BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), additionally known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band developed in Seoul in 2013. The septet co-writes and creates much of their result. Originally a hip hop team, their music design has advanced to consist of a wide variety of styles. Their verses, often focused on individual as well as social discourse, touch on the styles of psychological health and wellness, problems of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards caring oneself, as well as individualism. Their job includes references to literature and also psychological concepts as well as consists of an alternative world storyline. Popular for their real-time efficiencies, the group have actually organized several globe excursions.
The group initially formed as teens under Success Home entertainment and also released their debut single cd, 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013 ). Succeeding work such as their very first UNITED STATE Signboard 200 entrances One of the most Attractive Minute in Life, Part 2 (2015 ), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Youthful Forever (2016 ), and also Wings (2016) helped develop BTS’ online reputation as a socially mindful group. Wings became BTS’ very first album to offer one million copies in South Korea. By 2017, BTS went across into the global songs market, leading the Korean Wave right into the USA as well as damaging many sales documents, becoming the very first Korean team to receive a certification from the Recording Sector Association of America (RIAA) for their single “Mic Decline”. The band is the very first Korean act to top the Signboard 200 with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018) and also have actually since hit the top of the U.S. charts with their albums Love Yourself: Answer (2018) and also Map of the Spirit: Identity (2019 ), making BTS the initial team since The Beatles to make 3 top cds in less than a year. Love Yourself: Answer additionally damaged South Korea’s Gaon Cd Chart’s all-time month-to-month document previously set by Love Yourself: Tear and also became the very first Korean cd licensed Gold in the USA.
According to the Gaon Songs Graph, BTS has actually sold sixteen million albums domestically in physical sales as well as is the best-selling artist to launching in the 2010s. They hold the best-selling album in Korean history with Map of the Spirit: Persona. BTS were the 2nd very popular musicians of 2018 globally according to the IFPI’s International Musician Graph, as well as the only non-English speaking musician to get in the chart. The group has actually won Leading Social Musician three years straight and also Top Duo/Group at the 26th Signboard Music Awards. Featured in a timely manner’s worldwide cover as “Next Generation Leaders”, BTS has shown up in the publication’s 25 most significant people on the net (2017– 2019) and also Time’s 100 most prominent individuals in the world (2019 ). Forbes Korea called BTS the most influential stars of Korea in 2018, and also BTS rated 43rd in the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019) as one of the globe’s top-earning stars. BTS are placed # 4 of Billboard’s Top Social Artist of the 2010s, and also are the highest possible team on the checklist. Throughout their Love Yourself Globe Trip, BTS came to be the initial Eastern artist and initial non-English speaking musician ever before to headline and also sell out Wembley Arena and broke the record for the solitary highest-grossing engagement in Rose Bowl Arena background. Signboard ranked BTS at # 45 on their Top Touring Artists of the 2010s list. They are the highest-ranked Asian act upon the listing along with the only non-English speaking act. Since 2019, BTS are worth more than $4.65 billion to South Korea’s economic climate each year, or 0.3 percent of the nation’s GDP. BTS brought in one in every 13 foreign vacationers that saw South Korea as well as were pointed out as one of the key acts increasing global songs sales to $19 billion in 2018.
Following the establishment of their Love Myself anti-violence project in collaboration with UNICEF, BTS addressed the United Nations 73rd General Assembly and came to be the youngest ever before recipients of the Order of Cultural Quality from the President of South Korea as a result of their contributions in spreading Korean culture as well as language.