BTS (K-POP BAND) all you need to know! HISTORY, FANDOM, AND FACTS.
THE RISE OF LEGENDS:
If you haven't heard of BTS yet, it's a prime time to get familiar—because the seven-member South Korean boy band has skyrocketed to the top of the music world since their debut in 2013. Yes, You got it right, Today INFOSAURS want to take you on a journey to BTS-the top Korean band in the world, and the legends of music. First and for most Happy 8th Anniversary for the ARMY celebrating today, which is BTS FORMATION DAY. BTS is the biggest musical group in the world, no question. The seven-man boy band are based in South Korea but have taken over the world since their formation in 2013. Singles like 'Fire' and 'Fake Love' have been streamed billions of times, and have sat atop of charts around the world. What's more, their influence goes beyond music, with huge contributions to South Korea's economy and global image.
Their single 'Dynamite' and ‘Butter’ has just become the longest-charting song by a Korean act in Billboard Hot 100 history, having spent 32 weeks on the chart. This past year especially, amid a global racial reckoning and a pandemic, they've released new music, set new records, and deepened bonds with their international fan base, called ARMY. Now they can even count famed wrestler John Cena as one of their fans, as he credits them for his latest endeavor.
BIRTH OF BTS.
BTS (방탄소년단) is a South Korean boy group that consists of 7 members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They are under HYBE Labels (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment). BTS debuted on June 13, 2013 with the lead single ‘No More Dream‘ on album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool‘. Eight years ago, when BTS released their music video debut "No More Dream" in June 2013, it wasn't obvious that they would be K-pop's breakout success story all over the world. BTS, who were then all aged between 15 and 20, had something else that set them apart: they had been developed by start-up label Big Hit Entertainment, not one of the big three record companies - SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment -- which formed in the late 1990s, when K-pop was starting to take off.
From nothing to Rich, they stand today on the world, When they did not have a place to practice, no area to shoot videos, no proper room to stay, no proper food to eat, it was then when they worked hard so much and made their life’s more better with the proud moment. They stand as inspirational to each and every child. To dominate South Korea's ultra-competitive, $4.7 billion K-pop industry, those labels had established intense pop factories that found and developed talent to form money-making groups.
THE SEVEN BOYS:
Here are the BTS members from oldest to youngest:
• Jin – Jin is the oldest member of BTS
• Suga – Suga is the second oldest member of BTS
• J-Hope – J-Hope is the third oldest member of BTS
• RM – RM is the fourth oldest member of BTS
• Jimin – Jimin is the third youngest member of BTS
• V – V is the second youngest member of BTS
• Jungkook – Jungkook is the youngest and baby member of BTS
RM, whose full name is Kim Namjoon, was the first member of BTS and is the band’s leader. RM, whose previous stage name was Rap Monster, is one of the band’s rappers. He started rapping in the sixth grade after he listened to Epik High’s “Fly” for the first time. In 2007, when he was in middle school, RM started rapping under the name Runch Randa, which led him to the rap crew Daenamhyup. (The crew also consisted of now-known stars like Top Dogg’s KIDOH, Big Hit Entertainment producer Supreme Boi and Show Me the Money 3 finalist Iron.) After that, RM started releasing more songs as a solo rapper until he was invited to audition for a hip-hop agency, where he met Untouchable’s Sleepy, who was a judge at the audition. Impressed by RM’s rapping, Sleepy connected RM to producer Bang Shi Hyuk, who invited him to audition for Big Hit Entertainment. Then, in 2010, RM became one of BTS band members, and the rest is history.
Jin, whose full name is Kim Seokjin, was the fourth member of BTS. Jin was originally scouted by SM Entertainment while on the street of his hometown in Anyang. But, thinking that the offer was a scam, he never followed up with the company. He was scouted again—this time by Big Hit Entertainment—while as a college student. A scout for Big Hit Entertainment saw Jin as he was leaving a bus and convinced him to audition for the company. As a theatre major with no singing or dancing experience, Jin auditioned to be an actor. However, Big Hit Entertainment had other plans and convinced him to become a trainee for BTS. He is now one of the band’s vocalists. Though Jin never planned to become a K-pop idol, we can’t imagine him as anything else other than one of BTS members.
Suga, whose real name is Min Yoongi, started as a rapper under the name Gloss in high school. It didn’t take long for Suga to make a name for himself as both a rapper and a producer. (He was known at the time for producing and composing beats for local artists, like band D-Town, in his hometown of Daegu.) Soon after, Suga started producing tracks for more well-known artists, like Reflow, who worked with Suga on his song “Who Am I.” Suga auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment after he saw a flyer for the company’s rap competition called “Hit It.” Suga didn’t win the competition, but he did take second place, which was enough for Big Hit Entertainment to sign him as a producer and a trainee. Though he planned on only becoming a producer, Suga was convinced to join BTS in 2010 and became one of the band’s rappers. (He’s joked that founder Bang Shi Hyuk “tricked” him into becoming a BTS member.)
