BTS just made history in a seriously inspiring way. The Korean boy band is the first-ever K-pop group to speak at the United Nations, and fans are feeling v proud of their boys right about now.
“This is a history making moment. A K-pop band at the United Nations General Assembly”: ABC's @dianermacedo and special guest @Jeff__Benjamin, Billboards’ K-pop columnist, discuss global superstars @BTS_twt, following their speech at #UNGA. pic.twitter.com/Nh3GajST0F
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) September 24, 2018
During the launch ceremony of UNICEF’s global partnership, Generation Unlimited, at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the group delivered a speech. South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook was in attendance, along with various diplomats. Yes, this was legit. RM even admitted that his nerves almost got the better of him.
“I was like so nervous,” RM said on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “I’m holding up the paper and if you see I’m shaking. It was a big deal.”
While it is super impressive that the group is representing K-pop culture in a way that’s never been done before, it’s definitely not their first time making history. BTS is known for breaking records left and right. For one, the group surpassed Taylor Swift’s record for biggest music video debut this past August with “Idol.” The video got 45 million views in its first 24 hours – can you believe?! But that’s not all. BTS even became the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 chart in May with their album, “Love Yourself: Tear.” Speaking at the United Nations is just another win fans get to celebrate, and it is safe to say this is just the beginning.
Previously, BTS was involved with awareness and fundraising campaigns with the UN. Yep, that’s right. They partnered up with the UNICEF Korean Committee to create a campaign called Love Myself – which gives fans the opportunity to join in on the #ENDviolence campaign.
Last week, the band also posted an unexpected remix of their songs “Trivia 轉: Seesaw” and “I Need U” on Soundcloud – produced by Suga!
These guys just keeping making all of their devoted Army so proud!