Bangtan Boys – A Korean Pop Band making waves all over

October 24, 2018

By Rashi Agarwal

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Known for their large social media presence, BTS were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016.

n October 2018, Billboard placed BTS #1 on their Social 50 chart, making them the first Korean group to top the chart. In October 2018, BTS were featured on the cover of Time magazine, with Time naming them ‘Next Generation Leaders’.

The greatness of Bangtan Boys, or BTS, didn’t happen overnight. Like any other band, they went through rigorous training and made some changes in their line-up. They started in 2010 but didn’t receive any recognition until they debuted their “2 Cool 4 Skool” album.

On 6th October 2018, BTS became the first Korean band ever to perform at the home stadium of the New York Mets, the Citi Field Stadium in New York. They performed in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 40,000 fans and joined the select group of pop stars like Paul McCartney, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to perform at this venue.

Tickets were sold out in 15 minutes after sales opened in August.

People of all races, nationalities and age groups sang along together with BTS in Korean throughout their three-hour concert. According to Forbes Magazine, with BTS in the picture, K-pop or Korean Pop music, which was earlier appreciated only locally in Asia, is going to become a lot bigger.

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