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  1. A new version is being released for BTS’s light stick! On July 5, a teaser image was revealed of the third version for the Army Bomb, the group’s official light stick. Although not much can be seen in the teaser image, BTS’s new logo is shown inside. The previous version of the Army Bomb was released in February 2017. Stay tuned for more updates on the new Army Bomb! via Soompi
  2. Fan theories may be correct for BTS releasing something in August! On July 11, news outlet News1 reported that BTS is releasing a repackaged album for “Love Yourself: Tear” in August. According to the reports, the members are in the final stages of preparation for the new album. In response, the group’s agency Big Hit Entertainment commented, “It is currently difficult to reveal specific details regarding a repackaged album.” Along with the potential repackaged album, BTS is kicking off their world tour “Love Yourself” in Seoul on August 25 and will then continue to the United States and Europe. via Soompi
  3. ARMY is back in investigation mode after the release of what seems to be a new clue about BTS’s upcoming plans! Last summer, BTS began hinting at what would become a part of the concept for “Love Yourself” with a series of clues that included a selfie of Jin with flowers called “Smeraldo” (which is not a real type of flower), and the opening of a florist’s blog with the name “Flower Smeraldo.” The florist character’s name is Testesso, which is close to a translation of “Yourself” in Italian. The blog also included text that fans would later learn is the title of BTS’ song “The Truth Untold” on “Love Yourself: Tear.” At the time, the blog announced that the flower shop would be opening in September. BTS later made a comeback on September 18 with their mini album “Love Yourself: Her” and its title track “DNA.” Last week, fans learned they needed to be ready for something coming when the flower shop blog had a makeover with a new header. Things got even more exciting on July 10, when a new first post was added to the blog. The post is dated a year after the first one was published on July 10, 2017. While the majority of the content of the first blog post remains the same as the one last year, there’s one big difference that has been getting ARMY excited: It announces that the flower shop will be opening in late August! When the blog post link was tweeted, it also included the hashtag “Playing Card” in English and Korean. In addition, fans noticed that a conference that the florist talks about was originally called “FLOWER 2012,” while it’s now “Annual Flower Conference.” ARMY has linked the changes to the blog with content from BTS’s “Love Yourself” highlight reels, recent tweets, and more! https://twitter.com/chimx2mon/status/1016601976803454976/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1016601976803454976&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.soompi.com%2F2018%2F07%2F10%2Fbts-fans-find-possible-hint-something-coming-august%2F BTS will be opening their “Love Yourself” world tour on August 25 and 26 in Seoul. They’ll then go on to perform at stops in the United States, Canada, and Europe, with the next concert after Seoul being on September 5 in Los Angeles. More dates are to be announced later on. What’s your theory about what BTS has got planned? via Soompi
  4. On July 4, the official FIFA World Cup Twitter posted a tweet asking fans which song they would like heard inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The options were BTS’s “Fake Love,” EXO’s “Power,” J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” and Zedd’s “The Middle.” It was neck and neck for BTS’s “Fake Love” and EXO’s “Power,” but after a day of intense voting, the results are in: EXO’s “Power” will be played at the World Cup stadium. The official Twitter account for the Olympics also showed their support for EXO and replied back to the World Cup tweet with a gif of EXO performing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. BTS fans do not have to worry, however, since Alex Stone, the social media manager for the World Cup, also tweeted that because BTS had won a separate poll on Instagram, both groups’ songs will be played. According to Stone, the songs were chosen based on fans’ feedback, so the choices were different across the social media platforms. On Instagram, they made it the choice between BTS’s “Fake Love,” Avicii’s “Hey Brother,” and K’Naan’s “Waving Flag.” BTS won this poll. via Soompi
