How BTS are taking over the world!
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years or so you’d know that BTS fever has contaminated the air! It is turning innocent unsuspecting teenagers and adults alike into crazy fangirls and fanboys. Unfortunately there is no cure for this and in all due time you too would probably be contaminated with BTS Fever and turn into a fully fledged ARMY. I am here to tell you about why BTS fever is everywhere and why this Fever is dangerous and can lead to severe fangirling/fanboying and therefore can cause serious injury or heart attack.
Well as you know BTS are literally E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!!!!! and I mean EVVVVERYWHERE they are on your twitter, your buzzfeed quizzes when you are meant to be doing your history assignment and even as Spotify ads! But how did a KPOP group get so big and so popular in the first place? THIS MAKES NO SENSE! And what is the effect on the Australian listeners??
Okay to start you off we are going to time travel to the magical year of 2013 where we see fetus versions of a group called 방탄소년단 (Bangtansonyeondan/Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or as they are famously known as BTS. Enter leader, Kim Namjoon (킴남준), Oldest member, Kim SeokJin (김석진), Rapper, Min Yoongi (민윤기), Dancing extraordinaire, Jung Hoseok (중호섴), Vocalist, Park Jimin (팍지민), Everyone’s bias wrecker, Kim Taehyung (김태형) and Golden Maknae, Jeon Jungkook (전중국) the seven members that make up BTS and are singers under the label of BigHit Entertainment.
Back in 2013 was when BTS debuted with the song No More Dream (as seen here)
Anyway, the label was just created and they were low on funds. In fact it was revealed that they had to drive in cars that were owned by workers instead of cars hired out for them. Nevertheless the label and BTS tried chasing their dream which ultimately lead them to where they are now which is Billboard 200’s Number #1!!!
Their success began after Blood Sweat and Tears part of the album: Wings released in 2016 which placed them onto the Billboard charts. The ARMY (the fans of BTS/Adorable Representative MCs for Youth) started growing. It was when Not Today and Spring Day were released that the fanbase BOOMED but I definitely think new fans joined in after the comeback in September 2017 with the song DNA and Serendipity (performed by Jimin as the intro song). DNA put BTS on massive media outlets and exposed them to the American market having then been on James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, American Music Awards and new years eve celebrations in New York City. The group then went on to collaborate with Steve Aoki and Desiigner for the remix of Mic Drop (the original song was on the Love Yourself: Her album) which (excuse the pun here) “dropped” on November 24th 2017 (at 7:30pm Adelaide Time and 7pm in Korean Standard but I *cough cough* totally don’t remember that fact) which got them on the Billboard 100 as well as ON RADIO!! AS IN AUSTRALIAN RADIO AS IN HIT107 AND SMALLZY’S SURGERY ON NOVA!!!
Now fast forward a couple of months and BTS have JUST released Love Yourself: Tear featuring songs that leave you sad and some that make you want to dance (example: Singularity and Fake Love) the world is going bananas. Just HOW bananas you ask? AHEM Think of it like this: Taylor Swift is like the Queen Bee of the Music Industry at the moment or at least the Youtube Music Charts. Her record was 53 Million people listening to Look What You Made Me Do in 24 hours which made her set a new world record! BTS have THRASHED Taylor Swift by getting OVER 60 MILLION VIEWS FOR FAKE LOVE IN 24 HOURS! (Must say I might have contributed to this number… AHEM what?)
Some other people have contracted BTS Fever such as Tomi Adeyemi Author of Children of Blood and Bone and Marie Lu author of The Young Elites and Warcross (one of our 2018 Inky Books!!) You need proof?? ALLOW ME!
Also Love Simon’s Keiynan Lonsdale also did a dance cover of Serendipity and MY HEART IS NOT BEATING ANYMORE _/\_/\______
Anyway, BTS won BBMA’s Top Social Artist TWICE and they even performed at the BBMA’s this year (I did not cry. I did not cry. I did not cry. I did not cry.) ;-; Their performances have even been said BY ANSEL ELGORT AND DON’T EVEN PRETEND YOU DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS as “dope choreography” need a video? FEAR NOT FOR THE YOUTUBE QUEEN HAS SOME MORE VIDEOS TO DRAW YOUR EYES TO!!!
Oh and did I MENTION THE TALENT?!?!? YES HAVE A LOOK CLOSER!!!!! DID I MENTION JIMIN IS BLINDFOLDED!?!?!
(RM’s incredible english skills (what can I say when you have an IQ of 140? learnt JUST BY WATCHING FRIENDS THE TV SHOW)
ALSO DID YOU HEAR THE SCREAMING ELLEN COULDN’T EVEN SAY A SENTENCE!!!!
AND THAT THEY ARE COMEDIC ON STAGE AND BEHIND IT TOO
(Can we just call V a robot already? also JHope and Jin’s reactions are priceless)
(BTW the one in the flannel top is Jungkook the one with the flannel cap is V the ones eating are Jimin and JHope)
WHAT THE FANS DO
RECOMMENDED TO USE HEADPHONES IT MUCKS WITH YOUR BRAIN
AND THEY POST CRAZILY ON TWITTER AND BOMBARD MY FEED! (but that’s okay because I probably bombard them as well 😉 )
Anyway, that’s basically all the reasons why BTS are amazing! Vivi and I will be posting more soon!!