8:56 am - 10/11/2018

How BTS Is Taking Over the World

The boy band hails from Korea and achieves continued chart attention in the West

It’s early on a Monday night in September at a lavish top-floor suite of the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, and Jimin, one-seventh of BTS, the most popular boy band in the world, is napping upright in front of an illuminated dressing room mirror.

You can’t blame him for being exhausted. Exactly 24 hours earlier, Jimin, 22; Jin, 25; Suga, 25; J-Hope, 24; RM, 24; V, 22; and Jung Kook, 21, were warming up backstage at L.A.’s Staples Center, prepping to perform their fourth and final show of a sold-out stretch at the 20,000-seat arena. Each night is a marathon of sharp dance choreography, music-video interludes and indoor pyrotechnics—all backgrounded, of course, by the roars of screaming fans. “It’s a real honor,” says J-Hope, via a translator. “We’re proud that everything we do is giving off light.”

Like The Beatles and One Direction before them, BTS serves up a mania-inducing mix of heartthrob good looks and ear-worm choruses, alongside dance moves in the vein of New Kids on the Block and *NSYNC. But the band—whose name stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean and Beyond the Scene in English—is also breaking new ground.Collapse )

source: Time

there's a video at the source that i cannot embed for the life of me :c
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u_know 11th-Oct-2018 02:08 pm (UTC)
I was shocked when I saw this on insta, good for them!
friedchickeneu 11th-Oct-2018 02:12 pm (UTC)
i'm so emo over this. ;-;

i love the cover photo and the article and i hope i can snag a copy or two to mark this milestone!
sra_interesante 11th-Oct-2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
oohh that's a great shoot, they all look expensive ...

well, exactly how one should look on Times magazine cover lol
rainstormraider 11th-Oct-2018 03:14 pm (UTC)
I like the cover shot. Its different from their generic photo-shoots and eye-catching.
But the article is such a fluff piece and its has nice background context but that's it.
taurocj 11th-Oct-2018 04:10 pm (UTC)
I like the cover! :)
mandm13 11th-Oct-2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
I just had to save this cover into my phone, they all look flawless!! The article doesn't say anything new, but it's a good read
pourtant 11th-Oct-2018 04:24 pm (UTC)
that cover looks great and i'm so ??? i got into them just before they released 'young forever' and even though back then they were clearly going up... what an incredible journey this has been!

Edited at 2018-10-11 06:02 pm (UTC)
camified 11th-Oct-2018 05:51 pm (UTC)
this is such a great cover!

jusayin, i would break my 6 year boycott and watch the fuck out of a bts superbowl performance
mc1a 11th-Oct-2018 08:11 pm (UTC)
Mah boys 😭😭😭😭 Someone please post the Guardian interview too 😭😭😭😭
honeebs 11th-Oct-2018 11:09 pm (UTC)
Get it boys, get yo life!
Good for them.
miss_suunshinee 12th-Oct-2018 02:19 am (UTC)
that's a cool photoshoot

honestly when will my faves??
never probably lol this happens once for every idols generation

lynethia 12th-Oct-2018 07:03 am (UTC)
Yes @ J-Hope being prominent on the cover! 💚
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