  5. BTS and ARMY have won big once again! On June 23 (local time), the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards aired on Disney Channel. It was announced in April that BTS was nominated for three awards plus an award with ARMY for Fiercest Fans. Although BTS was unable to be present at the ceremony, they won Best Dance Track (“When the Beat Drops”), Best Duo/Group (“You Know You Love Them”), and Best Song that Makes You Smile (“So Happy”). BTS’s ARMY also won Fiercest Fans, and several were present to accept the award on behalf of the fandom. Congratulations to BTS and ARMY! via Soompi
  6. so basically this K media made an article “The ‘BTS Tour’ has fans traveling far and wide : Record-breaking boy band’s dedicated ARMY tracks down filming locations across Korea” indicating the places where the boys made their MV or album photos. it's in english and korean so check it out ! article: http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aid=3049419 source:
  7. UNICEF posted a special message to BTS and their fans on their fifth anniversary! BTS teamed up with UNICEF last year to start a “Love Myself” campaign to support the organization’s efforts to end violence against children and young people. BTS and their fans ARMY are currently celebrating the group’s fifth anniversary on June 13 through an event entitled “2018 BTS Festa,” and UNICEF shared a video using a hashtag for the event at midnight KST. UNICEF executive director Henrietta H. Fore said in the video, “Thank you BTS and the BTS ARMY. You’ve raised over 1 million dollars for our work to end violence against children and young people. The ‘Love Myself’ campaign is proof that young people around the world can come together and make a difference. From your music to your messages to your donations, you’ve shown the power of kindness. We here at UNICEF purple you!” UNICEF used the special meaning of the word “purple” that is shared between BTS and ARMY, which is defined by BTS’s V as “to trust and love.” Source: Soompi
  8. BTS charted in "Billboard 200" #14 and "Billboard Hot 100" #48 for 3 weeks in a row [180613 Osen Reporter: Kim Eun Ae] According to the latest chart released by Billboard on the 12th (US local time), BTS's third album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’ and the title track 'FAKE LOVE' successfully charted on "Billboard 200" #14 and "Billboard Hot 100" #48 respectively for 3 weeks in a row. Along with BTS's album LOVE YOURSELF 承 'Her', both albums are charted both on the Billboard album chart and single chart for 3 consecutive weeks, which is a first for Korean singer. In addition, the title song 'FAKE LOVE' entered the 38th place on the 'Mainstream Top 40 Pop Song' chart. 'Mainstream Top 40 Pop Song' is based on the amount of broadcast in 40 radio stations in the US collected in a week. On top of that, the album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’ also ranks #1 on "World Album", #3 on "Independent Album", #7 on "Canadian Album", #8 on "Top Album Sales", and #22 on "Taste Maker Album". The title song FAKE LOVE also ranks #24 on "LyricFind Global", #30 on "Digital Song Sales" and #42 on "Billboard Canadian Hot 100". With their global popularity, BTS also spends their 78th week as #1 on the "Social 50" as well as #4 on "Artist 100" chart. Furthermore, BTS will also meet their fans at 8PM tonight for their fifth year debut anniversary "2018 BTS PROM PARTY - RE;VIEW & PRE;VIEW" at the Blue Square Eye Market Hall. [article source]
  9. BTS achieved Triple Crown on 'Inkigayo', "3 weeks of happiness thanks to ARMY" [180610 MKSport Reporter: Shin YeonGyeong] Group BTS has achieved Triple Crown on 'Inkigayo' with Fake Love. On SBS 'Inkigayo' which was broadcasted in the afternoon of the 10th, BTS held a performance full of youthful atmosphere. On this day, BTS (RM, Suga, Jin, J-hope, V, Jimin, Jungkook) creating a warm atmosphere with their blue jeans jacket look. Not only that, the performance was also spectacular with their sharp performance. BTS 'Fake Love' Triple Crown pictures=captured on 'Inkigayo' broadcast Especially J-hope who made them smile by looking at his sense of drawing heart on stage. On the other hand, BTS also achieved the Triple Crown by beating AOA and BOL4 for the number 1 spot. The members expressing their gratefulness to the fanclub, ARMY "We did not expect to get number 1 on the last day of broadcast". In addition, they said "We've been happy in the past 3 weeks because of ARMY" affectionately.
