BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that began formation in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output.
The music of BTS is also a success because of the topic of their music. Although many K-pop songs are about love and relationships, BTS covers topics that may not include bullying, elitism, and mental health for other artists. They are rare in their ability to be relatable, respectful but also entertaining.
The group is renowned for its perfect synchronization and polished choreography, a difficult choreography that unites all members with their different dance styles, as evidenced even before the beginning when members released dance practice videos on their YouTube channel, BANGTANTV
BTS has broken 15 Guinness World Records, including in 24 hours with "Dynamite" for the most Twitter engagements and for the most watched video/music video on YouTube. Since 2017, they have received the Top Social Artist award from Billboard consecutively, and are the only K-pop group to earn the Top Duo/Group award at the Billboard Music Awards. They are also the only K-pop group at the American Music Awards to win the Favorite Duo or Group- Pop/Rock and Favorite Social Artist awards. In 2019, BTS has also put on the Time 100, and are the youngest South Korean Order of Cultural Merit recipients ever. In November 2020, they became the first K-pop act ever nominated for a Grammy Award, they became the first ever Grammy Award nominated K-pop artist.