The South Korean boy band BTS is the first K-pop artist to reach number one US album charts.
The K-pop superstars are part of the so-called Korean Wave, the worldwide rise of Korean music, drama and film.
The group of seven is known for their meticulously choreographed dance style and boyish appearance and is one of the country's best-selling music exports.
They've developed a passionately loyal fanbase called ARMY. [1
It was released in early May. The first single, Fake Love, premiered at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The album, sung in Korean, is "the first primarily foreign-language album # 1 in over 12 years," according to Billboard.] In the week that ended on May 24, it came to 135,000 album units and displaced the top -Posting the previous weeks in second place.
BTS was founded in 2013 and has gained a global audience with its blend of Pop, R & # 39 ;. n & # 39; B and Hip Hop
The band – consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V and Jungkook – has released albums in Korean and Japanese and has up to 10 million followers Social Media
Although BTS did not sing in English, they already toured the US selling venues in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Their upcoming world tour I'll take them to the US and after Canada before I move on to the UK, Holland, Germany and France.
All 14 North American dates are already sold out, including the first four consecutive concerts at the 21,000-capacity Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The dedicated BTS ARMY celebrates their album success on social media
The band has been playing since 2013. Their album Love Yourself: Her was 2017's first K-pop album to be the Top 10 US hit Charts reached and rose to seventh place.
In more than 70 countries, it also reached the top spot on iTunes.
K-Pop was conceived in the 1990s in South Korea as a Western Asian hybrid and today is a multi-million dollar industry with many bands winning audiences around the world.