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  1. BTS Member Jin Goes Viral During 2017 BBMAs for Being Really Hot (Again) by Bradley Stern May 22, 2017 4:15 PM Read More: BTS Member Jin Goes Viral During 2017 BBMAs for Being Really Hot (Again) | http://popcrush.com/bts-jin-2017-bbmas-third-one-left-tweets-red-carpet/?trackback=tsmclip Ah, the extraordinarily tough task of being the lead visual member of a K-pop group: Jin of BTS certainly knows what a difficult undertaking it is to be, well, so damn fine for a living. Last night, before BTS took home a historic Top Social Artist win as the first Korean group to win a Billboard Music Award (congratulations again, boys!), the massively popular troupe was already causing a stir on social media — and on the red carpet. But there was one member in particular who caused both devoted A.R.M.Y. members and newfound fans alike to swoon: Jin — unofficially now dubbed the “third one from the left.” Even without any knowledge of BTS whatsoever, the viewers at home were quick to notice Jin’s standout handsome looks on the red carpet, leading to hundreds of enamored tweets all highlighting the same member. Amusingly, this isn’t even the first time Jin caused a panic at an awards ceremony with his mere appearance. Two years ago, at the MelOn Music Awards, Jin became known as the “car door guy” simply for looking good while getting out of a car. Again, times are very tough for Jin. Are you one of the ones desperately searching to find out who that third one from the left is? Or are you already a hardcore A.R.M.Y. member, deeply amused by the West’s sudden preoccupation with Jin? Either way, the public’s thirst did not go unnoticed. source: POP CRUSH You guys, i can't even with this. It's too much. All my Jin dreams are coming true.
  2. BTS won the "Top Social Artist" award at the Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, US on the 22nd morning. "BTS competed against other popular foreign musician nominees like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande for the "Top Social Media Artist" category and confidently won the trophy. During their acceptance speech, Rap Monster revealed, "We are grateful to ARMYs around the world." This is the first "BBMA" award received by a KPOP idol group. That's not all. They became the first winner to receive the award on stage since they introduced the category in 2011. With the world watching them, their winning is very special because they have broken the stronghold of Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber has been the sole winner of this category. It wasn't an exaggeration to call the "Top Social Media Artist" award as the Justin Bieber award. He has won the award for the last 6 years, receiving strong support from women around the world. However, BTS has remained strong continuously on the Social Chart and they surpassed Justin Bieber, seizing the trophy. The global votes BTS received from fans around the world show overwhelming figures. "Top Social Media Artist" category chooses its winner based on the global popularity seen on SNS. BTS who has ranked #1 for 19 times on Billboard "Social 50" chart with "WINGS" since last October proved their even popularity global popularity beyond Asia. They are the first Asian artist to be nominated for this category in the Billboard Awards history. Previously, even PSY's music video created a syndrome with the help of SNS boom but he was not nominated for this category. "Top Social Artist" award received by BTS chose the winner based on the album and digital song sales volume, streaming, no. of times their song/s played on the radio, concerts including the social participation index, etc from 2016 March 18th to 2017 March 16th and they combined the global fan votes which began from May 1st. BTS has remained on the Billboard "Social 50" chart for 19 times, surpassing global top stars since last October, showing their mighty influence on the global social network. They are currently at No. 8 on Artist 100 chart. Original article here Response +3715 Who left the comments? 1. the boys are really no joke.. they are great. I agree on this! +6280 -174 2. daebak... now they're unreachable. Congrats Bangtans +4964 -203 3. ARMY, scream!!!!!!!!!!!!! +4179 -183 4. daebak ㅠㅠ congrats seriously and I'm proud ㅠㅠ +3736 -153 5. BTS, love you +3257 -142 6. I got goosebumps... I really got goosebumps when he said the speech in Korean +1064 -18 7. wow winning at the BBMA this is insane +1032 -25 8. Meanwhile, BTS thanked ARMY from the beginning ㅠㅠ Thanks to you who will attend the BBMA every year now, my English skill will improve!! you are really cool!! +917 -21 9. woah... I thought this was an award they give to Asian singers but Bieber and Gomez were the other nominees... this is dope... +848 -16 10. wow seriously this is insane.. daebak... really, BTS is amazing +865 -24 Eng Trans By : @peachisoda
  3. Original Article by PEACHISODA [Article] 170522 [BBMA] "We got to the Billboard!"... BTS moved as they win the award "We're standing at the Billboard.. We can't believe this" "BTS" repeatedly exclaimed "unbelievable". They were the first KPOP group to stand on the magenta carpet and they also stood in the center of the award ceremony as the first KPOP group. And they held the trophy as the first KPOP group. "I can't believe we're standing at the Billboard. It's a great honor. We're especially grateful to ARMY (fanclub) and I love you. We will become a better BTS" (Rap Monster) BTS seized the 2017 Billboard trophy. They won the "Top Social Artist" award at the "BBMA" held on the 21st in Las Vegas, US. They surpassed global pop stars like Justin Bieber. "Top Social Artist" category has been his award. Bieber has secured his throne for the 6 years since they introduced the category in 2011. However, BTS climbed over that wall this year. Read more [email protected]
  4. K-pop group BTS accepts Top Social Artist onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CNN - The name BTS may not be familiar to the majority of Americans, but that didn't stop the South Korean boy band from making history Sunday night, when they became the first K-pop group to clinch a Billboard Music Award. Beating out US favorites Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, BTS scooped the Top Social Artist award at a lavish ceremony in the T-Mobile Arena in downtown Las Vegas. "We still cannot believe that we're standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards," said BTS member Kim Nam-joon, known to fans as "Rap Monster," onstage. "It is so great to see all the artists we admire, and we feel honored to be in this category with all these great artists right in front of us." BTS's group award follows South Korean trailblazer PSY, who became the first K-pop solo artist to win at the Billboard Music Awards back in 2014, for Top Streaming Song, "Gangnam Style." BTS fans, known as the "Army," voted for the award on Twitter and on the awards website, using the hashtag #BTSBBMAS more than 300 million times. "BTS was one of the first groups to fully embrace social media and completely open themselves up to fans," said CEO of Koreaboo, Flowsion Shekar, a popular content platform specializing in K-pop with a reach of over 50 million. "International fans were able to really relate to them and feel like they truly knew the members individually. Most rookie groups are held tightly behind closed doors and everything is filtered or sanitized before it's shown to the public." The seven-member band debuted in 2013 with a contemporary K-pop sound that fuses hip-hop, electronica and rock. They currently top the Billboard Social 50, spending 31 weeks on the chart. They are now on a sold-out world tour, with US concerts this past March and April in Newark, Chicago and Anaheim. Their next stops are in Australia and Japan. x
