May 28, 2022

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단 Panthan seonyeongdan, Chinese 防彈少年團 Fangdan shaonyantuan, Japanese 防弾少年団; Bodan shōnendan, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene) is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by Big Hit Entertainment. . The team consists of seven members: RM (group leader), Chin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jongkook. In July 2017, the band changed their official logo and English spelling of their name, resulting in them becoming Beyond The Scene. BTS received worldwide recognition with the release of their second studio album Wings, which was considered the most successful of their career until January 2018 (the record for sales was broken by the mini-album Love Yourself: Her, released in September 2017). He allowed the group to win the "Artist of the Year" nomination at the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Awards. In 2017, BTS became one of the top Korean groups on the global music scene, winning the "Best Social Media Artist" award at the Billboard Music Awards, and their mini album Love Yourself: Her peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, which became the highest result among all Korean artists who have ever entered this chart. The singles "DNA" and "MIC Drop" were certified gold by the RIAA, making BTS the first Korean artist in history to be certified gold. Numerous records allowed the group to win the "Artist of the Year" nomination at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for the second year in a row. Since their debut, BTS has sold over 5 million of their records worldwide. In April 2020, BTS became the best-selling artist in South Korean history.


2010-2014: Formation, debut with 2 Cool 4 Skool and O!RUL8,2? The first members of the group were recruited through Big Hit auditions in 2010 and 2011. The original line-up went through a number of changes before finally settling in 2012. Half a year before their debut, the members began to build a connection with fans and solidify their name on Twitter, as well as posting covers on YouTube and SoundCloud. Prior to debuting in 2013, RM was already an underground rapper and unofficially released several tracks, including a collaboration with Zico. Jin was an acting student at Konkuk University before he auditioned, and Suga was also an underground rapper in T