BTS begins their overseas round of performances in 2017, packing up musical domes in the US – Newark, New Jersey (March 24, Prudential Center) and Anaheim, California (Apri 1, Honda Center). These follow their performances in Korea and Japan towards the end of 2016. Ranking in play In October 2016 Billboard 200 listed BTS’ ” Wings ” album top- of- the record- sale with 16,000 units/, 11,000 ( the regular collection) based on October 13 Nielsen Music chart.
It presents a record of the best week ever for an album. 2N1’s Crush (April 2014; 500 copies) and Exo’s Exodus (March 2015; 6,000 copies) preceded the album sales. Making the mark Known for their dark dance beats, hip-hop, ballad and fiery music, their list of songs identify to tackle shared social issues. It has mapped out easing out psychological strain (” The Last” ), women and gender voice advocacy (“21st Century Girl” ), youth stability despite pressures of success (” Lost” ), bullying (” Tears of School,” “Spine Breaker” ) and concerns over animal extinction (” Whallen 52″ ), among a few noted. Slipping into the American music stage What could have contributed to their success that makes them a knock off in the American music scene? Many boy band handlers take note of the elements that make BTS a standout. Managed by a small label company Big Hit Entertainment , who runs just two music groups; the team’s robust packaging is foremost. T his way, the company provides the sufficient consistency in the promotion, concept and performance schedules of its proteges. Similarly, the group is a conglomeration of artisan musical talents who has input in the music each album desires to promote. They too earn production credits in their published songs. It is a mix of expertise in songwriting with seven of them partaking in their written songs, hardly present in other boy bands. Consequently, it follows that none of the singers dominates (prominent in their latest Wings album). The group runs well with their music packaging. Seven single songs highlight each singer’s personalities passing their take on life issues that addresses the team’s solid and a regular menu of musicality each time. It’s where “Wings” made a sound stay in the music charts by the end of October this year. Added to the positive channel is the dedication to details in each layout and concept in their mix-tapes and concert repertoire. Their album and off book launches that play on the photo and video teasers always single out. Same is authentic in their concert venues. Who will ever forget the performance in South Korea’s (Bangtan) Olympic Park that closed the epilogue concerts, the “Most Beautiful Moment in Life” ? They did come in short videos and films that never break to attract attention. Their hip- hop, rap, ballad streaks do not slide to startle. BTS is made up of a septet – Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. BTS is an all-kill in the K-pop music medium. The group is into their third year, going on fourth in their music career. US, make more room for BTS this 2017!