Kpop gains momentum as BTS make history

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no way you could’ve missed BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, swift ascent to the top of the K-pop hierarchy. Since BTS’s inception four years ago, the seven-member Korean boy band is one of the peninsula’s raising acts breaking records every beat of the way. With their increasing popularity at home and internationally, they have gained momentum as leading K-pop artists since their debut in 2013. BTS solidified their popularity by receiving prestigious awards such as (Daesang) in Korea’s major K-pop award functions such as Artists of the Year from Mnet Asian Music Awards, Album of the Year from Melon Music Awards and also one of the most eminent award of the world, Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist.

BTS’s musical style and image ranges from a tough boy image to a more youthful image…

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BTS’ Comeback: ARMY’s Start Preparing

ARMY! Prepare for BTS Comeback!

BTS Comeback Goals:

–  12m – 15m MV (music video) views and 1m Likes within 24 hours
–  1m Physical Album Sales
– Triple Crown
–  PAK (Perfect All Kill)
–  Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 Chart
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Things ARMY need to do:-Purchase the new album (either pre-order or purchase when it’s out) for physical album.When pre-ordering or just ordering online, make sure it’s a site that counts sales towards the Hanteo and Gaon Charts . Sites are: Synnara, yes Asia, Kpop Town, Kpop Mart, Korean Mall, KTown4U, Synnara, Mwave, Kpopplus, Kpop heaven, Amazon, Yes24.

-You can also purchase digital album if there is no way you can receive the physical
album. But make sure that the album you’re going to buy counts towards their sales count, like purchasing through iTunes.
K-ARMY
– Must stream every day on Melon, Genie, Mnet, Bugs, Naver, Ollenmusic,
Monkey3, Daum, Cyworld, and Soribada
I-ARMY
-Can stream on those sites too as long as you have an account, but some
sites might require a purchased streaming pass such as Melon
US ARMY
– Must stream every day on Spotify and iTunes
I-ARMY
-Can also stream there if they have the apps (to use Spotify app is free).
Spotify has a web player so if you don’t have room for app, just pull up
web player on your browser and use your email to sign in and it’s all free. 
Here’s the link for Spotify web player online https://play.spotify.com/ 
-iTunes requires membership to stream, but they usually offer 1 – 3 months for free.
– Streaming their album on Spotify and iTunes helps get them on the Billboard charts
TO A.R.M.Y’S ALL OVER THE WORLD
– Stream music video/s every day on YouTube and make sure it’s from the ibighit channel
only!
Stream as much as you can during the day too to help increase views quickly.
To break records, stream as hard as you can every day….EVERY DAY.  Don’t stop. Don’t give up! We can’t stop if we complete our first goal. we need to keep going every day.
– Keep streaming every day until we reach 75m – 100m which can happen in a good amount of time if nobody gives up.
Instructions on how to properly stream will come soon unless someone else already
posted it.
– Make sure to hit the Like button!
* I know this seems like a lot to do, but it has been done many times in the past for all

K-Pop fans to support their idols. There are best ways to do it which we’ll discuss in another post.

Hint for streaming the Music Videos

Use phone, laptop/computer, tablet to help stream and do it all at the same time.

More detailed ways to do it all properly will come soon on.
***All of this streaming of music and MVs will help them win awards on shows
coming up and help them chart on Korean and International charts***

More Useful Information:

Billboard Hot 100 (one of BTS wishes) requires a certain percentage from streaming,
from sales and from radio airplay (according to Billboard site), so it means we need to
try to get their music on American radio airwaves (I believe a few stations have played
their music when many ARMYs requested it in the USA, so we need to keep requesting).
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Billboard 200 Chart is based on physical sales and digital sales each week of the whole album
(side note since they won Top Social Artist @BBMas)
Social 50 Chart –  Basically interact with BTS via social media whenever they post
anything such as replying to their tweet or commenting on their video posted on there
channels (ibighit and BangtanTV), and SHARING their music & MVs via social media, but always mention their name or Twitter address.
Triple Crown 
A #1 win on a song for three weeks in a row on SBS Inkigayo, Mnet M!Countdown, and
KBS Music Bank. After a song wins a Triple Crown, it is taken out of the running for #1 for the duration of the artist’s promotion cycle.  Music Bank does not have a win limit.
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Perfect All-Kill on Instiz means that a song achieves #1 everything:
#1 on all real-time charts
#1 on all daily charts
#1 on Instiz Weekly Chart, which is updated hourly, by adding hourly points of the song into its weekly cumulative point.
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Kpop gains momentum as BTS make history

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no way you could’ve missed BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, swift ascent to the top of the K-pop hierarchy. Since BTS’s inception four years ago, the seven-member Korean boy band is one of the peninsula’s raising acts breaking records every beat of the way. With their increasing popularity at home and internationally, they have gained momentum as leading K-pop artists since their debut in 2013. BTS solidified their popularity by receiving prestigious awards such as (Daesang) in Korea’s major K-pop award functions such as Artists of the Year from Mnet Asian Music Awards, Album of the Year from Melon Music Awards and also one of the most eminent award of the world, Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist.

