Hangul: 방탄소년단

Alternative name: 防弾少年団

Fandom Name: ARMY

Fandom Color: White/Black

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: In Korea: June 13, 2013 - In Japan: June 04, 2014

BTS Members

About BTS

BTS Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. JinDec 04, 199230 years old
2. SugaMar 09, 199330 years old
3. J-HopeFeb 18, 199429 years old
4. RMSep 12, 199428 years old
5. JiminOct 13, 199527 years old
6. VDec 30, 199527 years old
7. JungkookSep 01, 199725 years old

BTS Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. RM1.82 m (6’0″)
2. Jin1.79 m (5’10”)
3. Jungkook1.78 m (5’10”)
4. V1.78 m (5’10”)
5. J-Hope1.77 m (5’10”)
6. Jimin1.74 m (5’9″)
7. Suga1.74 m (5’9″)


BTS is composed of seven members born between 1992 and 1997. Their ages ranged from 15 to 20 years old at the time of their debut in June 2013. The oldest member is Jin (born Dec 4, 1992). He was 20 years old when BTS debuted. The youngest member (maknae) is Jungkook (born Sep 1, 1997). He was 15 years old at the time of BTS’ debut. There is an age gap of 5 years between Jin and Jungkook.

J-Hope and RM were both born in 1994. J-Hope is, in fact, just 7 months older than RM. Jimin and V are both ’95 liners. Jimin is about 2 months older than V.

Based on age, the Hyung line of BTS is composed of the 4 oldest members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, and RM. The Maknae line is composed of the 3 youngest members: Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

All BTS members are Korean.


In terms of positions, RM is the official leader of BTS; he is also the main rapper. Suga, J-hope, and RM are part of the rap line of BTS. The main vocalist is Jungkook. V, Jungkook, Jimin, and Jin are part of the vocal line. The main dancer is J-hope. The main visual is Jin.

Jinsub-vocalist, visual
Sugalead rapper
J-Hopemain dancer, sub-rapper, sub-vocalist
RMleader, main rapper
Jiminmain dancer, lead vocalist
Vlead dancer, sub-vocalist, visual
Jungkookmain vocalist, lead dancer, sub-rapper, center, maknae

Zodiac Signs

MemberBirthdayZodiac Sign
JinDec 4, 1992Sagittarius
SugaMar 9, 1993Pisces
J-HopeFeb 18, 1994Aquarius
RMSep 12, 1994Virgo
JiminOct 13, 1995Libra
VDec 30, 1995Capricorn
JungkookSep1, 1997Virgo

Ideal Type

MemberIdeal Type
JinHis ideal type is someone who can cook well and do housekeeping well.
SugaHe doesn’t have a fixed ideal type but he likes someone who is charming at first sight. More than external appearances and looks, he prefers to be able to talk the same language with the other person.
J-HopeHe likes someone who can make cocoa in the morning.
RMHe likes a girl that can wear high top canvas (sneakers).
JiminHis ideal type is someone cute and with odd charms or whimsical traits.
VHis ideal type is someone who is different and pure. He likes someone who can take care of his health in the morning and care for him like a mother.
JungkookHis ideal type is someone who is tall, has fair skin, and is slim. He mentioned that IU is close to his ideal type.


MemberMBTIPersonality Traits
JinINTPIntroverted, intuitive, thinking, prospective
SugaINTPIntroverted, intuitive, thinking, prospective
J-HopeESFJExtroverted, observant, feeling, judging
RMENFPExtroverted, intuitive, feeling, prospective
JiminENFJExtroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging
VENFPExtroverted, intuitive, feeling, prospective
JungkookISFPIntroverted, observant, feeling, prospective

Most Viewed Music Videos

Ranked by most views in the first 24 hours.

