BTS full form
BTS: Bangtan Sonyeondan
The BTS full form is Bangtan Sonyeondan. It is also known as the Bangtan Boys. It is a seven-member South Korean boy band that debuted in 2013.
The group is composed of members RM (Kim Namjoon), Jin (Kim Seokjin), Suga (Min Yoongi), J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), Jimin Park, V (Kim Taehyung), and Jungkook Jeon.
BTS’s music is influenced by hip-hop and R&B, as well as electronica and rock. The band has released three studio albums: “2 Cool 4 Skool” (2013), “O!RUL8,2?” (2013), and “Skool Luv Affair” (2014).
In September 2014, the band won the award for Best Male Group at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards. BTS’s third full album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1” was released in April 2015 and peaked at number two on the Billboard World Albums chart and included popular songs such as “I Need U (Original Ver.)” and “Dope (Original Ver.).
In May 2016, BTS released their second Japanese studio album, which reached number one on Japan’s Oricon Albums Chart. Their first Japanese live concert album debuted at number one on the weekly Oricon Albums Chart. In 2017, they released their most commercially successful single in Korea: “Spring Day” from their fourth extended play (EP) “You Never Walk Alone,” which debuted at number one on Gaon’s Digital Chart and sold over 1.5 million copies within the first month of release.
BTS’s fifth extended play “Love Yourself: Her” was released in September 2017 and topped the weekly Gaon Albums Chart as soon as it was released, selling 761,992 copies. Their third Japanese studio album “Face Yourself” was then released after that followed by their sixth idol-type extended play “Love Yourself: Tear”.
These releases made BTS the first K-pop act to have four No. 1 albums in a year. Also in 2018, they became the first artist outside of the US to have three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time.
BTS has won numerous awards, including six Melon Music Awards, five Golden Disc Awards, three Seoul Music Awards, two Mnet Asian Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award. With their win at the Billboard Music Awards as Top Social Artist, they became the first Korean artist to ever win a BBMA.
The band is also known for its activism, which includes speaking out against homophobia and prejudice, promoting mental health awareness, and advocating for more youth-oriented topics such as education and dreams. In October 2017, Time magazine named BTS as one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Internet”.
BTS is not only amazing singers and dancers, but they are also intelligent and articulate young men. They use their music and their public platform to advocate for important issues, and this makes them an extraordinarily important band. I hope that more people will discover their music and their message in the years to come.