  10. [180611 DongaDotCom Reporter: Song Chi Hun] Group BTS wrapped up the official promotions of the new album, earning the first and the best records for the Korean singers. BTS finished the official promotion of the third full album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear' after SBS's Inkigayo on the 10th. On the 18th last month, BTS released LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear' earning the Top Social Artist for 2 years in a row on Billboard Music Awards in May 20th (US local time) as well as the world premier stage of their new album's title track, marking the beginning of their official activity for the new album. Especially, entered the US "Billboard 200" on #1 and "Billboard Hot 100" on #10 on the first week of promotion. The album sold 1,003,524 copies on the first week of release and reached 1,640,041 copies within 14 days (Hanteo Chart) and recorded as the highest monthly album sale in the history of Gaon Chart. In the overseas chart, the album entered UK's "Official Album Chart" as #8, #1 Top Album on iTunes chart in 65 countries including the US and UK, as well as Spotify's "Global Top 200" chart, proving their dignity as a global superstar. The music video had broken the record of the shortest time to reach 10M views within only 4 hours and 55 minutes, 20M views in only 8 hours 54 minutes, and 100M in 9 days only. As for the domestic comeback, they earned number 1 on music shows KBS2 "Music Bank", MBC "Show! Music Core", SBS "Inkigayo", Mnet "M!Countdown" and MBC Music "Show! Champion", a total of 12 wins. BTS will meet the fans to celebrate their fifth year debut anniversary "2018 BTS PROM PARTY - RE;VIEW & PRE;VIEW" on the 13th of June at Blue Square Market Hall. Following the 'LOVE YOURSELF' global tour which will be held in 11 cities on the second half of the year starting from Seoul to North America and Europe. [article source]
  11. [180613 Tenasia Reporter: Lee Eun Jin] BTS/Picture Source= BIGHIT Entertainment On the 12th (US local time), BTS appeared on the popular US talk show "The Late Late Show with James Corden or known as "James Corden Show"). This is the second appearance after the first one in December last year. "James Corden Show" is one of the most popular late-night show on CBS in the US, hosted by a popular broadcaster and comedian "James Corden". James Corden's opening ment prior to the performance "Listed by Times as 'One of the 25 most influential people on the internet' and multiplatinum selling K-pop boyband is here" following up with BTS's greetings from the waiting room while getting ready for the performance. Further introduced BTS as "The hottest boyband in the world". BTS's performance started after James Corden's introduction of the performance of their 3rd Album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’ and title track 'FAKE LOVE'. BTS performed the title track 'FAKE LOVE' live in front of a lot of audience and fans. The audience sang along to the song and cheered for BTS. James Corden wrapped up the show by hugging BTS who had just finished their performance. [article source]
  12. '2018 BTS FESTA' Begins: Revealing the band version single of 'Spring Day' [180604 OSEN: Reporter Choi Nayoung] Group BTS will commemorate their 5th year since debut with fans through ‘FESTA’ activities. BTS kicked off their full-scale ‘2018 BTS FESTA’ festivities on June 4th (12am KST) by revealing their first surprise content via official SNS accounts. Through the reveal of the band version of their song Spring Day, from their Wings follow-up ‘A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone’ album released in February 2017, BTS showcase a different charm and feel to that of the original song. On the 1st of June, BTS revealed their ‘2018 BTS FESTA’ schedule of events, including an Opening Ceremony, BTS News, BTS Photo Collection, Choreography Video, Rehearsal Stage Cam and a Small Fortunes (?) List, amongst other various contents. At the outset of June every year, in the lead-up to their debut anniversary on the 13th, BTS hold their ‘FESTA’ – meaning festival – to release contents that the members have personally participated in creating. [article source]
  13. BTS’s new album “Love Yourself: Tear” continues to make history on the Billboard charts! After setting a new record last week by becoming the first-ever K-pop artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s famous Top 200 Albums chart, BTS continued to perform well on the chart for the second consecutive week. According to Billboard, “Love Yourself: Tear” has managed to remain on the chart at No. 6 for the week of June 3 to June 9. Notably, BTS’s ranking for this week marks only the third time in history that a K-pop artist has entered the top 10 of the Billboard 200: the first was in September 2017, when BTS took No. 7 on the chart with “Love Yourself: Her,” and the second was BTS’s record-breaking No. 1 with “Love Yourself: Tear” last week. BTS’s latest title track “Fake Love” also made history last week, when it debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 10—the highest ranking ever achieved by a K-pop group. The official rankings for this week’s Hot 100, as well as Billboard’s other charts, will be released on June 5. Congratulations to BTS on another impressive achievement! via Soompi
