Nearly 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band BTS took to the podium
Nearly 1 million people tuned into what felt like the hottest event on the Internet Monday: A speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting by the K-pop superstar boy band BTS.washingtonpost.com
BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'
FILE - Members BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 5, 2020. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “‘Dynamite’ gave us huge success in Korea, of course, a Grammy nomination, a performance, so you know, life is really interesting." “It’s really hard to express in words,” Jimin said of the nomination. They said the Grammy nomination does create some pressure for the next batch of songs they produce, but they’re not letting the success get to their heads.
BTS says new album 'BE' is a 'letter of hope'
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS arrive for a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. K-pop band BTS has released their highly anticipated new album, which they describe as a letter of hope. The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil BE, its second album this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL – K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of hope.”The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil “BE,” their second album this year. Unlike other K-pop bands that carefully maintain the personas created by their labels, BTS is known for its active engagement with fans — known as ARMY — through social media.
BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. Dynamite, the groups first all-English song, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. (Jo Soo-jung/Newsis via AP, File)
BTS on gaining respect in the US: We definitely feel that
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS the first Korean pop act to top the chart. When asked if BTS who released their debut single in 2013 felt like theyve begun to earn more respect from the U.S., RM said: We definitely feel that.I think in the perspective of culture, I think its really important to be familiar. I think its very good and thats what we wanted actually.It could also be time for BTS first Grammy nomination.
BTS Donates $1 Million to Black Lives Matter After Expressing Solidarity With Protests
After publicly expressing solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this week, BTS is backing up their support with a sizable donation. The K-pop super group, along with record label Big Hit Entertainment, donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, according to multiple reports. "We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives." The movement encourages fans to show their appreciation with the group by matching their $1 million donation with a slew of personal donations to Black Lives Matter. RELATED CONTENT:Beyonc Hopes for 'Real Change' In Moving Commencement SpeechCelebs Taking Part in Protests After George Floyd's DeathD.C. Paints 'Black Lives Matter' on Street Leading to White HouseBarack Obama Urges Graduates to 'Create a New Normal' Amid Protests