[News] BTS And Big Hit Entertainment Donate $1 Million To Crew Nation [200622]

BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to Crew Nation, helping concert crew members who have been financially impacted due to the postponement of concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 22 local time, Variety reported that it has been announced that BTS and their agency Big Hit donated the large sum to Crew Nation, a campaign created by Live Nation. Crew Nation began in March with an initial $5 million donation, and it has promised to match up to a further $5 million donated by artists, fans, and employees. The fund gives a one-time grant of $1,000 to crew members who make 50 percent or more of their income from live performances.

Since BTS had a large world tour planned for this year, their donation is aimed to help out people who would have played a big part in staging their shows. The announcement states, “This is one of the largest artist donations that has been raised for the Crew Nation fund since its conception.”

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[News] BTS Receives 2020 UNICEF Inspire Award For Their “Love Myself” Campaign [200621]

BTS has won a 2020 UNICEF Inspire Award for their “Love Myself” campaign!

On June 22 KST, UNICEF announced that it had awarded BTS’s “Love Myself” campaign with an Inspire Award in the Integrated Campaigns and Events category. The campaign, which began in 2017, is aimed at ending violence against children and young people across the globe.

The Inspire Awards recognizes the UNICEF campaigns that have had the most influence in countries all over the world over the past year. This year, 100 campaigns from 50 countries were considered for the awards’ 18 categories. The winners were decided through a combination of an online vote by UNICEF employees all over the world and the evaluation of a panel of judges.

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[News] Drama Based On BTS Universe Begins Production + Reportedly Casting Rookie Actors For The 7 Leads [200616]

The upcoming drama based on BTS Universe titled “Blue Sky” (literal title) has begun its production process!

Previously, Big Hit Entertainment announced the production of a drama that will tell the story of seven boys who meet for the first time in the BTS Universe. The drama will include fictional aspects and star actors rather than the BTS members themselves. The characters will also have different names from the BTS members.

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[News] BTS Draws Over 750,000 Simultaneous Viewers To Online Concert “Bang Bang Con: The Live” [200614]

BTS had an impressive number of people tuning in to their online concert “BANG BANG CON: The Live”!

On June 14 at 6 p.m. KST, just one day after they celebrated the seventh anniversary of their debut, BTS held a special livestream event that gave fans all over the world a chance to enjoy a live BTS concert at home.

For approximately 100 minutes, BTS treated fans to an exciting show that mixed some of their biggest hits with newer songs from their latest album “Map of the Soul: 7“—and the response was explosive. Over 756,600 people from 107 different regions across the globe streamed the live pay-per-view concert, which gave fans a choice of six different angles from which they could watch the show.

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[News] Samsung is also making a BTS edition wireless charger [200612]

It was revealed last week that Samsung will launch BTS editions of the Galaxy S20+ 5G and the Galaxy Buds+ and that it intends to sell these devices in limited numbers. Now, an image of a BTS edition wireless charger has been leaked on the internet, revealing Samsung’s plans to go all out with BTS co-branding.

Noted leakster Even Blass (@evleaks), who leaked the press render of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition earlier this week, has published an image of a purple-colored Qi wireless charger from Samsung. Going by the BTS logo on the charger, it is evident that the South Korean smartphone brand will launch a BTS edition of the wireless charger.

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[News] BTS’s Fans ARMY Match The Group’s $1 Million Donation To Black Lives Matter [200609]

After the news of BTS and Big Hit Entertainment’s $1 million donation to the Black Lives Matter movement, their fans ARMY came together to match the donation!

Many ARMYs had already been showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement through fundraising — according to the volunteer fan collective One In an ARMY, fans had donated approximately $50,000 through their split donations feature even before the announcement. The money is going to organizations that give both immediate and long-term support to the Black Lives Matter movement and black community.

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[News] BTS And Big Hit Donate $1 Million To Black Lives Matter [200607]

After showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this week, BTS and their agency Big Hit Entertainment have now made a substantial donation to the cause.

On June 6 local time, Big Hit Entertainment confirmed that BTS and the agency had donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter.

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[News] BTS Lands Spot In Top 50 Of Forbes’s 2020 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities [200604]

According to Forbes, BTS is one of the Top 50 highest-paid celebs in the world!

On June 4, Forbes released its Celebrity 100 list for 2020, which ranks the world’s highest-paid celebrities and includes Kylie Jenner at No. 1.

BTS takes No. 47 on the list with an estimated $50 million pretax income. Forbes writes, “The K-pop supergroup grossed $170 million on the road in 2019, more than any American band except Metallica.”

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[News] Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition will be sold separately [200604]

It was confirmed yesterday that Samsung is launching a special edition of the Galaxy S20+ in partnership with BTS, the biggest Kpop group on the planet. The Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition comes in a special Purple color and will be available for purchase starting July 9.

The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition will also be available for customers who would like to complete the whole package. However, Samsung has decided to sell these Galaxy Buds+ separately in order to increase its share in the competitive wireless earbud market.

Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition have the same Purple color

Samsung is clearly trying to replicate the success that it saw with the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne edition. It teamed up with the fashion designer to offer a customized finish on the foldable smartphone with matching Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Watch Active 2.

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[News] Samsung to launch Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition in purple [200603]

Samsung will reportedly launch a limited edition of the Galaxy S20+ in partnership with Korean music band BTS. The smartphone will feature the purple color, similar to the Galaxy Z Flip. This version of the Galaxy S20+ will be launched on July 9. This is the same day when the name of the BTS fandom (BTS A.R.M.Y) was announced back in 2013.

The South Korean smartphone giant has reportedly teamed up with French books and electronics store Fnac for the global launch of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition. Pre-orders for the limited edition smartphone will start on June 19 and run until July 5.

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