SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — When the members of K-pop boyband BTS were asked why they make music in an interview last January, they wanted to bring up the topic of self-love and happiness.
BTS, which stands for “bangtan” boys, (bangtan in Korean means bullet-proof) earned their first number one album on the Billboard 200 Chart, also becoming the first K-pop act to achieve the feat.
The band also made history for reaching the top of the charts for a song with Korean lyrics, marking the first time in 12 years that a song written in a language other than English has reached number one.
As they had said previously in an interview, the boys of BTS are involved in the music-making process because they want to be happy; their songs reflect this sentiment.
They painstakingly created album after album over the last five years, many of which left no lasting mark on the public.
The lyrics of their songs reflect the heartache they have all experienced trying to make it big.
But one line from a song seem to predict the happiness that the singers must feel now as they embark on a new stage of international success: “Just face your reality. I’d be totally happy even if I were to die right now. I have nothing to say.”
Members of BTS performed their new song “Fake Love” at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held earlier in the month on May 20.
Music insiders say that there’s certainly more to expect from these “bulletproof” K-pop stars in the years to come.
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)