The BTS Era Before 2016

Learn about the history of the Bangtan Boys’ (BTS) debut days.

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South Korea

- Gaon

BTS charting songs simultaneously in Gaon since 2015. [1] [2]

- Hanteo

- Concerts, Showcases and Fan Meetings

- Other Work

United States

- Billboard

Album Charts History (Data taken from BTS Billboard Archives)
World Digital Song Sales History (Data taken from BTS Billboard Archive) *Update: “I Need U” peaked at #3 in March 2021.

- Concerts

- Other Work

Japan

- Oricon and Japan Hot 100

Data is taken from Oricon Albums Charts [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Data is taken from Oricon Singles Chart and Japan Hot 100 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] (Singles are Japanese)

- Japan’s Tower Records

- Concerts, Showcases and Fan Meetings

- Other Work

Worldwide

Research/Year-End Reports

Reception at K-CON (2014)

Consumer Survey on K-Pop in the U.S. (2014)

Popularity in Europe (2014)

Hallyu White Paper (2015)

Tumblr’s “Year in Review”

YouTube

Spotify

Award Shows

Wins and Nominations (*Update: “Boy in Luv” was nominated for Song of the Year in MAMA 2014 while BTS was nominated for Artist of the Year in MAMA 2015)

Conclusion

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