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BTS (Bangtan Boys)




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June 13, 2013 (This date is the debut date shown on the YouTube video - BANGTANTV: [EPISODE] BTS (방탄 소년단) Debut day 130613.)


Big Hit Entertainment, since 2021 Big Hit Music under HYBE, founded in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk in Seoul, South Korea. HYBE website: https://hybecorp.com/eng/









BTS short info

On June 13, 2013, the K-Pop (Korean pop music, South Korea) had boy band BTS debut under Big Hit Entertainment (Hangeul: 빅 히트 엔터테인먼트), since 2021 Big Hit Music (Hangeul: 빅 히트 뮤직) under HYBE in Seoul (South Korea). (The day is so to say BTS 'birthday). BTS are the seven members: RM (Leader), Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. The abbreviation BTS stands forBangtan Sonyeondan (Korean) and also for Bangtan Boys(Korean and English) (Hangeul: 방탄 소년단), in German that means something like bulletproof boy scouts. Since July 2017, BTS has also stood for Beyond the Scene (English forBeyond the scene).

Meanings of the abbreviation BTS:

  • Bangtan Boys
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan
  • Beyond The Scene
  • Bulletproof Boy Scouts

The fans of the band will be A.R.M.Ycalled, that stands for Adorable Representative M.C for Youth. "M.C." stands for Military Committee and comes from the English military language. (Each fandom of a K-pop band usually has its own name.) A.R.M.Y (아미) is the worldwide and official name of the BTS fan club. This was officially founded on July 9, 2013.

BTS members

Artist name Birth Name birthday position
RM (formerly Rap Monster) Kim Namjoon (Hangul: 김남준) September 12, 1994 Leader, rapper, hyung line
Jin (Hangul: 진) Kim Seokjin (Hangul: 김석진) December 04, 1992 Vocalist, Visual, Jangnam, Hyung-Line
Suga (Hangul: 슈가) Min Yoongi (Hangul: 민윤기) March 09, 1993 Rapper, Hyung-Line
J-Hope (Hangul: 제이 홉) Jung Hoseok (Hangul: 정호석) February 18, 1994 Dancer, rapper, hyung line
Jimin (Hangul: 지민) Park Jimin (Hangul: 박지민) October 13, 1995 Dancer, vocalist, Maknae-Line
V (Hangul: 뷔) Kim Taehyung (Hangul: 김태형) December 30, 1995 Vocalist, Dancer, Visual, Maknae-Line
Jungkook (Hangul: 정국) Jeon Jungkook (Hangul: 전 정국) September 1, 1997 Vocalist, Center, Dancer, Visual, Maknae, Maknae-Line

Information about BTS

All members of the band are actively involved in composing and writing their songs, especially RM, Suga and J-Hope. In the K-pop industry in South Korea, this is not often the case, as the idols (this is what K-pop stars are also called) are strictly managed by their record company. For example, the songs by BTS are about the dreams and goals of young people, the ideals of the current and next generation, love, having fun, depression, suicide, fears, self-love, Bullying and political / social problems, e.g. B. the Sewol accident or the Korean school system. In South Korea people tend to avoid writing songs about problems, which led to BTS being referred to as "K-Pop revolutionaries". The songs are in South Korean, often with a few English words, this is a characteristic of K-Pop. In the meantime the guys have also released songs in Japanese, e. B. on the album "Wake Up" (2014). K-pop bands often work closely with the Japanese music market. The sound of the boy band BTS is quite varied, for example it consists of: hip-hop, R&B, electro pop, ballads and dance pop. Rock elements like in the song “Boy In Luv” can also be found in their music. This combination of different influences is typical of K-pop, just like dancing.

