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|Also Known as|| Bangtan Boys|
Bulletproof Boy Scouts
Beyond The Scene
|Transcriptions|| Bangtan Sonyeondan, Pangt'an SonyǒndanKR|
Bōdan Shōnendan, Bôdan SyônendanJP
|Genres||K-Pop, Hip hop, Pop, , R&B, EDM|
|Labels||Big Hit Entertainment, Pony Canyon, Def Jam Japan|
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Their name in Korean, Bangtan Sonyeondan (Hangul: 방탄소년단; Hanja: 防彈少年團), and Japanese, Bōdan Shōnendan (防弾少年団?), both translate to Bulletproof Boy Scouts, which implies that they are going to protect youth from discrimination and suppression in the world. However, on July 6, 2017, BigHit confirmed the English translation was now "Beyond The Scene". They debuted on June 13, 2013, with the song "No More Dream" from their first album, 2 Cool 4 Skool, for which they won several "New Artist of the Year" awards including those at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards. A year after their debut, they received major bonsang awards for their subsequent albums "Dark & Wild", The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 and Wings.
BTS' first members were recruited through Big Hit's "Hit it" auditions in 2010 and 2011. The original lineup went through several changes before the final group of members was established in 2012. Half a year prior to debut, the members began building their name and creating a relationship with fans through Twitter, video blogs, fancafe posts, and by releasing various song covers via YouTube and SoundCloud. Before debuting in 2013, RM was already performing as an underground rapper and had released several tracks informally, including a collaboration with Zico. Jin had been a student at Konkuk University, majoring in acting, before being streetcast for auditions, while Suga was an underground rapper in Daegu. J-Hope, who was part of a street dance team named NEURON, was active in the underground dancing scene, participating in various battles and competitions. Before joining Big Hit, Jimin entered Busan High School of Arts as the top student in modern dance, but later transferred to Korea Arts High School with V, who auditioned in Daegu. Jungkook was cast by multiple agencies after leaving auditions for Superstar K, but eventually chose Big Hit after seeing Rap Monster's rap.
- RM, born Kim Nam-joon (김남준, September 12, 1994 (age 23)) – leader, main rapper
- Jin (진), born Kim Seok-jin (김석진, December 4, 1992 (age 25)) – vocalist, visual
- Suga (슈가), born Min Yoon-gi (민윤기, March 9, 1993 (age 24)) – lead rapper
- J-Hope (제이홉), born Jung Ho-seok (정호석, February 18, 1994 (age 23)) – main dancer, rapper, sub-vocalist
- Jimin (지민) Park Ji-min (박지민, born October 13, 1995 (age 22)) – lead dancer, lead vocalist
- V (뷔) born Kim Tae-hyung (김태형, December 30, 1995 (age 22)) – vocalist
- Jungkook (정국), born Jeon Jung-kook (전정국, September 1, 1997 (age 20)) – lead dancer, main vocalist, rapper, maknae
In October 2015, it was announced that BTS would be the new brand ambassador for sports brand Puma. In 2016, the group were met with a series of endorsements, including being selected as the face of SK Telecom, 'BBQ Chicken', and 'Smart Uniform'. Nexon also announced that they would be releasing character avatars based on the members for their RPG game, Elsword. That year, they topped the 'Boy Group Brand Power Ranking', published by the Korean Corporate Reputation Research every month to highlight the "marketability of male groups in the Korean commercial advertisement industry", for 9 out of 12 months.