  5. Eng Trans Credit: @Peachisoda Group BTS will be attending the US Billboard Music Awards as the first KPOP group. In popular language, they have "passed through even to the US". This is an unprecedented event of record made by the only idol group consisting of only Korean members created by a small company. How did they receive a love call from the US Billboard Music Awards? And how did they achieve such record-breaking global popularity? This is a "case" that makes BTS and the public proud. Let's take a closer look at the self-made successful history of BTS at this point. BTS has achieved evenly visible success in both charts that represent the US, the Billboard chart and iTunes chart. The most eye-catching accomplishment they achieved is their Billboard 200 chart entry with their second full album "WINGS" released last October. "WINGS" debuted at No. 26 on "Billboard 200", the main chart of Billboard and the group recorded the highest ranking among the KPOP singers. Also, the repackage version of "WINGS", "WINGS Extension" debuted at No. 61 on "Billboard 200". This makes BTS the first Korean singer to enter the "Billboard 200" with 4 consecutive albums and they achieved a total of 6 entries. This is where you can see the potential of this group who has struck both Korea and overseas. Also, BTS has set a great record of ranking #1 for nineteen times since last October on the "Social 50" chart. They were invited to the Billboard Music Awards because the group was nominated for "Top Social Media Artist" category which is similar to the "Social 50" chart. BTS is leading the fan votes against the other nominees including Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez. This gives BTS a higher chance of winning the award. Moreover, BTS has also entered their name in the US Billboard's "Bubbling Under Hot 100" chart. Billboard reported, "The accomplishment gives hope and acts as a guiding light to the burgeoning K-pop scene", focusing on the future performance of BTS. They also achieved the desired achievement in the iTunes. BTS's "Spring Day" climbed to No. 8 on the iTunes Song Chart, easily replacing their own highest record of No. 29 with "Blood Sweat & Tears". This is the best ranking as a KPOP group and the highest ranking by Korean singer after PSY's #1 with "Gangnam Style". Regarding this, during the previous interview with Bighit Entertainment's CEO Bang Sihyuk, when OSEN asked him about why BTS was highly praised by the Billboard, he replied, "It's because we unravel our story with music.". He revealed, "There aren't many teams among KPOP singers who talk about their own stories. Meanwhile, there are many singers in the US who talk about their own stories. BTS even boldly touches the subjects which are considered sensitive. I think that is why foreign critics find them refreshing." Just like this his words, BTS's own image worked in the US. And they are heading to the US on the 19th night to write a new history. Will BTS be able to write a new history as a Korean idol group? Everyone's attention is focusing on them. Original article here Response +2570 1. This is not something that can be done by anyone. You need to accept this. +4600 -246 2. Billboardㅠㅜㅠ I'm so happy and proud. Please return safely +3335 -206 3. BTS, I'm just really proud of you. Earnest BTS and the strong ARMYs around the world who believe and support BTS! This is the first Billboard entry this yer so let's really definitely win an award next year! aja! aja! +3216 -187 4. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow!! Namjoon said we should look forward tomorrow because they will appear really coolly! Wow~~ the time isn't even going fast because I'm excited!!! Bangtan Bangtan BangBangtan!! +2875 -184 5. BTS, I really praise you~~~♡♡♡ +2667 -156 6. This is really amazing because they are all Korean members and their albums are all Korean ㅠㅠ They didn't do a single promotion in the US and they aren't even a group that was created with the goal to advance to the US. They just made songs that express their own stories and this is working all around the world. And I think the members' good personalities, their politeness and manners and their love for their fans play important roles too... When you look at them for a few days, you'll realize why they are successful ㅠ they are good boys who give good influence to their fans ㅠㅠ I hope they succeed even more. BTSㅠ +740 -27 7. btw, 19 weeks is their previous record. They've been #1 for 26 weeks straight~ +635 -23 8. "Will BTS be able to write a new history as a Korean idol group? Everyone's attention is focusing on them." BTS, fighting +571 -23 9. cool... +526 -15 10. Time, please pass faster. ARMYs are in pain waiting for the Billboard +499 -18
  6. Will Drake or the Chainsmokers be the night’s big winners — or will the boy band BTS be the group that everyone is talking about? For that, you’ll want to tune into ABC to watch the 2017 Billboard Music Awards live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 5 p.m. Sunday May 21. And to give you a head start on all the trivia you’ll be soaking in, here are 5 things you should know. Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens are this year’s co-hosts: It’s the fourth consecutive time that Ludacris has reigned over the event and Hudgens’ first. Prince Jackson is coming: Michael Jackson’s eldest son will be one of the award presenters. Others include Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Hailee Steinfeld and Josh Duhamel. Drake and The Chainsmokers are tied: These two acts share the all-time record for most nominations in a single year with 22 each and are going up against each other in 10 categories. Twenty One Pilots has 17 nominations and Rihanna has 14. BTS is representing: The group is nominated for Top Social Artist, a category whose winner is determined by fans’ votes. The boy band’s album, “Wings,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 26, which is the highest chart position for any K-pop act. What makes this even more interesting is that the group sings primarily in Korean. Imagine Dragons will honor Chris Cornell: The group will share how he influenced them and then perform some of his music. The special moment is among the performances to catch during the show, such as Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion and Florida Georgia Line. Source: Los Angeles Daily News
  7. Article: From Hollywood stars to soccer players... famous foreign figures join the BTS fandomSource: Sports Donga via Naver 1. [+524, -49] I normally don't listen to idol music but I found out about the group through 'Spring Day'~ It's amazing that they're already attending the Billboard and it feels like there are not enough media play about them compared to other groups. Fighting! 2. [+576, -83] They're the trend of the trends! It's weird how the Korean media is never writing about them and only focusing on gossip about weird celebrities. BTS is already world class right now. 3. [+471, -60] As they say, there may be people who have not heard of BTS' music but there's never a person who has only listened to them once... Good luck at the Billboards!!! 4. [+362, -35] The trend! 5. [+80, -4] You can't help but be a fan once you listen to their music ㅜㅜ 6. [+79, -4] ㅋㅋ Can't believe we'll be seeing them at the Billboards 7. [+49, -3] I'm 50 years old and this is the first time in my life that I'm liking an idol.. I can't even bring it up anywhere ㅋㅋ I like all their music but especially their lyrics... 8. [+41, -1] Everyone likes BTS, famous foreign actors to soccer players and all 9. [+39, -3] They really are the perfect example of an idol group, can't be replaced 10. [+34, -2] I laughed so hard at the picture of Mats Hummels with his mouth open in awe after seeing BTS ㅋㅋ I wish I could luck out like that Translated by NB