1. Butter (2021)108.2 million views
2. Dynamite (2020)101.1 millions views
3. Boy With Luv (2019)74.7 million views
4. Permission to Dance (2021)72.3 million views
5. Life Goes On (2020)71.6 million views
6. Yet To Come (2022)48.9 million views
7. Idol (2018)45.9 million views


MemberSpoken Language(s)
JinKorean (fluent), English (basic), Chinese (basic), Japanese (basic)
SugaKorean (fluent), English (basic), Japanese (basic)
J-HopeKorean (fluent), English (basic), Chinese (basic), Japanese (basic)
RMKorean (fluent), English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)
JiminKorean (fluent), English (basic), Japanese (basic)
VKorean (fluent), English (basic), Japanese (fluent)
JungkookKorean (fluent), English (basic), Japanese (basic)

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The oldest member of BTS is Jin (born Dec 4, 1992).
  • The youngest member (maknae) of BTS is Jungkook (born Sep 1, 1997).
  • There is an age gap of 5 years between Jin and Jungkook.
  • The leader of BTS is Kim Nam-joon, better known as RM.
  • The tallest member of BTS is RM. His exact height is 181.68 cm (5’11.5”)
  • The shortest members of BTS are Suga and Jimin with a height of 174 cm (5’9”).
  • BTS siblings: All BTS members have siblings. J-Hope has an older sister (Jung Dawon). Jin as an older brother (Kim Seok Jung). Suga has an older brother (Min Geumjae). RM has a younger sister (Kim Kyung Min). V has a younger sister and a younger brother (Kim Eun Jin and Kim Jong Gyu). Jimin has a younger brother (Park Jihyun). Jungkook has an older brother (Junghyun).
  • Famous BTS fanboys: Park Jihoon (Wanna One), Sejun (Victon), Wooyoung and Jongho (Ateez), Younghoon (The Boyz), Hyunwoo and Dylan (D-Crunch).
  • Famous BTS fangirls: Yulhee (Laboum), Jieun (Secret), Kara, I.O.I, Liza Soberano (Philippino model; most beautiful woman in 2019), Dasha Taran (Russian model), Ashlyn Pearce (American actress).


Jin is the oldest member of BTS. His position is sub-vocalist but he is also the official visual member of the group. Jin was scouted by Big Hit Entertainment while walking the streets of South Korea. He initially auditioned to be an actor but later transitioned to becoming an idol trainee. Prior to becoming an idol, he studied in Australia as an exchange student. He debuted with BTS at the age of 21. He stands at a height of 179 cm (5’11”) and has an estimated weight of 63 kg (139 lbs).


  • Stage Name: Jin
  • Full Name: Kim Seok-jin
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Dec 4, 1992
  • Height: 179 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O


Suga is the second oldest member of BTS. He originally joined Big Hit Entertainment as a music producer. His name Suga comes from the first syllables of the term “shooting guard”, which was the position he played in his basketball team when he was a student. Suga was 20 years old (international age) when he made his debut with BTS in June 2013. He is an introvert with an MBTI of INTP. Despite being one of the shortest member of BTS, Suga’s height is 174 cm (5’9”), which is about the average for Korean men.


  • Stage Name: Suga
  • Full Name: Min Yoon Gi
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Mar 9, 1993
  • Height: 174 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O


J-Hope is the main dancer and rapper of BTS. He started as a street dancer and won first place in South Korea’s national dance competition in 2012. His hobbies include dancing (street dance, freestyle), beatboxing, tidying up, playing tennis.


  • Stage Name: J-hope
  • Full Name: Jung Ho Seok
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Feb 18, 1994
  • Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A


RM is BTS’s leader and the main rapper. In fact, his name RM stands for Rap Monster and Real Me. He and J-hope were both born in 1994, with J-hope being slightly older by only 7 months. RM is very intelligent. He has an IQ of 148 and scored in the top 1% of South Korea in the university entrance examinations. He is also the best English speaker in the group. He taught himself by watching American sitcoms like Friends.


  • Stage Name: RM
  • Full Name: Kim Nam-joon
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Sep 12, 1994
  • Height: 182 cm (6’0”)
  • Weight: 67kg (147 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A


Jimin, BTS’s main dancer, started dancing from a young age. When he was in middle school, he attended Just Dance Academy where he learned popping and locking. He later studied contemporary dance at Busan High School of Arts. He is also one of the lead vocalists of the group.