  14. BTS will be releasing a special “Fake Love” remix! On June 4, it was revealed that the “Fake Love (Rocking Vibe Mix)” will be released digitally via Korean and international music streaming sites. The “Rocking Vibe Mix” is an alternative rock version of “Fake Love” and features powerful electronic guitar and drum sounds. Big Hit Entertainment’s Slow Rabbit participated as the producer. The remix was first unveiled on June 2 through an extended version of the “Fake Love” music video. The “Fake Love (Rocking Vibe Mix)” is set to be released on June 4 at 6 p.m. KST. via Soompi
  15. South Korean President Moon Jae-in took a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to congratulate K-pop phenomenon BTS on the group's first No. 1 albumon the Billboard 200. On Monday (May 28), about two days after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a surprise summit to discuss peace, President Moon shared his excitement about BTS' exciting accomplishment. "Congratulations to the Seven Music-loving Boys and Their Wings, ‘ARMY’!" Moon wrote in a statement. "The songs, dance, dreams and enthusiasm of BTS energized and gave strength to young people around the world." BTS recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest effort, Love Yourself: Tear. It’s the first No. 1 for the seven-member group, and the first K-pop album to lead the tally. Read Presient Moon's full statement below. "Congratulations to the Seven Music-loving Boys and Their Wings, ‘ARMY’! The songs, dance, dreams and enthusiasm of BTS 방탄소년단 energized and gave strength to young people around the world. I congratulate BTS on topping the Billboard 200 with their album titled ‘Love Yourself 轉 Tear’. This is the first ever Korean album to claim the top spot, and also the first non-English album to do so in 12 years. At the very heart of BTS’s outstanding dancing and singing is sincerity. This magical power turns grief into hope and differences into similarity. Each of the seven members sings in a way that is true to himself and the life he wants to live. Their melody and lyrics transcend regional borders, language, culture, and institutions. Bangtan, which literally means bulletproof in Korean, was born out of the will to protect teenagers from prejudice and oppression. The names of each member—Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook—are going to be remembered for a long time. Thank you to BTS for spreading joy across Korea and the world with your great performances." via Billboard
  16. BTS has achieved another Twitter milestone! On May 30 at about 2:30 p.m. KST, the BTS members’ joint Twitter account (@BTS_twt) surpassed 15 million followers. The account remains the most followed Korean Twitter account and is the only one with over 15 million followers. The next most followed Korean account is BTS’s official account (@bts_bighit), which hit 11 million followers right after the other account reached 15 million. These two are the only Korean Twitter accounts with over 10 million followers. Congratulations to BTS on another impressive milestone! via Soompi
  17. 2018-03-07 K-Netizens Give BTS’ Jin Another Nickname, Calls Him ‘Manner-dol’ Jin earns a new nickname! K-netizens have given Jin another nickname after catching their attention with his personality. In various online communities, pictures of Jin has been attracting attention. In the photos, Jin can be seen bowing down at 90 degrees to everyone he meets, even the staff and airport security. His attitude of bowing down to staff had made others feel good. in photos, he can also be seen waving and smiling at fans most of the time. Netizens said his personality looks good, and had given him the nickname ‘예절돌’ (Manner-dol), and idol with manners. 김소영 기자 soyoung@insight.co.kr Source: X
  18. How BTS Are Breaking K-Pop's Biggest Taboos The chart-topping Korean group has spoken out on LGBTQ rights, mental health and more By Jae-Ha Kim In modern South Korea, pop stars and politics don’t often mix. While some hip-hop acts (such as Epik High) address controversial topics, many idol groups stick to a slick, apolitical formula with a proven record of success. BTS, who just became the first K-pop act ever to top the Billboard 200 album sales chart, have become a record-setting success story in part because of their willingness to buck this convention. The seven young men who make up the group have been speaking their minds since their debut, openly discussing LGBTQ rights, mental health and the pressure to succeed – all taboo subjects in South Korea. Their stance is particularly bold given the Korean government’s history of