  8. BTS will be leaving the country today (19th) to attend the US Billboard Music Awards. BTS will be traveling to Las Vegas, US via Incheon International Airport on the 19th afternoon to attend the "2017 Billboard Music Awards". We assume the venue to be crowded with many fans and reporters on the day of their departure since they are the first Kpop group to attend the awards ceremony. BTS has been officially invited to attend "2017 Billboard Music Awards" held at T-Mobile Arena on the 21st, 8PM (local time). BTS is also scheduled to walk the red carpet before the actual awards ceremony. BTS has been nominated for the "Top Social Artist" category, competing against other nominees including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. The winner of this award will be chosen based on the album, digital sales volume, streaming, number of radio broadcasts, concerts including social participating, etc, and the global votes they collected since the 1st. BTS is the first KPOP group to be invited to attend the Billboard Music Awards. They have been setting new records in Korea and around the world with the albums they have released so far so this is yet another record to look forward too. BTS has revealed their thoughts after they were invited to the Billboard Music Awards. They said, "This really feels like a dream. This was possible thanks to ARMYs around the world. Thank you very much. Being invited to the awards ceremony is a great honor itself." Original article here Response +1445 1. You're already really amazing to attend the Billboard Music Awards❤ BTS is cool ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ +1636 -29 2. You have achieved a dream-like event... BTS is very cool and fighting~~ I support you every day~~ +1353 -20 3. Travel safely~ I can't believe this. I don't even know why my heart is fluttering. BTS members' visual will shine bright +1271 -18 4. BTS is the best. I support you always. BTS, I love you +1169 -20 5. My heart is fluttering already~ please don't get nervous and be cool! I will support you forever~ +1112 -18 6. My heart is fluttering! Boys who are running towards their dream. Fighting! +251 -2 7. You don't have to win the award ㅠ I just hope they will create many good memories with people they like ㅠㅠ BTS is the best~!! +252 -4 8. Health is everything so I hope you will always take good care of your health and come back safely!! I hope you experience many good things and if you do get a chance to perform on the stage, please sweep the stage and have fun so no one could tell you anything!! +242 -3 9. oh is this finally happening? I hope they will truly have fun because attending the ceremony itself is really amazing. Meeting their favorite singers... Please show BTS members' coolness to others too. I look forward to BTS who will continue to improve more +236 -3 10. BTS, I'm so proud.. Please come back safely without getting hurt. Bangtan Bangtan BangBangtan!! +211 -1 Trans by: Peachisoda
  9. On Sunday, BTS will be red-carpet-ready at the Billboard Music Awards. The first-ever K-pop act to be nominated for a BBMA, the boy band is a contender in the top social artist category. Being up for the fan-vote-driven award is no surprise, since the septet has the third longest run at No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, coming in second only to Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. BTS’ attendance at the BBMAs -- which will air live Sunday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT -- marks the first time any Korean act will appear at an American music awards ceremony where they’re up for an award. The boy band has broken numerous records and have the highest-ranked K-pop album on the Billboard 200, but along with their own achievements, the BBMA broadcast marks a milestone for Korean acts on American television in general. The BBMAs come after a decade of small nods -- outside of news coverage -- to K-pop on American TV, as Korean artists have attempted to break into the U.S. market. The first time K-pop made a mark on American TV was in...Read full article here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/7800848/timeline-k-pop-american-tv-bts-billboard-music-awards BTS at the BBMAs will mark the first big moment for K-pop on American television in 2017, but hopefully it won’t be the last, as K-pop continued to grow in America's pop culture consciousness.
  10. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are nearly upon us. And with each day, more and more promising acts are being announced to appear at the event: from Cher receiving the Icon Award, to Celine Dion honoring the 20th anniversary of “My Heart Will Go On,” to performances by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Halsey and The Chainsmokers, to the American red carpet debut by BTS, there’s more than enough reason to be tuning into this year’s event. As we recently found out over the weekend, Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will be doing the honors as the hosts of the night. And out on the red carpet, acts like Chris Daughtry and Laura Marano will host the official pre-show: T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMAs. But the question is: who are you most excited to see that evening? We’ve compiled all the names that are confirmed to be coming to the 2017 BBMAs. You tell us: who are you waiting to see hit the red carpet? Vote below, and leave us a comment letting us know loud and clear who you want to see covered the most on Billboards night. Read full article here and vote: http://popcrush.com/2017-billboard-music-awards-most-anticipated-poll/
  11. Group BTS has seized North America and they are capturing Japan. On the 17th, Billboard Japan announced, "BTS has ranked #1 on Hot 100 chart". BTS's "Blood Sweat & Tears" has ranked #1 on the Hot 100 chart following their #1 on Single, and #1 on Twitter. They also released an analysis that they have proved their presence with an even index, unlike the other KPOP singers. Meanwhile, English singer Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ranked #16. BTS is scheduled to attend the "Billboard Music Awards" on the 21st.They are nominated for the "Social Top Artist" award. Original article here Response +218 1. I sincerely congratulate you ^^ BTS is the best +124 -0 2. Amazing. Record Boy Scouts, I will cheer for you +112 -0 3. This is cool, BTS. Let's fly around freely with the wings on +110 -0 4. BTS is the boss of presence! Congrats and I wish you to stay healthy during the promotion~ +107 -0 5. the b... best! +96 -0 6. The result of you're sincere hard work and effort are setting great records.. I'm thankful to you for being BTS +38 -0 7. BTS, I love you~ (in Jimin's tone) I love you (Jungkook's tone). I support you always +38 -0 8. They recognize the real +38 -0 9. Now it's being surprised by you guys is my daily routine~~ ♡♡ I'm proud of you~~~~ ♡♡ so global ♡♡ +38 -0 10. I can't count all the record... ♡amazing♡ +38 -0 Eng Trans By : @peachisoda
