Group Profile: BTS (방탄소년단)

(Last updated November 2018)

REVIEWS I HAVE WRITTEN FOR BTS: “Spring Day” and “Not Today,” (February 2017) / “DNA” (September 2017)

Basic Info and Discography
More About the Members
More Info (Variety show appearances, music show wins and awards, my opinions)


Basic Info and Discography

Love Yourself Answer

Image Credit: Big Hit Entertainment

Agency: Big Hit Entertainment
Debut Date: June 12, 2013
Name Meaning: Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년단), literally translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.” As of 2017, they’ve added “Beyond the Scene” as a new meaning.
Concept: BTS started out with a very strong hip hop concept.  While that’s softened over the years, there’s still influences of that in most of their music.  Starting in 2015, BTS became known for their storytelling through music videos, which had compelling plot lines and cryptic visual images.  Many other groups followed in a similar style. Above all, they’re known as a youth-oriented and socially conscious group that writes lyrics many people relate to.
GreetingBangtan! (I don’t know if they do this anymore)
Fandom Name: ARMY
Fandom Color: N/A

BTS Bomb

Image Credit: Big Hit Entertainment


Most Recent Release“IDOL” (August 2018) – Love Yourself: Answer, 2nd compilation album


About the Members


Image Credit: Big Hit Entertainment

Members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook
Age Range: 1992-1997
More About the Members


More Info


Image Credit: Billboard

How I Feel About BTS
Notable Variety Show Appearances
Music Show Wins and Awards

BTS B-Sides I Like

Special Stages and Dance Covers