Could BTS be the new vanguard for a worldwide boy band phenomenon?
On December 2017, Access Hollywood conducted '2017 Boy Band Resurgence: Vote For Access' Boy Band Of The Year.'
Access Hollywood stated "K-pop phenomenon BTS, the five social media superstars of Why Don't We, and Simon Cowell's (the producer of English boy band One Direction) protégés
Access Hollywood described BTS to have "made a huge impact with their live U.S. television debut at the 2017 American Music Awards this November, surging mainstream music interest in the seven-member ensemble," also adding that "BTS' massive Army fan base dominates social media with over 20 million fans and helped make the band the most-tweeted celebrities of the year."
Why Don't We was described as "the quintet – made of teen heartthrobs – celebrated radio success with infectious singles "Something Different" and "These Girls"."
Stating that "Simon Cowell's new boy band
And BTS took home the title 'Boy Band Of The Year' with a landslide victory, with the votes counted by the number of retweet posts.
In the 1990s, Backstreet Boys, Westlife, and Take That, among a number of boy bands, were the frontrunners of the boy band phenomenon.
Later, One Direction also swept the world in 2011, but the boy band phenomenon was put to a stop when One Direction stopped performing. Perhaps BTS could be the next vanguard of the boy band fervor.
By Bongbong and Suwon Han firstname.lastname@example.org