JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - K-Pop lovers worldwide have of course already known South Korean boyband group Bangtan Boys, or abbreviated as BTS.
BTS consists of seven members, namely RM (Rapmon), Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. BTS debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream" in the album "2 Cool 4 Skool." This time, Netralnews.com will explore the facts about the members. As reported by Baidu News, here are 5 facts about BTS:
1. From Rap to Upbeat
When Big Hit Entertainment's CEO, Bang Shi Hyuk, met with BTS leader, RM, Bang Shi Hyuk was amazed by RM's rap ability. Bang Shi Hyuk also plans to form a Rap group. Even so, the Big Hit decided to change direction. Therefore their music is now dominated by the Upbeat genre.
2. Beat the Beatles Record
As quoted from K-pop news, In 2018, the album 'Love Yourself: Tear' became the first South Korean pop album to top the Billboard 200. The group also topped the charts with the album 'Maps of the Soul: Persona. BTS even the charts record of legendary music group The Beatles.
3. The song "No More Dream" was almost bought by the Japanese Music Company
The BTS song "No More Dream" was about to be bought by a Japanese company because its rap and up beat genre fascinated music lovers there. There were plans to set the song as a soundtrack for the mafia-genre movie "Sunshine Dream".
4. BTS Universe
BTS Universe was introduced through their song and music video entitled 'I Need U.' Bangtan Universe still continues to this day.
5. They contributed US$ 3.6 billion to the South Korean economy.
According to research from the Hyundai Research Institute, BTS is the reason for one of 13 tourists who vacation in South Korea. BTS also makes a number of popular Korean products, ranging from clothing, cosmetics to food.