Before BTS, J-Hope, whose full name is Jung Hoseok, was best known as a dancer. He started in the dance crew Neuron in his hometown of Gwangju before he auditioned for JYP Entertainment. Though he made it through a few rounds, J-Hope was eventually cut from JYP, which led him to audition for Big Hit Entertainment instead. Because of his dance skills and his sense of rhythm, Big Hit Entertainment saw J-Hope’s potential was a rapper and signed him as a trainee. However, J-Hope’s debut as one of BTS members almost didn’t happen. While he was a trainee, J-Hope and Big Hit Entertainment almost parted ways until RM convinced them both that BTS needed a member like J-Hope. After that, J-Hope stayed with the band and became one of BTS’s three rappers, alongside RM and Suga. And so that’s how all of the BTS members were discovered.
V, whose full name is Kim Taehyung, is the son of farmers in Daegu. With a dream of becoming a musician, V started playing the saxophone in high school, at the recommendation of his father. Soon after, he accompanied a friend to an audition for Big Hit Entertainment in Daegu. V didn’t intend to audition himself and was only there to support his friend, but a team member at Big Entertainment saw him and encouraged him to audition. After he called his father for permission, V auditioned on the spot and became the only person from Daegu that day to make it to the next round. He eventually became one of BTS members and is one of the band’s vocalists.
Jungkook, whose full name is Jeon Jeongguk, is one of BTS’s singers. He’s also the youngest member of the band, making him BTS’ Golden Maknae. Jungkook, whose nickname is Kookie, was discovered when he auditioned for the third season of Superstar K in his hometown of Busan. He was eliminated in the audition round, but the show gave him enough exposure to be scouted by at least seven agencies, including JYP Entertainment, FNC Entertainment and Starship Entertainment. In the end, though, Jungkook chose Big Hit Entertainment to become a trainee at. Jungkook has said that the reason he chose Big Hit Entertainment over the other agencies was because of RM, who impressed him with his rapping, which made Jungkook want to train and work with him. Long story short, RM is one of the reasons that Jungkook is one of BTS members.
Jimin, whose full name is Park Jimin, was the final member of BTS. While as a student at the Busan High School of Arts, where he studied under the Department of Dance, a dance teacher, impressed by Jimin’s talent, encouraged him to audition for Big Hit Entertainment. After he passed the audition in his hometown in Busan, Jimin was flown to Seoul, where he became a trainee. As the last member, Jimin’s training was the shortest in the band. He debuted with the rest of the BTS members in 2013.
BTS evolved their identity, channeling different themes throughout their music, through eras like School, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life and Wings. In just four years, the band has completed three world tours, released four studio albums (two in Korean and two in Japanese) and five EPs, gaining millions of fans across the world -- though it was their 2017 Billboard Awards win for Top Social Artist that marked the start of their breakthrough in the U.S. With celebrity fans like Shawn Mendes, Tyra Banks, and Charlie Puth, BTS has become one of the biggest and most well-known acts in K-pop history. But BTS wasn’t always BTS. About a decade ago, BTS members were just seven, normal South Korean guys with dreams of pop stardom. Then came Big Hit Entertainment, and their lives changed forever. As ARMYs know, 2020 was a milestone year for the band.
After a brief hiatus from the spotlight, BTS returned in earnest in 2020. The same week that Love Yourself: Answer became the first South Korean album to be certified platinum in the U.S., they joined Lil Nas X on the Grammy Awards stage to perform RM's "Seoul Town Road" version of the rapper's hit single. The following month, the group released their fourth Korean-language LP and second number one U.S. hit, Map of the Soul: 7. The set merged highlights from Map of the Soul: Persona with over a dozen new tracks, including the single "Black Swan" and collaborations with Troye Sivan and Allie X ("Louder Than Bombs") and Sia (the digital-only "On"). They extended the Map of the Soul era in 2020 with their fourth Japanese-language effort, Map of the Soul: 7 - The Journey, which reimagined tracks from Map of the Soul: 7, Map of the Soul: Persona, and Love Yourself: Answer for their Japanese fans. As for English-speaking fans, the group released their first track sung entirely in that language later in the summer. The disco-funk "Dynamite" broke streaming records within hours of release and debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, making BTS the first all-South Korean act to top the U.S. chart. The same week, the group made their first appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards, performing "Dynamite" for a virtual audience. The track was the first taste of their next album era, which was inaugurated with the November release of Be. Recorded while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort featured increased input by each member of the septet, which included songwriting, production, and overall design. The same week that Be became their fifth album to debut atop the Billboard 200, BTS also scored their second consecutive number-one single with "Life Goes On." To cap off a banner year, South Korea's National Assembly passed a revised law that pushed the age for mandatory military service from 28 to 30, sparing Jin an early hiatus from the group and allowing them to continue contributing to South Korea's GDP, of which almost $5 billion was attributed to BTS in 2019.