- O!RUL8,2? (2013)
- SKOOL LUV AFFAIR (2014)
- Skool Luv Affair Special Addition (repackage) (2014)
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 (2015)
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015)
- Love Yourself 'Her' (2017)
- "2 Cool 4 Skool" (2013)
- 2 Cool 4 Skool / O!RUL8,2? (2014)
- The Best of Bodan Shonendan -Japan Edition- (2017)
- The Best of Bodan Shonendan -Korea Edition- (2017)
- "No More Dream" (2014)
- "Boy In Luv" (2014)
- "Danger" (2014)
- "For You" (2015)
- "I Need U" (2015)
- "Run" (2016)
- "Blood Sweat & Tears" (2017)
- "MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow" (2017)
|2014||Rookie King: Channel Bangtan||SBS MTV||All members||BTS-based reality show, Episode 1–8|
|American Hustle Life||Mnet||BTS-based reality show, Episode 1–8|
|2017||COMEBACK SHOW - BTS DNA||Special|
Variety shows online
|2014||BTS GO!||Mnet America||All members||BTS-based reality show, Episode 7|
|2015||BTS Bokbulbok||V Live||Episode 1–5|
|2015–present||Run BTS!||Episode 1–38|
|2015–2017||BTS Gayo||Episode 1–15|
|2016||BTS: Bon Voyage||a 10-day trip around North Europe celebrating their 3rd year, Episode 1–8|
|2017||BTS: Bon Voyage Season 2||a 9-day travel in Hawaii, Episode 1–8|
Guests on variety shows
|2013||After School Club||Arirang TV||All members||Episode 24|
|2014||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||All members except Suga||Championship VIII|
|After School Club||Arirang TV||All members||Episode 46|
|Beatles Code||Mnet||Episode 15|
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every1||Episode 144|
|4 Things Show||Mnet||Episode 3|
|Global Request Show: A Song For You 3||KBS2||Episode 12|
|After School Club||Arirang TV||Episode 95|
|2015||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Championship IX|
|After School Club||Arirang TV||Episode 158|
|Picnic Live Sound Landscape||MBC Music||Episode 67|
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every1||Episode 203|
|Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Championship X|
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every1||Episode 229|
|After School Club||Arirang TV||Episode 191|
|2016||Open Concert||KBS1||Episode 1066|
|The Boss is Watching||SBS||Special|
|Open Concert||KBS1||Episode 1099|
|Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Championship XI|
|Running Man||SBS||Episode 300|
|Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Championship XII|
|Star Show 360||MBC Every1||Episode 8|
|Open Concert||KBS1||Episode 1127|
|2017||Idol Star Athletic Championship||MBC||Championship XIII|
|New Yang Nam Show||Mnet||Episode 1|
|Idol Party||TV Joseon||Episode 11|
|Knowing Bros||JTBC||Episode 94|
|Open Concert||KBS1||Episode 1172|
|2018||Good Insight with Bang Si-hyuk||Special|
Guests in foreign shows
|2016||Buzz Rhythm||NTV||All members||Japanese music show|
|2017||Sukkiri||Japanese morning program|
|Mezamashi TV||Fuji TV||Japanese news magazine show|
|2017 Billboard Music Awards||FOX||American award show|
|Yoshimoto Shinkigeki||MBS||Japanese comedy show|
|KTLA 5 Morning News||KTLA||American morning news|
|2017 American Music Awards||ABC||American award show|
|The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC||American talk show (Ep.2315)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||ABC||American talk show|
|The Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||American talk show (Ep.416)|
|Music Station Super Live||TV Asahi||Japanese music show (12.22 Episode)|
|Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2018||ABC||Annual television special|
- Their fan club name is A.R.M.Y, which means Adorable Representative M.C for Youth.
- BTS was nominated for the Billboard Music Awards for the Top Social Artist going against singers: Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.
- BTS won the Top Social Artist award at the BBMAs (Billboard Music Awards).
- Their label for the Japanese albums used to be Pony Canyon. The current one is Def Jam Records, where there are Western singers signed.
- They have 3 sets of emoticons on the app KakaoTalk, 2 sets with emoticons on the V App, and 13 Snow 'lens', 9 of them being with the boys during Blood Sweat & Tears promotions.
- They released a Taiwan special edition, of the album Dark & Wild, with a bonus song, Boy in Luv (Chinese version)
- Supreme Boi and Iron are two of the former members who wanted to join BTS.
- They went to a baseball match recently representing the team Tigers.
- Every year, in the month June, (the month BTS debuted) there is a festival called the "BTS Festa" when they release hidden images, covers of songs and loads more.
- On July 6, 2017 they changed their English translation to "Beyond The Scene" and changed their logo. Also they gave A.R.M.Y (their fandom) a logo, which looks opposite to theirs.
- On August 13, 2017, they won their first Teen Choice Award for Choice International Artist.
- On November 3, 2017, it was announced that they will perform at the American Music Awards of 2017 (AMA 2017).
- BTS will drop a remix of "Mic Drop" featuring Steve Aoki and Desiigner in November 2017!
- BTS' Personal Twitter Account
- LOVE MYSELF campaign
| To view the BTS gallery, click here.
- ↑ Electronica, RockGlasby, Taylor (December 13, 2016). "The 20 best K-Pop tracks of the year". Dazed. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2017. ... seven-piece BTS have been cranking out close-to-the-bone lyrics and impressively melding hip hop, pop, electronica, and rock.
- ↑ "シングル「血、汗、涙」を5月10日にリリース！". BTS Universal Music Japan Page. Universal Music LLC, Japan. March 23, 2017.