Why am I writing about a South Korean boy group? On top of loving books and being an author, I am a huge music enthusiast. I have recently started listening to K-Pop and BTS has come to mean so much to me over the past few months, especially when my grandmother was in the hospital a few months ago.
This is huge news for the group of seven, Rap Monster, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jimin, and V. They started out in a small company called BigHit Entertainment and sometimes they went hungry, but now they’ve won a Daesang and have signed on with one of biggest record labels out there. They’ve come a long way since their debut in 2013. I am proud of all they have accomplished.
They kicked off their U.S. tour last night in Newark and they are performing there again tonight. And since being in the states they have been interviewed by BillBoard and iHeartRadio. I have seen the fan cams from the concert last night and the place was packed like it was when they performed in Seoul back in February. BTS’s popularity is growing rapidly and it shows no signs of stopping.
Earlier this month Rap Monster (Real name Kim Namjoon), collaborated with Wale. Their song was called ‘Change’ and it talks about real world problems that are going on now. I was glad to see that they did something with meaning behind it rather than talking about girls, cars, and money.
Jungkook, the youngest out of the seven, also did a cover of Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore’ which gained some attention from Charlie himself. Tinashe and Kelhani are also two predominate singers who have followed BTS as well. Kelhani even said in a Tweet to tell the boys to hit her up, could there be a possible collaboration here?
I am excited for what is to come for these seven boys. I can’t wait to see what kind of music they will do next and if they will release solo albums as well as group albums. If you would like to check them out then you can find them on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ibighit
So what does BTS have in store for us next?