BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band that debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism.
By 2017, BTS crossed into the international music market, leading the Korean Wave into the United States and breaking numerous sales records. The band is the first Korean act to top the U.S. Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100, claiming the spot with multiple consecutive albums and singles. Dynamite earned them a Grammy Awards nomination, a first for a Korean pop act.
BTS hold the best-selling album in Korean history with Map of the Soul: 7. They are worth more than $4.65 billion to South Korea's economy each year, and they were the best-selling global artist of 2020 and 2021.