If you didn’t know who BTS was before the AMA’s, well now you will. The seven member korean boy group, who’s name derived from the acronym “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” which means “bullet proof boyscouts” in English, performed their hit song “DNA” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, receiving a standing ovation from the audience, as well as catching the attention of many stars, like Ansel Elgort and Jared Leto.
This was the band’s first U.S. television debut, marking a historical moment for korean pop culture in the United States. Earlier this week, the boy group was on Jimmy Kimmel live and other talk shows leading up to the AMA’s.
Do they look familiar to you? That’s because in May 2017, BTS competed against Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and even Shawn Mendes for the top social artist category at the Billboard Music Awards. BTS ended up winning the category-having spent 30 weeks at the top of the Billboard’s social 50 chart.
In just 4 years, BTS has not wasted any time in releasing music-including a handful of EP’s, Japanese albums, and three Korean albums. They’ve also had 3 chart toppers, including their singles “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” “Not Today,” and “Spring Day.”
There are no plans for an English album, but do not be discouraged! The boys have previously had a U.S. tour, visiting states such as New Jersey, Los Angeles and Chicago.
News around the block is that another U.S. tour might be in the making for 2018.
Would you go see BTS live?