Ever since they were formed in 2012, K-pop boy band BTS — comprised of Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and RM — has stolen the hearts of millions of people around the world. We mean, with their catchy songs, angelic voices, to-die-for looks and swoon-worthy dance moves, it’s pretty hard not to become obsessed with them.
Throughout their time in the spotlight, the group has seriously accomplished so much. From performing at the Grammy Awards to breaking a ton of records and even dropping their first English language song, “Dynamite” in 2020, there’s seriously nothing these boys can’t do!
We are outliers,” RM told Rolling Stone in May 2021. “And we came into the American music market and enjoyed this incredible success.”
During the same interview, Jimin got real about how the boys have changed since they were first formed.
“We were very different people that came together,” he explained. “We argued a lot in the beginning, of course, but I think now, because we have spent so much time together, I began to like even the things about the other members I used to hate. The time we spent together really made us close, like a family. No matter where I go, there is someplace that I can come back to. I’ve come to feel that way about our group.”
As much as the members love each other, they love their fans even more.
“When we couldn’t go on tour, everybody felt a sense of loss, a sense of powerlessness. And we’re all sad. And it actually took us a while to get over those feelings,” Jin said, referring to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Jungkook added, “The roar of the crowds and ARMY is something we loved. We miss that more and more. And we long for that more and more.”
When it comes to being around for a long time, the boys are in it for the long haul.
“I would like to think that at the end, when I’m too old to dance, I would just like to sit onstage with the other members and sing and engage with the fans,” Jimin told Rolling Stone. “I think that would be great, too. So I’d like to keep this going as long as I possibly can.”
But for those of you that aren’t huge BTS fans, J-14 has you covered. We went ahead and rounded up everything you need to know about the iconic band, so if you haven’t already, prepare to fall madly in love with them. Plus, we’ve even got an exclusive message from each member! From the members to their rise to fame to everything they’ve accomplished, scroll through our gallery for a full breakdown on K-pop band BTS.
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