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15 Interesting BTS Facts For All The Crazy K-Pop Lovers

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BTS debuted in the year 2013 and since then, every BTS member has enjoyed increasing popularity with the release of every music video.

BTS is the only Korean band to have its own Twitter emoji and the first Korean account to reach a total of 10 million followers on Twitter. BTS is also referred to as ‘Bangtan Boys’, is one of the most famous musical bands that comprise seven boys from South Korea.

This band was started in the year 2010. BTS consists of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Park Ji Min, V, and Jungkook. Jungkook, the popular Asian artist, is the youngest member of BTS.

They mostly co-write and co-produce their songs. They are one of the best K-Pop groups.

They started with hip-hop and now create music in various genres. BTS songs are generally based on personal life as well as social life issues such as mental health, some type of loss, a journey of self-love, school or college problems for a student, and many more.

Their first album titled ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ was released in the year 2013. Then their first studio album in the Korean language titled ‘Dark and Wild’ and another in the Japanese language titled ‘Wake Up’ were released in the year 2014. The second studio album in the Korean language titled ‘Wings’ was released in 2016 and this album was their first one to be sold for one million copies in Korea.

Did you know that once the entire band admitted to having an addiction to the mobile game, Crossy Road!

By the year 2017, they entered the global music market and broke many sales records by taking the Korean wave into the U.S.A. For their single ‘Mic Drop’ they also received a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and became the first Korean group to receive this honor.

Who are BTS?

BTS is one of the most famous K-pop groups in the world. They have created many records and are multiple award winners in the global music industry.

They were the first to receive the certificate from RIAA, and theirs was the first Korean act to be at the top in U.S. Billboard 200 for their studio album titled ‘Love Yourself: Tear’, released in the year 2018. They were among the few groups to win four U.S. number-one albums in less than two years.

Their other studio album titled ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ was released in the year 2018 and was the first Korean album to receive Platinum certified by the RIAA. BTS became more popular after their single ‘Dynamite’ that was released in 2020 which was a super hit and became the first-ever K-pop song to debut at the number one position on the U.S. Billboard ‘Hot 100’ chart.

BTS was started in the year 2010 in South Korea. It so happened that the CEO of Big Hit Entertainment Bang Si-hyuk saw the group leader of BTS RM and he was amazed at his rapping skills. After six years of their debut, they gained popularity over various social media platforms, and their song covers also received huge appreciation on YouTube and SoundCloud. On June 12, 2013, they released their debut single album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ that reached the top five on Gaon Music Chart in South Korea.

At the end of 2013, BTS was awarded various New Artist of the Year awards which included the 28th Golden Disc Awards, 5th Melon Music Awards, and 23rd Seoul Music Awards. BTS made appearances on many music shows in Korea after their single from the album ‘Skool Luv Affair’s’. ‘I Need You’ single from one of BTS albums is the first top-five of BTS in South Korea.

‘Dope’ is the second single from the album that reached number three on Billboard’s World Digital Song Chart and became their first music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube. ‘For You’ is their fourth Japanese single that was on top in the Oricon’s Daily Chart. They had created this song to celebrate the first anniversary of their Japanese debut song.

Fun Facts About BTS

BTS members, ever since their debut, have never declared about being in any love relationship publicly. Thus, this mostly directs that all the members of BTS are single. The full form of BTS is Bangtan Sonyeondan and ARMY is Adorable Representative MC for Youth.

The BTS fandom is called BTS Army. They are in total seven BTS members. The BTS Leader RM learned English by watching ‘Friends’. Earlier, his full name was Rap Monster but now it has changed to Real Me. His actual name is Kim Nam-Joon and he is one of the best speakers of the English language in their group BTS.

All seven boys in their initial periods were living in a single room together. The band came to the spotlight after nearly three years of struggle. Their audition for the Big Hit Entertainment was held in 2010 but their debut was postponed to 2013. Suga, one of the members of BTS, was an underground rapper.

His stage name was Gloss. The reason for having this name was that this name is quite close to his real name Min Yoon-gi and Yoon-gi, meaning gloss. In earlier times, Jungkook had a wish to become a tattoo artist. His real name is Jeon Jung-kook. In one of the interviews, Jungkook revealed that he has a 10 year plan to either be an owner of a duck meat shop or to become a tattoo artist.

The BTS group had some other names in their mind before. They thought the group can be something like ‘Big Kidz’ or ‘Young Nation’ and then they finally decided to name their group Bangtan Sonyeondan. They do all their works by themselves including writing, composing, recording, editing, and all the other work. They sometimes work with other artists.