BTS’s musical style and image ranges from a tough boy image to a more youthful image, nevertheless mainly influenced and based on hip hop and R&B. Throughout their albums and major releases, BTS has delivered a consistent message that actively rejects school bullying and society standards while promoting the individual’s pursuit of happiness. What also sets BTS apart from other K-pop bands is that members produce their own songs and are involved in the composition of their songs. They are also well-trained in dancing and choreograph their own moves.

While K-pop has never been main stream internationally, BTS’s overseas popularity has increased K-pop’s fan base and exposed the world to the K-pop genre. The K-pop movement is undeniable as the band continues to attract fans from all over the globe with their unique blend of hip-hop, electronica and more melodious elements. More notably, they are receiving awards for their work which is confirming K-pop as a true player in the music industry. But their true mark of difference from other K-Pop bands is their passion that exudes in their music, performances, public appearances and social media. They are quickly becoming the symbol of K-Pop internationally and are setting standards for other bands.

2016-17 has been a great year for BTS. The Korean septet headlined major events on both U.S. coasts and all over the world, releasing a bevy of new music in Korea and Japan, and becoming the first ever Asian group to win Billboard Music Award. On 2016 they were the only Korean group to to have their own twitter emoji, the first ever group from a small agency to win Daesang, placed as No.3 out of top 10 most mentioned musicians of the world on Twitter and also No.1 on the top 10 most re tweeted artists world by far dwarfing Kanye West, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Ariana Grande and so on. According to YTN Korean news, BTS is the third generation korean group who changed the a Korean wave. Artistic growth from individual members has continued to boost BTS’ popularity around the globe. Their achievement doesn’t stop even in 2017 as they grab the second place spot for most weeks at the top of Billboard’s Social 50 chart. They also won in the Music category at this year’s Shorty Awards, an award show that recognizes excellence in social media. They also made it into the Fuse’s “20 Best Albums of 2016” list and it doesn’t end there. On 2017, they also sold out their Wings tour in America in only few minutes. BTS also grabbed a spot in the Top five on Billboard’s weekly Current Boxscore Chart for their “The Wings Tour – 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III” show in Sydney, Australia at the Qudos Bank Arena on May 26, 2017. The concert brought in gross sales of $2,054,650, and filled 11,023 seats out of the venue’s 11,424 capacity.

The group also released their latest album “You Never Walk Alone” on 2017 with their 2 music videos “Not Today” and “Spring Day”. “Not today” holds the record for the fastest K-pop group music video to reach 10 million and 20 million views. Their recent album also was previously at No. 1 following its release in February, and has spent a total of 12 weeks on the chart overall. BTS has now also become the only Kpop group to have omost views on You Tube. According to statistics calculated through Google and YouTube Insights, the group boasts a total of over 4.2 billion views. This includes music videos, behind-the-scenes, dance practice videos, and more of the fun content shared through their channels.

BTS’s popularity is even more impressive because they are represented by a small label Big Hit Entertainment and compete with well-known companies like YG Entertainment (Big Bang, PSY) and SM Entertainment (Girls Generation, Shinee, Exo) that have a monopoly on the industry. Along with being one of the only groups to tour outside of Asia frequently, BTS has gone out of their way to interact with their global fan base by not only updating their Twitter accounts but also they’ve taken advantage of the popularity of live-streaming videos. Each of the members interacts with fans through regular live streams, with English subtitles for international audiences. BTS’ accessibility has helped fans connect with them from all over the world through their personalities just as much as through their music, resulting in one of K-pop’s largest fandoms.

BTS’ “WINGS” confirmed their popularity when it appeared as highest-charting and best-selling K-pop album in the U.S., as BTS jumped bounds ahead of previous Billboard 200-charting K-pop acts. They were also the first K-pop artists to enter to the UK Album Chart. The group outsold albums by 2NE1 and EXO, who held the ranking in 2014 and 2015. After few hours of release of Wings, the album managed to hit No.2 on the Australian iTunes Chart too thus earning their new nickname, “The Next PSY” by KBS News for their undeniably commendable Global Achievements.

After only four years in the K-pop, BTS is not only succeeding fiercely in the industry, but setting a standard for all the bands that will come after them. They also blend individual artistry, which is what the global audience expects in their music, and the K-pop system, which focuses more on the group sound and teamwork. They let out their feelings with their songs that make them and the listeners closer to each other. This septet has something to convey, and has a great marketing strategy that doesn’t alienate non-Korean-speaking fans. Their souls are in their performances because they helped to create them—an investment that makes all the difference between memorizing dance routines like a marionette, and embracing them with passionate, authentic joy. Watching BTS break records and never stopping undoubtedly indicates that they are changing the shape of K-pop in the upcoming days for better and that they have rightfully earned to place their names in the history of K-pop.