keeping an eye on controversial themes in pop music. By straddling the line between maintaining a respectable image and writing critical lyrics, BTS have offered a refreshing change from what some critics and fans dislike about the K-Pop machine. The group's history of open-mindedness dates back to 2013, when they were still rookies and talking about same-sex relationships could have been a career killer. The group’s leader, RM, tweeted out his admiration for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ inclusive hit “Same Love” nonetheless: “This is a song about homosexuality. The song is twice as good when I listen to the lyrics.” At the time, he was a relatively unknown musician who had little to lose. But earlier this year, RM once again took a stance on Twitter, recommending “Strawberries and Cigarettes,” a song by the openly gay musician Troye Sivan, from the gay coming-of-age film Love, Simon. These are small gestures, but they mean a lot to BTS’ fans. LGBTQ rights certainly aren’t perfect in the United States, but in South Korea, the situation is so abysmal that Amnesty International got involved last year after a South Korean soldier was sentenced to six months in prison for having a consensual homosexual relationship. Behind the screams that fill any venue where BTS performs are millions of devotees who span generations, genders, religions, nationalities and sexualities. And these fans – collectively known as ARMY – listen intently to the group’s self-penned lyrics and message, before disseminating and translating them into many languages. For BTS and their fans, acts of generosity often bear a political message. After the Sewol Ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in April 2014, killing almost 300 teenage students, Korea’s politicians tried to distance themselves from the tragedy. Grieving parents participated in hunger strikes, while conservative supporters of then-President Park Geun-Hye downplayed the deaths, saying it was time to put the calamity behind them. Reports later exposed a government-sanctioned blacklist of celebrities who appeared to criticize Park’s regime; while BTS were likely unaware of this, they demonstrated which side they supported by donating $100,000 to benefit the victims’ families. Several years ago, BTS member Suga told his fans that when he became rich, he would buy them beef – an expensive treat in today’s Korea due to high import duties. For his 25th birthday this year, he fulfilled his promise. But instead of handpicking fans to join him for dinner, he donated $19,000 worth of beef to feed orphans on behalf of ARMY. His fans were delighted and followed suit by making their own charitable donations. When BTS partnered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for its “Love Myself” anti-violence campaign, their fans asked how they could help. This May, ARMY played a crucial role in raising $1 million in less than two days for a UNICEF USA campaign to feed malnourished children. As the group has matured from teenagers into young men, their lyrics have gained more gravitas. So, too, has their outspokenness about the issues that matter to them. They are aware that their fame gives them a huge platform. Thirty-six South Koreans commit suicide every day, according to a report from Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare. While South Korea’s government has been slow to address this problem, some BTS members have been vocal about their own bouts with depression. In their docu-series “Burn the Stage,” a fan said, “Sometimes, BTS is the only reason I wake up in the morning.” In that same episode, RM talked about how depression had previously made him afraid to go back on stage: “I was unable to enjoy things like I used to.” And in their annual New Year’s message to their fans, Suga told them, “It’s okay to live without a dream.” The group’s members know firsthand about the intense pressures many of their countrymen place on education and the negative impact this can have on mental health. With their songs, BTS tell their fans to fight back and remain alive. “Live as you like, it’s your life anyway,” they sing in the anthemic “Fire.” They continue the theme of survival on their new track, “Paradise,” telling listeners it’s okay to have modest goals: “We deserve a life.” South Korea’s leadership is listening. After BTS’ historic No. 1 placement on theBillboard 200 this week, President Moon Jae-In said, “BTS has a magical ability to turn sadness into hope, and differences into similarity.” source
