[News] BTS’s “Map Of The Soul: 7” Makes History As It Tops Album Charts In Germany, UK, France, And More [200229]

BTS’s new album is reigning over more charts and setting new records!

The group released their fourth full album “Map of the Soul: 7” on February 21, and it features the title track “ON.”

On February 28 local time, the United Kingdom’s Official Charts announced that “Map of the Soul: 7” has grabbed No. 1 on its albums chart. This is BTS’s second No. 1 album in the United Kingdom, after they became the first Korean artist to top the chart with “Map of the Soul: Persona” last year. They’re now the first Korean artist to do so twice!

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[News] Samsung signs partnership with BTS [200219]

Samsung Electronics Co. signed a partnership with K-pop super band BTS for marketing of its new smartphones, company officials said Wednesday.

Samsung will first work with BTS for the boy band’s global contemporary art initiative, “CONNECT, BTS,” and will expand their collaboration to other areas, according to the officials.

“CONNECT, BTS” is a global initiative spearheaded in collaboration with curators from five major cities — London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and New York — to connect people from across the world through art.

The art project was designed to dovetail with BTS’ philosophy that centers around diversity, love and care for the periphery. Continue reading “[News] Samsung signs partnership with BTS [200219]”

[News] BTS Will Premiere New Song, Tour NYC on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ | Rolling Stone [200214]

BTS will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 24th for a special telecast. The seven-piece group will do an extended interview with Fallon and a performance of a brand-new song, as well as take a tour of New York landmarks with the late-night host.

“We wanted to do something special for BTS and, at the same time, celebrate New York City,” Fallon said in a release. “BTS really knocked it out of the park. You’re not going to believe how big and fun their performance is — they took over Grand Central Terminal.”

The episode will feature Fallon interviewing the BTS members on the subway, asking fan questions that were previously sent in on February 6th. (Following the Tonight Show‘s call for submissions, #FallonAsksBTS trended at number one worldwide on Twitter.) They’ll also take a trip to New York’s iconic restaurant Katz’s Delicatessen. Continue reading “[News] BTS Will Premiere New Song, Tour NYC on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ | Rolling Stone [200214]”

[News] BTS Tour Sale Beats Ariana Grande And Taylor Swift, StubHub Says | Forbes [200212]

Tickets for the new BTS world tour are shifting in record quantities in their first three days, comfortably beating sales for other pop artists such as Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. StubHub, the site that allows fans and others to buy and resell tickets to tens of thousands of events, released the news as some venues sold out within hours on the BTS: Map of the Soul Tour.

The sale site said it saw almost twice as many tickets sold for BTS as the entirety of the Super Bowl. The 560% growth for BTS in the first 72 hours compares with Grande’s Sweetener Tour 2019, with a 378% growth, and Swift’s Lover Tour 2020, which had a 258% increase.

BTS fans from 50 states and 24 countries have purchased tickets, making the K-pop band StubHub’s No. 1 top-selling artist in the past 30 days—beating Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Elton John and My Chemical Romance. Continue reading “[News] BTS Tour Sale Beats Ariana Grande And Taylor Swift, StubHub Says | Forbes [200212]”

[News] BTS Makes History By Breaking Record For Most Weeks At No. 1 On Billboard’s Social 50 Chart [200204]

BTS has extended their reign over Billboard’s Social 50 chart to the 164th week, meaning they’ve now set a new record!

Last week, BTS matched Justin Bieber’s record of 163 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart. As of the chart dated February 8, BTS takes the top spot once again, bringing them to a record-breaking number.

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[News] Ashton Kutcher And James Corden Thank BTS’s Fans ARMY For Making Generous Donations In Their Honor [200131]

BTS’s fans ARMY spread the love and showed thanks to Ashton Kutcher and James Corden by donating to charities that are important to them!

When BTS appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” this week, they met once again with host James Corden and were guests alongside American actor Ashton Kutcher.

To thank James Corden for the way he always treats BTS and ARMY well, ARMY donated to a charity he supports called Magic Breakfast, which provides nutritious school breakfasts to hungry children in disadvantaged regions of the United Kingdom.

James Corden wrote to thank fans by saying, “Oh man. This BTS army is real and full of love and it’s great! You have no idea how many children you have helped. Thank you thank you thank you x.”

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[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 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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