  • Stage Name: Jimin
  • Full Name: Park Jimin
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Oct 13, 1995
  • Height: 174 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 61kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A


V is the second youngest member of BTS. He was 17 years old when he debuted with the group in 2013. He almost debuted as a rapper instead of vocalist. He is fluent in Japanese and Korean, and knows basic English. He considers his journey as an idol a once-in-a-lifetime lucky chance.


  • Stage Name: V
  • Full Name: Kim Tae Hyung
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Dec 30, 1995
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB


Jungkook is the youngest and the most popular member of BTS. He is also the main vocalist of the group. Jungkook was inspired to start singing after he came across a video of RM rapping. And coincidentally it was around the same time when Bang Si Hyuk was doing Star Audition – The Great Birth and that’s how Jungkook ended up with Big Hit Entertainment.


  • Stage Name: Jungkook
  • Full Name: Jeon Jung-kook
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Date of Birth: Sep 1, 1997
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 66kg (145 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A


  • Before they debuted they already had 2,000 fans subscribed to their fan-café.
  • In Jo Kwon’s MV ‘I’m da one’, J-Hope and Jungkook can be seen dancing. Jin, V and SUGA also appear.
  • Jimin participated in the video “Party (XXO)” of Big Hit’s former group GLAM.
  • Their debut song “No More Dream” was written in 2012 by RM, SUGA and one of the former members, Donghyuk (Supreme Boi). The lyrics were rewritten by them more than 22 times.
  • Their debut single “2 COOL 4 SKOOL” contains two “Hidden Tracks” or hidden songs that are not featured in the official track lists or on BigHit Entertainment’s official website, these songs are “Skit: On the Start Line” and “길 (Road/Path)” leaving the single with a total of 9 songs.
  • When they debuted, BTS thought of several ways to make their introduction but they were discarded as most of them were embarrassing. In the end, they decided on a short slogan: “BANG! TAN! Hello, we are BTS!”
  • The song 좋아요 (I Like It) from their debut album was written by RM, SUGA and J-Hope in 40 minutes.
  • For their reality show, American Hustle Life, they traveled to the city of Los Angeles, in the United States. They learned about Hip Hop from artists such as Coolio, Dante Evans, Nate Walka, Tony Jones, Warren G, Iris Stevenson, etc.
  • They were included in the ranking of the American digital cable and satellite television channel, FuseTV, among “The 27 best albums we’ve heard in 2015…. So far.” Being the only Korean artist included in the list with their mini-album 화양연화 Pt.1.
  • With their sixth Japanese single “RUN” they reached the top of the Oricon charts in Japan, selling more than 70,000 albums and becoming the third consecutive song to reach the top of the Oricon music charts after “For You” and “I NEED U”.
  • 7 tons of rice were donated to charity after their Red Bullet concert in 2014 that kicked off the tour. The rice, donated by fans on behalf of BTS, was given to charity as part of the opening of the famous KSTAR ROAD at Apujeong Rodeo where they have their bear figure on the ride along with other big artists.
  • The selfie that the group took with an award at the Melon Music Awards 2015 night was selected by Twitter Korea as the “Golden Tweet” as it received over 2.9 million views.
  • His videos “I Need U’, “Prologue”, “Run” and “Young Forever” are intertwined with each other, but the true story and possible real order behind them is unknown.
  • On December 18, 2015, the iTunes K-pop chart revealed that BTS took the top spot with their album 화양연화 Pt.2 and the song from the same album “RUN”. Within the top 100 songs on the chart list, a total of 13 BTS songs appeared.
  • The album 화양연화 Pt.2 debuted at number one on Billboard’s “World Albums chart”, also being the longest running album on the chart at that time for more than six non-consecutive weeks.
  • Due to the success of BTS during 2015, Big Hit ranked second in physical sales that year being only surpassed by SM Entertainment’s company.
  • On May 2, 2016, they achieved their first all kill, with the song “FIRE” from the special album Young Forever simultaneously ranking no.1 on all music charts in Korea.
  • On May 12, 2016, they became the first Korean group to have their own Twitter emoji using the hastags #BTS, #LoveBTS or #방탄소년단. These became TT within 5 minutes.
  • In less than an hour the hashtag #WINGSBR, which referred to his new comeback, became the No. 1 worldwide trend.
