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What To Know About The Bts Members

It was an instant success on YouTube, garnering over 10 million views in 24 hours, becoming the fastest K-pop video to do so at the time. A week later, the music video for BTS’ follow up single “Not Today” overtook the record with 10 million views in a shorter period of time. The video for “Spring Day” also became the fastest K-pop group music video to reach 20 million views, achieving the feat in less than four days. It was the sixth most viewed K-pop music video of 2017 on YouTube.

Pre-orders for their second Korean studio album Wings, released in October 2016, accumulated over 500,000 copies within the first week. The album was generally well received by critics, with Rolling Stone naming it “one of the most conceptually and sonically ambitious pop albums of 2016,” while Fuse praised the “vulnerable and honest song material” and diverse tracks. The lead single “Blood Sweat & Tears” achieved a music chart “all-kill” in South Korea and became their first number one hit on the weekly Gaon Digital Chart.

Its music video gained over 6 million views within 24 hours, breaking the previous record held on YouTube for the highest number of views of a K-pop group music video within 24 hours. Billboard 200, the highest chart ranking ever for a K-pop album, and BTS became the first Korean group to top the Billboard Social 50 chart that month.

Kim Namjoon

In September 2016, BTS released their second Japanese studio album Youth. It sold over 44,000 copies on its first day of release and peaked at number one in Japan.


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It was their first “million seller” album, moving over 1.5 million copies in South Korea that year and became the best-selling album in Gaon Album Chart history at the time. BTS were the first artist not from a “Big Three” entertainment company to win Artist of the Year at the 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards in December. Several fans and media publications speculated that the visual references the Sewol Ferry Disaster that took place on April 16, 2014, which left more than 300 students missing or dead. In this regard, RM stated that the video focuses on the visual representation of the song’s lyrics and can be interpreted in many ways.