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BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 12, 2013 with the song "No More Dream" from their first album 2 Cool 4 Skool. They won several New Artist of the Year awards for the track, including at the 2013 Melon Music Awards and Golden Disc Awards and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards. The band continued to rise to widespread prominence with their subsequent albums Dark & Wild (2014), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015) and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016), with the latter two entering the U.S. Billboard 200.[3] The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever went on to win the Album of the Year award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards.[4]

Their second full album, Wings (2016),[5] peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, which marked the highest chart ranking for a K-pop album ever.[6] In their native South Korea, Wings became the best selling album in the Gaon Album Chart history at the time.[7] The album went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies, making it BTS' first "million seller",[8] and the group was subsequently awarded Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards.[9] The group's next release, Love Yourself: Her (2017),[10] debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, marking the highest rank for an Asian artist in history.[11] The group also managed to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with the album's title track, "DNA", which entered at number 85 and peaked at number 67.[12] Another track from the album, "Mic Drop", was remixed by Steve Aoki with a feature by Desiigner and peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both tracks went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, a first for any Korean act ever.[13] The album sold over 1.2 million copies on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart in its first month, reclaiming its title as the best selling album in the chart's history and becoming the biggest selling Korean album by month in 16 years, coming second to G.o.d's album in 2001.[14] BTS was awarded the Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year for the second year in a row in 2017.[15] Since their debut, they have sold an estimated 5 million albums worldwide.[16]

Known for their large social media presence, BTS were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016.[17] Following that, Twitter launched its first ever K-pop Twitter emoji featuring BTS in May.[18] In October 2016, Billboard placed BTS as number one on their Social 50 chart, making them the first Korean group to top the chart.[19] To date, they have spent 60 weeks as number one on the Social 50 chart.[20] That same year, they also charted on YouTube's Music Global Top 100: 17th on the video chart, 6th on the artist chart and 14th on the tracks chart.[21] In February 2017, BTS' achievements led the group to be ranked number five on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list for 2017, a list ranking South Korea's most powerful and influential celebrities.[22] That May, they won the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards, becoming the first Korean group to win a BBMA.[23][24] In June 2017, Time magazine named the band one of the 25 most influential people on the internet.[25] On November 20, 2017 Guinness World Records revealed that BTS had earned a spot in their 2018 edition for "having the world's most Twitter engagements for a music group".[26] That December, they were revealed to be the most tweeted about celebrity in 2017, being "liked or retweeted over half a billion times (502 million)" worldwide, more than U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Bieber combined.[27]

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MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow
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MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow is an album by musical group BTS, released on December 6, 2017.
Mic Drop
 
"Mic Drop" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group BTS for their fifth extended play Love Yourself: Her (2017).
Love Yourself: Her
 
Love Yourself 承 'Her' is the fifth extended play by South Korean boy group BTS. The EP was released on September 18, 2017 by Big Hit Entertainment.
Love Yourself 承 'Her'
Album
Love Yourself 承 'Her' is an album by musical group BTS, released on September 18, 2017.