  • VLIVE’s servers crashed as more than 500,000 fans were online to watch the BTS ‘WINGS’ preview SHOW live. They had to delay the live show for more than half an hour and in the meantime, a million more fans logged on. They managed to finish the show with over 3 million live views and over 100 million hearts.
  • They are the first Korean artists to chart for the second consecutive time in the Billboard top 200 with their special album Young Forever (then for the 3rd time with WINGS).
  • On June 25, 2016, Big Hit revealed that all 144,000 tickets of 2016 BTS Live 화양연화 On Stage: Epilogue Asia Tour had been sold out managing to sell out all 14 concerts in 10 cities in Asia.
  • Their second album, WINGS, managed to top the charts in 97 countries and got an all-kill on Korean music portals. They made it to the top 16 of sites like MelOn and NAVER with the 15 songs of their album and “FIRE” as the 16th. More than 500,000 physical albums were sold in the pre-sale period.
  • On October 17, 2016 WINGS reached no. 2 on the “Worldwide iTunes Album Chart” and “Blood Swear & Tears” achieved no. 1 among music videos on US iTunes, spent two consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200′, the second week at no.106. They also ranked no. 86 on the “Billboard Canadian Hot 100”.
  • For the January 2016 ISACs, they won gold, silver and bronze medals in archery (mixed team together with Lovelyz), men’s 60m (JungKook) and 400m relay races (Jimin, J-Hope, SUGA and JungKook). They again won silver medal in January 2017 ISACs in archery.
  • On February 20, 2017, their MV “Blood Sweat & Tears” achieved100 million views becoming the second K-Pop group to achieve this so quickly at that time.
  • On July 4, 2017 both the official logos of the group and their fanclub A.R.M.Y. had a design change.
  • Big Hit Entertainment made it known on September 10, 2017 that “The Chainsmokers”, Andrew Taggart, had collaborated on the song ‘Best Of Me’ from their LOVE YOURSELF album “HER”.
  • On September 25, 2017 Steve Aoki released photos meeting with BTS’s production team celebrating their future collaboration which confirmed previous rumors concerning the track. On November 24, the MV of the collaboration was released under the name Mic Drop Remix (BTSxSteve Aoki).
  • They become the first K-pop group to be nominated for the BBMAs and won in the Top Social Artist Award 2017 category with a figure of over 300 million votes, obtained in three weeks of voting being the third group to win a major award outside Korea, the first being BIGBANG and the second Super Junior. VOGUE named them as the best dressed of the evening.
  • BTS is the second K-pop group to win Best International Artist at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards followed by Super Junior in 2015.
  • The music video for “DNA”, the title track of their mini-album “Love Yourself: Her” released on September 18, 2017 at 6pm KST reached 10 million views on YouTube around 2am KST on September 19, making them the fastest K-Pop group to reach this figure in just eight hours until then.
  • According to Spotify on September 19, 2017 (GMT), DNA entered the streaming service’s global Top 50 at number 50, the first time a Korean artist has entered it.
  • BTS’s mini-album “Love Yourself: Her” ranked No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 73 regions, which is the highest number for a Korean artist, while “DNA” assumed the top spot on the iTunes Top Songs charts in 29 regions.
  • On September 26, 2017, Billboard announced that her new song “DNA” entered the Hot 100 for the week of October 7 at no. 85; in addition, it also reached the no.7 spot on Billboard 200 with her mini-album “Love Yourself: Her”.
  • Billboard interviewed them for the great achievements they had made as they were doing their tour in the United States, the interview was done live on Billboard’s official website.
  • On November 13, 2017, a media outlet revealed that the members of BTS had moved into Hannam THE HILL earlier this month, known as the most expensive apartment in South Korea, where famous stars and wealthy figures reside.
  • On November 19, 2017, they made their first live performance on AMAs in the United States, a fact that makes them the first K-Pop group and the second Korean artist to be live on American TV.
  • With the release of MIC Drop Remix, they stayed on the Billboard HOT100 for 10 consecutive weeks, beating their previous record with their song DNA.
