A Look Through The Achievements Of BTS In 2018
2018 has been an extremely fruitful year for BTS as they have achieved many awards for their music and also become one of the most influential people to date. Gaining even more international coverage from Rolling Stone, Forbes, Vogue, CNN and so on , BTS is bound to step up higher than before, causing their fans to just wonder how much more they are going to take over the K-Pop industry.
After releasing their third full length album “LOVE YOURSELF: Tear” in May, one of the biggest events that happened to BTS is most probably their world premiere of ‘FAKE LOVE’ performance on Billboard Music Awards 2018 (BBMAs). In addition to that, they had also claimed the ‘Top Social Artist’ award twice in a row, since 2017.
Speaking of influential people, BTS has been actively promoting messages to youth, asking them to stand up and be courageous to chase after their dreams. This year, they were warmly invited to give a speech in UN, marking the history of being the first ever K-Pop idol group to be invited to such prestigious event.
Since 2017, BTS has been working with the Korean Committee for UNICEF and came up with LOVEMYSELF campaign that aims to spread the awareness of violence many young people are experiencing over the world.
They had also appeared on the front cover of ‘TIME’ magazine as the ‘Next Generation Leaders’.
With that being said, in the final series of their “LOVE YOURSELF” trilogy, BTS has once again proved their popularity when they released their repackaged album “LOVE YOURSELF: Answer” in August 2018. They had more than 1.5 million pre-orders and also sold 868,052 copies in the first week. The album debuted as number 1 on Billboard 200 and it is the very first time for K-pop idols to have two chart-topping albums in the same year!
Recently, “LOVE YOURSELF: Answer” has also earned a Grammy nomination for the best recording package. Although they were not nominated for other categories, many experts believe that it is already a huge step for BTS.
Furthermore, the 7 boys have also embarked on their “LOVE YOURSELF World Tour”, visiting their fans from different parts of the world. It is their first time to have a stadium concert in the U.S. and also their first time to have their dome tour in Japan! Of course, all of these shows were all sold out.
Aside from international achievements, they have also recently walked home with 9 different awards on Mnet Asian Music Awards 2018 (MAMA). During Melon Music Awards 2018 (MMA), they received 7 awards and also 7 in Asia Artist Awards 2018 (AAA)! It is expected that they will also be sweeping even more awards on the upcoming Seoul Music Awards 2019 and also Golden Disc Awards 2019.
Are you amazed by these achievements BTS received?