[News] Bang Shi Hyuk Makes Billboard’s List Of International Power Players For 3rd Consecutive Year [200124]

Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Shi Hyuk has been included on Billboard’s 2020 list of “Power Players of the Year”!

On January 23 local time, Billboard released this year’s list of the industry’s most powerful figures, recognizing those who went above and beyond their job descriptions to “elevate the entire music business.”

In his third consecutive year on the list, Bang Shi Hyuk was included under the “management” sector. The Big Hit founder was lauded not only for BTS’s global success but also for his steps to diversify Big Hit Entertainment, such as TXT’s debut, the acquisition of Source Music, and the launch of the mobile game BTS WORLD.

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[News] BTS Becomes 1st Korean Artist To Have An Album Go Platinum In U.S. [200124]

BTS is officially the first Korean artist to go platinum with an album in the United States!

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has now certified BTS’s 2018 album “Love Yourself: Answer” platinum, making it the very first album by a Korean artist ever to achieve the distinction. (In order to receive an official platinum certification from the RIAA, an album must sell 1 million equivalent album units in the United States.)

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[News] BTS, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Lil Nas X & More To Perform At The 2020 GRAMMYs [200124]

In keeping with the tradition of presenting signature “GRAMMY Moments,” the Recording Academy has announced two special segments to take place on the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The first, “Old Town Road All-Stars,” will feature current nominees Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X joined by BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramse, and other surprise guests.

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[News] BTS Breaks Record As “Black Swan” Soars To Top Of iTunes Charts All Over The World [200118]

BTS’s “Black Swan” is sweeping charts across the globe!

On January 17 at 6 p.m. KST, BTS dropped their new song “Black Swan,” a pre-release track from their highly-anticipated upcoming album “Map of the Soul: 7.” Just a few hours later, the song rose to the top of both domestic realtime music charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries around the world.

As of 9 a.m. KST on January 18, “Black Swan” had hit No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs charts in at least 93 different regions—their highest number to date—including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, and more.

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[News] BTS Breaks Record For Stock Pre-Orders In Just 1 Week With “Map Of The Soul: 7” [200116]

Just one week after opening pre-orders for “Map of the Soul: 7,” BTS has already broken their record for stock pre-orders!

On January 16 KST, Big Hit Entertainment officially announced that BTS’s upcoming studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” had achieved the group’s highest number of stock pre-orders yet. According to music distributor Dreamus Company, “Map of the Soul: 7” surpassed 3.42 million stock pre-orders in the seven days from January 9 (the date pre-orders opened) to January 15, meaning that it has already broken the previous record set by BTS’s 2019 mini album “Map of the Soul: Persona.”

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[News] Younha Shares Story Behind Collaboration With BTS’s RM [200106]

Younha talked about how she ended up collaborating on her new track “Winter Flower” with BTS’s RM!

The song is a b-side on Younha’s new mini album “Unstable Mindset,” which came out on January 6. RM both features on the track and also took part in writing the lyrics for it. He is known to be a huge fan of Younha and often recommends her music on BTS’s Twitter.

On January 6, Younha shared, “RM and I have said for years that it would be great if we could collaborate.”

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[News] BTS Selected As Brand Models For Vitamin Brand Lemona [191007]

Kyungnam Pharm’s vitamin brand Lemona has revealed that they have signed a brand model contract with BTS.

On October 7, Lemona revealed their plans to expand to a wider global market through their marketing work with BTS.

Director Lim Do Hyung, who is in charge of the brand model deal, stated, “We will do our best to pursue a variety of promotions and produce advertisements with BTS,” and “Through our contract with them, we will actively expand to overseas markets and make Lemona a top global vitamin brand.”

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[News] BTS Receives Letter Of Appreciation For Their Love Of Hanbok [191006]

BTS received a letter of appreciation from the government for promoting hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) by wearing it in their music videos, performances, and more.

On October 5, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Hanbok Advancement Center of the Korea Craft & Design Foundation held a ceremony to award the Hanbok Culture Merit Award and the Letter of Appreciation for Love of Hanbok in Changdeok Palace to mark the 2019 Hanbok Culture Week.

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[News] BTS’s J-Hope Becomes 2nd Korean Solo Artist To Enter UK’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 With “Chicken Noodle Soup” [191006]

BTS’s J-Hope has become the second Korean solo artist to enter the Top 100 of the United Kingdom’s Official Singles Chart with his latest solo track “Chicken Noodle Soup”!

J-Hope took samples from Webstar and Young B’s 2006 track “Chicken Noodle Soup” and added his personal style with Korean lyrics and a new choreography to come up with his own version of “Chicken Noodle Soup.” The track also features American artist Becky G.

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[News] BTS Interview – Grammy Preview 2020: BTS on Their Historic Year, Dream Collaborator | Rolling Stone [191004]

What artists inspire you right now?
RM: OK, we’ll go member by member and answer …

Jin: Halsey.

Jungkook: Billie Eilish.

Jimin: Labrinth and Gavin James.

Suga: Lil Uzi Vert.

J-hope: I like Chance the Rapper.

V: Conan Gray.

RM: Nas and Lil Nas X.

Nas and Lil Nas?
RM: Yeah.

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