BTS’s new album is having a record-breaking second week on charts around the world!
Last week, BTS’s fourth full album “Map of the Soul: 7” became the first album by an Asian group to take top spots on all the charts of the world’s five largest music markets: the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. It’s also topped charts in many other regions around the world.
On March 6 local time, the album’s ranking for its second week on the United Kingdom Official Albums Chart was revealed. “Map of the Soul: 7” takes No. 3 on the chart for the week ending on March 12.
This makes it the first album by a Korean artist to spend two weeks in the Top 3 of the Official Albums Chart in the United Kingdom. BTS’s previously highest ranking album on the chart was “Map of the Soul: Persona,” which took No. 1 in its first week and then No. 7 in its second.
Bangtan Boys are a group of young men with some amazing talents ranging from rapping, dancing and singing. Consisting of members Jin, Rapmonster, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, they created a whole new generation of Korean hip-hop music and their own combination of old-school hip-hop with modern day K-pop idols. After debuting under BigHit Entertainment in 2013 they set their style with “No More Dream” followed by “N.O” which secured them an award for Best Newcomer at the Golden Disk Awards.
Recently BTS have released two Japanese singles for “No More Dream” and “Boy In Luv” along with a compilation album “2 Cool 4 Skool/ O!RUL8,2?”. They have starred in their own SBS MTV variety show Rookie King: Channel Bangtan and are currently airing their very own show American Hustle Life where they learn the ways of American hip-hop stars through the tutoring of “Gangsta Paradise” legend Coolio. It’s safe to say that within a very short one year time span, the Bangtan Boys have achieved some amazing feats, and it seems things can only get better from this point onwards.
After attending the press conference in the Korean Culture Centre for their “RWEL8?” showcase concert in Berlin, we were invited outside into the beautiful sunshine to host our own exclusive interview with all of the members. The atmosphere was very bright, and it seemed as though these young men and their staff were old friends of ours. We gathered around a table full of smiles and laughter, greeted each other, and with a deep breath took the opportunity to hold a relaxed and fun filled interview.
Before going to interview the Bangtan Boys I didn’t really have a clue as to how it would all go. There is always a worry about meeting someone like a brick wall, but the boys took the lead and really held their own very well.
Jin you are known amongst your fans as the mother or chef of the group after you shared some of your recipes online. Would you ever consider creating your own cookbook? What is your favourite food to cook? JIN: I think that to publish a book is a bit hard and I would like to continue using our blog to share all of our recipes to our fans. I like healthy foods, like salads, and chicken, but the food I don’t like is something I have to cook for all of our group members. Especially when it’s for all of the members, as it’s very hard. Continue reading “[Interview] BTS at the “RWEL8?” showcase in Berlin with MCM Buzz ”→