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Boy band BTS seen posing on stage, including members RM, Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, Jin & J-Hope
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Name

BTS

Nation

Korea

What does BTS stand for?

BTS stands for the Korean phrase Bangtan Sonyeondan (Korean: 방탄소년단; Hanja: 防彈少年團), which translates literally to 'Bulletproof Boy Scouts'.

When did BTS ended?

The K-Pop Super Group To Embark on Mandatory Military Service Until 2025. BTS announced to fans on June 14, 2023, that they are going on hiatus in favor of solo careers. The group's members RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook revealed the heartbreaking news during the BTS FIESTA livestream.

Are BTS in the military?

After nearly a decade together, the South Korean boy band announced it will go on hiatus to allow its members to explore solo careers. All seven members later enlisted in South Korea's military, as required by law.

How much is BTS net worth?

Around $3.6 billion USD. They have made their fortune through various sources, including music sales: BTS has sold over 32 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time.

2010-2012

BTS was formed by Big Hit Entertainment, with RM being the first member to join. The group underwent several line-up changes during these early years while preparing for debut.

2013

BTS made their official debut on June 13, 2013, with the release of the single album "2 Cool 4 Skool." They quickly gained attention for their energetic performances and socially conscious lyrics.

2014-2015

The group continued to build their fanbase with subsequent albums like "O!RUL8,2?" and "Skool Luv Affair." They began to see more success, winning several New Artist of the Year awards and holding their first concert tour.

2016-2017

BTS's popularity began to skyrocket with the release of albums like "Wings" and the "Love Yourself" series. They broke numerous sales records and started to gain significant international recognition, including notable performances at American award shows.

2018-2019

The group achieved global superstardom, embarking on massive world tours and releasing chart-topping albums. They addressed the United Nations and continued to break records, including several on the Billboard charts.

2020-2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, BTS continued to release successful music, including their first English-language single "Dynamite" which topped the Billboard Hot 100. They adapted to the situation by holding virtual concerts and events.

BTS Team Up With Virgil Abloh for a Louis Vuitton Spin-Off Collection.

2022-2023

On June 14, 2022, the group announced a scheduled pause in group activities to enable the members to complete their 18 months of mandatory South Korean military service, with a reunion planned for 2025.

Cartier Recruits BTS' V (And His 'Magnetic Gaze') As Brand Ambassador.

Jin, the oldest member, enlisted on December 13, 2022, followed by J-Hope on April 18, 2023, and Suga on September 22, 2023.

Oh, BTS Won the 2023 VMAs without even attending by the way.


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