In September 2017, at a time when BTS's global popularity was hitting its stride, an intriguing scene unfolded at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. BTS graced the stage as guests for the 25th anniversary concert of Seo Taiji, a pivotal moment that felt like a ceremonial passing of the 'pop culture icon' baton to them. Seo Taiji, who began his music career in 1992 with Seo Taiji and Boys, expressed his endorsement with the encouraging words, "It's your era now. Do well."
A total album sale of 44.91 million, a trillion won in record and tour revenue, and a major tour audience of 3.29 million. These figures aren't for some internationally renowned artists but for BTS, a South Korean boy band that has rocked the world with their outstanding music and performance. Over the last decade, the group has truly been at the forefront of the "K-Pop Renaissance," revolutionizing the K-pop market and significantly impacting the expansion of Korean content and the country's image.
Korean pop sensation BTS, who've set unmatched records in the history of K-pop, are celebrating their 10th debut anniversary. Starting from May 5th with 'Bang Bang Con,' they've been releasing commemorative content, and now, for the first time in a while, they're launching a song with all members involved.
Pdogg (real name Kang Hyo-Won, 40), a music producer, shared these expectations for the future of BTS in a recent interview with Yonhap News, in celebration of BTS's 10-year anniversary. He said, "The members all agree that they create a unique synergy when they perform together."
One of the critical aspects of BTS's rise to global superstardom over the past decade is not only their phenomenal dance and vocal abilities but also their timely, compelling message that resonates with the zeitgeist.