K-pop supergroup BTS is opening its first pop-up store in Taiwan. Located in the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, the “BTS Pop-up: Map of the Soul” store featuring over 300 BTS-themed products opened on Tuesday last week and will run until Oct. 24.
Not long ago, Billboard ran a report to accuse the group’s fans, known as “ARMY,” of chart manipulation through crowdfunding efforts. In response to the chart’s accusation, group leader RM said “it’s up to them [Billboard] to change the rules. Slamming us or our fans for getting to No. 1 with physical sales and downloads, I don’t know if that’s right. It just feels like we’re easy targets because we’re a K-pop act.”
Meanwhile, K-pop sensation Blackpink passed Justin Bieber for the most subscribers on YouTube last week. The popular girl group now claims 66.9 million subscribers, beating the Canadian pop singer by 1.6 million users. In addition, BANGTANTV, the official YouTube channel for BTS, currently boasts 58.2 million subscribers.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
韓流天團防彈少年團(BTS)日前進軍台灣，其首家快閃店「BTS Pop-up: Map of the Soul」，在台北華山1914文化創意產業園區展店，熱賣超過三百種相關主題商品。該店上週二盛大開幕，預計營運至十月二十四日。
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