  • On the December 19, 2017 broadcast of ‘ 5AM Morning News ‘ on NBC, one of the largest news stations in the United States, Jonghyun’s death was reported on live television in a news update on the local NBC station in Chicago. However, the video played during the segment was not of Jonghyun, but of BTS on their episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Not only was the wrong video used, NBC Chicago made a continuous approach to RM when talking about Jonghyun. They also talk about SHINee on Ellen DeGeneres Show, as if they are BTS. The news segment host also claims that SHINee attended the AMAs. Fans flooded NBC Chicago’s Twitter account extremely angry about the mistake, claiming that no one at NBC Chicago took the time to research who Jonghyun or even SHINee was with a basic Google search.
    • In response to the strong criticism of their mistake, NBC Chicago apologized via Twitter, stating, “Yesterday, while reporting on the death of Kim Jong Hyun, a member of the popular South Korean boy band SHINee, NBC 5 aired a video of the band BTS by mistake during our morning newscast. We sincerely apologize for this mistake.”
  • On January 24, 2018, Big Hit Entertainment made an official announcement through the group’s fan cafe informing fans of the members’ decision to only accept fan letters from now on: “After a long and thorough discussion with BTS members about the gifts they send with sincere hearts, we decided to no longer receive gifts (delivery and support service) except letters. Only gifts sent before 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30 will be delivered to the artists. After March 30, only letters will be delivered to artists. However, fan events prepared to support BTS members at Korean and Global concerts and official fan gatherings can continue after approval as they did before.”
  • Both MIC Drop, DNA and Fake Love were certified Gold by the RIAA.
  • ‘Fake Love’ became the fastest music video to reach 60 million views on YouTube.
  • “IDOL” ranked #5 in global trends on YouTube.
  • BTS set the record for the video with the most cumulative views in less than 24 hours on YouTube with “IDOL”.
  • It is the first K-pop group to perform a song (IDOL) on the stage of America’s Got Talent.
  • They became the first and only Korean group to enter the Top 40 of the official UK singles chart when “IDOL” debuted at No. 21.
  • DNA became the first video of a K-pop group to reach 500 million views.
  • They are the first Korean artist to present a speech in front of the UN General Assembly.
  • On October 06, 2018, BTS performs their historic concert at Citi Field in New York, becoming the first and only K-pop artist to perform in a stadium in the United States.
  • On October 8, 2018, it was revealed that BTS is the first idol group to receive the Korean Government’s Cultural Merit Medal and its members are the youngest to accept it.
  • It was the first K-pop group to win an award at the American Music Awards.
  • The movie Burn the Stage will be shown in theaters in November in Korea, the United States and Australia, among other countries.
  • They rejected the offer of receiving a possible exemption from compulsory military service, declaring that they will fulfill their duty.
  • They are the first artist to receive an official double million Gaon certification.
  • They are the first Korean artist to surpass 1 billion plays on Apple Music.
  • They are the first Korean to win a People’s Choice Award.
  • For 100 weeks they topped the Billboards Social 50, becoming the first and only group to do so. In addition, he becomes the second artist with more weeks on the top of the list, only behind Justin Bieber.
  • They became the first foreign artist to top one of Oricon’s weekly charts with over 400,000 units in the first week of release.
  • They were certified platinum by the RIAA for the single: Mic Drop, being the first Korean artists to receive it. They also received the RIAA gold certified album for “Love Yourself: Answer”.
  • BTS becomes the fastest Korean artist, who debuted after 2000, to surpass 10 million albums in total sales.
  • “Love Yourself: Tear” by BTS receives 2019 GRAMMY Awards nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category.
  • BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer” is certified silver in the UK by BRIT.
  • “Fake Love” by BTS becomes the most played song by a Korean artist on Spotify with 184 million plays.
  • The New York Post featured them in 2019 within its “Top 10 Best Boy Bands of All Time” list.
  • “Love Yourself: Answer” set a new record for the highest album sales in Gaon Chart history.
  • They became the first K-pop group to be nominated and win the BBMAs in the Top Duo/Group category.
  • BTS was included for the second consecutive year in TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • They broke their own pre-order record with their upcoming album “Map of the soul: Persona” achieving 2,685,030 in just five days.
