42 Facts About BTS

1. BTS, known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment.

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2. In 2020, BTS became the first all-South Korean act to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200 with their Grammy-nominated single "Dynamite".

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3. In July 2017, BTS announced that their name would stand for "Beyond the Scene" as part of their new brand identity.

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4. BTS was formed in 2010, after Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk wanted to form a hip hop group around RM, an underground rapper who was well known on the music scene in Seoul.

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5. BTS was originally supposed to be a hip hop group, but, seeing falling album sales, he changed his plans, thinking a different path would be more marketable.

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6. BTS chose to vary from the usual, highly regimented idol groups and create one where the members would be individuals rather than an ensemble, and free to express themselves.

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7. On June 12, 2013, BTS released their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool, along with the lead single "No More Dream", neither of which sold particularly well at the time.

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8. In 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS employed an old-school hip-hop sound from the 1990s.

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9. In July 2014, BTS hosted a concert in West Hollywood, their first show in the United States, and in August, they appeared at KCON in Los Angeles.

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10. BTS experimented with other styles of music besides hip hop in The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, released in 2015.

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11. BTS wanted to express the beauty and anxiousness of youth and settled on the title of "????", loosely interpreted to define "youth" metaphorically as "the most beautiful moment in life".

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12. In November, BTS commenced their third concert tour, 2015 BTS LIVE "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: On Stage", which began with three sold-out shows in Seoul, and was extended to Japan.

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13. BTS embarked on their Asia tour extension, 2016 BTS LIVE "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage: Epilogue" from May to August 2016.

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14. In September 2016, BTS released their second Japanese studio album Youth.

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15. In February 2017, BTS released the repackaged edition of Wings entitled You Never Walk Alone.

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16. BTS released a remake of Seo Taiji's "Come Back Home" in July 2017, giving it new lyrics but maintaining the theme of urging societal change.

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17. In November 2017, BTS became the first K-pop group to perform at the American Music Awards.

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18. BTS won major awards at the Golden Disc and Seoul Music Awards in January 2018.

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19. BTS released their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer in August, 2018.

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20. In conjunction with Love Yourself: Answer's release in August2018, BTS commenced their world tour, BTS World Tour: Love Yourself, with two concerts in the Seoul Olympic Stadium, which sold out in a matter of seconds, as did others of the 22 shows in 12 countries.

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21. That October, BTS renewed their contract with Big Hit Entertainment through 2026.

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22. BTS was the third top-grossing touring musical act of 2019.

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23. At the 34th Golden Disc Awards, BTS became the first artists in history to win grand prizes in both the physical and digital categories in a single year.

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24. In January 2020, BTS released "Black Swan" along with a choreography art film performed by MN Dance Company of Slovenia as the first single from their album, Map of the Soul: 7.

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25. That month, amid the pandemic restrictions, BTS held a two-day online streaming concert event titled Bang Bang Con, where the group shared footage of past concerts on their YouTube channel.

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26. On June 7, BTS headlined YouTube's Dear Class of 2020 online graduation event, performing "Boy with Luv", "Spring Day", and "Mikrokosmos".

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27. On October 2, 2020, BTS released a remix of Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's single "Savage Love".

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28. BTS occupied three spots in the Global Album Sales Chart of 2020 with Map of the Soul: 7 coming in at number one, Be at number two, and Map of the Soul: 7–The Journey at number eight.

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29. On March 14, 2021, BTS performed "Dynamite" at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first Korean nominee to perform, though they did not win the award.

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30. On January 15, 2022, a fictional webtoon based on BTS, titled 7Fates: Chakho, was released.

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31. BTS released their three-CD anthology album Proof on June 10, 2022.

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32. Hybe Corporation, which owns Big Hit, clarified in subsequent statements that BTS was neither disbanding nor going on hiatus, but would be actively furthering their individual careers with the label's full support while still participating in future group activities, including the filming of Run BTS.

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33. BTS released the song amid the 2016 South Korean political scandal that resulted in the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye.

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34. In South Korea, BTS accounted for 41.9 percent of album sales in the first half of 2019, up from their market share of 25.3 percent the previous year.

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35. South Korea's central bank, the Bank of Korea, found in 2021 that BTS, including a "ripple effect" that included increased tourism to South Korea; increased interest in Korean culture, movies, and study of the Korean language; and added approximately US$5billion per year to South Korea's economy, a growth of about 0.5 percent.

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36. That year, BTS became the youngest recipients of the Order of Cultural Merit.

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37. In September2019, BTS were mentioned by Moon while announcing strategies for the content industries, for having pioneered innovative business models through direct communication with fans.

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38. In 2020, BTS were given the James A Van Fleet Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the promotion of US-Korea relations, the youngest honorees to receive the award.

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39. On May 31, 2022, BTS visited US President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.

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40. In 2019, BTS signed with Fila to endorse its sportswear.

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41. BTS became global ambassadors of the electric street racing series Formula E to promote how electric vehicles can help combat climate change.

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42. In 2020, BTS partnered with Samsung Electronics, releasing a limited BTS-themed version of the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+.

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