The world’s largest K-pop group is giving fans more reason to celebrate their meteoric rise to global stardom.
On Sunday and Monday, BTS will host two virtual fan events, which will include live performances and interactions, to mark the eighth anniversary of their debut.
While the event, called BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo, was announced by the record group in May, the hashtag # BTS8thAnniversary started popping up on Twitter over the weekend as their fans, known as Army, shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming shows.
“We will have the opportunity to meet the military streaming online,” the group said in a video announcing the event. “We are working hard to prepare for a good performance.
The June 13th show will feature most of their Korean hits while the June 14th show is intended to be a “version of the world tour”, in which the band will perform some of their songs in foreign languages, having released a number of them. albums in Japanese.
BTS also has two songs in English to their credit. The first, Dynamite, was released in August 2020 and went on to become a worldwide hit, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. They also made history by becoming the first South Korean pop group to be nominated for a Grammy.
They followed him with Butter, which was released on May 21, and once again went straight to the top of the Billboard Top 100 charts. They also broke their own YouTube record of 108.2 million views in 24 hours. Dynamite received 101 million views in the same period, which means BTS now holds the # 1 and # 2 spots for the most views on YouTube in 24 hours.
The seven members BTS, short for Bangtan Boys, released their first single, 2 Cool 4 School, in 2013. Their first Korean album Dark & Wild was released in 2014 with a Japanese album To wake up.
But it was their 2018 album Love yourself: tear, which topped the US Billboard 200, which helped them find global stardom. The album became the first Korean album to top the US charts, making BTS the first Asian group to do so. A compilation album, called Love yourself: answer, released that same year, also became the first K-pop album to spend an entire year on the Billboard 200 charts in 2019.
In 2020, Time the magazine named them artist of the year.
The members of BTS – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook – are as valued for their smooth movements as they are for their willingness to tackle sensitive issues, including mental health and racism, to through their words and their platforms.
In June 2020, the group donated $ 1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement, which was matched by their fans within 24 hours. That same month, BTS also donated $ 1 million to Live Nation’s Crew Nation campaign to support live music staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is one of the largest artist donations raised for the Crew Nation fund since its inception,” Live Nation said.
Big Hit Entertainment, the group’s label, has stated that the 2021 BTS Muster Sowoozoo “will allow BTS members to perform and talk to their fans around the world in real time as if they were attending a live music concert. air”.
“The emphasis will be on presenting a sense of realism so that fans feel like they are actually at a music festival,” he said.
Tickets for the virtual concert start at $ 46.10 for a day pass and $ 83.70 for both days.