I am so so late to the BTS fandom, but at last, here I am. These guys made a splash in the U.S. when they beat out some big names in Western pop music for the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards this May. A Kpop group beating out people like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez? This was huge news, and some folks couldn't handle.
I wasn't surprised to hear about the blatant racism and hate, but it was still sad to read about. It didn't seem to bother BTS though, because a few months later they came back and KILLED IT as the first Kpop group to perform at the American Music Awards. Are you crying yet? Because I am.
Something is happening in pop music, whether we like it or not. Granted, international collaborations have been happening for a while now, but lately it's been happening on much more of a mainstream level. BTS alone has already collaborated with Wale, The Chainsmokers, and Steve Aoki. What's to come?! Whatever it is, I can't wait :D :D :D.