BTS also really live out their fashion trends and are therefore not only very creative in their music. They often change their styling, which is also typical of K-pop. That makes them style icons for their fans. K-pop idols pay a lot of attention to their styling. This has helped the boy band BTS to some brand deals. For example, they advertise the Puma brand. They also advertise the FILA brand under "Go FILA Go BTS", for example. The boys prefer to wear designers like Gucci or Chanel themselves. BTS not only advertise fashion or beauty products, they also advertise Samsung's smartphones: Galaxy X BTS: Captured #withGalaxy S20 Series / Samsung. BTS also worked with the Hyundai auto brand. This resulted in the following videos, for example: Hyundai x BTS: Positive Energy (Full ver.), Hyundai x BTS presents for the Earth (Full ver.) Or IONIQ x BTS - IONIQ: I'm on it Official M / V. In 2021, BTS worked with the South Korean company Helinox. Helinox and BTS designed camping furniture in the color purple, with the logo of BTS and Helinox. YouTube: BTS x Helinox Collaboration Main Video. McDonald's and BTS have been working together since 2021 and created a BTS McDonald's menu. The menu includes: Chicken McNuggets of 10, medium fries and a medium cola. As a special, there are two sauces with the menu that are currently only available in South Korea: Cajun and Sweet Chili. The K-Pop-BTS-Special is available in around 50 different countries, including Austria, but unfortunately not in Germany.

In the US series "The Simpsons" was episode 17 of the 30th season in English on two posters in the background "BTS are here today" and "Army Recruitment Center" to read.

BTS are also very creative in the merchandise area. The merchandise area in K-Pop is pretty big, there is everything a fan heart needs, including from BTS. In addition to the "conventional" fan articles, there is, for example, BT21, a project with LINE FRIENDS CREATORS. This is a new IP created in collaboration with LINE FRIENDS and BTS. Here all seven BTS members created their own avatar and an avatar that represents their fandom, the A.R.M.Ys. (You can find more about this project here.) There are also many fan articles for the Hip Hop monsters, such as dolls, figures and pendants. Since 2019 there has also been BTS Character (better known as TinyTAN) merch, for example as animated figures in videos or mini dolls. Official Merchendise items from BTS can be bought in their Weverse Shop (app).

The first band members were selected in 2010 and 2011 through Big Hit IT casting (Big Hit Entertainment, since 2021 Big Hit Music). Some of the original members were replaced by new members until the BTS was officially composed. K-Pop stars are often found through casting, then they do an education (training). The best of them then join a band or do a solo career. The final line-up for the Bangtan Boys was decided in 2012. It is also common for K-Pop bands to have a leader and most of the time the members of a band live together, including BTS.

BTS communicates a lot about Social media with their fans to keep in close contact, for example via BTS_official (@bts_bighit) - Twitter and 방탄 소년단 (@BTS_twt) - Twitter, BANGTANTV Youtube, bts.bighitofficial Instagram, bangtan.official Facebook, BTS official blog, BTS V Live , BTS Official FAN CAFE, BTS Soundcloud, @bts_official_bighit TikTok, BTSbighit - Weibo and BTSmembers - Weibo, BTS_official Youku and especially BTS use their global fan community platform at Weverse from HYBE. The band began communicating closely with their fans six months before their official debut. BTS is one of the most successful K-Pop bands from South Korea and has a huge fan base all over the world. On Instagram, the guys have z. B. a total of 22.6 million followers and the number keeps growing. You can also experience BTS on their channel BANGTANTV on YouTube at Bangtan Bomb or BTS episode behind the scenes. Dance videos from BTS [CHOREOGRAPHY] or videos from their vlog BANGTAN LOG can also be found on their YouTube channel BANGTANTV. On April 18 and 19, 2020, you could also enjoy a free online concert weekend on their YouTube channel BANGTANTV, the BANG BANG CON weekend. BTS also work closely with V Live, where concerts, chats with fans and other videos are offered in live streaming. Most of the time, you can watch the live streaming videos again later on V Live. BTS maintains a close relationship with its fans, the A.R.M.Ys. They keep saying that you and the fans are close friends, even family. BTS love it when their ARMY sing their songs during their concerts and there is an exchange. In order to show their love for their fans, BTS like to use the so-called "ARMY TIME", that is the time when the Bangtan Boys interact particularly with their fans. This usually takes place at the end of their concerts. In addition, BTS celebrate together with their A.R.M.Ys z. B. also annually their anniversary with the BTS Festa, around the time of their debut in June. There is also the BTS Fan Meeting: Muster, that is a combination of a concert and a fan meeting. These are also often broadcast on V Live in live streaming and are usually later available on DVD. In addition, hints and symbols for their A.R.M.Y. are hidden in many videos and in many BTS appearances. They often have a complex meaning. There are also many videos with fan theories on YouTube. On February 23, 2021, MTV released the concert: BTS MTV Unplugged.

