[News] BTS, Gong Yoo, Lee Yoo Ri, And More Win 2017 Brand Of The Year Awards [170804]

BTS, Gong Yoo, Lee Yoo Ri, Na Young Suk, and more have received recognition in this year’s Brand of the Year Awards.

On August 3, the Korean Consumer Forum announced the winners of their 15th annual Brand of the Year Awards, which celebrate the “best brand that has been brightening the year” in a variety of different industries.

Award winners for this year were selected based on voting on the organization’s homepage from July 12 to 25, with over 380,000 consumers taking part. A representative from the organization stated that there were so many people voting for the awards that their server temporarily went down.

Winners of awards include:

Artist of the Year: BTS Continue reading “[News] BTS, Gong Yoo, Lee Yoo Ri, And More Win 2017 Brand Of The Year Awards [170804]”

[News] BTS, Unveiled New Symbol·Logo “It Will Be A New Identity” [170705]

[OSEN=Reporter Jeong Jeewon] The group BTS has suddenly unveiled a new BI (Brand Identity).

Through its official fancafe, social media channels, and homepage, BTS revealed a surprise motion graphic video of BTS and its fanclub A.R.M.Y’s revised BI.

The video starts with the copy ‘SEE YOU THERE’, and a small ray of light appears in the centre of the screen, followed by the silhouette of a door. The door opens slowly, and the light passes through the door, with the new signature of BTS and A.R.M.Y appearing on both sides. It ends with leader Rap Monster’s narration of ‘Beyond The Scene, BTS’. Continue reading “[News] BTS, Unveiled New Symbol·Logo “It Will Be A New Identity” [170705]”

[News] Rap Monster of Breakout K-Pop Band BTS on Fans, Fame and Viral Popularity | Time Magazine [170629]

BTS may be the biggest musical act you’ve never heard of — unless you’re already one of the Korean pop group’s millions-strong fanbase. The seven-member boy band, Bangtan Sonyeondan (or BTS for short), is know for their catchy pop-rap, sharp music video choreography and candid social media presence. They’ve recently leveraged their popularity into blockbuster stadium tours and Billboard’s prize for Top Social Artists of the year, as well as nabbing a spot on TIME’s list of 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.

It’s not hard to see why: a live video of two members applying face masks roped in half a million concurrent viewers. Their backstage selfies regularly rack up half a million likes. A red carpet appearance can kick off a global Twitter trend. But how did they get here?

“We’re just a normal group of boys from humble backgrounds who had a lot of passion and a dream to be famous,” says singer and songwriter Kim Nam-joon, who goes by the moniker Rap Monster and, as the only English-speaking member of the group, often represents BTS in interviews. Currently on tour in Japan, Rap Monster took the time to explain BTS’ rise and how the group feeds its hungry fanbase. Continue reading “[News] Rap Monster of Breakout K-Pop Band BTS on Fans, Fame and Viral Popularity | Time Magazine [170629]”

[News] Jang Moon Bok Of Produce101Season2 Talks About Longtime Friendship With BTS’s V [170621]

“Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Jang Moon Bok recently shared some insights into his musical inspirations as well as his friendship with BTS member V.

In an interview that took place on June 19, Jang Moon Bok said, “I first became interested in music because of rap, but I also thought about performing as an idol. I really liked BIGBANG and Highlight. I fostered my dream while listening to their music.” Continue reading “[News] Jang Moon Bok Of Produce101Season2 Talks About Longtime Friendship With BTS’s V [170621]”