BTS has reigned over Twitter like monarchs for years. The South Korean superstars have amassed an amazing 42 million loyal fans, and everything they post to social media seems to go viral, with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of likes. It’s no wonder, therefore, that the band will conclude 2021 as one of the most popular names on the internet in a variety of ways. BTS ends 2021 with the second-most-liked tweet of the year, according to Twitter’s year-end summary.
The post is little more than a selfie of band member Jung Kook kissing a fan, accompanied by an emoji that does the same. The video was liked by 3.2 million people all around the globe, and over a quarter of a million people quoted it on Twitter. President Joe Biden’s tweet on the day he was elected, which simply said, “It’s a new day in America,” comes in second. Since it was shared on January 20, the tweet has received four million likes.
What Is BTS and What Does It Mean?
BTS is not merely a collection of letters strung together, contrary to common belief; their full name is Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English. Although some people mistakenly believe it means “beyond the scene,” any actual Army member will tell you where their name comes from.
What Is the Genre of BTS?
BTS is a member of the K Pop (Korean Pop) genre of music. It’s a kind of music that incorporates elements of electronica, hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B, and even rap. Although this kind of music dates back to the early 1990s, it only became popular in the early 2000s.
What Sets BTS Apart From Other K-Pop Boy Bands?
Most Korean boy band groups depend on television for their success, thus if they were traveling or performing in other countries, they would miss out on the attention they might gain if they were on Korean television. K-Pop singers have to stay in the nation and not travel as much to be current, accessible, and visible.
Instead of concentrating on broadcast appearances for just Korean fans, BTS exploited social media and depended on their worldwide supporters all over the globe.
What Was the Origin of BTS?
Big Hit Entertainment launched a round of auditions in 2010 and 2011 that brought the lads together. Big Hit Entertainment was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2007, but things have certainly altered since BTS’s meteoric ascension.
Kim Tae-hyung (a.k.a. V), Jung Ho-seok (J-Hope), Kim Nam-joon (RM), Kim Seok-jin (Jin), Park Ji-min, Jeon Jung-kook, and Min Yoon-gi make up the group (Suga)
Finally, why is BTS so well-known in the United States?
Boy bands from other countries making it successful in America is nothing new; from The Beatles to One Direction, boy bands have always had a particular place in the hearts of young Americans. Following the breakup of One Direction, BTS sprang to prominence and has since become the most successful boy band in history.
Yes, you may be a fan of The Beatles, and the connection between The Beatles and BTS is not coincidental; it is intended. Their music is made up of a little bit of old, a little bit of modern, and a whole lot of classic.
K-pop is becoming more popular, and everyone wants to listen to it, which is a benefit for BTS. Their album ‘Love Yourself: Tear,’ which is sung in Korean, earned “the first purely foreign-language No 1 album in almost 12 years,” according to Billboard.
Because of the theme of their songs, BTS’s music is also a hit. While many K-pop songs are about love and relationships, BTS addresses issues that other bands may not, such as bullying, elitism, and mental health. It’s uncommon to find someone who can be personable, modest, and amusing at the same time.
BTS’s performance elevates their song.
It’s pointless to have fantastic songs if you can’t sell them to the world, and BTS has mastered this by ensuring that their performances are exciting and their concerts stand out from the crowd.
Their ability jumps out, and they have wowed a fanbase that is frequently referred to as the army, with their slick dance routines and incredibly outstanding music videos.
With 23.6 million Twitter followers and 30 million Instagram followers, BTS has some of the most devoted and passionate fans the world has ever seen which made it possible that BTS ruled Twitter in 2021. People are afraid to meddle with them since their supporters just cast an incredible 300 million online votes to guarantee the group’s Billboard prize. In only one month in Autumn 2017, people viewed the ‘DNA’ film on YouTube 50 million times!
There are several pages, accounts, and websites put up throughout the globe where Army members submit articles, send comments, and express their support for the 7 lads.
United Nations Speech (BTS Recordings)
BTS made news in September 2018 when they became the first Korean pop music group to speak before the United Nations (UN).
“I have many flaws and many more anxieties,” RM, the band’s frontman, stated during the press conference, “but I’m going to embrace myself as hard as I can.” And, little by little, I’m learning to like myself.”
The most viewed YouTube music video of BTS
BTS premiered the music video for “IDOL” on August 27, 2018, and it received 45 million views in under 24 hours, shattering Taylor Swift’s previous record of 43. 2 million for “Look What You Made Me Do” in the same timeframe.
BTS, who utilized their celebrity for good when they tackled a really serious matter on Twitter, also has the most retweeted upload from 2021. The K-pop stars used their social media accounts to express their sympathies to the families of those who have lost loved ones to anti-Asian violence, which has increased in certain nations this year. Even as the world’s most popular music group, the members came openly about their experiences with prejudice. Their motivational and emotional message has been retweeted over a million times.
As if these achievements weren’t enough for BTS to really control Twitter in 2021, their name is also the year’s most popular hashtag. The all-male vocal group from South Korea not only dominated Twitter in 2021, but they also dominated charts all over the globe, demonstrating that they can provide outstanding music that the public need to hear as well as extremely viral material.
The septet had three No. 1 successes on the Billboard Hot 100 in America, with “Butter,” “Permission to Dance,” and “My Universe,” a duet with Coldplay, all debuting at the top. BTS only released a few songs this year, and their lone album (which was geared at the Japanese market anyhow) didn’t make the top 10, but they still managed to demonstrate their great popularity and strength throughout the year, and they may do it again in 2022.