  19.  “Because of ARMY, We’ve Grown Wings”…BTS on Topping the Billboard 200 Chart [20180528 Sports Seoul: Reporter Shin Hyeyeon] Through their agency, group BTS expressed their thoughts in regards to news of becoming the first Korean artist to rank #1 on the American Billboard 200 Chart. On May 28th, BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment conveyed the group’s impressions on taking out the top spot on America’s Billboard 200 Chart. RM stated “There’s a lot that I meant to say but, ultimately, when I heard the news that we achieved #1 on the Billboard 200, it didn’t feel real. Today, the members plan to spend the day happily, and from tomorrow, we’ll resume focusing on work and our album promotions” and “I want to express huge thanks to every single ARMY from all over the world. I love you and we’ll become an even better BTS (in future).” Jin relayed “Thanks to everyone who’s been listening to our songs. Because of ARMY, we’re able to make music, and through your support, we were able to achieve #1 on the Billboard 200. Ranking #1 with a Korean album is a great honour and it would be great if more people gain an interest in Korean culture through BTS.” Suga said “I’ve expressed that we wanted to achieve #1 on the Billboard 200 but to have it actually happen is really such an honour. First and foremost, thanks must go to ARMY. We’ll repay you for this achievement by making even cooler music." “We’ve only dreamed of achieving #1 on the Billboard 200 main charts, so I’m very happy to be able to achieve it. It’s exciting to have our album rank higher than so many well-known global artists. For the fans who made the #1 position possible, I sincerely want to express my gratitude. To the members who’ve worked so hard, I want to celebrate this good news together,” J-Hope shared. Jimin added, “So many unbelievable events are happening one after the other. Having our comeback stage at the Billboard Music Awards is unimaginable, and I’m surprised and amazed that we manage to achieve #1 on the Billboard 200. More than anything, thank you to the fans who cheer us on and show us love, and to the members who’ve worked hard up until now, I also want to express my thanks.” V elaborated saying “Because of ARMY, it seems like we’ve grown wings and risen to achieve #1 on the Billboard 200. I really can’t predict how far we can rise up. Thank you very much and we’ll strive to become a BTS that ARMY can be proud of.” “It’s very meaningful for our full album to achieve #1 on the Billboard 200. From winning a Billboard Music Award to ranking on the charts, with each new achievement, we feel even more pressure but I’ll work even harder and move towards achieving even greater goals,” Jungkook closed out. Meanwhile, on the 27th (local US time), Billboard revealed through its column that BTS’ new album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’ has topped the Billboard 200 chart in a first for any Korean artist. [article source] It's been so long since I last translated anything but I'm so proud of everything the boys have achieved so far with LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’ and ARMY all know that this is just the beginning for our boys. Next stop: destination world domination! Hopefully I can get back into translating slightly more regularly from now on!
  20. BTS has reached another impressive milestone! On May 29 at approximately 1:15 p.m. KST, the music video for “Fire” surpassed 350 million views on YouTube. This is about two years, 27 days, and 13 hours since its release on May 2, 2016 at 12 a.m. KST. “Fire” is BTS’s second music video following “DNA” and the fourth K-pop group music video overall to reach 350 million views. The only other music videos that have achieved this feat are TWICE’s “TT” and BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby.” Congratulations to BTS! via Soompi
  21. BTS has soared to new heights on the Billboard 200 and set an amazing record! Billboard has now announced that BTS’s latest album “Love Yourself: Tear” has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 for the week ending in June 2. This is the first time a K-pop artist has ever topped the Billboard 200 chart. The previous highest ranking for a K-pop act was set when BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” reached No. 7 last year. The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States, and it’s based on multi-metric consumption, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). According to Nielsen Music, “Love Yourself: Tear” earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending May 24. 100,000 of that total is from traditional album sales, 26,000 from SEA units (with 39.1 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks), and 9,000 from TEA units. Billboard also notes that “Love Yourself: Tear” is “the first primarily foreign language No. 1 album in over 12 years” on the chart, since it’s performed mostly in Korean. The group’s new album has been breaking records both in Korea and around the world, first setting a new record for stock pre-orders in Korea and then recording the highest number of albums sold in the first week on Hanteo, with over 1 million copies sold. Their title track “Fake Love” also earned the group their first ever “perfect all-kill” on the Korean charts, meaning the song topped all major realtime and daily charts simultaneously as well as iChart’s weekly chart. While “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Fake Love” took the No. 1 spot on iTunes charts around the world, the music video for “Fake Love” became the MV with the 3rd highest 24 hour views in the history of YouTube. “Fake Love” also reached the highest ranking yet for a Korean artist on Spotify’s Global Top 200 chart. The new rankings on Billboard’s other charts will be out on May 30, including the Hot 100, Billboard’s top songs chart. Many fans are waiting to find out how well BTS’s “Fake Love” has done on the chart! Stay tuned for updates. via Soompi
