all over the world. At Instagram, the boy band has a total of 13.8 million followers. The individual members each have between three and five million fans on their individual accounts, so they are already scratching at 30 million followers. In addition, the growth is getting stronger every day and the band more and more successful – so this will not change so quickly.
BTS and Unicef – Band is committed to charity organizations
Anyone who follows the activities of the band knows that they have supported numerous aid organizations in the past. One of the best known is Unicef. Together with Unicef, the Group has launched a “Love Myself” campaign in Korea. This is intended to help children and young people who have become victims of violent crime. In addition, 3% of the revenue from the “Love yourself” album was used for this purpose. In the past, BTS has even been a guest at a UN meeting where band member RM gave a speech about self-love.