Published: September 3, 2020 8:30:25 am
Loud and blissful screams erupt in unison from the seven-member pop stars BTS after they hear they’ve notched their first No. 1 hit on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“DREAM,” yells band member RM. “It still doesn’t feel real,” provides SUGA, talking in Korean by a translator. “We’re really happy.”
“Dynamite,” the group’s first all-English music, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS the primary Korean pop act to high the chart. The upbeat music even supplanted “WAP,” the raunchy smash hit by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, to say the No. 1 place.
“Never expected it,” RM tells The Associated Press of beating “WAP” for the highest spot. “Never! It’s like the song of the year.”
But getting their first chart-topping monitor appeared inevitable for the Okay-pop boy band, who’ve continued to search out main success within the U.S. in the previous couple of years. They’ve had 4 albums high Billboard’s 200 albums chart, they’ve achieved Top 10 successes on the Hot 100 with “Boy With Luv,” “On” and “Fake Love,” and in simply minutes they’ve bought out U.S. soccer stadiums that some pop stars want to affix forces to carry out at.
And even at U.S. awards reveals, they’ve gone from profitable honors like “top social artist” to being named finest group and finest pop act, beating out Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, twenty one pilots, Jonas Brothers and others. At Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, they gained all 4 prizes they had been nominated for.
When requested if BTS — who launched their debut single in 2013 — felt like they’ve begun to earn extra respect from the U.S., RM stated: “We definitely feel that.”
“I think in the perspective of culture, I think it’s really important to be familiar. So first, we think … that for many Americans (they were) not familiar with (us) — we look different, we (sing) different, we got some different choreography, music videos, like everything, even lifestyle. But I think as time goes by, we’re doing these shows and songs and concerts and awards, I think quite a lot of people in the American music market is getting, like, kind of close (to us),” he stated. “I think it’s very good and that’s what we wanted actually.”
It may be time for BTS’ first Grammy nomination.
“When we see (Western) artists … get nominated for Grammys, they would go: ‘Yeah! Yeah!’” stated j-hope, standing up from his chair and throwing a small punch within the air.
“Like Travis Scott,” he continued. “The nomination is meaningful to even (famous) people like that and to imagine that we could be nominated for Grammy, again, it would be such an honor and a great feeling.”
Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards will likely be introduced later this yr. The present doesn’t have a Okay-pop class, and whereas there is a finest world music album award, there isn’t a music class for world and worldwide music. Those songs, then, would compete for finest pop duo/group efficiency — a extremely aggressive award reserved for giant hits or collaborations that includes uber-popular performers.
But the success of “Dynamite” may explode into a Grammy nomination for BTS.
“The sheer thought of a nomination is thrilling,” stated j-hope.
“I mean, we hope. We hope so,” stated RM. “No one knows about the Grammys … but we’re just doing our best.”
Though “Dynamite” has charted new territory for BTS, the music wasn’t even speculated to be launched, RM defined. BTS had plans to tour however that modified as a result of coronavirus: “The pandemic blew everything away.”
So they recorded “Dynamite” to offer their die-hard followers, the BTS Army, “hope, positive energy,” RM stated.
“And we think that it really touched their hearts.”
The group, which incorporates Jin, V, Jimin, and Jung Kook, says they’re busy recording a new album. They really feel they’ve a grown within the seven years they’ve been a musical group.
“We’ve matured musically, as well as in the way we think. We’ve also developed a higher sense of responsibility. This has refined us and these developments are really being reflected in our music and our dance,” j-hope stated.
The band members vary from ages 23 to 27, and the youngest of clan, Jung Kook, celebrated his birthday this week with some particular information.
“I received the news of our No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart on the day of my birthday, so it was really one celebration over another,” he stated. “It was incredible.”
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