Teens Are Going Wild For This K-Pop Boy Band Who Are Taking Over The Charts

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The aesthetics alone will truly ruin your life.

If South Korean boy band BTS (Bangtan Boys) aren't currently on your radar, 2017 is definitely the year they turn you into a stan.

BTS have been around since 2013, but have spent 2016 and early 2017 turning their success in their native South Korea into worldwide acclaim. They're considered major ones to watch from the South Korean music scene and have plenty of fans across the world who genuinely can't get enough of them.  

Don't box the boys in. While they've got big hooks and choruses, they're not strictly "K-Pop". The boys traffic in music that combines big elements of r&b, hip hop, EDM, latin pop (!!!), and rock. 

BTS currently roll seven members deep, each with an individual specialty to spice up every song and video. 

So, why do people like BTS so much?

Well first of all. This aesthetic genuinely keeps me up at night.

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via Instagram/BTS Official 


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And, truth be told, who doesn't live for a strong choreo sequence?

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Mainly, the appeal of BTS sits with their ability to move seamlessly from concept to concept. Much like their peers, BTS have well crafted "looks" that feel fashion forward and accessible all at once. 

They haven't limited themselves to one genre, a decision which allows for versatile aesthetics from release to release. 


A post shared by BTS official (@bts.bighitofficial) onDec 26, 2016 at 6:03pm PST

This February they smashed the record for fastest rising YouTube video by a K-Pop artist. The previous record holders? BTS, of course. 

Here's the video that made it happen.  

Clearly BTS didn't come to play around this year so our best hope is to stay vigilant and ready for the boys to drop some straight heat in the coming months.