  • The albums “Love Yourself: Answer” and “Love Yourself: Tear” reached No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the best-selling albums of 2018 worldwide, according to IFPI.
  • They sold out Wembley Stadium in London in just 90 minutes.
  • They managed to achieve 3 titles in the Guinness World Records book with their song “Boy with luv” among which are: “most watched YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group”, “most watched YouTube music video in 24 hours” and “most watched YouTube video in 24 hours”.
  • Boy In Luv’s MV surpassed 300M plays on YouTube making BTS break its own record and become the first Korean act to have 11 music videos surpass that amount.
  • “BTS’s ‘Lights/Boy with Luv’ broke the record for the best-selling Japanese album (by a Korean artist) on its first day and first week on the ORICON chart, selling 467K units on its 1st day. It surpassed ‘FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2’ with 454K in its first week.
  • His Japanese song Lights ranked #5 on iTunes Global.
  • BTS’s “Lights/Boy with Luv” is in the top 3 of LINEMUSIC’s ‘Top 100’ chart.
  • They earned a spot on TIME’s “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” list for the third year in a row, the only Korean act to appear on the list.
  • They are the first foreign artist to perform a solo concert in a large-scale stadium in Saudi Arabia.
  • They made history with the debut of BTS WORLD’s soundtrack on Billboard’s Top Soundtracks chart. This is the first time a K-pop soundtrack has made the list.
  • They are the first Korean artist to have three albums simultaneously on Billboard 200 with: “Map of the soul: PERSONA”, “Love Yourself: Answer” and “BTS WORLD”.
  • Forbes included them in its list of the world’s highest paid artists in 2019.
  • They topped the official UK album chart with “Map of the soul: PERSONA”.
  • Pollstar magazine listed them as number one on its Live 75 list of the world’s best-selling tours.
  • “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” by BTS was named the highest grossing tour of May on Billboard Boxscore’s Top Tours list raising $51.7 million through these shows and selling a total of 384,498 tickets. Artists Metallica, P!Nk, Spice Girls and Ariana Grande follow in the Top 5 on the list.
  • BTS’s “Map of the soul: PERSONA” becomes their second album to be certified silver in the UK.
  • BTS WORLD, the BTS game, reaches the top of app charts worldwide by topping the Apple App Store’s most popular free game charts in 33 countries around the world. It is also the first app released by a Korean company to top the charts in Western markets.
  • BTS’s “Map of the soul: PERSONA” is crowned by Guinness World Records as the best-selling album in the history of South Korea.
  • BTS scored their second RIAA platinum single with “Boy with luv” becoming the first Korean artist to have two RIAA platinum certified singles.
  • BTS’ “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” concert becomes the best-selling show in Rose Bowl Stadium history, generating $16.6 million through sales of a reported 113,040 tickets.
  • They received an official gold accreditation from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Having “DNA”, “Fake Love”, “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” and “Boy with luv” certified gold.
  • NASA adds 3 BTS songs to its playlist for the upcoming trip to the moon.
  • They were invited to join the Recording Academy of the Grammy Awards as voting members.
  • They received the Triple Million certification in Gaon.
  • BTS’s twitter becomes the first Korean account to surpass 20 million followers.
  • BTS becomes the first group to be #1 for five weeks on Billboard’s Artist 100. It is also the first Korean artist to spend four weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart.
  • “Boy with luv” by BTS achieved its record fourth week on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, becoming the first Korean group to do so.
  • “Map of the soul: PERSONA” is the first Korean album to spend four weeks in the Top 20 of the UK official album chart.
  • They were included in Gold House’s A100 list of the most impressive Asians.
  • “Map of the Soul: Persona” is now the third BTS album to enter the chart at No. 1, making BTS the first Korean artist to top the Billboard 200 with three different albums.
  • They set a one-week record with “Map of the soul: PERSONA” on Hanteo Chart.
  • For Spotify’s daily global Top 200 list, they were highlighted as the highest ranking Koreans. They then surpassed 5 billion plays on the platform.
  • “Map of the soul: PERSONA” is the first album to record 2 million sales on Hanteo Chart.
