50 million views within 24hours?, 1.5million pre-orders?, over 10 million views on Spotify!?, etc. These sort of goals use to seem crazy to me. But now?…Not at all. I think they’re actually feasible. The moment my mom mentioned BTS to me instead of it being the other way around I knew, shizz has gotten REAL. O_O The game has changed.
I’ve tried to tame my own expectations while waiting for LOVE YOURSELF 轉 Tear but I’m sorry I simply can’t any longer. To much is happening at once to ignore don’t you agree? As I see it right now this comeback is poised to break all sorts, if not ALL, sales records when it comes to a K-pop album. Love Yourself: Her? I think it’ll be left so far back in the dust it won’t even be funny. At this point it wouldn’t even surprise me if they ended up braking industry records from the pre 2002s era. THAT’S how high a buzz I think there is. 😮
I could make a long drawn out post explaining why it is like this in detail. But I think all I really need to do is show you THIS, and it’ll put things in perspective. It’s the fact that it’s not just ARMYs or Korea loosing their minds on twitter any longer. Oh no, believe it or not big time publications that are all time juggernauts are getting in on the action too. The likes of Access, Shazam, Teen Vougue, they’re all getting on board. and it’s not something to miss or ignore. The simple fact is that the American pop Industry wants, it craves, no, it desires, BTS.
Look(you may need to refresh to see the tweets):
If you predicted them getting to this level of hype even just a year or two prior you woulda been labeled delulu. I woulda probs called you nuts myself. However NOW? As crazy as it is to believe, all this extra attention they’ve been getting since winning Top Social Artist at the BBMAs last year has only been getting exponentially BIGGER. Right, instead of slowly fading away this attention is clearly becoming not only the norm but it’s growing day by day. The moment you got John Cena and Terry mother effin’ Crews talking about you, it’s done. You have made it world wide. and that’s what these guys are. They are global ICONS now. Not viral sensations or the craze of the month.
Through sheer hard work ethic and determination, despite starting from a relatively small/unknown company, they have gotten themselves over to a level where they will now be officially debuting their next Title track at the freakin’ BBMAs. It’s a real thing they are doing!!! A part of me still can’t believe it. To be performing at a music award show that regularly hits between 7-10 million viewers on average. I REPEAT. 7-10 MILLION. viewers on. average. I don’t know where on the card exactly they will be placed but if they keep this up, BTS WILL surely be a household name in America sooner than you think. You best believe.
and to think the best surprises aren’t even past us yet. We got Dope and Blood Sweat & Tears possibly reaching 300 million around that same time frame. Trying to play catch up with DNA who has already gone past the 350 million mark itself and has become the most watched Kpop Group MV of all time. and if those weren’t cool enough, we still don’t even have a clue on what talk shows or other programs they’ll appear on following the performance. Money is they’ll be back on Ellen, The Late Late Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live at the least. But who knows where else. Hopefully we get a Zach-BTS reunion in the middle of it all..
I swear between all these happenings and things I didn’t even mention, the number 1 spots on Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 have never felt so close.
Here I dedicate this song to the haters. 🙂
and this to you the fans.
*BTW Dope is only 2 million and some change away from joining the 300million club. I recommend you go and show your support!*
I know I’ve mentioned a lot of these things already but damn if seeing all these tweets coming my way didn’t energize me some more. I know the new album is expected and has been rumored to be darker, and so I’ll probably feel emo when it actually drops. But aaaaagh I’m sooooooooooo HYPE right now. Anyways let me know, have you had any non kpop fans mention BTS to you lately?