BTS, sometimes called the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that has been active since 2010. In 2013, the group made it big with help from Big Hit Entertainment, their label and management company. Under the direction of Big Hit, the group shifted from strictly making hip-hop to a blend of K-pop, pop, R&B, EDM, and their original rap sound.
The group has seven members – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Each of the members contributes to the compositions of the band’s songs, and they all provide vocal performances on each album.
Since they got started, BTS has made history multiple times. They became the first Korean band to get a Platinum certification from the RIAA, and they’re the fastest band since The Beatles to get four albums to number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
This is the story of how BTS formed, made it big, and made wildly successful music afterwards.