  12. Group BTS has set another record again. According to the US Billboard World Digitial Song Sales Chart, BTS is #3 on this week's chart. No. 1 is "We know the way" OST of animation Moana, and No. 2 is also a famous song. It's IZ's version of "Somewhere over the rainbow". No. 3 is "Blood Sweat & Tears" by BTS. World Digital Song Chart ranks the artists based on the digital sales of songs released outside the US by all artists around the world. Meanwhile, BTS is scheduled to attend the "Billboard Music Awards" on the 21st. They were nominated for the "Top Social Artist" category. They're competing against Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Shawn Mendes. Original article here Response +574 1. BTS who always presents me with good articles. You have added one more record today!! Congrats and I hope you will stay healthy with the weather turning warmer!! +485 -6 2. They recorded the highest record as Korean singer which is No. 8 on the Artist 100 Chart as well! They ranked No. 10 last week and BTS broke their own record! FYI, BTS is currently the only Korean singer on the chart right now. The chart lined up by famous singers like Ed Sheeran, Future, The Chainsmokers, and Justin Bieber! Seriously BTS is amazing at becoming the topic~ +444 -6 3. Record Boy Scouts, I think you are breaking your own record. I'm proud of you +414 -8 4. They're showing us new record every day~ ^^ this is daebak +377 -6 5. this is such an amazing news. I hope you will become a great musician and create good music for a long time ^^ they are cool guys +366 -5 6. the power of ARMYs around the world is amazing +98 -3 7. Congrats! I hope you will safely return after attending Billboard Music Awards!! +92 -2 8. BTS, this is the sweet result after bitterness~~ congrats on writing a new history in the Korean gayo history~~ I congratulate their families as well~~ +91 -2 9. That's right, other fans might be happy to see their singer appearing on many variety shows but we're hearing many good news even though they don't appear on variety shows ㅎㅎ +89 -2 10. They are really doing well now so I hope they'll strengthen more +83 -0 Eng Trans By : @peachisoda
  13. Eng Trans Credit: Peachisoda Previous Part: Seven member group BTS's (Rap Monster, Suga, J Hope, Jungkook, Jin, V, Jimin) 2017 was glorious than any other's. With the sensitivity of the early 20s that perfectly fits their age group, they completely swept the hearts of the "youths" from 10s to 20s. The people who swept off their feet didn't necessarily limit to Koreans. Fans around the world go wild because of their voice and body moves, and we're sure the number would be increasing every minute. This is the period when the youths of the people who sing about "youth" shine the brightest. To celebrate the 12th anniversary of "Sports Kyunghyang", we selected group BTS who is currently busy with their second world tour concert "WINGS TOUR" as our interviewer. BTS perfected their musicality, and star quality as an artist and captured their identity in their music through their album "WINGS" which released end of last year and "WINGS Extension" which released earlier this year. Their global influence is proved by their entry in the US Billboard chart, ranking in iTunes charts around the world, and the number of the audience attending their tour concerts. And these boys are preparing their entry to the US Billboard Music Awards. BTS who is currently on their world tour expressed their present, past and future with words deep from their hearts during the exclusive interview with "Sports Kyunghyang". What other groups than BTS could express "Sports Kyunghyang" that is still young and fresh? -We want to ask you the questions sent by the fans. Are there any foreign artists you'd like to collaborate with or that you respect? Rap Monster: "They are Drake, Nas, Tablo hyungnim, Yunha noona, and senior Lee Sora" Jin: "I really like Coldplay. They are such amazing people so perhaps not a collaboration but I always support him from far. (T/N: He tries to explain that Coldplay is too great for him to collaborate with) Suga: "I have too many artists I like. These days I listen to Flume's music a lot. I think it would be fun if we collaborate." J Hope: "I wish I could make a fun song with an artist called Tinashe." V: "I really love senior John Legend. I'm really a very big fan. I love all his songs but my most favorite song is "Start"." Jimin: "I'd like to pick Ariana Grande" Jungkook: "I wish I could work together with Justin Bieber and Charlie Puth. And I'd like to work with Radwimps to create a song like "Date"." - BTS's songs have many difficult choreography. What is the hardest choreography out of all songs? Jimin: "My solo track "Lie" is the hardest" Jungkook: "I think it's "Danger"" - If BTS is no longer "boys" what will happen to the group name? Jin: "We'll forever be boys in our heart so our group name will never change" - If BTS members didn't become the current BTS, what would you be doing now? And your image in 10 years? Rap Monster: "I think I would just be a university student majoring in business. In 10 years, when the waves pass I wish I could do music and perform in a more comfortable manner. Suga: "If I didn't become BTS, I think I would be composing songs. In 10 years, I think I'd still be performing as BTS." - We want to ask a question to every member. Rap Monster, when was the hardest moment as the leader? Rap Monster: "I believe it's whenever I work hard to care about the aspects our members don't notice" - Suga, what is your favorite hair color? Suga: "It's black" - Jin, what is the secret to your visual care routine that creates an issue among your fans? Jin: "Frequent face masks, an enormous amount of fruit intake, drinking lots of water, and confidence about my visual, self-confidence and just handsomeness. These are the secrets of perfecting my skin and visual. haha" - V, if you could give advice to someone who is shy and timid to grow their confidence? V: I want to tell them not to be worried or scared about the next thing that will happen before it happens. I learned that being sad because you lack confidence doesn't help you. Fighting." - J Hope, how did you begin dancing? J Hope: "I simply loved music and I liked to express that music with my body and I think that's how I began. The talent competition during elementary school retreat played an important role. I think that was the moment when I really felt the joy of music." Original article here Response +403 1. I like how you always stay humble and work hard. Please continue to always walk on flower road +186 -0 2. It's nice to read Bangtan's article from morning!! Noona always supports you let's keep going higher! +164 -0 3. BTS❤ they don't take things for granted, I praise my singer who always works hard with appreciating heart!! I will go to support you in the first row even if you do dinner shows many years later ㅠㅠ +157 -0 4. Bangtan Bangtan BangBangtan Fighting!!♡♡♡ +150 -1 5. BTS is the best~ ^^ +140 -0 6. In 10 years, 20 years, no even after 50 years, please remain as BTS! +41 -0 7. you have no idea that these boys are stealing the hearts of ahjummas in forty-puberty~ +38 -0 8. Our Taehyung speaks so prettily ㅠㅠ Jin ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I can really hear him saying that ㅋㅋㅋ and I always say this but I believe BTS was able to do well because they have a leader like Rap Mon. Best leader!! ㅋㅋ Jungkook is indeed going around telling everyone he's a Justin Bieber fan ㅋㅋㅋㅋ cute ㅠㅠ they're all cute ㅠㅠ I like you more even when time has passed! BTS, let's last for a long time!♡ +38 -0 9. I can't help smiling as I read the article ㅋ Our BTS, fighting today and even tomorrow ^^ +37 -0 10. BTS, I support you and support you again~ +35 -0
