RM·Suga·Jin·J-Hope·Jimin·V·Jungkook. You look at the seven members of BTS and you notice something - they are all Koreans!
Many of the top K-pop groups are composed of international members. EXO is a binational group composed of Korean and Chinese members. TWICE and BLACKPINK are international groups as well.
Why do you think BTS is composed of all Korean members?
In April last year, Big Hit Entertainment's CEO Bang Si-hyuk explained this in an interview.
"I wanted BTS to be a truly K-pop group," said Mr. Bang. He wanted BTS to be a group that truly represented K-pop.
"The struggles of being a youth is universal and timeless, which is why I think BTS' message appealed to young people around the world," he explained. "I know that BTS' fans are translating everything BTS does for fans who don't speak Korean. That is a very kind gesture," he thanked the ARMYs.
The reason why BTS is so popular around the world seems to be because of their songs' universal message.
By Gothesun and Arin Kim firstname.lastname@example.org