As a K-pop group, the South Korean boy band BTS has seen a lot of premieres.
It was one of the first K-pop acts to perform at the American Music Awards in November 2017. Several months later, the group's story was the first in this genre to be awarded at the Billboard Music Awards 2017. Just last week, BTS was the first Korean band to perform live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Now BTS, the group of seven, also known as the Bangtan Boys, has made history as the first K-pop band to have an album debut at # 1 on the US Billboard Top 200 charts. "Love Yourself: Tear," the group's third album, was released on May 18 and had 135,000 US sales in the first week of which, according to Nielsen Music, 100,000 were traditional sales. The rest consisted of streams and individual track downloads, Billboard reported. "Love Yourself: Tear", mostly sung in Korean, is also the first primarily foreign-language album, which came in first since the release of a classic crossover vocal quartet "Ancora" in 2006, according to the music side.
BTS & # 39; rise at the top knocked American rapper Post Malone to second place. The rapper album "beerbongs & bentleys" reached the first place in the past three weeks.
This is just the second top 10 appearance of a K-pop group on the Billboard charts. In October 2017, another BTS album titled "Love Yourself: Her" debuted at number 7.
BTS entered the music scene in 2013 and has since become global with songs that combine pop, R & B and hip Audience conquers -shop. Like many other K-pop groups, BTS is known for dynamic performances with complicated choreography and androgynous style make-up. The band members are between 22 and 27 years old.
"The songs, dance, dream and enthusiasm of BTS … excited and empowered young people around the world," wrote Moon.
"At the heart of BTS is outstanding dancing and singing sincerity," he said. "This magical power transforms mourning into hope and differences in similarity." Each of the seven members sings in a way that is true to themselves and to the life they want to live in. Their tune and lyrics transcend regional boundaries, language, culture, and culture Institutions. "
" Thank you, BTS, for bringing great joy to Korea and the world with your great performances, "he said.
After the announcement, members of the group went to Twitter to thank their fans, collectively known as "the ARMY" The acronym stands for "Adorable Representative MC for the Youth".
"No. 1 on Billboard 200. Thanks so much for seeing such good news as soon as we wake up." wrote Kim Seok-jin, better known as Jin, on the Twitter account the band. "It's amazing and so surreal, thanks to everyone who has listened to our music! We will continue to work hard!"
Another BTS member, Jung Ho-seok, deciding on J-Hope, expressed his gratitude.
BTS & # 39; s achievements would not be possible without the ARMY, whose enthusiasm is equal to that of Beliebers and Swifties. For two years in a row, BTS was named the best social artist at the Billboard Music Awards. The award is given to the artist with the highest fan engagement in social media. This year, BTS beat American artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, CNN reported.
When the band appeared in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," members were barely heard over harsh fans standing near the stage. "I love you" and deafening screaming interrupted her interview.
Commenting on a YouTube video of the band about "Ellen," one user made an astute observation and wrote, "90% of this video screamed."  Over the weekend, social media has also been flooded with thousands of ARMY members who wanted to congratulate the group.
A Fan Report tweeted "To the boys who were underestimated and ignored, but they fought so hard, sacrificing too much that they worked so hard and never gave up."
Another user recognized BTS for his Loyalty to the ARMY tweet "Every time they achieve something, their first words are always for us, they are so kind, humble and thankful, we have the right boys"
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