  14. Eng Trans Credit: Peachisoda Boy group BTS member Suga is receiving spotlight as the new concept producing idol. The effort he makes as he concentrates in his music work despite their hectic schedule is seeing the light. Suran's "WINE" produced and composed by Suga which released on April 27th stayed #1 on various music charts for 13 days. This is Suga's first time producing for an outside artist other than for his own mixtape and BTS's songs but it left a meaningful result. This applies to the foreign artists as well. Global pop group N Sync's Justin Timberlake also focused on his own music while he was a part of N Sync. Justin Timberlake not only produced and wrote the lyrics of the hit track "Pop" from N Sync's third full album "Celebrity", and "GONE". Even after releasing his solo album in 2002, he actively featured in songs by famous singers like Madonna, Rihanna, and Macy Gray, showing his full potential as a producer. Suga released his first mixtape "Agust D" last August. This was right between BTS's mini album "Young Forever" released in May and their second full album "WINGS" released in October. He did not remain idle with his music work even when the group was busy with schedules. Suga talked about his own story in his mixtape and global music medias like Billboard, Fuse TV did not stop praising him. He was recognized for the continuous attempts he made with a new topic and trial without remaining in the KPOP market. Suga is currently on a world tour that attracts over 400,000 global audiences. He remains longer overseas compared to his stay in Korea. According to the company, Suga is known to concentrate in creating music whenever he is free. We're looking forward to seeing what kind of music and image Suga will show us following BTS's tracks, his own mixtape, and Suran's song. Original article here Response +914 1. Min Yoongi Genius Jjang Jjangman bbung bbung♥ +581 -6 2. I think Min Yoongi is a person who was born to do music ^^ +496 -5 3. The man who is crazy in music. Caepjjang!! +444 -5 4. the song is really nice ㅜㅜ I support you always +422 -4 5. Producer-nim who is #1 in digital (sales) +411 -5 6. I think BTS is a group that breaks the stereotype we have for idols +85 -2 7. Min Suga who you trust listening to +69 -2 8. Min PD +63 -1 9. seriously he works without rest. cool +58 -1 10. Suga♡BTS♡I support you always ♡♡ +57 -1
  15. Eng Trans Credit: Peachisoda Previous Parts: Seven member group BTS's (Rap Monster, Suga, J Hope, Jungkook, Jin, V, Jimin) 2017 was glorious than any other's. With the sensitivity of the early 20s that perfectly fits their age group, they completely swept the hearts of the "youths" from 10s to 20s. The people who swept off their feet didn't necessarily limit to Koreans. Fans around the world go wild because of their voice and body moves, and we're sure the number would be increasing every minute. This is the period when the youths of the people who sing about "youth" shine the brightest. To celebrate the 12th anniversary of "Sports Kyunghyang", we selected group BTS who is currently busy with their second world tour concert "WINGS TOUR" as our interviewer. BTS perfected their musicality, and star quality as an artist and captured their identity in their music through their album "WINGS" which released end of last year and "WINGS Extension" which released earlier this year. Their global influence is proved by their entry in the US Billboard chart, ranking in iTunes charts around the world, and the number of the audience attending their tour concerts. And these boys are preparing their entry to the US Billboard Music Awards. BTS who is currently on their world tour expressed their present, past and future with words deep from their hearts during the exclusive interview with "Sports Kyunghyang". What other groups than BTS could express "Sports Kyunghyang" that is still young and fresh? - Let's continue the member-specific questions. Jungkook, you carry a large back pack whenever you go on tour. What do you carry inside your bag? Jungkook: "I always carry a bluetooth speaker" - Jimin, you show potentials as a rapper as well so do you have an ambition of joining the rapper line? Jimin: "I'm grateful (for the compliment) but I have never thought about joining the rapper line. I think that's a very impossible thing." - We would like to continue with the group question again. I heard that new music video was released on the 10th and a new Japanese album was released too. What are your plans for the rest of the year? J Hope: "The best goal we have is to finish our tour well and show you great performances" Jimin: "We are planning to perform in various cities and not only our album promotion in Japan" - We remember you saying once during a previous interview, "we talk about our stories" but you guys wanting to "talk about other people's stories". You have mainly captured various emotions of youths who are in the early 20s. Do you have any emotion or vibe of songs you'd like to try in the future? Rap Monster: "We still didn't get to tell a proper story about parents so I hope the day we get to write such songs come" V: "I wish I could compose and write songs of my style on my own that could be comfortably listened by everyone. Even now I'm practicing very hard. Please look forward." - Words for the fans around the world and readers of "Sports Kyunghan" celebrating the 12th anniversary. Rap Monster: "Thank you so much for being with us always. I believe the glory we receive doesn't belong to us but that it belongs to everyone. We will always continue to go forward with humble and grateful hearts. I sincerely congratulate "Sports Kyunghan" for their 12th anniversary and to the readers. Thank you everyone and I love you." Jin: "Thank you for being with us always. As much as we're able to shine bright thanks to your love, we would like to make you shine too. We will give you endless love. Thank you." Suga: "I sincerely congratulate the 12th anniversay of "Sports Kyunghan". We will successfully end "WINGS Tour" so please look forward a lot." J Hope: "Please give lots of love to BTS and readers of "Sports Kyunghan", I hope you will look forward to our future steps. V: "ARMYs, thank you for looking at us with love. Thank you for telling us how much you love us often and thank you for coming with us until now. We will continue to work harder and present you with cool music and stage. I love you too. Readers, please don't eat too much ice-cream because of the heat, you'll catch a cold. Be careful of the fine dust. Have a great day everyone!" Jimin: "ARMYs, always be careful not to catch a cold and stay healthy. I am sincerely grateful to have the opportunity to update you with our news through this interview. Thank you always for showing interest for us. Readers, please stay healthy always and we will work hard to continue showing you better image." Jungkook: "We are really working hard. We will work harder so we can give you at least a little bit of strength to all of you. And readers, please do love BTS a lot. You will have fun and enjoy listening to our songs once you try!" Original article here Response +416 1. I think I'm loving a really cool group of people thank you for appreciating and considering every little thing important. Let's see each other for a long, long time +200 -0 2. Their endless creative work, composing and writing lyrics despite their many schedules. You can really feel that BTS loves music and wants to do music when you look at them... their non-title tracks are really masterpieces ㅠㅠ +179 -1 3. I can't believe how sweetly they talk..♡♡ BTS, be successful forever +167 -1 4. BTS is the best~ ^^ +153 -0 5. the best, the best, I only have BTS♡♡♡♡ +139 -0 6. I can really see how much they love ARMYs even in the interview articles~ how could they~ reading this makes me see how kind the boys are... let's continue to walk only on the flower road~♡ +33 -0 7. the boys are really nice +33 -0 8. our seven artists, you're really the best! +30 -0 9. be our singers forever~~♥ +29 -0 10. you can feel warmth in every word they say~ +28 -0
