K-pop superstars BTS have been creating quite the buzz as of late and have been having quite the year. They were recently in the news for the fact that they are all set to become multi-millionaires and they were also the first Korean group to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. While these are all great achievements, the band has not been able to celebrate with their fans.
The group’s first song in the English language, Dynamite, logged nearly 34 million US streams and 300,000 sales in its first week — the biggest digital sales week for any artist in nearly three years. “It feels like real, but still like a little unreal at the same time because we cannot meet our fans, we cannot go to some kind of award or performance,” said RM, the South Korean rapper, songwriter and frontman of BTS.
He went on to say how sad they were at the same time. “It’s like, we’re so grateful but … we’re so sad at the same time,” he said. The boy band made their debut in 2013 and went soaring up the charts, creating a frenzy in the K-pop scene. “All I know is that we came together and did the best we could. That’s all it is, and before we knew it, we reached a height that we never had imagined,” said Jimin. With all this success however, comes all the pressure.
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“It would be a lie to say it’s not a burden. But personally, I think an appropriate amount is good for us. We just see it as one of the burdens we must carry,” said J-Hope.
The last goal for the seven-member group is to snag a Grammy nomination and win, though they question whether there is a place for them in the United States. “Grammy solo performance or nomination is like one of our last dreams. So, we will keep doing our best and we hope we could touch the people’s hearts in the Recording Academy someday,” RM said.
Here’s wishing the K-pop band all the best and hoping they can snag that Grammy they have their hearts set on!