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BTS, a seven member boy band also known by the name “Bangtan Boys,” has been taking the entire world for a ride, with their impressive music. Since their very first single, the band was always able to connect with their fans in an entirely new level, especially with their lyrics that often focus on personal and social commentary. Here are some unknown facts about the members of the band, as well the band that you might not know:

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  1.  Following the establishment of Love Myself anti-violence campaign in collaboration with UNICEF, BTS was awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea.
  2.  This made the band members, who addressed the addressed the United Nations 73rd and 75th General Assemblies, the youngest ever recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit in the history of South Korea.
  3.  They were featured on the Time magazine’s international cover as “Next Generation Leaders” and were also ranked in the magazine’s list of 25 “Most Influential People on the Internet” from 2017 to 2019.
  4.  BTS is the first Korean group to have received a platinum certification from the RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America, for their singe “Mic Drop.” While their “Love Yourself: Answer” was the first Korean album to have been certified platinum by the RIAA.
  5.  The boy band became the fastest group since the Beatles, to have earned four US number-one albums, within a period of two years.
  6.  BTS became the first and only Asian and non-English speaking act to be named the “IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year” in the year 2020.
  7.  During their Love Yourself World Tour, the band became the first Asian and non-English speaking act to headline as well as sell-out Wembley Stadium in London.
  8.  The band also broke the record for the single highest-grossing engagement in the history of Rose Bowl Stadium, in Los Angeles, California, during the same world tour.
  9.  BTS is the best-selling artist in the history of South Korea, with over 20 million album sales, and also holds the record for the best-selling album in South Korean, with “Map of the Soul: 7.”
  10.  The band became the first all-South Korean act to have reached the number one spot on Billboard Global 200 as well as the Billboard Hot 100, in the year 2020.
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  12.  In June 2020, BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, following the George Floyd’s murder. This marks one of the largest celebrity checks towards the movement, and it was even matched within 24 hours, by donation from BTS fans.
  13.  The group’s name BTS – Bangtan Sonyeondan, in Korean, literally means “Bulletproof Boy Scouts,” which is said to signify the group’s desire to “block out criticisms, expectations and streatypes, aiming on adolescents like bullets.”
  14.  The band, as a part of their new identity, announced in July 2017 that the name BTS would also stand for “Beyond the Scene.”
  15.  Since their inception, BTS has been very much convinced of the fact that telling their own story was the only way for the younger generations to relate to their music.
  16.  In fact, for the lead single “No More Dream,” from their debut single album “2 Cool 4 Skool,” Suga and RM is said to have re-written the lyrics at least 20 times, during the production.
  17.  The boy band donated seven tons (7187 kg) of rice to charity at the K-Star Road opening ceremony held in Apgujeong-dong, in the year 2015.
  18.  “Skool Luv Affair,” the last act in their “school trilogy” marked the band’s first appearance on Billboard’s World Albums Chart, peaking at number three.
  19.  BTS’s label Big Hit Entertainment launched a video series “Learn Korean with BTS in March 2020, on the social media app Weverse, with the intention of making it easy for the global fans to enjoy BTS music and contents without the language barrier.
  20.  Their third EP “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1,” is the only Korean album to be included on the Fuse’s list of “27 Best Albums of 2015 So Far.”
  21.  Nexon, the South Korean-Japanese video game publisher, released character avatars based on the boy band, for their RPG game Elsworld.
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  23.  During the production of their first Koean studio album “Dark & Wild,” the boy band reportedly recorded their single “Danger” in a makeshift studio in a garage located in Los Angeles.
  24.  The music video of the second single “Dope” from the EP “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1,” was their first music video to accrue over 100 million views on YouTube in October, 2015.
  25.  Their fourth EP “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2,” topped the weekly Gaon Album chart, as well as the Billboard World Albums chart. Eventually, the band also became the first K-pop act to remain atop the Billboard World Albums chart for multiple weeks.
  26.  The album also peaked at number 171 on the Billboard 200 chart, with over 5000 copies, marking the very first appearance of BTS in the chart.
  27.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the band donated $1 million to Live Nation’s Crew Nation campaign, in support of live music personnel.
  28.  With the music video of their song “Idol,” BTS broke the YouTube record for most-viewed video within a period of 24 hours, previously held by Taylor Swift.
  29.  Their album “Map of the Soul: Persona” became the first Korean-language album to have reached the number one position in the United Kingdom as well as Australia.
  30.  BTS became the third group in 50 years, to have three number one albums on the Billboard 200 charts, in a span of less than 12 months, only after The Beatles and The Monkees.
  31.  With their nomination for Grammy Award – Best Pop Duo / Group Performance, on November 24, 2020, BTS became the first Kpop / Korean band to receive the nomination in history.
  32.  In the year 2020, BTS was honored with the James A. Van Fleet Award, in recognition of their outstanding contributions in promoting the US-Korea relations. With this, the boy band became the youngest ever recipients in the history.
  33.  BTS Net Worth: $100 Million

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