After V said "보라 해" (Borahae, I purple you) to the fans during a concert, this sentence and the color purple became a trademark of BTS / ARMY and has since then had great significance for both. Purple is seen as a color that indicates enduring trust, love, and affection. This phrase shows how BTS show their love and trust for their ARMYs. The ARMYs now also use this sentence to show their affection for BTS. Since then, the color of the fandom has been purple.

The guys from BTS had their debut in June 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment, since 2021 Big Hit Music with the single No more dream. The EP 2 Cool 4 Skool also appeared in June 2013. There are nine songs on the first EP from BTS, two of which were released as a single, one of which is one No more dream andWe Are Bulletproof Pt.2. For the releases of some of BTS albums, you can find global press conference videos on their YouTube channel BANGTANTV. (Here is a list of the band's albums and singles (discography).)

The career of BTS can be divided into different Eras. There are the following Eras: School Trilogy (2013), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Trilogy (2015), Wings (series) (2016), Love Yourself (2017) and Map of the Soul (2019). In addition, the album BE was released in 2020 during the corona pandemic.

Big Hit Music and HYBE have been producing a BTS Universe (or BU, formerly: HYYH) since 2015, that is a fictional universe and is based on the seven members of the Bangtan Boys. This universe tells a fictional story about seven friends.

Since June 2019 there is an interactive game from BTS called: BTS World. The game is a mobile game from Netmarble Corp and was created in collaboration with BTS.

BTS is the first K-Pop band to reach number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart! The album Map of the Soul: 7 (February 2020) was the first album of the Bangtan Boys that reached first place in the official German album charts and thus BTS is the first K-Pop band to take first place in the official German album charts. Charts reached. In March 2020, the world federation of the phono industry IFPI published a list of the global top 10 albums of 2019 on the Internet, the album Map of the Soul: Persona ranks third in this list. BTS was the first South Korean singer to be on the rankings for the second year in a row. Her album Love Yourself: Answer took second place in 2019 and Love Yourself: Tear took third place (IFPI Global Album Chart). BTS is expanding its range of hits in various languages ​​as their Japanese song "Film Out", which was released on April 1, 2021, was released in the U.S. Charts Billboard Global Excl reached number 185 on April 10, 2021. And in a real BTS way, the guys made history again, because they are the first band to write songs in different languages ​​in the U.S. Charts Billboard Global Excl placed in the same week: including their English song "Dynamite" 6th, their Korean - English song "Life Goes On" 107, their Korean - English song "Boy with Luv" 186th and their Japanese song " Film Out ". (More chart info: BTS chart positions) In addition, the music video "Idol", which was released by BTS in August 2018, broke the YouTube record for the most played music video in one day, because it was played 45 million times in 24 hours. With their new music video "Boy with Luv", released in April 2019, BTS broke their own record for "Idol", because "Boys with Luv" was played 74.6 million times on YouTube in the first 24 hours after it was released. In addition, the music video "Boys with Luv" is the first video to be played 100 million times in two days. Her video for her song "On", which was released on February 21, 2020, had half a million clicks on YouTube within the first 30 minutes (Info: In the MV for "On", many things from the previous MVs from BTS are hidden.). (Here you can find a list of the music videos from BTS.)

BTS can also be found with their albums in the list of "Artists with the most albums in the annual Top 10 best-selling album" by Gaon. (Here is a link to the Gaon Charts YouTube.) The album "Map of the Soul: Persona" was released on April 12, 2019 and was pre-ordered 2.6 million times, setting a new record. BTS broke this record with the album "Map of the Soul: 7" (February 2020), because this album was pre-ordered 3.4 million times within the first 7 days. A Big Hit employee said, "BTS has become the Korean artist with the 'most album sales' record, surpassing 20 million album sales for the first time in Korean song history."

