Artist: BTS Biography

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Artist BTS Biography Info

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013. The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work features references to literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several world tours.

The group initially formed as teenagers under Big Hit Entertainment and released their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013). Subsequent work such as their first U.S. Billboard 200 entries The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016), and Wings (2016) helped establish BTS' reputation as a socially conscious group. Wings became BTS' first album to sell one million copies in South Korea. By 2017, BTS crossed into the international music market, leading the Korean Wave into the United States and breaking numerous sales records, becoming the first Korean group to receive a certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their single "Mic Drop". The band is the first Korean act to top the U.S. Billboard 200 with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018) and have since hit the top of the U.S. charts with their albums Love Yourself: Answer (2018) and Map of the Soul: Persona (2019), making BTS the first group since The Beatles to earn three number one albums in less than a year, and the fastest to earn three number one albums since The Monkees in 1967. Love Yourself: Answer also broke South Korea's Gaon Album Chart's all-time monthly record previously set by Love Yourself: Tear and became the first Korean album certified Gold in the United States.

According to Gaon Music Chart, BTS has sold fifteen million albums domestically and is the best-selling artist to debut in the 2010s. They hold the best-selling album in Korean history with Map of the Soul: Persona. BTS were the second best-selling artists of 2018 worldwide according to the IFPI's Global Artist Chart, as well as the only non-English speaking artist to enter the chart. The group has won Top Social Artist three years in a row and Top Duo/Group at the 26th Billboard Music Awards. Featured on Time's international cover as "Next Generation Leaders", BTS has appeared in the magazine's 25 most influential people on the internet (2017–2019) and Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2019), with the outlet giving them the nickname 'Princes of Pop'. Forbes Korea named BTS the most influential celebrities of Korea in 2018, and BTS ranked 43rd in the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019) as one of the world's top-earning celebrities. During their 2019 Love Yourself World Tour, BTS became the first Asian artist ever to headline and sell out Wembley Stadium and broke the record for the single highest-grossing engagement in Rose Bowl Stadium history. BTS are worth more than $4.65 billion to South Korea's economy each year, attracting one in every 13 foreign tourists that visit the country, and are cited as one of the key acts boosting global music sales to $19 billion in 2018, a figure not seen since 2006 after digital purchases gained momentum.

Following the establishment of their Love Myself anti-violence campaign in partnership with UNICEF, BTS addressed the United Nations 73rd General Assembly and became the youngest ever recipients of the Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea due to their contributions in spreading Korean culture and language.


Tags: k-pop, Kpop, Korean, bts, pop

"BTS" Music List

Download Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) - BTS Music

Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)

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Download DNA - BTS Music

DNA

93,518
4,744,264
Download FAKE LOVE - BTS Music

FAKE LOVE

87,294
12,092,256
Download IDOL - BTS Music

IDOL

75,238
15,978,587
Download Blood Sweat & Tears - BTS Music

Blood Sweat & Tears

73,287
2,034,411
Download I NEED U - BTS Music

I NEED U

58,832
1,280,871
Download Spring Day - BTS Music

Spring Day

56,188
1,626,243
Download Not Today - BTS Music

Not Today

56,091
1,160,892
Download Save ME - BTS Music

Save ME

55,932
1,188,303
Download Go Go - BTS Music

Go Go

54,911
1,803,325
Download EUPHORIA - BTS Music

EUPHORIA

53,730
2,600,121
Download Run - BTS Music

Run

53,371
1,085,776
Download Best Of Me - BTS Music

Best Of Me

52,313
1,393,237
Download MIC Drop - BTS Music

MIC Drop

50,717
1,511,502
Download Mikrokosmos - BTS Music

Mikrokosmos

49,052
4,003,155
Download dimple - BTS Music

dimple

48,681
1,321,354
Download Make It Right - BTS Music

Make It Right

48,060
4,285,930
Download Anpanman - BTS Music

Anpanman

47,171
1,734,052
Download The Truth Untold - BTS Music

The Truth Untold

46,787
1,932,300
Download Dope - BTS Music

Dope

46,684
806,351
Download Airplane pt.2 - BTS Music

Airplane pt.2

46,439
1,830,556
Download Home - BTS Music

Home

46,093
3,996,355
Download LIE - BTS Music

LIE

44,659
1,787,724
Download Dionysus - BTS Music

Dionysus

43,986
3,706,276
Download Magic Shop - BTS Music

Magic Shop

43,955
1,863,852
Download Pied Piper - BTS Music

Pied Piper

42,626
972,263
Download Burning Up (Fire) - BTS Music

Burning Up (Fire)

42,596
842,718
Download Butterfly - BTS Music

Butterfly

42,351
725,980
Download BTS Cypher 4 - BTS Music

BTS Cypher 4

41,247
765,022
Download Jamais vu - BTS Music

Jamais vu

40,960
3,448,008
Download Intro : Persona - BTS Music

Intro : Persona

40,899
4,247,359
Download 21st Century Girl - BTS Music

21st Century Girl

40,540
573,325
Download Danger - BTS Music

Danger

40,202
580,317
Download LOVE MAZE - BTS Music

LOVE MAZE

39,303
1,196,523
Download bEgIn - BTS Music

bEgIn

39,234
821,002
Download I'm Fine - BTS Music

I'm Fine

38,196
1,530,677
Download silver spoon - BTS Music

silver spoon

37,591
660,707