  • They doubled their previous record with stock pre-orders for “Map of the soul: PERSONA” registering 3,021,822.
  • “Spring Day” by BTS achieved the record for the longest-running song in the history of Melon’s weekly chart, with a total of 130 weeks.
  • BTS sets a new record by becoming the first artist on Billboard’s world album chart to take the top four spots with: “BTS World”, “Map of the soul: PERSONA”, “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer”.
  • çThey become the first artists to win in the categories of “Best Group” and “Best K-pop” at the MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Becomes the first Korean artist to win MTV UK’s Hottest Summer Superstars title.
  • He achieves his second gold album in the United States after “Map of the soul: PERSONA” obtains RIAA certification.
  • “Love Yourself: Answer” becomes the first Korean album to spend 50 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Becomes the first foreign male group certified for reaching one million single sales in Japan.
  • She reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tour Roundup after earning $20 million from her Japanese concerts.
  • BTS achieves records for movie events with “Bring the soul: The movie” by selling 2.55 million tickets. It also became the widest release for a cinema event movie by screening in 122 territories and more than 5,000 theaters.
  • They are the first group to earn 50 Top 5 Hits in the history of the World Digital Song sales chart.
  • The world famous Business of Fashion 500 list has created a new Model & Muse list, which includes those people who can be said to have made history in the fashion industry, one of them was Jimin.
  • BTS’s “Fire” is in the sountrack of the US movie “Playing with fire”.
  • They were the first Kpop group to perform at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards doing a collaboration with Lil Nas X and other artists for the song “Old Town Road”.
  • Their album “Maps of the Soul: 7” becomes the first album of 2020 to sell 500,000 pure copies in the US and is the first album by a Korean group to achieve such a record in Korea.
  • On May 15, it was announced that BTS’s 2018 album “Love Yourself: Answer” has earned BRIT gold certification. The album became BTS’ first album to receive silver certification in the UK in May 2019. The album “Love Yourself: Answer” becomes the first album by a Korean group to receive a gold certification in the UK.
  • “Fake Love” becomes the third music video to reach over 700 million views on YouTube on May 24. The music video was released on May 18, 2018, which means it has taken “Fake Love” approximately two years and five days to reach the 700 million views milestone. “Fake Love” follows “Boy With Luv,” the fastest boy band music video to reach that milestone, as well as “DNA,” the first Korean boy band music video to do so.
  • On June 1, 2020 KST, the official MV of BTS’s song “DNA” reaches one billion views on YouTube being their first music video with such figures and becoming the first South Korean male group to do so.
  • On July 7, 2020, Big Hit confirmed that members RM, Suga and J-Hope enrolled last year at Hanyang Cyber University (same where Jin has attended since 2017) in the Advertising and Communication program in the Master of Business Administration where they attend classes, Jimin and V enrolled this year in this same program and will start their classes in September. The youngest member, Jungkook, has enrolled at Global Cyber University in the Information and Entertainment Broadcasting major (where all members except Jin graduated from this major). Also, the agency indicated that their studies have no relation to evading their Compulsory Military Service and that they only entered because of their interest in studying and learning.
  • On August 30, 2020, they became the first Koreans ever to reach #1 on Billboard with the song ‘Dynamite’.
  • On September 02, 2020, it was disclosed that the seven members became shareholders of BigHit Entertainment by acquiring 33.5% of the total shares of the company that had been offered for sale in the stock market. Thus, CEO Bang Si Hyuk owns 43.44% and Netmarble owns the remaining 23.06%. The members of BTS as shareholders will earn an additional 6.7% corresponding to dividends from total profits.
  • They have a drama that uses their names for the main characters of the drama, as the drama Youth is based on the BTS story of BU (BTS Universe) related to the theories about their music videos and the mobile game ‘BTS Universe Story’.
  • On November 24, BTS became the first Korean band to be nominated for a Grammy. Their song “Dynamite” is nominated in the Best Pop Group/Duo Performance category.



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