In an article written by NICOLELYN PESCE, she explains the Korean bands huge success tour to London. The fans were filled and pumped up for the boy band BTS.
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K-Pop band BTS sold out London’s huge Wembley Stadium in just 90 minutes
South Korean boy band BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys) are among the K-Pop artists going mainstream
K-Pop just conquered the U.K.
South Korean boy band BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which means “bulletproof boy scouts” in Korean) sold out their June 1 show at Wembley Stadium in just 90 minutes on Friday morning, the London venue confirmed on Twitter.
Wembley Stadium can hold 90,000 people, and BTS fans (who refer to themselves as “the Army”) raved about the seven-member dance-pop/hip-hop band’s feat on social media, with some claiming this is the first time that an Asian artist or group has sold out the venue. Wembley National Stadium Ltd. didn’t respond to a MarketWatch request to verify this claim.
But BTS has joined the ranks of superstars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Queen and Ed Sheehan that have sold out the football stadium. This will be BTS’s first U.K. show since they played two sold-out concerts at the O2 Arena last fall.
Tickets to the London leg of the band’s “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour were released on Friday morning, with standing and seated tickets running £50-£175 (about $66-$231) and special soundcheck packages going for upwards of £200 ($264). But fans stuck waiting in the online queue to snag their spots complained that within minutes of the sale going live, scalpers were already hawking tickets on StubHub for more than £3,000 (almost $4,000.)
The group, which has collaborated with Fake Love and Nicki Minaj, is having one of its best weeks ever. BTS also sold out their upcoming gig at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday, just days after winning artist of the year as well as song of the year (for their single “Fake Love,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Host 100 last summer) at the 2019 Korean Music Awards.
BTS was formed by South Korea’s Big Hit Entertainment in 2013, which also manages South Korean singer Lee Hyun and boy band TXT. BTS has already released six studio albums (with a seventh expected this year) to become one of the most successful K-Pop acts in the U.S. They made history as the first-ever K-Pop group to be nominated for a Grammy in 2018. And their 2018 albums “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer” each topped the Billboard 200 chart — the first foreign-language albums to do so in more than a decade.
The twentysomething-aged members include RM (Kim Namjoon), the frontman and rapper; Jin (Kim Seokjin), a singer; Suga (Min Yoongi), a rapper; J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), a rapper and choreographer; Jimin Park, also a singer and choreographer; V (Kim Taehyung), a singer; and Jungkook Jeon, a singer, rapper and choreographer.
BTS was part of what Billboard dubbed K-Pop’s breakout year in the U.S. in 2018, as K-Pop artists were named or referred to in 5.3 billion tweets across the globe last year.
Spotify reported that K-Pop’s listening share has jumped 65% annually since 2015, according to Billboard’s report, and the group logged 86% year-over-year growth in the U.S. on Apple Music between 2017 and 2018, as well.
Rolling Stone noted that BTS has also struck a chord with many listeners because they’ve eschewed the long-held South Korea taboo of pop stars talking about cultural politics.
The Bangtan Boys have supported LGBTQ rights and spoken candidly about mental health and the pressure of success.
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