South Korean boy band BTS backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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BTS is a South Korean boy band with seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

After the first and second Korean waves crashed western shores, BTS helped establish K-pop as a global phenomenon, amassing an enormous fan base, the BTS Army. The group, also called the Bangtan Boys, formed in 2010 and released their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool in 2013. The band became a worldwide sensation by 2017.

BTS is the first all-South Korean band to go No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. Popular BTS songs include “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On.” BTS write their own lyrics that are often socially conscious, and they personally engage with their fans on social media.


  • BTS members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Genres: K-pop, Pop, EDM, and hip-hop
  • Record labels: Big Hit, Pony Canyon, Def Jam Japan, and Columbia

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