In late November, K-pop band BTS released their highly anticipated new album “BE,” It includes their English-language hit “Dynamite,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever for a South Korean group.
The band, which debuted in 2013, became the biggest boy band in the world, selling out stadiums worldwide and delivering a video message at the U.N. General Assembly this year.
Their songs, filled with intimate, socially conscious lyrics, are credited for their success. Unlike other K-pop bands that carefully maintain the personas created by their labels, BTS is known for its active engagement with fans — known as ARMY — through social media. BTS has over 30.8 million followers on Twitter.
And if you somehow don’t know who they are, we’re here with a primer. Plus, whether you’re ARMY or a newer fan, call us and tell us what BTS means to you: 866-893-5722.
With files from the Associated Press