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Pop sensation BTS is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The Korean record makers do not follow the pattern that has been set by both the Western and K-pop music industries and have always forged their own way and style of doing things.

This is one of the reasons why their actions are always praised, and their popularity keeps increasing. The group is paving the way for multiple acts to come. However, to learn more about the group’s future, one must know about their past and their firsts.

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BTS’ firsts that paved the way for their long-lasting success

1) First music show win

Six years ago today, @BTS_twt got their very first music show win at SBS The Show. They were so stunned. Little did they know that just five years later, they'd have three BB Hot 100s and a Grammy Nomination. #BTS reminds us to never give up on our dream.

The group’s first music show win came two years into their debut. On May 5, 2015, they finally had their first music show win for I Need U on SBS MTV's The Show. Despite strong competition from artists such as Block B and EXID, BTS came out on top.

This was a breakthrough moment for the group, and the members were rendered speechless. Coming from a label with no recognition or standing in the cut-throat K-pop music industry, this win was a small step towards their rise to fame.

The group did not forget to thank their fans, and shortly after the win, they took to Twitter to let the ARMYs know how immensely grateful they were for their first music show win. They are currently the artists with the most number of music show wins, 156 and counting.

Their song Dynamite is also the song with the most number of wins, with 32 music show wins.

2) First Daesang

When BTS won their first ever Daesang for Album of the year, their shocked faces & their priceless smiles as they walked to collect the award 🤧

BTS was present at every award show, doing their best and giving spectacular performances for ARMYs to look forward to, turning up for the fans, and not caring much if they were winning any awards.

BTS’ passion towards music, however, did win them a grand prize or Daesang in 2016 for the Album of the Year at the Melon Music Awards for their compilation album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.

They were the first artists in a while from a non-Big-3 company to have won a Daesang, breaking the Big-3's monopoly. BTS also went on to win the Artist of the Year Grand Prize the same year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Currently, they are the most awarded group and also the group with the most number of Daesangs, 65 and counting. They’ve also had two Daesang sweeps at both MMA and MAMA, showcasing their star power and popularity.

3) First no. 1 on the Billboard 200

In 2018, BTS became the first Korean act to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their third studio album Love Yourself: Tear.#BTSPAVEDTHEWAY @BTS_twt

BTS’ first entry on the Billboard 200 album charts was in 2015 at no. 171 for their album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2. This was a monumental change in their lives, where their popularity could be seen worldwide, especially in the world's biggest music market.

Their third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear, earned BTS their first no. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts in 2018. They were the first K-pop group to have achieved this. The group currently has six albums that debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts, including their latest album, Proof.

Out of the 15 non-English albums that reached no. 1 on this chart, the group owns six of them. They are also the second group after the Beatles to rack up five no. 1 albums in just over two years.

4) First no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

BTS becomes the first artist to achieve 6 #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the 2020s decade. All of BTS No. 1 hits on the Hot100:-Dynamite-Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)-Life Goes On-Butter-Permission To Dance-My Universe

BTS made their first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at no. 85 with their 2017 song DNA. Since then, this chart has become a playground for the Bangtan Boys, who have steadily climbed the rankings, reaching no. 1 for the first time with their 2020 song Dynamite.

This feat was the first for any Korean artist. They have since had six no. 1 songs, including their Korean single, Life Goes On, which was the first non-English song in 62 years to have reached no. 1, and the first non-English song to have debuted at no. 1.

They are also holders of the record for the fastest accumulation of three Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 songs since the Bee Gees and the Beatles.

5) First Grammy nomination

When BTS got their first Grammy nomination💜

BTS’ first appearance at the Grammy Awards took place in 2019 when they were invited as presenters. They promised their fans that they would return to the stage, and they were invited back as performers in 2020.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, they couldn’t attend the award show in 2021, but that was the year the group received their first nomination for their globally popular song, Dynamite, in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

The septet earned their second nomination in the same category in 2022 with the smash-hit song Butter.

During the 2022 Festa Dinner Party, the group announced that the second chapter of BTS’ life includes a more solo-focused outlook where they will all be focusing on their individual debuts for a while until they can come back with a more rejuvenated mindset for group activities. That’s another first for the group and another feather in their cap.

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    What was BTS first Daesang? ›

    BTS' first Korean compilation album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016) earned BTS their first Daesang award for Album of the Year at the 2016 Melon Music Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

    What was the first win of BTS in music show? ›

    November 13, 2013: BTS wins their first major award when they're recognised as Best New Artist at South Korea's Melon Music Awards.

