South Korean idol 'Bangtan Boys' pose as they attend the 100th episode of MBC Show Champion in Seoul, March 19, 2014. Getty Images

South Korean band BTS, or the Bangtan Boys, is putting K-pop on the global scene and with its latest album, “Wings: You Never Walk Alone,” the band made history this week by becoming the first group from the genre to get nominated for the Billboard Music Awards.

The seven-member group – made up of Jin, Suga, Rap Monster, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jimin and V – has taken the world by storm with its latest repackaged album, winning national and international recognition for tracks like “Spring Day.”

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BTS became the only K-pop act to feature on the World Music Awards’ list of 20 best-selling albums in the world for 2017 released Sunday. Grabbing the 14th spot on the list topped by Ed Sheeran’s “Divide,” BTS’ album garnered 565,000 total consumption sales in less than two months of its release.

The album was also that of the first K-pop group to break into the top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart earlier this year, an impressive feat for the band that was formed just four years ago.

The latest achievement for the boy band is the nomination for Billboard Music Awards in the top social artist category. The band has been nominated alongside world-renowned artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes.

BTS is currently in the middle of its world tour, which kicked off in Seoul earlier this year and moved on to performances in South America. After power-packed performances at three venues in the United States – Newark, New Jersey; Anaheim, California; and Chicago – the band is set to tour South East Asia later this month.

This will be followed by stops in Hong Kong, Australia and Japan, as BTS expands its sphere of influence across the world.


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