Have any of you seen this picture that started floating around the internets recently? I first noticed it on the bangtan subreddit a day or two ago myself. From what I can see it’s supposed to show all the achievements American ARMYs are shooting for THIS year(2018) when it comes to BTS.
I hope you take a peek at it. I strongly recommend it if you haven’t ran into before. It’s a real whopper of a list!
I personally love it, but I think it’s funny how old me from only a few years ago would most definitely have called you insane-o for making and sharing something like it. 😆 In my defense tho you’d be telling a young me a bunch of seemingly outrages things. I mean planning to get BTS, a RIAA certification, a Billboard win, an AMA win, a Grammy win, have them chart on Billboard for 49 weeks, etc, and all within like the SAME year? “Get out of here with that nonsense,” doesn’t seem like that inappropriate of response to that for the time 😅🤣… Because we must admit each of these things is already ridiculously hard to achieve within a lifetime for a Western Artist, let alone all at the same time for a Kpop group.
Luckily for us however the playing field has changed drastically since back then hasn’t it? It almost feels like a whole millennia ago even. The BTS of today are now global icons to the point where, tell me and be honest. Would you even be surprised if all these things actually DID happen this year? I know I wouldn’t! I even joke around how it wouldn’t surprise me if BTS snags an Oscar while they’re at it. ANYTHING and ALL seems possible. The flood gates have been opened so to speak
If anything it feels like the the phrase “For the First Time,” has become synonymous with this group. Its become nothing but a constant barrage of articles about how BTS was the first to get this and the first to do that. Whether it be how well they are charting in America, how well they are selling in Japan, or being the first Korean Twitter users to reach 10 million followers for example. But I mean you can go through a bunch of my earlier posts if you want plenty more.
Or you know, how about I actually do you one better right at this very moment.
That’s because today I’m happy to announce yet another first done by this group. One that’s still pretty fresh of the presses. Whoop Whoop! You remember their latest track Mic Drop Remix, yes I’m sure you’ve heard of it and it’s bazillion other versions. 😛 Well that very song has now manged to knock out one of those things on that what not too long ago would be “cray cray” list. Which one you ask? The one about getting a RIAA certification.
That’s because recently Mic Drop Remix feat. Desiigner and Steve Aoki “went gold” as they like to say in the music industry. By becoming the first(there’s that word again) song by a Kpop Group to be certified as such by the RIAA(Recording Industry Association of America). To get such an honor a song must have “moved” more than a 500,000 total equivalent units between digital downloads, and audio/video streaming. The way the counting works is each permanent download counts as 1 unit and thereafter every 150 streams gets lumped together and counted as one formal unit too.
This is a doubly awesome development because let’s not forget, it wasn’t all that long ago that MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow got a Double Platinum in Japan. Yeah, only two months into 2018 and so much is going down already. and you know what, I think THIS proves it. This year IS gonna be BTS‘s year without a doubt. A lot of people said that about 2017 but nope that was just a little introduction. Last year was more like, “You know BTS?” This year is, “YOU.KNOW. BTS!” 😀
1 down, 6 to go…
Wait! Hold on Guys! Don’t Go!Let me pick the mic back up. lol
Gotta link to this real quick.
BTS will be releasing a New Japanese album on April 4th called Face Yourself. It’s gonna be their third. Looks like it’s gonna have Crystal Snow, two new tracks(will they be soft or will they go hard, who knows), along side the Japanese versions of some tracks you may already be familiar with. Not Today, Spring Day, DNA, GO GO, Blood Sweat and, Tears, Best of Me, and Mic Drop.
Then there’s this too!! Zedd has admitted to talking to BTS on a new song he started. And has also said it himself, “everything is very possible.” 🙂 Between this and the Steve Aoki talk of working on new original stuff from not too long ago, I can’t wait for news on their new Korean Album.
OK NOW go ahead and fanboy/fangirl your little hearts out and tell me what you think. haha