In February 2021, BTS performed an MTV Unplugged set, which featured stripped-down takes on songs from Be ("Dynamite," "Telepathy," "Blue & Grey," and "Life Goes On") as well as a faithful rendition of Coldplay's "Fix You." Months later, the group returned with the Jungkook-penned single "Film Out" from their Japanese-language compilation BTS, The Best. By the time summer rolled around, the boys were ready with a new English-language single, "Butter." Released in May, the track broke a streaming premier record after amassing over 20 million views in an hour.
They got ARMY behind:
Eight years since its debut, BTS has faced as much hate as the love they receive now. From debut to even now, haters have the time of their days trying to belittle the members and their careers. BTS is, however, undeniably the hottest boy group from Korea at the moment, proving everything the haters ever said completely wrong. Over time, BTS members grew into beautiful, young men and began to prove that their visual game is also as strong as their talents. All this they were not facing alone, The biggest fan-base called ARMY were always with them, "A.R.M.Y" stands for "Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth" and it carries quite some meaning behind it, given that "Army" is associated with the military, body armor, and how those two things are always together, the fandom name basically means that fans will always be together with BTS. BTS and A.R.M.Y have almost mirrored images of each other and they have a relationship that is affected by each other. The symbol of A.R.M.Y is expressed as a door on their viewpoint who is waiting & welcoming BTS on the opposite door when BTS opens a new door.
Each member has their own special talents that they contribute to BTS to make them the supergroup they are. The members sing, dance, rap, write and produce the music that eventually makes it to ours ears. Their music is fun, but sometimes addresses serious topics like loss and mental health. That social consciousness is probably why the ARMY can relate to them so much. There's no doubt the band is hard at work on new music. When the CEO of Big Hit Entertainment met RM, he was impressed with his rapping and wanted to make him a member of his new hip-hop group. However, Big Hit eventually decided to take the group in a different direction. Instead, they wanted the group to be a band that young people could look up to. Though BTS incorporates rapping into their sound, you can also hear other undertones of pop, R&B, and EDM, among other genres.
1. RM Learned English Watching “Friends".
2. Yoongi (suga) Loves the Cartoon Character Kumamon
3. Taehyung(V) Likes to Snuggle When Sleeping
4. They Once Lived in a One-Room Apartment
5. The Band Took 3 Years to Come to Fruition
6. V Reads to Fall Asleep
7. Jungkook Has a Microwave Phobia
8. RM and Halsey’s Connection: While some fans are aware of the connection that RM has with American pop artist Halsey, what is most adorable is that the two have a secret handshake.
9. They are not allowed to date a girl because of the contract they made.(they say ARMY’s are their girlfriends.
10. They love ARMY so much.
A Bag full of Awards:
Ever since they were formed in 2012, the K-pop boy band BTS has stolen the hearts of millions of people around the world. We mean, with their catchy songs, angelic voices, to-die-for looks, and swoon-worthy dance moves, it’s pretty hard not to become obsessed with them. BTS has broken a lot of records over the years. Their latest LP, Love Yourself: Tear, debuted at number one on the Billboard Album 200 chart, and in doing so it made them the first Korean artist to reach the top spot. Plus, the album broke the record for the highest number of pre-orders for a Korean album when it sold 1,449,287 records before it’s release. BTS also became the first Korean group to ever top the iTunes Top Songs chart in the United States when their remix of “MIC Drop” reached the number one spot. In their years as a band, BTS has broken 18 Guinness World Records and took home Teen Choice Awards, MTV VMAs, Soompy Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards, American Music Awards, and more. In 2020 alone, their song “Dynamite” broke iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube records. In fact, BTS became the first band in history to debut multiple songs at number one, according to Forbes.
It all began in 2013 as a team
With No more dream
2014 they struck the right cue
With I need you
2015 was fun
With their new single run
2016 they went over the wire with fire
Bury all your fears
Listen to their popular blood, sweat &tears
2017 saw them become a sensation in k -pop
With mic drop
Fake love and DNA topped the charts
As it the hit the right darts
Listen to their top notch Idol
The symbol of peace is dove
2019 came up with boy with love.
Whenever facing the heat
To cool yourself listen to heartbeat
They reached a new height
With make it right
Tension is gone when u listen to on
Black Swan my time are some more to name
They deserve this fame
Starting from a small beginning in Korea
There are cause of their army's Euphoria