BTS For Variety

It’s close to impossible to not know about BTS. The Korean septet has achieved remarkable things in a relatively short career. But their journey was not easy.

As seven individuals hailing from South Korea, BTS began their career from Bighit Entertainment. Seven years later, they’ve whirred in billions of dollars into the Korean economy and are held responsible for the influx of cultures across borders.

BTS have performed remarkable feats that even their Western peers struggle to fathom. …

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BTS are inarguably the biggest boy band in the world. With fame comes it’s merits — but so does its shadow. A closer look at what the Korean septet endures shows us what it means to be some of the biggest artists in the world.

BTS as Time’s Entertainer of the Year

When BTS appeared in the Grammy Award Show in 2020, a viral joke about the members bringing in the Covid-19 virus went viral with tens of thousands of retweets and likes.

This was at the beginning of the pandemic, long before the virus was found across the world. The tweet garnered attention and was consequently…


When I think of music and love, the first thing that comes to my mind is Epiphany sung soulfully by Jin of BTS. To live and to love are two different things but what does it mean to lead a life with love for yourself? Why is it so important?

참 이상해 분명 난 너를 너무 사랑했는데
It’s so odd, I loved you so much for sure

모두 너에게 맞추고 널 위해 살고 싶었는데
I adapted myself entirely to you, I wanted to live for you

그럴수록 내 맘속의 폭풍을 감당할 수 없게 돼 But as I kept doing so…


Jung Hoseok — known through his stage name J-Hope — is part of the world’s biggest group, BTS. His talent seems to know no bounds either. A songwriter, rapper, producer, singer, choreographer, and awarded dancer, J-Hope’s talent seems to transcend all borders of what it means to be human.

After winning a place at the Hit It Auditions, J-Hope joined BigHit Entertainment and moved into their dorms in December 2010. In June 2013, he debuted alongside members RM, Jin, Suga, Jimin, V, and JK. The Korean septet, after a long and tremendously difficult journey, are currently the biggest group in…


In a 2016 live stream, RM from BTS talked well about how the words for human, live, and love were similar in the Korean language. “They sound similar too. As humans, we’re bound to love. Whether it be romantically or love for our parents, friends, and teachers. I think long ago when Korean was first made, human and love was made similarly on purpose— because you can’t live without love.”

Fast forward two years later and RM releases a track, performed on his own, through BTS' album Love Yourself: Answer. The title, aptly named, is a celebration full of love.

RM performing Trivia: Love


It’s been three years since the release of J-Hope’s first mixtape titled Hope World. The album peaked at 38 on the Billboard 200 caused J-Hope to become the highest-charting Korean soloist at the time of release. An alternate world created by BTS' rapper, producer, and dancer, Hope World is an entirely vibrant new world where we see J-Hope for who he really is.

In a behind the album Livestream for Hope World, J-Hope confesses to how the entire album really came to fruition; it was a dream for him.

“I didn’t think I could love music as I do now,”…


The odds of not knowing BTS remains low for many. The chances of you hearing about them, even in passing, is high. After all, they are the biggest band on the planet.

There are many things that set BTS apart from their peers. Their music, for instance, is one of the most important attributes to why they are the biggest band on the planet. Their performances, the way they present themselves, their philanthropy, and their words are just a few of the others. For many, it is BTS’ music and lyricism that drew them closer.

Any casual listener or fan…


RM, the leader of BTS and rapper, released Intro:Persona on the 27th of March, 2019. It was the group’s first BTS trailer to enter the Billboard YouTube Song charts and their fastest comeback trailer to surpass 20 million views.

Intro: Persona is a discussion surrounding RM’s identity. It is him questioning who he is and the persona he shows to the world. It is him coming to terms with the idea he might never know who he is but admitting comfort and relief instead of apprehension.

In a live stream, RM explained how difficult the entire process for creating Intro…


Many have heard of BTS. The Korean septet is inarguably the biggest band in the world. Min Yoongi, known through his persona Agust D and stage name Suga, is a prominent member of the group.

With more than 124 songwriting credits to his name, through the Korean Music Copyrights Association, Suga is a well rounded and awarded producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and father of a cute poodle named Min Holly. The twenty-eight-year-old has a special photo album documenting all his milestones.

Yoongi’s stage name Suga is derived from the first syllables of the term shooting guard in Hangul —…


The first time I listened to Black Swan, I was sitting in a crowded cafe, cake half-eaten, coffee half empty. Going out was inevitable so I'd chosen to sit by myself alone, just as Black Swan was released. I did not know what to expect, to hear, to understand. But then again with BTS' releases — you never do.

I remember putting my earphones in and waited. Twelve seconds in and I already wanted to cry. Thirty seconds in and I already felt something stir inside of me. There was not much I understood but I felt as if I…

Fawzul Himaya Hareed

20 year old writer who thinks a little too much and writes about bts. twitter: agustranda/monofawz

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