September 12, 2020 8:28:15 am
For K-pop superstars BTS, 2020 is popping out to be a good yr, with the group turning into the primary Korean act to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart — if solely they may have a good time with their fans.
The group’s first English-language tune, “Dynamite” logged practically 34 million U.S. streams and 300,000 gross sales in its first week — the most important digital gross sales week for any artist in practically three years.
“It feels like real, but still like a little unreal at the same time because we cannot meet our fans, we cannot go to some kind of award or performance,” stated RM, the South Korean rapper, songwriter and frontman of BTS.
“It’s like, we’re so grateful but … we’re so sad at the same time,” he stated.
Since their 2013 debut, the South Korean boy band has surfed the worldwide K-pop craze to dizzying heights. When requested why they succeeded over the numerous different K-pop teams, the members are not sure.
“All I know is that we came together and did the best we could. That’s all it is, and before we knew it, we reached a height that we never had imagined,” stated Jimin.
But with a lot success comes stress.
“It would be a lie to say it’s not a burden. But personally, I think an appropriate amount is good for us. We just see it as one of the burdens we must carry,” stated J-Hope.
The final purpose for the seven-member group is to snag a Grammy nomination and win, although they query whether or not there’s a place for them in the United States.
“Grammy solo performance or nomination is like one of our last dreams. So, we will keep doing our best and we hope we could touch the people’s hearts in the Recording Academy someday,” RM stated.
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