The Oarsman

BTS Making Change

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

Korean boyband BTS has made a big impact in Korea and around the world. This seven-member group has accomplished many things to winning the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist for the second year in a row on May 20 to performing at the 2017 American Music Awards.

How could a group like this accomplish such a thing? Through hard work and talent, BTS was able to rise through the Korean company of BigHit Entertainment. Compromising the members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, this group is well-rounded with the abilities to sing, dance and rap.

This band has gotten farther globally than any other performer of the Korean pop genre and has opened the door for more Korean bands to leave their mark. The fans of BTS, referred to as ARMY, are dedicated devotees who use their numbers to promote the band through social media.

With the launching of their new album, “Love Yourself: Tear” on May 18, BTS has made 11 tracks, all revolving around the darker concept of how hard it is to love someone and yourself.

Along with an album release, BTS has also announced a worldwide tour with concerts in the U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and France with many more dates to come. Tickets for the Los Angeles concert at the Staples Center have been sold out for Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 9.

This seems to only be the beginning of BTS with support building worldwide and them stepping onto bigger platforms for the world to notice. Their numbers of fans continue to increase as does the K-Pop genre as a whole. For those who see themselves becoming fans of BTS, welcome ARMY.

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