World news – « BTS Army » – Man explains: Why the K-Pop band got so popular


The South Korean septet was the first K-pop act to be nominated for a Grammy in November. At the Grammys 2021 on Sunday they will be recognized for their No. 1 hit « Dynamite » for Best Pop Duo / Best Group Performance.

And you can bet the members of the BTS ARMY with all of their explosive Strength for RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – who will also appear at the Grammys.

ARMY stands for Adorable Representative MC for Youth. The name was chosen by Big Hit Entertainment, the company that introduced BTS to the pop stratosphere.

After BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donated $ 1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement, the ARMY attempted to #MatchAMillion via the fan charity’s Twitter account @OneInAnARMY – and they rallied to achieve that goal in just 25 hours. Last year, the OIAA raised funds for children in South Korean orphanages who were quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are even ARMY factions that offer advice and tutoring services.

The ARMY has fan translators so that the Korean texts, interviews, videos and other content can be understood by BTS whether you speak the language or not not.

Before BTS albums hit Korea, ARMY members were known to set their clocks to Korean time so they wouldn’t miss a minute of the band’s online promotions.

The ARMY has gone this far To share recipes on the subject of BTS. On the website you will find a recipe for Jin’s packed lunch, which contains rice cake, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper and roasted seaweed crumble – optionally with beef stew.

They are based on the Jungian philosophy – based on Carl Jung’s concepts and extraverted introverted personalities and the power of the unconscious – which was recorded on BTS albums. The band even named one of their LPs after Jung’s book « Map of the Soul ».

When the ARMY suspected TikTok had been hacked by BTS this week, they pleaded with Big Hit and TikTok get to the bottom of it to go – stat.

When BTS appeared on « New Year’s Rockin ‘Eve » in 2020, ARMY members lined up around Times Square for days to show their support.

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