  16. Eng Trans Credit: Peachisoda Group BTS's "Not Today" surpassed UK boyband One Direction, topping the US Billboard "Twitter Top Track". According to the recent Billboard Twitter Top Track, BTS's "Not Today" surpassed One Direction member Harry Style's solo song "Sweet Creature", and Niall Horan's "Slow Dance" and climbed 23 spots higher than last week, topping the chart. Billboard's "Twitter Top Track" charts the songs based on the most number of times the songs were shared on Twitter during that week. Also, BTS accomplished the highest ranking by a Korean singer by climbing to No. 10 on the Billboard "Artist 100" chart. They are also #1 on Social 50 Chart, and since their #1 last October 29th chart this is their 24th time achieving #1 on Social 50 chart. Meanwhile, BTS has been officially invited to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which will be held on the 21st in Las Vegas, US. They will be the first Kpop group to attend the ceremony. Original article here Response +388 1. this is why we say "BTS pride" ㅜㅜㅜㅜ boys, I will support you. I miss you +359 -4 2. BTS is rewriting all records by Korean idol groups ㅜㅜ +324 -3 3. this is why they make us proud of them... I will always support you! +301 -3 4. now I have no words to say. I think I've used all possible exclamation I can say in Korean for you. Not more than 10 days are left for the BBMA now. Don't be nervous. Just burn and sweep the venue all you can so no one could say a word!! Most importantly, enjoy the stages, and try to capture most things in your eyes! Okay? Fighting! +305 -6 5. BTS, let's only walk on Billboard road!! +268 -3 6. let's really put this on the main page, you dog-naver. You never put any articles on the main even when they stay No. 1 for 24 weeks, even when they get invited to the BBMA, nor when they won the #1 place in 97 countries... not even when they sold out all world tour concerts... you guys are unbelievable +95 -0 7. you feature articles on the main page using every possible title including "world singer" "world star" "world actor" when someone just steps into an oversea market and this doesn't even matter if the singers or actors are successful or popular but it's so hard for you to feature BTS's article on the main page when they are really setting great records. I think I've seen articles of big companies this entire weekend +85 -0 8. they're really crazy among the teenagers in the US. Some kid passed out while watching BTS's video on Youtube during breaktime and was taken by the ambulance ㅋㅋ that's how they're popular. I searched about them on Youtube after I heard about it and I realized all this is can be possible. As a Korean, I'm proud of them +81 -0 9. They remained #1 for 24 weeks straight and even this song topped charts in 97 countries ㅎㅎ they sold over 700,000 copies in the first week, this explains everything. this is not even their full album +74 -0 10. BTS, you're amazing♡ I support you always ♡ +71 -0
  17. BTS' 7th Japanese single, "Chi Ase Namida" with its three-day initial response sold 223, 082 copies, after that extended to selling approximately 90,000 more copies, a total of 310,276 copies for its first week of total sales and ranked number 1 in weekly singles sales chart. BTS is the only Asian artist nominated for Top Social Artist in the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and "Not Today" and "Spring Day" occupy 1st and 2nd spots in Billboard's Twitter Real Time Chart "Trending 140", both creating big buzz in both Japan and in the US, it seems like this influence will continue for a while. HKT48's "Bagutte Iijan" which ranked number 8 in the singles chart sold 15,150 with a total of 398,544 copies, thus, on the verge of selling 40,000. On the other hand, Keyakisaka46's "Fukyouwaon" in rank number 10 sold 10,461 with a total of 787, 838 copies, which is close to selling 80,000 copies. Billboard JAPAN Top Singles Sales 170508~170515 1 - Chi Ase Namida - BTS - 310,276 copies 2 - Terunero Fighter - m!lk - 51,503 copies 3 - Saihate Aini / Sennou - RADWIMPS - 36,233 copies 4 - DO PARTY - DOBERMAN INFINITY - 32,436 copies 5 - SHAKE - CNBLUE - 26,565 copies Original Article Translations by prancingmaria
  18. The 7th Japanese single “Chi, Ase, Namida” of Korean seven-member group, BTS, which was released 05/10 sold 238,795 copies on its first week and ranked number 1 in Oricon’s 05/22 Weekly Single Ranking. This is their 2nd time topping the singles chart after three previous releases. They’ve broken thru selling 200,000 copies in weekly sales since their Japan debut two years and 11 months ago, and had recorded the fastest to do so among foreign artists. BTS debuted in Japan and ranked at number 8 with the single “NO MORE DREAM - Japanese ver” in June 2014. Their current hit and first single under Universal Music Japan “Chi, Ase, Namida - Japanese ver” garnered 100 million Youtube views and sold at about twice their previous single “RUN - Japanese ver- (released March of last year with 124,000 copies first week sales) during its first week. They’ve recorded first in sales among foreign artists in the first half of the year. Mariah Carey’s "Koibitotachi ni Kurisumasu” (95/01/02 - 221,000 copies), TVXQ’s “BREAK OUT! (10/02/08 - 256,000 copies), TVXQ’s "Why? - Keep Your Head Down” (11/02/07 - 231,000 copies), BTS continues after six years and 3 months and becoming the 3rd among the foreign artists who have broken thru 200,000 copies in its weekly sales. It had become a great achievement since the start of genre division in 01/04/30 in terms of foreign hip-hop artists. BTS members sent a message to the fans saying “Thanks to A.R.M.Y (BTS fans’ name) who has always been supporting (us) that the 7th Japanese single ‘Chi, Ase, Namida ranked number 1 in Oricon’s Weekly Singles Ranking! We will be working harder in our activities. Since the Japan tour is drawing near, please look forward to it. Thank you very much!” BTS who is currently on world tour mobilizing 400,000 people with 32 stages in 10 countries will start its Japan tour leg on 05/30 in Osaka Jo Hall. Original Article Translation by prancingmaria