    How many Daesang did BTS win? ›

    From their debut in 2013 till 2022, BTS has managed to achieve 70 Daesangs, the most for any artist ever in the history of South Korean music.

    What was BTS 1st award? ›

    BTS Wins First-Ever AMAs K-Pop Award For Favourite K-Pop Artist - IMDb.

    Who has more Daesangs exo or BTS? ›

    Grand Prize (Daesang)

    BTS has won 26 awards in total, the most of any artist. Exo is tied with BTS for the most Grand Prize wins, having won four each.

    Who is the first 4th Gen group to win a Daesang? ›

    Straykids the first 4th gen boy group to win a daesang made Stays prou... TikTok.

    What is BTS first No 1 hit? ›

    Co-written by RM, Suga and J-hope, the track on the group's “Be" album also became the chart's first No. 1 sung mainly in Korean. BTS continued its US success in 2021, with three more chart-toppers. Smooth like butter, the septet's “Butter” landed at No.

    Is BTS the first K-pop group to win a Grammy? ›

    BTS are now the first K-pop group to end up in any of the top four categories at the Grammys–Album, Record, and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist–which are considered the most competitive and most important.

    What is the highest Daesang? ›

    They are currently the only band to have received this award more than once and are the only recipients of it. They now have the most Daesang wins in history with a total of 68. Congratulations BTS!

    Which award show did BTS win most at? ›

    They have consecutively won Billboard's Top Social Artist award since 2017, and are the only K-pop group to win the Top Duo/Group award at the Billboard Music Awards. If you're a BTS fan or know someone who is, take a look at these BTS merchandise below.

    What does Daesang mean in Korean? ›

    Daesang: The Daesang award is one of the highest achievements a group or artist can achieve. Winning a Daesang focuses on the records released by artists that year and how many copies they sold, both physically and digitally.

    What are the 9 awards BTS won? ›

    BTS Sweep MAMA awards with 9 trophies
    • BTS Sweep MAMA awards with 9 trophies. WRITTEN BY Aditi Shrivastava2021-12-12,09:09:50 entertainment.
    • Artist of the year.
    • Song of the year. Butter.
    • Album of the year. BE.
    • Worldwide icon of the year.
    • Worldwide fan choice- top 10.
    • Best male group.
    • Best music video.

    Who is 1st popular in BTS? ›

    1st rank: Jungkook

    Snatching the 1st place from his hyungs on this list of BTS member who has the most fans is no other than, the golden (and favorite) maknae, Jungkook!

    Which song made BTS famous? ›

    Soon, the group had a hit: “BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single 'I NEED U,'” RM tells Time. “We didn't realize we were becoming famous until we were invited to KCONs [K-pop music festivals] in the U.S. and Europe in 2014 or 2015.

    Which K-pop group is million seller? ›

    BTS. Since BTS' debut in 2013, the ultra-popular K-pop boy group has sold over 34 million albums, making them the best-selling K-pop group of all time! Their best-selling album is Map of the Soul: 7, with over 5 million sales.

    What does Daesang mean in English? ›

    Daesang is the Korean word for Grand Prize. Dae means big or grand, and Sang means award or prize. Daesangs are the most coveted awards at year-end award shows.

    Who is the king of 4th Gen K-pop? ›

    Just like how G Dragon is THE King of Kpop, Jimin is THE It boy. You wouldn't call any other idol the 3rd, 4th gen King of Kpop because there is only one. Jimin was given the term it boy by korean media because he always has people's attention wherever he goes. No matter what you get attracted to his charms.

    Who is the most successful 4th Gen K-pop group? ›

    Here are the five 4th-gen groups that have captured the hearts (and ears!) of millions.
    • Stray Kids.
    • ENHYPEN.
    • ITZY.
    • 5. ( G)I-DLE.
    Dec 15, 2022

    Who is the best 3rd generation of K-pop? ›

    BTS' Jimin, BLACKPINK's Lisa, EXO's Kai and more: 7 best 3rd Gen K-Pop performers
    1. MONSTA X's Joohoney. ...
    2. Red Velvet's Seulgi. ...
    3. EXO's Kai. ...
    4. TWICE's Jihyo.
    5. GOT7's Jackson. ...
    6. BLACKPINK's Lisa. ...
    7. BTS' Jimin.
    Nov 2, 2022

    How many #1 hits does BTS have? ›

    The K-pop boyband are ranked in the first place with a total of six chart-topping hits.

