Everything you need to know about BTS

If you are a follower of the international music scene, then there is a slim chance you haven’t heard of BTS,the biggest boyband in the world.

Hailing from South Korea, BTS has taken the music world by storm even though all of their songs are in the Korean language. They have consecutively won Billboard’s top social artist award and is the only K-pop group to win the top group award at the American Music Awards.

What does BTS stand for?

BTS stands for Bangtan Boys which roughly translates to their desire to block out stereotypes, criticism and expectation that are often targeted towards youth.

Who are the members of BTS?

BTS has seven members, namely RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope,V,Jungkoo andJimin. RM or Rap Monster is the leader and spokesperson for the group as he is the only one who can speak fluent English. Suga, apart from being a rapper, is also the songwriter. J-Hope,Jimin and Jungkook are excellent dancers whereas Jin and V, apart from being a vocalist, are known for their eye-catching looks and style.

What is A.R.M.Y?

BTS fandom is known as A.R.M.Y which stands for “Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth”. It won’t be wrong to say that A.R.M.Y is the reason why BTS has been able to break all kinds of music industry records and the group also never leaves a chance to give credit to their fans for everything they do. Now isn’t that sweet!

What makes BTS such a global phenomenon?

Apart from exceptional choreography, BTS’s music ranges from hip hop to trendy pop and many other genres. But what makes them stand apart from their peers and predecessors is the way they weave stories in their songs. Their lyrics are focused on social and personal issues of youth and their journey to loving themselves and individualism. They are quite vocal about struggles and anxieties of being a youth icon and most importantly, their parallel relationship with A.R.M.Y, which shows they all are equal. BTS not only captured the hearts of so many youngsters but also became the first K-Pop group to address the United Nations in 2018.

BTS has carved a niche for itself, and fans all over the world sing and learn all their songs in Korean regardless of their nationality! That is more than enough for a K-Pop novice to go and delve into their music. Go ahead and explore the fascinating world of BTS!

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