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Who is BTS?

A Guide to One of K-Pop's World Phenomenons

Members from Left to Right + Couch Level: (Upper) Kim Namjoon, Jung Ho-seok, Kim Seok-jin, (On couch) Kim Taehyung, Min Yoongi, Jeon Jungkook, and (on floor) Park Jimin.

BTS (or Beyond the Scene, or Bulletproof Boy Scouts, or Bangtan Sonyeondan) is one of many successful K-Pop groups in the industry, falling under one of the underdogs of companies — Big Hit Ent. — they have recently hit the Americas with their long-awaited performance at the AMA's. This article was created due to their long schedule during November 2017, and to create less confusion with Americans who don't know these men and their art.

What is K-Pop (briefly)?

Literally shorthand for "Korean pop," k-pop is one of the most intricate and hard-working forms of art I've ever seen. From weekly performances, monthly comebacks (sometimes), and some variety shows in the mix — a lot occurs in these idols' lives.

For those who don't know, k-pop has already been important to many in the Americas. As seen in yearly K-Pop Conventions, millions come around from the Americas to see their favorite groups perform (if they're contacted) in either New York or Los Angeles. This is all thanks to the people at K-Con USA! 

Who is BTS?

Composed of seven members, and debuted in 2013, these men have composed music even when they were still teenagers/ trainees for their companies, along with that they've learned and created choreographies for songs as well. 

Who is Big Hit Entertainment?

As you've read, they're the company that occupies BTS. The company has/ had groups, soloists, and actors/ actresses. The company was established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk.

Members

Kim Namjoon (RM)

  • Leader of the group
  • Main rapper
  • September 12, 1994

  

Kim Seok-jin (Jin)

  • Vocalist
  • Visual (the best looking in the group)
  • December 4, 1992

Min Yoongi (Suga)

  • Lead rapper
  • March 9, 1993

Jung Hoseok (J-Hope)

  • Lead Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
  • February 18, 1994

Park Jimin

  • Lead Vocalist
  • Main Dancer
  • October 13, 1995

Kim Taehyung (V)

  • Vocalist
  • Second Visual
  • December 30, 1995

Jeon Jungkook

  • Main Vocalist
  • Lead Dancer
  • Sub Rapper
  • Center (meaning the most focused on) 
  • Maknae (youngest member)

Previous Music

2013-14: 2 Cool 4 Skool, O!RUL8 2?, School Luv Affair, and Dark and Wild

2015: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life

2016: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever, Youth, and Wings.

2017: You Never Walk Alone, Love Yourself: Her, and Crystal Snow

With several mini albums and full albums, the boy group has also created Japanese mini albums and a single. Also, the boys had several tours — whether it was throughout Asia or the Americas. 

US Achievements

BMA (Billboard Music Awards): Top Social Artist

Teen Choice Awards: Choice International Artist

Billboard 200: Top 10 (Love Yourself: Her placed No. 7)

AMA (American Music Awards): Performance

Interviewed by/ Performed at their studio: Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, On With Mario (Lopez), and Entertainment Today. (As shown by their schedule)

Social Media

All members share social media accounts and are unable to have personal accounts themselves.

Twitter: BTS_twt

Company Twitter: bts_bighit

Instagram: bts.bighitofficial

Official Website: http://bts.ibighit.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bangtan.official

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BANGTANTV

Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ibighit

V app channel: http://channels.vlive.tv/FE619/video

Weibo: BTSbighit

Fancafe: BANGTAN

Do the members speak English?

Although the boys have made their US 'debut' at the AMA's, only one member out of the group can fluently speak English — RM/ Namjoon. But the other members are trying their best to learn the language! Namjoon self-taught himself English.

Although this may seem vague to some of the ARMY's out there, this is just an introduction to all of the Americans who don't know these talented boys and their art yet! 

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