    Who is No 1 in K-pop? ›

    BTS is arguably *the* most popular K-pop group in the world and with good reason.

    Who has the first solo in BTS? ›

    BTS member Suga is the first to hold a solo world tour.

    Who was the first K-pop group to reach 1 on Billboard? ›

    Wonder Girls was the first K-pop act to enter the Billboard Hot 100, doing so with "Nobody" in 2009.

    Which K-pop group has the fastest first win? ›

    EXO-SC/Red Velvet-IRENE & SEULGI - 11 Days. These two special subunits won their first kpop music show win in only 11 days!

    Which K-pop group took the longest to get their first win? ›

    UPDATED AS OF 01/12/2023: Congratulations to Brave Girls, Dreamcatcher, ONF, DKZ, Verivery, ONEUS, and fromis_9!! The “record” is currently held by Brave Girls. They had to wait almost 10 years before they got their first win. :( What are K-pop groups with 3 members?

    When did BTS get their first rookie award? ›

    #BTS was awarded the 'Rookie of the Year' for '2013 Melon Music Awards'!

    When did BTS get their first AMA award? ›

    BTS just made music history at the 2022 American Music Awards! Taking home the trophy for Favorite K-Pop Artist at Sunday night's show, BTS earned the award show's first-ever K-Pop dedicated award.

    When did BTS win their first MAMA award? ›

    In 2016, BTS won their first MAMA Daesang and has continued to win even to this year. A netizen shared the above chart listing all the artists who won the MAMA Daesang awards from 2016 until 2022 and was impressed with the number of times BTS appeared on the chart.

    Why did BTS get a black ocean in 2016? ›

    They first endured the infamous “black ocean” at the 2016 Golden Disk Awards. At the time, with BTS's popularity increasing, the “black ocean” was allegedly started as a retaliatory fan war with fans of EXO, with both sides blaming the other.

    What was BTS first big hit? ›

    BTS scored their first number-one hit with "Blood Sweat & Tears" in late 2016, selling more than 1.5 million copies in South Korea and reaching number one on the US World Digital Songs chart.

    How many times has BTS won AMAs? ›

    In 2022, K-pop boy group BTS received two awards from the American Music Awards (AMA), one of the major music award shows in the United States. That year, the group won Favorite Pop Duo or Group as well as Favorite K-Pop Artist. In total, the group has won 11 AMA awards since their debut in 2013.

    What is BTS highest selling album? ›

    BTS' Map of the Soul: 7 is the best-selling album of all time in South Korea, with over 5 million copies sold.

    What was BTS first MV to reach 100 million views? ›

    Up until then, the record first the fastest video to reach 100 million views was held by their video "Dynamite" generating 100 million views within one day from release.

    Did BTS won a Daesang? ›

    Song Joong Ki appeared as a presenter for Daesang, and BTS won this year's Daesang. This marks the group's 6th consecutive Daesang, starting from 2017's 'Love Yourself: Her'. BTS took home three awards on this day, including the Best Album (Bonsang), TikTok Golden Disc Most Popular Artist, and Daesang.

    What is BTS biggest awards? ›

    • American Music Awards. American Music Award [Winner] (2022) ...
    • Asia Artist Awards. Music Award [Winner] (2021) ...
    • Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Music Award [Winner] (2022) ...
    • BreakTudo Awards. BreakTudo Award [Winner] (2022) ...
    • Gold Derby Awards. ...
    • Grammy Awards. ...
    • iHeartRadio Music Awards. ...
    • Kids' Choice Awards, USA.

    Who has the darkest past in BTS? ›

    Hoseok's Story

    They were playing hide and seek together, but Hoseok's mother, instead of hiding, left him alone with a Snickers bar. He was then sent to an orphanage, where he stayed for 10 years. Since the incident, he couldn't count to 10 out loud, and would faint at 8.

    Which BTS member owns black? ›

    Fans have been wondering about what speciality this card holds. Apart from Jungkook, only Jin in BTS holds the black card. Apart from them Blackpink Jennie, Bigbang's G-dragon, Taeyang, TXT Yeonjun, Sandara park and more have made it to the A list of Black card holders.

    Who wears black BTS? ›

    Black and Kim Taehyung aka V have a special relationship. Many members of the ARMY feel black hair suits him the best. Female fans of BTS start swooning when they spot him in black hoodies or shirts.


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