BTS Bangtan Boys / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name), CC BY-SA 2.0 <;, via Wikimedia Commons

South Korean K-Pop Boy Band • Formed 2010 • K-Pop

Fast Facts

  • BTS’s name in Korean literally means “bulletproof boy scouts.”
  • BTS is a septet, which means they have seven members.
  • BTS practiced together for three years before performing.
  • A record label held auditions to start BTS.
  • When they formed, the youngest member was 13.
  • BTS has recordings in Korean, Japanese, and English.
  • They write and produce most of their own music.
  • BTS joined forces with UNICEF to raise money for violence prevention against children and teens: Love Myself campaign and #ENDviolence.
  • BTS is the first musical group to have six No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 since The Beatles.
  • BTS has their own emoji on Twitter.

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