Pop sensation BTS is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Korean record companies don’t follow the pattern set by the Western and K-pop music industries and have always forged their own way and style of doing things.
This is one of the reasons why their actions are always praised and their popularity continues to rise. The group paves the way for multiple acts to come. However, to know more about the future of the group, one must know their past and their firsts.
The BTS premieres that paved the way for their enduring success
1) First victory in a music show
The band’s first win on a music show came two years after their debut. On May 5, 2015, they finally won their first music show for I need you on SBS MTV The show. Despite strong competition from artists such as Block B and EXID, BTS has come out on top.
It was a watershed moment for the band and the members were left speechless. Coming from a label with no recognition or position in the cutthroat K-pop music industry, the win was a small step towards their rise to fame.
The group didn’t forget to thank their fans, and shortly after the win, they took to Twitter to let ARMYs know how immensely grateful they were for their first music show win. They are currently the artists with the most music show wins, 156 and counting.
their song dynamite is also the song with the most wins, with 32 music show wins.
2) First Daesang
BTS was present at every award show, doing their best and giving ARMYs spectacular performances, showing up for the fans and not really caring whether they won any awards.
BTS’s passion for music, however, earned them a Grand Prize or Daesang in 2016 for Album of the Year at the Melon Music Awards for their compilation album. The most beautiful moment in life: young forever.
They were the first artists in a long time from a non-Big-3 company to win a Daesang, breaking the Big-3 monopoly. BTS also won the Artist of the Year Grand Prize in the same year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Currently, they are the most rewarded group and also the group with the highest number of Daesangs, 65 and above. They also had two Daesang sweeps in both MMA and MAMA, showcasing their power and popularity.
3) First no. 1 on the Billboard 200
BTS’ first entry on the Billboard 200 album charts was in 2015 at no. 171 for their album The most beautiful moment in life, part 2. It was a monumental change in their lives, where their popularity could be seen all over the world, especially in the biggest music market in the world.
Their third studio album, Do you love: tear, earned BTS their first no. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts in 2018. They were the first K-pop group to achieve this. The group currently has six albums which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts, including their latest album, Evidence.
Of the 15 non-English albums that reached no. 1 on this graph, the group has six. They are also the second group after the Beatles to accumulate five no’s. 1 albums in just over two years.
4) First no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
BTS made its first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at no. 85 with their 2017 song DNA. Since then, this ranking has become a playground for the Bangtan Boys, who have steadily climbed the rankings, reaching no. 1 for the first time with their song of 2020 dynamite.
This feat was the first for a Korean artist. They have since had six no’s. 1 songs, including their Korean single, Life goes on, which was the first non-English song in 62 years to reach no. 1, and the first non-English song to debut at no. 1.
They are also the record holders for the fastest accumulation of three Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 songs from the Bee Gees and the Beatles.
5) First Grammy Nomination
BTS’ first Grammy appearance was in 2019 when they were invited as presenters. They promised their fans that they would return to the stage and they were invited to return as performers in 2020.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, they were unable to attend the awards ceremony in 2021, but this was the year the band received their first nomination for their globally popular song, dynamitein the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
The septet earned their second nomination in the same category in 2022 with the hit song Butter.
At the 2022 Festa dinner, the group announced that the second chapter in BTS’s life includes a more solo-centric perspective where they will all focus on their individual debuts for a while until they can come back together. a more rejuvenated state of mind for the group. Activities. It’s another first for the band and another feather in their cap.