  19. Seven member group BTS's (Rap Monster, Suga, J Hope, Jungkook, Jin, V, Jimin) 2017 was glorious than any other's. With the sensitivity of the early 20s that perfectly fits their age group, they completely swept the hearts of the "youths" from 10s to 20s. The people who swept off their feet didn't necessarily limit to Koreans. Fans around the world go wild because of their voice and body moves, and we're sure the number would be increasing every minute. This is the period when the youths of the people who sing about "youth" shine the brightest. To celebrate the 12th anniversary of "Sports Kyunghyang", we selected group BTS who is currently busy with their second world tour concert "WINGS TOUR" as our interviewer. BTS perfected their musicality, and star quality as an artist and captured their identity in their music through their album "WINGS" which released end of last year and "WINGS Extension" which released earlier this year. Their global influence is proved by their entry in the US Billboard chart, ranking in iTunes charts around the world, and the number of the audience attending their tour concerts. And these boys are preparing their entry to the US Billboard Music Awards. BTS who is currently on their world tour expressed their present, past and future with words deep from their hearts during the exclusive interview with "Sports Kyunghyang". What other groups than BTS could express "Sports Kyunghyang" that is still young and fresh? - Nice to meet you. You have finished about half of the <WINGS Tour> now. What are your thoughts and feelings? Rap Monster: "It's been already...! My body is tired but my heart is happy. Every time I listen to the cheerings of the fans around the world, I feel an unexplainable joy. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to feel such emotion and I hope my members and I stay healthy until the end of the remaining tour period." Jungkook: "I meet the eyes of many fans during the tour and the more we perform, I feel "I should really work harder to unite with our fans". Of course, the fun I felt since the beginning of the tour hasn't changed even now. I think I should improve my skills more to show you improvements." - This is your second tour. We believe you would feel a little bit less pressured. What is the new type of fun you've experienced during this world tour? Suga: "With our venues and number of audience increasing in size, we often try to think about the flow of the show and it's really fun to find this flow." Jimin: "I felt a lot of disappointment after the first tour because it felt like everything happened really fast. However, I'm able to actually feel "the concert is fun"." - Your schedules have drastically increased compared to the first tour. We believe every country would feel different with different vibes. Jin: "There are fans who quietly listen t our songs, and there are fans who sing along with us. But the fact that all audience around the world enjoy our music and stage remains the same." J Hope: "Since South and North American countries are places we can't visit very often, they really respond to us loudly. They sing along with us, they even dance with us and thanks to their energy, I think we receive more energy from them. Right now we're continuing our shows in the Southeast Asian countries and even their response is indeed fiery." - Were there any funny episodes during the tour? J Hope: "It's great because we get to enjoy the delicious local foods of each country. But we have a few members who are sensitive to food so I feel a little bad for them since I think I'm the only one eating the food deliciously." V: "I think a funny episode will happen soon. Our members have been thinking of creating a funny episode. Please anticipate!" - You have achieved many things in less than 4 years. If you could give us a short summary? Rap Monster: "I think, 'We have really ran diligently. The last 4 years have been so spectacle that I can't remember the previous 20 years" Suga: "We only ran forward during the 4 years. We really lived hard that it's been so hectic." - What does the fanclub "ARMY" mean to BTS? Jin: "They are a part of us. We were able to exist because ARMY existed. I think we're nothing if we didn't have ARMY." Suga: "I'm happy because it looks like we're both giving and receiving good influence. The fans receive energy from us by watching us, and we receive the same amount energy by watching our fans. Thank you very much for giving us good influence whenever we're tired and exhausted." V: "We're able to travel around the world and perform because of ARMY and I think we work harder because you guys watch everything about us." Original article here Response +423 1. BTS and ARMYs are fans of each other.. Boys, we'll do better! Let's end the tour with good health! +211 -0 2. I'm so proud and happy to be a fan of such people. They sincerely love to sing and dance on stage and they give endless love and care to their fans. This is why I always support you. Boys, let's see each other for a long, long time. You will be more successful. Stay strong even today :^) +194 -0 3. I hope you will remain as singers forever~~~ +170 -0 4. Let's fighting. BTS is the best singer for sure +160 -0 5. Bangtans, aja! aja! fighting!~~♡♡♡ +156 -0 6. ㅎㅎ journalist, it's not only the 10s and 20s youths who were swept off their feet!! There are many 30s, 40s, and even 50s who have been swept off their feet! We were also youths before and there's always a passion of youth in corner of our hearts so how could we not relate with them!~ I cheer for this youth and all the youths of today~!! ^^ +37 -0 7. I live with hope because of BTS too +36 -0 8. ARMYs are happy because of your existence ~♡ +34 -0 9. I'm proud to be ARMY of BTS ~♡ +34 -0 10. I'm in my 40s now and they're by far the more hard working idol among the idols I've seen and you are the coolest idol. BTS jjang! +32 -0 Eng Trans By : @peachisoda
  20. Eng Trans Credit: Peachisoda Group BTS has created a hot response by appearing on famous Japanese TV shows. Following their appearance on the 10th Nippon TV morning show "Sukkiri", BTS appeared on the live broadcast of Fuji TV "Mezamashi TV" on the 12th to perform their seventh single "Blood Sweat &Tears". Despite being a morning show, BTS was highly praised for their intense performance and live stage not only by their fans but even by the hosts of the tv show as "a stage that surpasses an idol's". Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV" has focused on BTS's concert in Anaheim back in April, showing great interest in their global popularity and world tour. BTS has also appeared on Nippon TV's morning show "ZIP" for an interview regarding their new single album and they wrapped up their official single album promotion with their last stage in Japan's famous music show "Buzz Rhythm" on the 12th evening. Original article here Response +717 1. BTS is so cool. I will always support you +415 -0 2. I will always support you. BTS, I love you +349 -0 3. let's last forever♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ +328 -2 4. BTS♡I support you always ♡♡♡ +317 -0 5. Even other countries do an in-depth report about them but you can't even read about them invited for the BBMA or about them selling 140000 copies on the first day in Japan in Korean sites;;; Korea is the only place that underestimates BTS... +95 -0 6. Your stable live performance despite it being a morning live show was cool. You guys were cute during the interview but you changed during the stage which surprised the MCs +86 -0 7. seriously BTS climbed to that spot with blood, sweat, and tears... more people will recognize you for the effort you have made. Good songs and a good stage will be recognized by all. We will always support you in Korea too +80 -0 8. I will support you. Come back safely +74 -0 9. Right~ they're not just an idol group, they are a special idol~ +79 -0 10. I think they should be called an artist rather than an idol. they're amazing +72 -0
