K-pop sensation BTS basks in glory, misses celebrating with fans
NEW YORK (US) – It has been a good year for K-pop superstars BTS as they became the first Korean ensemble to make a debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. However, they miss celebrating their achievement with their fans.
Their first song in English, “Dynamite”, clocked almost 34 million US streams and 300,000 sales in its first week.
“It feels like real, but still like a little unreal at the same time because we cannot meet our fans, we cannot go to some kind of award or performance,” said RM, rapper, songwriter and frontman of BTS.
“It’s like, we’re so grateful but … we’re so sad at the same time,” he said.
After making their entry in 2013, the band comprising boys has brought K-pop craze around the world to dizzying heights.
“All I know is that we came together and did the best we could. That’s all it is, and before we knew it, we reached a height that we never had imagined,” said Jimin.
But they are also under pressure.
“It would be a lie to say it’s not a burden. But personally, I think an appropriate amount is good for us. We just see it as one of the burdens we must carry,” said J-Hope.
The group comprising seven artistes hopes to clinch a Grammy nomination and win although they are unsure if they have a place for them in the US.
“Grammy solo performance or nomination is like one of our last dreams. So, we will keep doing our best and we hope we could touch the people’s hearts in the Recording Academy someday,” RM said.