Još jedna titula za korejske momke!
Renomirani magazin Time proglasio je momke BTS-a liderima sledeće generacije. Ovu titulu nisu zaslužili samo zbog mnogobrojnih muzičkih dostignuća u poslednje dve godine već i zbog pozitivnog uticaja koji imaju na mlade fanove.
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Like the Beatles and @onedirection before them, @bts.bighitofficial serves up a mania-inducing mix of heartthrob good looks and earworm choruses, alongside dance moves in the vein of @nkotb and @nsync. But the band—whose name stands for Beyond the Scene—is also breaking new ground. Not only is BTS the first Korean act to sell out a U.S. stadium (to say nothing of the records they’ve set across Asia), but they’ve done so without catering to Western audiences. Only one of their members, RM, speaks fluent English, and most of their songs are in Korean. The group is also preternaturally adept at leveraging social media, both to promote their music and connect with their fans. And although BTS has idol elements—the slick aesthetics, the sharp choreography, the fun-loving singles—they also embrace their flaws. “Even if there is a language barrier, once the music starts, people react pretty much the same wherever we go,” says Suga. “It feels like the music really brings us together.” BTS is one of the three TIME International covers showcasing the Next Generation Leaders. Read more on TIME.com. Photograph by @nhuxuanhua for TIME
Da podsetimo: Namjoon je prošlog meseca održao istorijski govor u Ujedinjenim nacijama gde je istakao značaj mladih i njihovih želja. Pozvao je omladinu da pusti svoj glas i sama pronađu svoj put u svetu, a ne da korača putanjom koju joj je društvo nametnulo.
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Since its genesis in the ‘90s, Korean pop—or K-pop—has become synonymous with what studios call “idols”. But even as K-pop matured to a nearly $5 billion industry with fans around the world, its biggest stars largely failed to gain traction in Western markets. When @bts.bighitofficial arrived in 2013, it was clear they would play by new rules. They have become the most popular boy band in the world; a title marked by their achievements of being the first K-pop group to top Billboard’s album chart, the first Korean act to sell out a U.S. stadium and amassing millions of devoted followers on social media. “Even if there is a language barrier, once the music starts, people react pretty much the same wherever we go,” Suga tells TIME. “It feels like the music really brings us together.” Adds Jimin: “We give energy to our audience members and listeners, but we also draw energy from them.” BTS is one of the ten TIME Next Generation Leaders. Read more on TIME.com.
Osim k-pop benda koji se ove godine našao u vrhu liste, imenovani su i drugi muzičari kao što su The Weeknd, Ariana Grande i Christine and the Queens.