Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Words by Ayra Matondang
Note: this article was originally published as part of our "Youths of the Year" roundup. Click here to read the article in full.
Bangtan Seonyondan ( 방탄소년단) better known as BTS is a seven-piece boy group hailing from South Korea under BigHit Entertainment. They debuted in 2013 with the album 2 Cool 4 Skool, with the title song No More Dream. The song highlights how society's expectations ofter perpetuates dreams of the youth, and how they should fight back and make their own choices. Over the course of their career, BTS has been vocal on multiple social issues through their songs, lyrical artistry, visual aides (music videos, photoshoots, etc.) and public appearances (events, endorsements and speeches). 2019 has been a great run for BTS, with multiple awards, international recognition, sold out tour shows, a comeback and a list of firsts. However, the BTS ARMY (what a BTS fan calls themselves) claims that they will just get bigger onwards and everyone is holding this on as 2020 starts with the hope of a comeback soon.