  22. BTS’s “Fake Love” has achieved another milestone in record time! Their “Fake Love” music video reached 100 million views on YouTube at approximately 2:45 a.m. KST on May 27. As it was originally released on May 18 at 6 p.m. KST, this means that the MV hit this milestone in eight days, eight hours, and 45 minutes. They have beaten their own record for the fastest K-pop group music video to achieve 100 million views, which was previously held by “DNA” at a little over 24 days. “Fake Love” is also notably BTS’s 13th music video to hit the 100 million mark on YouTube, after “Dope,” “Fire,” “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” “Boy in Luv,” “Save Me,” “Not Today,” “Spring Day,” “DNA,” “Danger,” “I Need U,” “War of Hormone,” and “MIC Drop” remix. Not only has it beaten many MV records for K-pop groups, “Fake Love” was also confirmed to have garnered the third highest number of views on a MV in YouTube history. Congratulations to BTS and ARMYs! Celebrate with another viewing of the music video! via Soompi
  23. BTS continues their record streak! The “Fake Love” music video surpassed 80 million views on YouTube at approximately 2:45 p.m. KST on May 23. This is about four days, 20 hours, and 45 minutes since its release on May 18 at 6 p.m. KST. The previous record for a K-pop group music video was held by BTS’s “DNA,” which achieved the feat in about 15 days, nine hours, and 45 minutes. In addition to breaking K-pop group records, the “Fake Love” music video reached the third highest number of views in 24 hours of all music videos in YouTube’s history. Congratulations to BTS on another achievement! via Soompi
  24. Even as their new title track “Fake Love” continues to rack up YouTube records, BTS has managed to reach another milestone with the 2016 hit “Blood Sweat & Tears”! On May 20, the music video for BTS’s “Blood Sweat & Tears” surpassed 300 million views on YouTube, making it BTS’s fourth music video to do so after “DNA,” “Fire,” and “Dope.” It is also only the ninth K-pop group music video ever to achieve the feat. BTS is now the only K-pop group to have surpassed 300 million views on YouTube with four different music videos. The group also holds the record for the fastest K-pop group music video to reach the milestone, with “DNA” taking only 5 months and 16 days to make it to 300 million views. Congratulations to BTS on another impressive accomplishment! via Soompi
  25. Another year, another Billboard Music Awards that was dominated by BTS. The boys made history as they took home the award for Top Social Artist for the second year in a row, and became the first K-pop group to perform at the BBMAs with the world premiere stage of their latest hit “Fake Love.” But there were plenty of other very important BTS moments at the BBMAs, so from the adorable and funny to the inspirational and touching, here are our favorites! 1. When they showed up to the red carpet looking like the kings they are. 2. And continually blessed us with their perfection. 3. But were still their usual goofy selves. 4. And revealed this hilarious fact about their Twitter: That we’re not quite sure if we believe. 5. When they were as humble and grateful as always. They never passed up a chance to thank ARMY. 6. And had a ton of fun throughout the awards show. 7. When Jungkook had his priorities: Because snacks are always the most important thing. 8. And when they shone alongside other celebrities. Especially when we discovered that a Tyra Banks/BTS encounter was everything we never knew we needed. 9. When they won Top Social Artist for the SECOND year in a row. An impressive feat after last year, when they became the only K-pop artist to ever win an award at the BBMAs! Look at those smiles! 10. And when RM’s acceptance speech hit us in the feels: Because yes, they do inspire us all! 11. When the boys took to the stage for their historic performance. 12. And we FINALLY got to see the “Fake Love” choreography in all its glory. Because we’ve been dying to see the full choreo! Also, remember the time Jungkook did that? 13. When BTS celebrated with ARMY immediately after the show. Because these guys are so humble and sweet that they wanted to share their celebration with their fans. From last year: To this year: It’s been a wild ride, and we’re so proud of what the boys have accomplished! Congratulations, BTS and ARMY! via Soompi