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Bangtan Boys
Bangtan Boys in October 2013.jpg
Bangtan Boys at Seoul Plaza, Jung-gu, Seoul, in October 2013.
From left to right: V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, Rap Monster, Jimin, J-hope
Background information
Also known as
  • BTS
  • Bulletproof Boy Scouts
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2013 (2013)–present
Labels
Website bts.ibighit.com
Members
  • Jin
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • Rap Monster
  • Jimin
  • V
  • JungKook
Bangtan Boys
Hangul 방탄소년
Hanja 防彈少年
Literal meaning Bulletproof Boy Scouts[1]
Revised Romanization Bangtan Sonyeondan
McCune–Reischauer Pangt'an Sonyǒndan

Bangtan Boys (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as BTS, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won several "New Artist of the Year" awards, including those at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Bangtan Boys' first members were recruited through Big Hit's "Hit it" auditions in 2010 and 2011. Since it was a nationwide audition people were recruited from their local provinces, like Jimin and Jungkook from Busan and V and Suga from Daegu. Jungkook was casted by Big Hit after leaving the Superstar K3 auditions in 7th grade. He trained with Movement Lifestyle in LA during the summer of 2012. Jimin attended the Busan High School of Arts and studied in the modern dance department. He was recruited through a private audition. Before his audition, Jin had been a film arts student. Rap Monster was already performing as an underground rapper and had released several tracks informally, including a collaboration with Zico. He had previously used the stage name "Runch Randa." J-Hope was part of street dance team Neuron before he was a trainee and won prizes in dance festivals in Gwangju. He later enrolled in Korea Arts School.[2][3]

2013–present[edit]

Bangtan Boys in 2014 performing at Mnet M! Countdown

Their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool, was released on June 12, 2013 with the lead single "No More Dream".[1][4] On September 11, Bangtan Boys released their first mini-album, O!RUL8,2?.

The mini-album Skool Luv Affair was released on February 12, 2014.[5] The band's Japanese debut album was released on June 4; the first single was a Japanese version of "No More Dream".

The group attended KCON in Los Angeles alongside Girls' Generation and other artists on August 10, 2014.[6]

BTS performed at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards red carpet event and had a collaboration stage with Block B during the awards show.[7]

The group's third EP, The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1 (화양연화 pt.1), was released on April 29, 2015.[8] It was listed in June by Fuse as one of the "27 Best Albums of 2015 So Far." It was the only Korean album to do so.[9]

Bangtan will hold the concert series "Episode II: The Red Bullet" in New York, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles areas in July 2015.[10]

Members[edit]

  • Jin (Kim Seok Jin - 김석진)
  • Suga (Min Yoon Gi - 민윤기)
  • J-Hope (Jung Ho Seok - 정호석)
  • Rap Monster (Kim Nam Joon; 김남준)
  • Jimin (Park Ji Min; 박지민)
  • V (Kim Tae Hyung; 김태형)
  • Jungkook (Jeon Jung Kook; 전정국)[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
JPN
[13]
US Heat
[14]
US World
[15]
Korean
Dark & Wild 2  — 27 3
  • KOR: 109,098+ [16]
Japanese
Wake Up
  • Released: December 24, 2014
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
 — 3  —  —

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[13]
Japanese
2 Cool 4 Skool / O!RUL8,2?
  • Released: April 23, 2014
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Format: CD+DVD
58

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
US Heat
[14]
US World
[15]
Korean
O!RUL8,2?
  • Released: September 11, 2013
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
4  —  —
Skool Luv Affair
  • Released: February 12, 2014
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1  — 3
  • KOR: 86,004 (2014)[19]
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition (Repackage)
  • Released: May 14, 2014
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1  —  —
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1
  • Released: April 29, 2015
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 6 2

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
Korean
2 Cool 4 Skool
  • Released: June 12, 2013
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
5

