It’s been seven years since we last saw one other. There are a total of seven boys. There are a lot of memories here. BTS is celebrating their seventh year in the industry, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than by compiling a series of lists of seven – seven career-defining moments, seven songs – all of which would make your high school English teacher giddy with all the alliteration. To be honest, compiling this list was challenging and emotional, especially considering everything BTS has accomplished throughout the years.
How do you pick just seven moments from BTS’s illustrious career to highlight? (Especially since this list might be made out all of 2018). We’ve come up with seven career-defining events for BTS after much thought and with the help of a few ARMY buddies.
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 2 was the first BTS album to chart, debuting at No. 171 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. In terms of charting, BTS is only getting started, since its albums have consistently climbed the charts since HYYH. Map of the Soul: 7 debuted at No. 1 in South Korea, breaking the record for the most pre-ordered South Korean album ever (almost 4.02 million).
Few things will compare to seeing BTS’ reaction when they find out they won Best Album of the Year at the 2016 Melon Music Awards. Despite RM’s surprised expression, the close-up of Jin crying, and V’s ‘It’s us?’ This first Daesang memory is enhanced by the lads’ genuine amazement when they realised they had won.
The Wings Tour was BTS’s second international tour, and it showed the rest of the world what the group had in store for them. Not just in South Korea, but also in the United States and South America, the tour sold out in minutes, prompting many cities to add second dates, which were also sold out. BTS’ Wings Tour began in January 2017, and less than a year later, they were performing not only in these regions, but also in stadiums — they were the first Korean act to sell out Citifield, and later, Metlife and Wembly.
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