The band bts was crowned as “Global Artist of the Year of the year 2021” by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) thus becoming the first group to have won the award for the second consecutive year.
It is not news that these seven K-Pop idols have become a global sensation since 2013 with their songs and dances, which has helped them to create a huge community of followers and fans, who have been called “ARMY”.
Year with year the fame of these boys has been increasing Worldwide. Last year they released music in English and their songs “Butter”, “Permission to Dance” and “My Universe”, a collaboration with Coldplay, ranked first on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from the United States.
The band has released music in three languages
It was thus that their fame spread and they continue to be successful not only in South Korea and Western countries, but also in Japan after their Japanese greatest hits album, “BTS, THE BEST”.
The record topped Oricon’s year-end album chart in Japan at the end of 2021, the first by a non-domestic group in 37 years, according to IFPI. Regarding this, the director of the Federation, Frances Moore, indicated that “by performing in three different languages, they demonstrate their extraordinarily unique global appeal.”
He also highlighted the importance of ARMY in the success of the band. “Their dynamic and passionate fan base has contributed to them being the first artists in history to top the Global Artists Chart two years in a row.”
It is important to note that the IFPI award It is calculated taking into account the artists’ results in both digital and physical formats.
What is the meaning of BTS?
BTS is an abbreviation for “Bangtan Sonyeondan”, which translated into Spanish is “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. It’s about a south korean group formed in Seoul in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under the company Big Hit Music. It is made up of seven members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
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