Before being a part of BTS, J-Hope was a street dancer. No doubt, he is one of the best dancers in their group. He has been dancing for a long time. The dance group with whom he used to perform was named ‘Neutron’. His real name is Jung Ho-Seok. He has won many prizes in dancing.

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BTS Fans

BTS is the singing sensation of the present world. They have millions of fans across the globe. Their fans are called the BTS Army. This is the official name for the fandom of BTS.

This name was officially accepted after the closing of the first recruitment on July 9, 2013. The main motive behind this name was that army personnel are always together, and their fans will always be with them together. The symbol of this name is a door on their viewpoint that shows they are waiting and then welcoming BTS on the opposite side of the door while BTS opens a new door.

The first recruitment started on December 9, 2013, and went on up to December 31, 2013. The perks behind becoming one of the official members of the Army include a membership card, special goods, a newsletter, monthly events to be held, a chance to have a free invitation, advance reservations for shows, the opportunity to participate in broadcasting participation events and a lot more.

The second recruitment started around December 19, 2014, and ended on January 16, 2015. In that too, there were many perks for the people who wanted to be an official member of the Army such as event books, benefits on first purchase for some particular items, free pass for the meeting of fans, reservations at first peak in the concerts of BTS, videos of monthly birthday celebrations of Army members, and many more. 

The third recruitment started on February 19, 2016, up to March 4, 2016. The fourth recruitment was held from May 9, 2017, to May 22, 2017. The fifth recruitment was from April 9, 2018, to April 22, 2018.

The sixth one was on July 15, 2019, and the last one was on August 14, 2020. In all these recruitments, the perks for the Army members kept on increasing. If it would have happened that Army would not have been selected as the official fandom name, then the name would have been either Bells or Bang-wools.

The haters of the group of Bangtan Boys, BTS are called kpoppies. The name has been given by the fans of BTS who are referred to as BTS Army. The name means the persons who are annoying and overbearing k-pop stans. In general, the ones who are not a part of BTS Army.

Did you know?

The zodiac sign of Jimin, one of the Korean boys from BTS is libra. It has always been believed that cancers and capricorns are not suitable as companions for libra. Another surprising fact is that V can write with both his hands and is ambidextrous. The group of leaders of BTS, RM loves to read a lot. The father of J-Hope is a literature teacher. The favorite number of Jimin is 3.

Suga once said in an interview that if he would not have been a rapper, then also he would have become a composer because he loves music a lot. Jungkook is quite scared of microwaves. J-Hope is the only member in the group of the Korean Boys BTS who doesn’t have a piercing in the ear. He believes that by doing this he will keep the purity and values of Koreans. Jimin in his right eye has a small scar that is not much visible and even Jungkook has one on his left cheek.

The only member in the BTS who has his real name as his stage name is Jimin. He was supposed to name his stage name as Baby G. V is super talented and knows how to play the saxophone. The one who takes a longer time in the bathroom is Jungkook. Jimin has a minor problem, he can’t eat much spicy food. Jin once had cut his bangs with a pair of scissors on his own. The parents of V have some adorable nicknames for him, that is ‘Baby Bear’ and ‘Honey Bear’. Suga writes songs daily. J-Hope earlier used to wear braces.

RM has named his dog Rap Mon. They even produce their own music. Jungkook once had eaten six cups of ramen noodles in a single sitting. V once said that if he would have ever asked for a superpower, then it would have been teleporting. Before joining BTS, RM was known as ‘Runch Randa’. RM and Halsey have a unique style of doing handshakes. V chews while sleeping and Suga was a student of Catholic School. He also won the Hot trend Award from Melon Music in 2017.

Suga has an annoying habit of biting his nails. The first K-pop group to have their own emojis on Twitter are BTS and a few of the emojis are ‘Fire’, ‘Not Today’, ‘I Need You’, and many more. The stage name of Jungkook would have been Seagull. V loves classical and jazz music a lot. Suga, before joining BTS, was a delivery boy. Suga doesn’t like horror movies. V once had a huge hair loss as he was supposed to cut a wig but instead, he cut his own hair.

RM doesn’t believe in fate, instead, he believes it is he who can determine his fate. V made his debut in acting with a drama titled ‘Hwarang’ in the year 2017. Jimin has skills in modern dancing and has also been trained in that. The most commented video on YouTube is of the DNA, one of the music videos of BTS. They are huge fans of ‘Friends’ and have also appeared at the reunion of Friends.


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