BTS Has A ‘Star Trek’ Celebrity In Their Army

K-pop supergroup, BTS, has their Army of supporters, evidenced by the mushrooming of their fan base…everywhere! They’re one of the biggest bands in the world, slowly but surely surpassing even The Beatles in record sales and screaming audiences.

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Find out who their latest celebrity fan is and where the boys have been this week.

Shawn Mendes is a big BTS fan

Camila Cabello’s other half, Shawn Mendes, an international superstar in his own right, has declared himself a BTS fan and recently said that, as much as he likes listening to them, he’d love to work with them on a song.

The Mercy pop star met the boy band backstage in 2017 at the American Music Awards. At the time, and then in 2018, they discussed the possibility of a collaboration.

“I can’t give you a date because we haven’t hung out and wrote a song yet, but it will happen,” he told The Roz & Mocha Show, “’cause I love them and… their fans too.”

BTS just appeared on ‘Today’ and their literal Army showed up

This morning, the band of seven – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – showed up on NBC’s Today Show for a chat with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. Oh, and thousands of their screaming fans. The boys chatted with Guthrie and Kotb about their new album, Map of the Soul: 7, as well as about the meaning of the title. Kotb asked why they think they’ve become such a global sensation.

BTS on ‘Today’

“There could be many reasons, but all the members, they’re so cute and attractive,” RM cheekily replied, above the sound of the screaming fans. “But the most important thing is that music truly transcends the language and nationalities and races.”

“The title is called ‘7’ and that’s because we are seven members right here. . . It’s a big statement, a declaration that we admit our destiny, admit our shadows and lights at the same time.”

‘Star Trek’ actor William Shatner is the latest proud member of Army

Shatner, in a Twitter chat with fans, tweeted on Feb. 20, eagerly awaiting the band’s new album, Map of the Soul: 7, which released today, Feb. 21, “So has the new BTS album dropped? Is Twitter about to shut down?”

The 88-year-old actor is the epitome of “you’re only as old as you feel.” The author of forty books, he revealed to The Saturday Evening Post in 2017 what keeps him young.

“Passion, romance, family, and curiosity are what keep me going,” the actor said. “Everything I do is personal. I love to perform. I love the puzzle of putting the pieces of a character together. I love to be in love; I love to write about things that baffle us. Coming up with innovative solutions makes me ecstatic.”

He also talked about his concern about climate change.

“I try to do what I can do,” he continued. “I talk to people like yourself to get that message across. If it appears in print or in front of a camera, maybe I can convince one person. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could convince Trump? People who are arguing about climate change are the people who can’t stand that the world is coming to an end.”

Concluding his Twitter conversation with fans about BTS’ new album, Shatner said he would probably “be sleeping when it drops but I will check it out when I get up.”

BTS couldn’t have asked for a more devoted new fan than Captain Kirk!