BTS (band)

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Bangtan Sonyeondan
‘LG Q7 BTS 에디션’ 예약 판매 시작 (42773472410) (cropped).jpg
BTS for LG Electronics in 2018
Clockwise, from left: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga
Background information
Also known as
  • Bangtan Boys
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan
  • Beyond the Scene
  • Bulletproof Boy Scouts
  • Burn the stage

Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bulletproof Boy Scouts (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), is a South Korean seven member boy band. They were created by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. The members include RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The group debuted on June 12, 2013 with their EP 2 Cool 4 Skool. They have since made 4 studio albums: Dark & Wild (2014); Wings (2016); Love Yourself: Tear (2018) and Map of the Soul: 7 (2020).

In 2015, they found success in the American charts with their fourth extended play (EP), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 entering the U.S Billboard 200. The group is recognized as those who led the Korean Wave into the United States and have broken several sales records, becoming the first Korean group to receive an award by the Recording Industry Association of America for their single "Mic Drop". They are the first Korean act to top the U.S Billboard 200.

Along with their success in selling albums, BTS have also been included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world. They have also donated to charities and launched the Love Myself campaign which helped programs stop violence against children and teenagers.[1][2][3]

Impact, influence and relationships[change | change source]

BTS has influenced many people throughout the world.

Stage Name Birthname (Korean) Birthday Position
RM Kim Namjoon (김 남준) 12.09.1994 Leader, Rapper
Jin (진) Kim Seokjin (김 석진) 04.12.1992 Vocalist, Visual
Suga (슈가) Min Yoongi (민 윤기) 09.03.1993 Lead Rapper
J-Hope (제이홉) Jung Hoseok (정 호석) 18.02.1994 Main Dancer, Rapper
Jimin (지민) Park Jimin (박 지민) 13.10.1995 Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
V (뷔) Kim Taehyung (김 태형) 30.12.1995 Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Jungkook (정국) Jeon Jungkook (전 정국) 01.09.1997 Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper

References[change | change source]

[4] Profiles About BTS members

  1. "About LOVE MYSELF". LOVE MYSELF (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  2. "KPOP NEWS - BTS Donates to Families of Sewol Ferry Victims | Mwave". 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  3. "BTS donates 7 tons of rice for charity". Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  4. "BTS (Bangtan Boys) Members Profile: BTS Facts; BTS Ideal Type (Updated!)". Kpop Profiles. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2020-01-17.