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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 12:53 PM

BTS Is Back: Music's Billion-Dollar Boy Band Takes the Next Step

BTS Is Back: Music's Billion-Dollar Boy Band Takes the Next Step


...How successful? BTS is the first group since The Beatles to whom they also are compared for the hysterical fan mania they generate to score three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart in less than a year, a feat that's all the more astounding considering their songs are mostly in Korean. Their latest, an EP titled Map of the Soul: Persona, sold 3.5 million copies worldwide in the six months since its release, 562,000 of those in the U.S. alone. The candy-colored video for their single "Boy With Luv," featuring a hook sung by Halsey ( "Oh my my my!" ), surpassed 100 million views in less than 48 hours a YouTube record when it dropped in April, and is currently closing in on 600 million views. That same month, they became the first Asian band to surpass 5 billion streams on Spotify. And then there are the live concerts. Demand for the U.S. stadium leg of their continuing 2019 tour, which resumes in October after a three-month break, was so fierce, it repeatedly crashed Ticketmaster's servers, selling out all 300,000 seats average price: $452 each in a matter of minutes...


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/bts-is-back-musics-billion-dollar-boy-band-takes-next-step-1244580

FWIW 내 취향이 아니다. 재미 없다. 소비자 문화 기타.

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