  21. BTS part: There’s a One Direction reunion of sorts on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated May 20), as Harry Styles’ “Sweet Creature” and Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” debut at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Stopping both of them from reaching the top is BTS’ “Not Today,” which returns to the top, vaulting 24-1 (more on that in a moment). Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday). The most recent tracking week ended on May 7. ... The two tunes are blocked from the summit by BTS’ “Not Today,” which surges 24-1 for a third nonconsecutive week atop the list. The song first topped the tally on the March 11-dated chart, and scored a second week at No. 1 on March 25. The tune returns to No. 1 on the latest tally following activity surrounding BTS’ nomination for the fan-voted Top Social Artist category at the Billboard Music Awards. (Fans can vote for the category via Twitter, using specific hashtags.) Read full article here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7792939/harry-styles-niall-horan-bts-twitter-top-tracks
  22. By peachisoda Group BTS set a remarkable performance by topping the Oricon Chart for the second day. According to Japan Oricon Chart, BTS's 7th Japanese Single "Blood Sweat & Tears" which released on the 10th has topped the Oricon Daily Chart for the second day, following their #1 on the first day of sales. BTS recorded 28161 Oricon points on the second day since the release of "Blood Sweat & Tears". As a result, they recorded 169395 points in total after combining the first and second-day scores. Moreover, Album Sales Volume (May 8th~ May 10) measured by SoundScan Japan showed 223082 copies of "Blood Sweat & Tears" has sold, proving BTS's popularity in Japan. That's not all. The Japanese version of "Blood Sweat & Tears" has set amazing results on iTunes chart around the world. The song has won the #1 place on "Top Song Chart" in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Vietnam, #1 on "Hip Hop Chart" in Qatar, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Estonia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Turkey. The song has won #1 in 13 countries. Original article here Response +1526 1. As expected from BTS. I highly praise you~ ^^ Let's continue to do well just like this!! +1953 -103 2. They're growing endlessly~ Let's keep growing~ +1605 -81 3. As expected, BTS is amazing. I'm so proud and let's continue to fighting! +1468 -72 4. 200000 copies, that's amazing... I guess this shows that Japanese version is a must +1380 -84 5. BTS~ I'm a V fan and I think they're really amazing~ Please don't be sick and let's stay healthy always +1118 -168 6. BTS, I always cheer for you. Let's last forever, BTS +350 -20 7. 200000 copies, that's really incredible (shivers) their popularity in Japan is even amazing... I'm so proud and congrats!! +289 -14 8. wow it's hard for Korean singers to sell so many albums like that in Japan these days... they're amazing +282 -13 9. They're a world singer ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ honestly, they're the top among idols now. They're popular even in Japan... The entire world is currently being colored by BTS +279 -12 10. oh daebak ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ +259 -16
  23. 10 Artists That Seriously Need to Make an India Debut Now The K-pop mania has finally hit India and the number one band on everyone’s minds is The Bangtan Boys. This seven-member boy band from South Korea debuted in 2013 and broke into international fame with their second full-length studio album Wings in 2016. Incorporating hip-hop beats, heavy symbolism and rock-inspired elements in their songs, this group have made their mark in South-East Asia and more recently in the United States with their sold-out world tour. With several petitions existing online demanding an India tour, desi K-pop fans are a determined bunch
  24. BTS also known as the Bangtan Boys have taken the K-Pop industry and the world by storm following their first music show win in 2015. The seven-member group garnered attention by the general public for the social commentary in their music, powerful visuals, and raw talent. The first win was only the beginning for them; soon they would be selling out concerts worldwide for their 2016 The Red Bullet Tour, and the Wings Tour the following year. Bangtan is known as "The Group of a Generation" and seem to be keeping up their momentum as influential artists not just in their home, South Korea, but all over the world as they became nominated for the #Billboard Music Awards "Top Social Artist" award; an award previously only held by Canadian singer, Justin Bieber for the last six years.. BTS is at the top of the voting chart for the Billboard Music Awards's with over 160 Million votes and counting. They have been the first artists to reach over 100 million votes in a matter of day since the Top Social Artist award was established in 2011. Billboard Music Awards, Bangtan and K-Pop Simply put: The exposure that Bangtan will be getting during the voting period as well as by attending the Billboard Music Awards will put K-Pop in the light of the Western music industry. While K-Pop artists do not need the approval of a Western society to thrive, it gives an opportunity to the artists in the industry to break through to the Western world in a way that Korean artists have not been able to until recently. A win for Bangtan would not only mark their name in Western society but it could pave the way for more artists to be eligible for some of the more 'prestigious' awards in the music industry. The shift in K-Pop would be small, but it would also mean that Korean-based artists would not have as much difficulty breaking into an industry that had previously not given them an opportunity. The right direction for global artists Fan wars aside, the attendance (and possible win) of Bangtan at the Billboard Music Awards is a step forward in the right direction for global music artists to be recognized on a global scale that not many artists ever get to achieve. Arguably one of the most popular K-Pop acts in the industry, the Bangtan Boys have helped shape a generation with their music, transcending music, language and cultural barriers. The bond between Bangtan and their fans, ARMY, has reached impressive levels that can only be described as an unbreakable bond. You can watch the BBMA's on Sun May 21st 2017. BlastingNews
  25. "K-pop has taken most of the world by storm, but Chile represents a recent and somewhat unlikely conquest. None of the traditional radio stations have shown any interest in playing it." "The band’s online popularity had become so entrenched in Chile that tour promoters didn’t even bother with a traditional media push. Fans waited outside the arena box office to purchase tickets, which ranged from $38 to $212, for up to a week in advance. All 12,500 tickets for what was supposed to be just one show sold out in a record-breaking two hours." "The band’s delighted handlers struggle to find adequate metrics to capture the extent of BTS mania in Chile. There is money, of course; Garcia says ticket sales from this year’s two-day concert series “exceeded the $2 million mark,” and this figure doesn’t even include revenue from the enormous amount of BTS merchandise (like a $45 glowing light stick or a hand-held fan with the members’ faces printed on it for $9) sold at the arena." Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/magazine/what-does-it-take-for-a-k-pop-band-to-blow-up-in-south-america.html