“…Please ARMY remember what we say, love myself, Love Yourself”
Last May at one of the world’s top three music award shows, “America’s Billboard Music Awards,” Rapmonster took the podium and said the above words to the world. We didn’t know it at the time, but that acceptance speech was a spoiler for fans around the world.
This is the big picture of BTS. Finally, BTS started a new series on the 11th. After the School, HwaYangYeonHwa, and WINGS series, the title of this new series is “Love Yourself,” as Rapmonster said in his acceptance speech.
BTS debuted in June 2013 starting with 2 Cool 4 Skool and continued with the release of O!RUL8,2? and Skool Luv Affair, completing the School series that encompassed teenagers’ biggest interests of dreams, happiness, and love.
The word “series” introduces the concept of a sequence of albums and generates a new trend in the idols’ creative content. Through the series, they can communicate with fans. The HwaYangYeonHwa series that had the topic of one’s youth, made up of HYYH pt.1, HYYH pt.2, and HYYH Young Forever, became a springboard for the current BTS.
WINGS and WINGS Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone, making up the WINGS series which depicted boys who fell into temptation, were global achievements with their entry into America’s Billboard chart, iTunes charts, and England’s Official Main Chart, and they showed new directions and possibilities for K-Pop.