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[22]
KOR
Billboard

[23]
JPN
Oricon

[24]
JPN
Billboard

[25]
Korean
"No More Dream" 2013 124  —  —  — 2 Cool 4 Skool
"We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2"  —  —  —  —
"N.O" 92  —  —  — O!RUL8,2?
"진격의 방탄 (The Rise of Bangtan)"  —  —  —  —
"상남자 (Boy In Luv)" 2014 45 54  —  — Skool Luv Affair
"하루만 (Just One Day)" 149  —  —  —
"Miss Right" 43 51  —  — Skool Luv Affair Special Addition
"Danger" 58  —  —  — 55,136+[26] Dark & Wild
"호르몬전쟁 (War of Hormone)"  —  —  —  —
"I Need U" 2015 5  —  —  — 348,219+[27] The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1
Japanese
"No More Dream" 2014  —  — 8 6 Non-album single
"Boy In Luv"  —  — 4 4
"Danger"  —  — 5  —
"For You"  —  — 1 1[28] For You
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[22]
US World
[14]
" 어디에서 왔는지 (Where Did You Come From)" 2014 156  — Skool Luv Affair
"Tomorrow" 180  —
"Jump" 190  —
"좋아요/I Like It (Slow Jam Remix)" 170  — Skool Luv Affair Special Addition
" 쩔어 (Dope)" 2015 87 11 23,011+[29] The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1
"잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)" 59 12 45,721+[30]
"흥탄소년단 (Boyz With Fun)" 80 13 24,865+[31]
"Converse High" 70 15 27,734+[32]
"Outro: Love Is Not Over" 98 25 20,143+[33]

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video
Korean
2013
"No More Dream"
"No More Dream" (Dance Version)
"We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2"
"N.O"
"Beautiful"
"어른아이 (Adult Child)"
2014
"상남자 (Boy In Luv)"
"상남자 (Boy In Luv)" Dance Version
"하루만 (Just One Day)"
"Danger"
"Danger" (Mo-Blue-Mix)
"호르몬전쟁 (War of Hormone)"
2015
"I Need U"
"쩔어 (Dope)"
Japanese
2014
"No More Dream"
"Boy In Luv"
"Danger"
2015
"For You"
"For You Dance Ver."

Filmography[edit]

Year Channel Title Members Role Note
2013 SBS MTV Rookie King: Channel Bangtan All Regulars 8 Episodes
Arirang After School Club Guests Episode 24
2014 YinYueTai BTS China Job Regulars 3 episode documentary
Mnet M Wide News & Open Studio Guests
Arirang After School Club Episode 46
Rap Monster, Jimin Episode 56, After Show
Mnet Beatles Code 3D All Episode 15 with Park Ji-yoon
MBC Every1 Weekly Idol Episode 144
Mnet 4Things Episode 3 (Documentary about BTS' leader Rap Monster)
Arirang After School Club Rap Monster Episode 63, After Show
Episode 64, After Show
Rap Monster, Jimin, Jung Kook Episode 68, After Show
Episode 70, After Show
Mnet American Hustle Life All Regulars 8 episodes
Arirang After School Club Guests Episode 95
Mnet America GO! BTS Regulars The whole filming was held in L.A
KBS A Song for You Season 3 Guests Episode 12
MBC Show! Music Core V Special MC
MBC Every1 100's Choice Best Ramen J-Hope Guest Episode 6
2015 SBS MTV Best of the Best V Special MC 4 episode special with Lovelyz's Sujeong
YinYueTai Idol Show All Regulars 2 Episodes
Arirang After School Club Guests Episode 158
KBS Hello Counselor V, Rap Monster Episode 223 with Jessi, Lim Yo-hwan, Kim Kayeon
SBS Star King Episode 413
KBS2 Crisis Escape No.1 All
MBC Every1 Weekly Idol Episode 203
Mnet Yaman TV Episode 23

Awards and nominations[edit]

MelOn Music Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
5th 2013 Bangtan Boys New Artist of the Year Won[34][35]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
15th 2013 Bangtan Boys Artist of the Year Nominated[36]
Best New Male Artist Nominated[36]
16th 2014 Bangtan Boys – "Boy In Luv" Best Dance Performance (Male Group) Nominated[37]
Union Pay Song Of The Year Nominated[37]

Golden Disk Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
28th 2014 Bangtan Boys Newcomer Award Won[34]
29th 2015 Bangtan Boys – Dark & Wild Album Award Won[38]

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
23rd 2014 Bangtan Boys Rookie Award Won[39]
24th 2015 Bangtan Boys Bonsang Award Won[40]

Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
3rd 2014 Bangtan Boys New Artist of the Year (Male Group) Won[41]
4th 2015 Bangtan Boys World Rookie Award Won[42]

YinYueTai V-Chart[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result
2nd 2014 Bangtan Boys Rookie Award Won[43]

Music Programs[edit]

The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 May 5 "I Need U"[44]
May 12

M! Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 May 7 "I Need U"[44]

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 May 8 "I Need U"[44]

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 May 13 "I Need U"[44]

References[edit]

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