Hit South Korean boyband Bangtan Boys, better known as BTS, reached a milestone last week, becoming the first K-pop group to top the Billboard 200 chart that ranks albums via sales, downloads and streams. The group’s new album — “Love Yourself: Tear” — is the first primarily Asian-language album to debut at No. 1 in music history.
According to AFP, the boyband, known for their boyish good looks, floppy haircuts and sophisticatedly choreographed dance moves, has become South Korea’s best known and most lucrative musical sensation. The seven members include Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM (Rap Monster), Jimin, V and Jungkook. The huge success of their new album perfectly demonstrates K-pop’s global appeal.
Apart from in Asia, the boyband has numerous social media followers in most parts of the world. It was in fact the most talked-about thing on Twitter last year, and can be called a truly “supergroup.” BTS, along with a few other Korean groups, are set to perform at SBS Super Concert in Taipei on July 7.
(CNA, translated by Eddy Chang)
他們不只在亞洲，幾乎在世界各地都有大批社群媒體粉絲。該團還是去年推特上的最熱門關鍵字，可說是真正的「超級天團」。「防彈少年團」預計將在七月七日，和其它幾組韓團前來參加在台北舉辦的SBS Super Concert演唱會。
1. boyband n.
男子團體 (nan2 zi3 tuan2 ti3)
2. milestone n.
里程碑 (li3 cheng2 bei1)
3. debut v.
初登場 (chu1 deng1 chang3)
4. lucrative adj.
(xi1 jin1 de5; zhuan4 qian2 de5)
5. supergroup n.
超級天團 (chao1 ji2 tian1 tuan2)
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