Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년단; translating to Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or BTS, made their debut in 2013 with the intention to “block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets”. Seven years later, with a large, dedicated fanbase of varying ages, ethnicities, gender identities, etc. BTS has certainly delivered on that goal and continue to do so.
Their new song Dynamite (the band’s first song entirely in English), was released to provide healing and happiness to the fans during the pandemic. The song debuted at #1 on the Billboard HOT 100 chart, making BTS the first international and Korean band to achieve that goal.Read more