The two Germany concerts of the BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Berlin (October 2018) were sold out in less than 10 minutes. In addition, her concert in Seoul from the BTS World Tour: Love Yourself could be seen in cinemas worldwide on January 26, 2019. Her concert could also be seen in German cinemas that day. This concert was also released on DVD on March 27, 2019. (Here you can find a list with the tours / concerts of BTS and here a list with the DVDs.) Another cinema film by BTS is Burn The Stage: The Movie, which was also shown in Germany in 2018. Her feature film Bring The Soul: The Movie, which was released on August 7th, 2019, broke the following record: that never before has a film been released in so many countries at the same time. Namely in around 110 countries around the world. In addition, concerts by BTS will be shown live streaming on V Live, such as their concert from the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Stadium World Tour 2019 in London on June 1st, 2019. The online concert "Map of the Soul ON: E" took place via the Weverse Shop app (here you could buy the concert) or the live streaming site VenewLive (here you could watch the concert) in 2020 on two days each held a concert and had around 993,000 spectators worldwide. For a smooth process, the same account must be used for both sides, for example a Google account. BTS were also featured in South Korean music shows such as B. M Countdown (Mnet) and Music Bank (KBS). (A list of music shows with BTS can be found here.)

Guinness World Records announced on November 20, 2017 that BTS had received a spot for "most twitter engagements in the world for a musical group" in their 2018 edition. On March 18, 201, it was announced that BTS had made history following their three wins at the 34th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Having won a total of five trophies over the years, they have received "Most Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Won By Any Musical Group". This secured BTS another Guinness world record title. BTS 'Guinness World Record titles include "Most viewed YouTube videos in 24 hours", "Most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube Premiere" and for their song "Dynamite" as well as successes such as "Best-Selling Album (South Korea ) "and the" most viewers for a music concert live stream ".

Time magazine put BTS on the cover of their global issue in October 2018, calling them "Next Generation Leaders". Furthermore, Time magazine nicknamed them "Princes of Pop". In addition, Time Magazine BTS has been one of the "100 most influential stars in the world" since April 2019. Since July 2019, Time Magazine BTS has also been one of the 25 most successful Internet stars. South Korean President Moon-Jae awarded BTS the "Hwagwan Order for Cultural Merit" for its exceptional contribution to Korean culture and its spread (Korean wave resp.Hallyu). The Bangtan Boys are the youngest and first K-Pop Idols to receive this medal at the 2018 Culture Awards. Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's senior vice president, said BTS are comparable in influence to The Beatles and The Monkees. Helena Kosinski, Vice President of Nielsen Music, says, "While BTS weren't the first to open doors to K-Pop worldwide, they were the first to go mainstream. They appeal not only to young people, but also to the age group 50s and 60s. In 2018, BTS were also the first non-English speaking singers to reach the Global Artist Chart. In November 2019, BTS ranked fourth on the Billboard list of Top Social Artists of the 2010s, making them the highest group on the list. BTS have often been referred to as "the greatest boy band in the world." Also, BTS were the stars that were most tweeted around the world in 2017 and 2018. BTS ended 2019 as the fourth most successful group in the Billboard 200 best artist list - Duo / Group. BTS were also the first South Korean singers to appear at the Grammys. The Bangtan Boys are also the first band to preview a single on the online platform tform TikTok released. BTS broke the record on TikTok with a million subscribers in no time. On November 24th, 2020, BTS was nominated in the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance category of the Grammy Awards 2021 with their song "Dynamite". Therefore, BTS is the first K-Pop group to be nominated for a Grammy. BTS also made an appearance at the Grammys in 2021 with their song "Dynamite". BTS won the 2021 MVT Movie & TV Awards with "Break The Silence: The Movie" the award for the "Best Music Documentation". BTS performed the single song "Butter" for the first time at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on May 23. (You can find a list of BTS awards here.)

In June 2019, all members of BTS were named a member of the Recording Academy. "de

During the release of the album Map of the Soul: 7 (year 2020) the project Connect, BTS started. This project should create a new communication between music, art and people and it should connect us in our differences. During Connect, BTS, projects are implemented by artists and exhibited in collaboration with BTS. Connect, BTS took place in five cities for a limited time.

Since March 2020 there has been a free video series "Learn Korean With BTS" from BTS and Big Hit Entertainment, since 2021 Big Hit Music under HYBE on the online platform Weverse. The videos are intended to help overcome language barriers and make K-Pop more understandable for fans from all over the world. A small list of South Korean expressions: BTS and South Korea.

