Who is BTS? Five Amazing Things to know about the Bangtan Boys

February 4, 2018
First Published On: February 4, 2018
by Jessica Gomez

BTS aka The Bangtan Boys is a South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Without any English singles, the band managed to be one of the highest rank Korean acts on the Billboard 200. The band came to the spotlight with their subsequent albums Dark & Wild and The most beautiful Moment in life: Young Forever. Let’s see some amazing trivia and five facts about BTS.


Well, 5 is the typical number of member of an American Boy Band but Korean band has 7 members and it’s pretty successful. BTS is one of the peninsula’s rising acts, so without any delay let’s move to know some of the most interesting five facts about the Korean boy band, BTS.

Five facts you need to know about the Bangtan Boys

Well talking about the group name, BTS is an acronym for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which means- Bulletproof Boy Scout. The boy band was held in 2010 and in 2011  by Big Hit Entertainment. The band gained attention after their presence on various social sites like SoundCloud and YouTube. For their social media presence, BTS was listed as the most retweeted artist by Forbes.

BTS- The First K-Pop act to get its own Twitter emoji

The Korean boy band- BTS is also known for being the first K-pop to get its own and unique Twitter emoji. Their fans were able to use hashtags which features a small image of the band’s bulletproof-vest logo.

[ CAPTION: BTS- The First K-Pop act to get its own Twitter emoji ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

Talking about the emoji, it was created in part of BTS search for their largest fanbases. As Russian ARMYs, Brazilian, and Turkish utilized hashtags the most to gain the title but BTS is the currently only and the first K-pop to get it’s won emoji.

Youtube: Five facts you need to know about BTS

BTS- Made K-pop History

Each new release singles form the group sets BTS up for something better and bigger. As Wings proved again, it became one of the best-selling K-pop album and the highest charting in the U.S. And again BTS jumped bounds ahead of past Billboard 200-charting K-pop acts.

[ CAPTION: BTS- Made K-pop History ][ SOURCE: People ]

The band's wide reach further extended as they took the top spot for the first time ever. Their singles Wings is notable for appearing at No.1 on the World’s Album Chart and No.19 on Billboard’s Canadian Album.

BTS- Has large presence on Social Sites

After receiving over 300 million votes at Billboard Music Award, BTS receive Top Social Artist Award and became the first Korean group to win a Billboard Music Award (BMA). The band was the most tweeted and being liked or retweeted over a half billion times across the world.

[ CAPTION: BTS members ][ SOURCE: South China Morning Post ]

The band charted for the first time in the edition of 2016 Billboard Year-End chart as the World Digital Song Artist and the World Albums Artist. They were placed in the edition of 2017 and were ranked 10th on the Top Artist, 2nd on the Top Artist Duo, and 1st on the Social 50 Artist.

BTS- Released a ton of music

BTS hasn’t wasted most of their time in putting out music. The bands' singles The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Part 1 pushed the band into the sound and was the most successful of the song gave by BTS as their first chart hit. Later, Fire gave them No.1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

[ CAPTION: BTS ][ SOURCE: Billboard ]

As they have gotten bigger, their album Wings became the highest-charting K-pop album and landed at No.26 on the chart. They also had 3 other chart-topper singles on the World Digital Song Sales chart. The singles are- Blood, Sweat & Tears, Not Today, and Spring Day.

BTS- Giant social media star

Across two accounts, BTS has more than 9.7 million followers spread all across the world and the numbers on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube are high as they are constantly sharing their latest photos, selfies, playlist with their fans.

Youtube: BTS Win Top Social Artist At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards 

The band is competing against Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes for the post of the top social artist. They won the race after spending 30 weeks at the top Billboard’s social 50 charts, which ranked them as one of the most active artists on world’s top social sites.