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Backstreet Boys Admit They're All Big Fans Of BTS
  –  February 7, 2018
“We are huge fans of BTS. We love them. Actually, Aoki played us one of their songs that hasn't been released yet. It's a remix he did in the studio,” the singer revealed. However, the band did stop there. Nick went on to invite BTS to one of their ...
Backstreet Boys 'huge fans' of K-pop group BTS
  –  February 7, 2018
Feb. 7 (UPI) --The Backstreet Boys are "huge fans" of fellow boy band BTS. Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter voiced the group's love for BTS in a Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, and invited the K-pop group to attend the Backstreet Boys' residency show in Las Vegas.
BTS Just Became The First K-Pop Band To Go Gold Thanks To Steve Aoki
  –  February 7, 2018
According to the RIAA, any song is eligible for gold certification after it surpasses 500,000 units in sales. In addition to the sales unit, the RIAA also counts 150 on-demand audio/video streams as a single unit by the RIAA standards. Knowing the ...
From Girls' Generation to BTS: distinct style of K-pop to echo in Olympic Spotlight
  –  February 7, 2018
Watch the music video from K-pop boy band BTS: "It was very well placed to move very, very quickly to assimilating and appropriating Western music," Howard said. What started as innocent Bubblegum pop has lately taken an edgier turn. Nods to the mainstream ...
BTS album climbs Billboard 200 in its 17th week on the chart
  –  February 7, 2018
South Korean boy band BTS climbed up the Billboard 200 albums chart with an album released more than four months ago, according to the U.S. music chart updated Tuesday (U.S. local time). "Love Yourself: Her," out since September, took the 67th spot on the ...
BTS are getting a game where fans can ‘manage and foster’ the K-Pop giants
  –  February 6, 2018
The premise of BTS World is that the player becomes the manager of the band and has to nurture the boys and their music career. But rather than relying on animations the band have recorded over 100 cinematics and taken 10,000 unique pictures for their ...
BTS Just Became The First K-Pop Band To Go Gold
  –  February 5, 2018
The boys of BTS can add yet another achievement to their growing list of accolades. It looks like the band’s “Mic Drop” remix with Steve Aoki, featuring rapper Desiigner, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
BTS' RM recovering from deviated septum surgery
  –  February 5, 2018
SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) -- RM, leader of the popular boy band BTS, has recently undergone surgery for a deviated septum, his management agency, Big Hit, said Monday. A deviated septum is a condition where the nasal septum -- the bone and cartilage that ...
Fans think Latin boy group CNCO and a radio DJ mocked BTS and Korea
  –  February 2, 2018
where they spoke about various topics such as their Best Boy Band nomination for the upcoming 2018 iHeartRadio Awards. When the topic turned to their fellow iHeartRadio nominees BTS, fans weren't too happy at what was said. CNCO replied that they like BTS ...
BTS and Steve Aoki to collaborate in 2018
  –  January 31, 2018
Steve Aoki confirmed plans to collaborate with K-pop boy band BTS. Aoki was the mastermind behind the remix to BTS’ ‘Mic Drop.’ The mega-hit remix was released in November 2017 and garnered the Number 1 spot on iTunes’ Top Charts within one day in ...
K-pop band BTS makes a breakthrough in the US
  –  January 30, 2018
When South Korean boy band BTSmade an appearance at the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” it wasn’t just a cherry on the cake of what has been the group’s biggest year in their career so far. The occasion also underscored the K-pop act ...
Twitter Didn't Make BTS
  –  January 30, 2018
During this time, I did manage to reconnect with an old friend, and she introduced me to this band she liked, called BTS. We both knew of K-Pop. I listened to them. I dug it. They were dope as hell, and I looked more into them, but hell, no one listens to ...
iHeartLATINO DJ and Latin boy band CNCO mock BTS and the Korean language on radio
  –  January 30, 2018
iHeartLATINO Chairman/DJ Enrique Santos and Latin boy band CNCO mocked BTS and the Korean language on a radio interview. On January 26, DJ Enrique Santos held an interview with the Latin boy group CNCO for his radio show. MC Enrique Santos: "Have you seen ...
Steve Aoki And BTS Already Working On More New Music
  –  January 29, 2018
(Radio.com) Steve Aoki is the mastermind behind BTS' "Mic Drop" Remix, but his partnership with the K-pop band is far from over he revealed in a recent radio interview. The DJ spoke with McCabe in the SoCal Honda Sound Stage at 97.1 AMP Radio and said ...
Popular boy band BTS, recently opened up about next instalment of Love Yourself
  –  January 29, 2018
The members of popular K-Pop boy group — BTS, have recently opened up about their next album, which could be the second instalment of their latest project Love Yourself. Team leader RM suggests, happiness as the concept for their next musical project.
BTS: Secret behind our success is not social media, but sincerity and quality
  –  January 29, 2018
SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- Many have attributed the high popularity of the K-pop boy band BTS to its clever use of social media, but the group said its sincerity and quality were more integral to its success. "People pay attention only to the fact that we ...
BTS Fans Flock To Viral Horror Fanfic "Outcast" Based On Band
  –  January 26, 2018
In an era where Black Mirror has viewers questioning their every virtual action, one member of BTS’ fan ARMY took things a step further with an interactive work of fanfiction resulting in thousands of Twitter users debating the dangers of a video game.
Will BTS propel K-pop to the top?
  –  January 25, 2018
Five years later, another Korea-borne sensation rose to the top, this time in the form of boy band BTS. The group has had a formidable year, winning the top social artist award at Billboard Music Awards, and becoming the first K-pop group to perform at ...
K-Pop Boy Band BTS Had a 'Hella Lit' Time at Dave & Buster’s — Here's Proof
  –  January 25, 2018
Last fall, BTS, the global K-pop phenomenon, boarded a party bus with Vogue and took L.A. by storm. Here’s what happened.
BTS superfan moves to South Korea to be near K-pop band
  –  January 19, 2018
Stephanie is part of the BTS army. It's a fandom even Directioners struggle to match. Her love for the seven-piece K-pop boy band runs so deep she's moved from Scotland to South Korea, just to be closer to them. "One day, I was just going through YouTube ...
BTS Horror Fanfic 'Outcast' Goes Viral on Twitter Thanks to ARMYs
  –  January 15, 2018
K-pop superstars BTS have gone viral again -- thanks to fan fiction ... The cross-genre phenomenon is the latest peg in the domination of the boy band’s fandom, called ARMY, on Twitter. Outcast incorporates a fandom-wide choose-your-own-adventure ...
BTS Wins Album Of The Year At The Golden Disc Awards & Their Fans Are Stoked
  –  January 11, 2018
BTS won the Disk Daesang award for their album, Love Yourself: Her, at K-pop’s Golden Disc Awards on Jan. 11. As soon as the boy band won Album of the Year, they immediately became a global trending topic on Twitter. BTS also won Disk Bonsang and Digital ...
BTS: The enduring power of the princes of K-pop
  –  January 8, 2018
K-pop has been the driving force of Korean popular culture for more than two decades and one band is now leading the way. But, as the BBC's Heather Chen and BBC Korean's Minji Lee write, can BTS keep up their extraordinary rise in 2018? It's big business ...
K-Pop Boy Band Phenomenon BTS Learned English by Watching Friends
  –  November 27, 2017
Could Friends be any more popular? It’s been 23 years since the NBC sitcom premiered — but the beloved series still has fans around the globe. On Monday’s episode of her talk show, Ellen DeGeneres sat down with K-Pop phenomenon BTS, a seven ...

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