Who are They??

By Ranko H. and Nina N.

“DNA”…..“BTS”…..????

Do you hear these in the hallway or even during class? Because we do. There might be some people who are not familiar with these terms, so we will briefly explain it. First, “BTS,” also known as Beyond The Scene or Bangtan Boys, is a k-pop group who dominated the Billboard Hot 200 as the highest charting k-pop group. BTS debuted on June 13, 2013 and sold around 4 million albums, worldwide, since their debut. BTS consists of 7 members. 3 of which are rappers and 4 vocalists.

The members are:

Names (Age)

FACTS

Rap Monster (23) – Rapper, Leader

  • Full Name: Kim Nam Joon
  • Birthday: September 12, 1994
  • He is the only member who can speak english fluently

J-Hope (23) – Rapper

  • Full Name: Jung Ho Seok
  • Birthday: Feburary 18, 1994
  • Chose “J-Hope” as his stage name since he wants to be a source of light and hope for his fans
  • Main dancer in BTS

Suga (24) – Rapper

  • Full Name: Min Yoon Gi
  • Birthday: March 9, 1993

Jimin (21) – Vocalist

  • Full Name: Park Ji Min
  • Birthday: October 13, 1995
  • Known for his impressive abs

Jungkook (20) – Vocalist

  • Full Name: Jeon Jeong-guk
  • Birthday: September 1, 1997
  • Youngest member in BTS (Maknae)

Jin (24) – Vocalist

  • Full Name: Kim Seok Jin
  • Birthday: December 4, 1992
  • He is the oldest member

V (21) – Vocalist

  • Full Name: Kim Tae Hyung
  • Birthday: December 30, 1995

“DNA” is the title track of their newest album, LOVE YOURSELF: Her. The album was released together with DNA’s music video on September 18.

BTS is worldly known, and has many fans, their fandom name is known as the “Army.”

We interviewed our school’s biggest k-pop fans – Midori and Tai-Yi about what they like about BTS and how they feel about them being viral in our school. Each liked BTS before the band trended.

Q: What do you like about BTS?

Midori: Their songs are really real, they’re very humble, and they show how much they care for their fans.

Tai-Yi: I like their dance moves and the catchy beat.

Q: How do you feel about BTS spreading through the HIS community?

Midori: When I first found out Tai-Yi likes BTS in music appreciation, I was shocked that someone else apart from me, Reina, and Mayu knew BTS. When it started to spread, although I was happy in the beginning, I started to grow tired with the group’s overhyping.

Tai-Yi: Everyone knows the lyrics and it makes me proud of bringing BTS to the school.

We have also interviewed some of the new fans, in high school and middle school.

Q: How did you find out about BTS?

Shuma: Midori.

Sari: I found out about BTS from people in high school. Shuma directly told me about them, but I really found out about them when I went back to Thailand and realized they were really famous worldwide.

Q: What do you like about them?

Haruki: I like their cool dances.

Rion: Their personality, singing, dancing, and looks.

Q: Do you think BTS influenced the HIS community in a positive way?

Kokona: I think people became more stylish after looking at how BTS dress.

Rion: It helps students to have an interest in Korea and Korean traditions. A lot of the students starts learning Korean. It also would get them closer to music and dances.

In conclusion, BTS has created a great impact on the HIS students and influenced our school greatly. What do you think about BTS?

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