BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that has taken the world by storm. BTS has received many awards and honors, including 15 Melon Music Awards, 15 Mnet Asian Music Awards, 14 Golden Disc Awards, 12 Seoul Music Awards, 10 Gaon Chart Music Awards, 4 Korean Music Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards (first Korean group), and one American Music Award (first Korean group).
BTS made their debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the track “DNA” from the EP Love Yourself: Her. Another track from the EP, the remix version of “Mic Drop,” peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both tracks are certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, a first for any Korean group. Their third album, Love Yourself: Tear, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 making them the first and only Korean act to achieve this. On November 9, 2018, Love Yourself: Answer became the first Korean album certified Gold and the single “MIC Drop” became the first track by a Korean group certified Platinum in the United States. BTS has sold over 10 million albums and were the most retweeted celebrities in the world for 2017 and 2018.