What you should know about BTS, the K-pop group taking over the charts

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BTS are a force to be reckoned with.

The seven-member K-pop group first started back in 2013, but 2017 has seen them make history in the United States as their popularity soars to new heights. The group’s addictive beats and socially conscious lyrics have helped them become a dominating force in the music industry.

If you don’t know them yet, here are eight things to know.

BTS is a seven-member group from South Korea.

They first formed in 2013 and are also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene. BTS stands for “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.”

When asked what BTS meant while doing a TV interview, member J-Hope said, “The meaning of ‘bangtan’ is to guard against something. So [our name] means that we will boldly defend our music and our worth.”

The group members are: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungook.

They have four studio albums, five EPs, and some other recorded projects under their belts.

Two of the studio albums were Korean and two were Japanese. Of the EPs, two have charted in the United States. Their most recent, “Love Yourself: Her,” peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

They are well-known for their socially conscious songs that focus on social issues, including bullying, mental health, societal pressures, and political criticisms.

The group writes their own socially conscious songs.

“It isn’t a BTS album if there isn’t a track criticizing society,” group member Suga reportedly said at a press conference.

Suga told Billboard in March, “I think it’s way more important to make music with those issues because I think it’s important to encourage people to fight for those issues and, through the music, have a resolution for those issues.”

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Source:: Business Insider

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