The Japanese song "Don't Leave Me" (2018) by BTS is the theme song of the J-drama "Signal". In 2021 BTS released the Japanese song "Film out". "Film out" is the leading soundtrack for the Japanese film "Signal The Movie". This film is part of the J-drama series "Signal", which is a remake of the K-drama "Signal".

BTS are also very committed to society. For example, the band started the “Love Myself” campaign in Korea together with UNICEF. They are supposed to help children and young people and stand up against violence. Together with UNICEF, BTS published a video BTS LOVE MYSELF Global Campain Video on YouTube on July 29, 2019. In addition, three percent of the proceeds from the sale of their "Love Yourself" albums were donated for this purpose. On March 5th, 2021, Big Hit published a new video on YouTube, in which it was about the collaboration between UNICEF, Big Hit Music / HYBE and BTS goes: BTS (방탄 소년단) LOVE MYSELF Campaign Special Announcement. With this renegotiation, Big HitMusic / HYBE and BTS will support UNICEF's worldwide campaign to eradicate violence against children and young people through the campaign #ENDviolence 'LOVE MYSELF' by 2022. Independent of this, a total of 1 million US dollars (approx. 1.129.5 million KRW) will be donated to the Korean UNICEF committee for two years, 500,000 US dollars each year. In June 2020 the campaign won the award for the best campaign in the " Integrated Campaign and Event "at the" INspire Awards "by UNICEF. In September 2018, BTS was a guest at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where RM gave a speech about self-love, which was the speech also written by RM especially for this day (speech on YouTube; Text of the speech at genius). BTS support programs such as “Generation Unlimited” of the UN, both financially and with their presence. In addition, BTS have been global ambassadors for Formula E since December 2019. BTS want to show how cool e-cars are in order to do something against climate change. Through a quarantine edition of the show "The Late Late Show" by James Corden with the slogan #HomeFest, BTS helped to show how seriously the coronavirus should be taken on March 30, 2020 and they helped with donations for corona aid through the broadcast collect. For the show, everyone performed from home and was connected to the show via video. In this way "social distancing" could be overcome. In addition, BTS helped to distract the audience in these difficult times with good conversation and to stay in contact with the fans. During the video broadcast for "The Late Late Show" there was a short interview with BTS and they performed their song "Boy with Luv". On their YouTube channel BANGTANTV there is a support video from BTS regarding Corona with English subtitles: BTS (방탄 소년단) 코로나 19 국민 응원 메시지 COVID-19 Message [Stay Strong! Stay Connected!]. Hyundai Motor Group is celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2020 with a new campaign film (version: 60 seconds or version: 120 seconds) as part of the global hydrogen campaign with the K-pop band BTS. As a global brand ambassador for Hyundai Motor Group, the Bangtan Boys support sustainable mobility under the motto #BecauseofYou and help the brand to send its sustainable messages to its fans. Due to the Corona Virus, no graduation ceremonies for schoolchildren and students could take place, therefore a Virtual Graduation Ceremony with the name "Dear Class of 2020" took place on June 6, 2020 (US time) on YouTube Originals. BTS also took part in this ceremony as Commencement Speakers. Also in 2020, Big Hit, along with BTS, donated $ 1 million to Black Lives Matter during the George Floyd protests and an additional $ 1 million to Live Nation's Crew Nation campaign to help keep staff performing live music during support the COVID-19 pandemic. "Dynamite" was born as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic! BTS and Bang PD wanted a song that would change the mood of the fans and lift them up during these difficult times. Bang PD also felt that the song would convey its message and vibe better if it were in English, as English is a language more accessible to fans around the world.

In this order the boys became members of BTS:

  1. RM
  2. Suga
  3. J-Hope
  4. Jin
  5. Jungkook
  6. V.
  7. Jimin

Before BTS:

Jungkook got after his end on the talent showSuperstar K Offers from several agencies. But in the end he went to Big Hit Entertainment (since 2021 Big Hit Music under HYBE), because he was enthusiastic about RM's rap.

Jimin studied modern dance at the Busan High School of Arts, which he later left to change to the Arts Korea High School, which he then attended together with V..

J-Hope participated in various dance competitions as a member of a street dance team.

RM and Suga worked as underground rappers.

And Jin studied art and acting in the field of film at Konkuk University.


BTS logo animation video from YouTube

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