The 12 months of 2018 was undeniably a significant success for South Korean group BTS.
Every different day or so it felt like new music was popping out or new information had been being damaged by the seven males, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook. From topping the Billboard 200 twice to talking on the United Nations about self-affirmation, right here’s a glance again at only a few of the issues that occurred to and round BTS and their fan ARMY over the previous 12 months.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1: BTS rings in 2018 with a efficiency on Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin’ Eve.
Jan. 5: BTS shares the first video of the year on their YouTube account, a behind-the-scenes Episode from the Melon Music Awards held the month prior. Their first Bangtan Bomb video of the 12 months is launched the subsequent day. They go on to share over 100 video by way of their BangtanTV channel in 2018 alone.
Jan. 10: Silicon Valleyfeatures “Mic Drop (Remix)” by BTS with Steve Aoki and Desiigner in its trailer.
Jan 10-11: BTS attends the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, the place they win album of the 12 months award for Love Yourself: Her.
Jan. 13-14: BTS holds 4th Muster “Happily Ever After” fan conferences in Seoul.
Jan. 17: BTS’ Twitter account surpasses 12 million followers. It would finish the 12 months with 17.6 million.
Jan. 18: BBC Radio 1 releases an unique interview with the seven.
Jan. 25: The group receives the grand artist of the 12 months award at Seoul Music Awards. Also, Steve Aoki teases the primary new upcoming music with BTS of 2018.
Feb. three: Desiigner declares that “Mic Drop (Remix)” went gold.
Feb. 6: Backstreet Boys declare their love of BTS.
Feb. 12: The RIAA updates its web site, confirming “DNA” and “Mic Drop (Remix)” as BTS’ first singles to grow to be licensed gold within the States.
Feb. 15: “BTS Speaks Out in Seoul: The Ok-Pop Megastars Get Candid About Representing a New Generation” Billboard cowl story is printed.
Feb. 16: Olympic ice dancers Alex and Maia Shibutani attain out to reward BTS Team USA hats. The subsequent month, V and Jin would submit images on Twitter displaying they acquired the hats.
Feb. 17: BTS seems on the quilt of Billboard journal, the primary ever Korean group to take action.
Feb. 22: J-Hope declares his upcoming Hope World mixtape.
Feb. 25: Uzbeki determine skater Misha Ge performs to “Mic Drop (Remix)” throughout the determine skating gala occasion on the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
March 2: J-Hope releases Hope World and the “Daydream” music video.
March 5: J-Hope enters the Billboard 200 at No. 63, the very best entry for a solo Ok-pop act till then.
March 6: J-Hope releases the “Airplane” music video.
March eight: J-Hope debuts at No. three on the Emerging Artists chart.
March 9: Maluma expresses curiosity in working with BTS.
March 10: V and Jin share photos sporting the Team USA hats the Shib Sibs despatched them.
March 13: Jungkook covers Roy Kim’s “Only Then.” Roy Kim covers "Spring Day" in return.
March 14: YouTube Red declares the Burn the Stage docuseries.
March 19: RM teases a little bit of the audio of “Seoul,” which might be launched later within the 12 months on his mono. playlist.
March 28: BTS turns into the primary Ok-pop group to earn one million Shazams. The identical day,Burn the Stage’sfirst episode premieres on YouTube Red.
April four: BTS releases the Japanese Face Yourself album.
April 5: The “Euphoria” theme, that includes Jungkook’s solo, teases the upcoming Love Yourself album, the follow-up to 2017's Love Yourself: Her.
April 9: Face Yourself debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 43. The identical day, BTS releases "You're So Beautiful" in collaboration with Lotte Duty Free.
April 11: "Don't Leave Me" turns into BTS' seventh No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. “Idol” would grow to be the band’s eighth later within the 12 months.
April 13: Tinashe expresses curiosity in working with BTS.
April 16: BTS declares Love Yourself: Tear.
April 18-21: BTS holds the fan assembly "Happy Ever After" in Tokyo.
April 22: “DNA” surpasses BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” because the most-viewed music video on YouTube from a Korean group.
April 23-24: BTS holds the fan assembly "Happy Ever After" in Osaka.
April 24: BTS declares they’ll premiere a brand new single throughout the BBMAs in May, after they'll grow to be the primary Korean group to carry out on the occasion.
April 26: BTS declares the Love Yourself world tour.
April 30: Jungkook shares G.C.F in Osaka,the primary of a number of G.C.F (Golden Closet Film) the youngest member shared with followers in 2018.
May 1: Variety studies that BTS will carry out new single “Fake Love” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the primary time the track’s title is revealed.
May three: BTS releases the brand new Most Beautiful Moment in Life word, written from Jungkook’s perspective and dated “22 May Year 22.”
May four: Star Wars thanks BTS’ ARMY for serving to promote its Roar For Change UNICEF marketing campaign on Twitter.
May 6: V’s solo music video for “Singularity” is launched as a comeback trailer for Love Yourself: Tear.
May eight: The act begins teasing Love Yourself: Tear album imagery.
May 11: The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) declares that Face Yourself is licensed platinum.
May 14: The first “Fake Love” teaser video is launched.
May 16: BTS releases a second “Fake Love” teaser.
May 18: Love Yourself: Tear is launched, fronted by “Fake Love.”
May 18 & 19: BTS talks with Billboard forward of the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
May 20: BTS performs “Fake Love” on the BBMAs. They win the highest social artist award for the second 12 months in a row.
May 25: The band seems on Ellen.
May 27: BTS turns into the first-ever Korean act to high the Billboard 200 with Love Yourself: Tear.
May 28: South Korean president Moon Jae-in congratulates BTS on their first No. 1 album by way of social media.
May 29: “Fake Love” debuts within the Top 10 on the Hot 100, the highest-ever ranked single from a Korean group within the U.S. It is the 17th predominantly non-English monitor to ever seem within the Top 10.
May 30: BTS turns into the first Korean act to high the Artist 100 chart.
June 1: BTS kicks off the fifth-anniversary Festa celebration with a rock remix and prolonged music video for “Fake Love.”
June three: The group uploads a remix of “Spring Day” to their official Soundcloud account.
June 7: Jin releases a cowl of Yoon Do-hyun’s “In Front of the Post Office.”
June 10: RM, Suga and J-Hope launch “Ddaeng.”
June 11: "Fake Love" seems on the pop songs chart following "Mic Drop (Remix)," making BTS the primary Ok-pop act with two hits on the chart.
June 12: BTS seems on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
June 13: BTS celebrates their fifth anniversary with the announcement of the upcoming "Five, Always" exhibition.
June 19: Shawn Mendes guarantees collaboration with BTS will occur.
June 20: ARMY and Beyoncé’s Beyhive workforce up for a streaming get together.
June 23: BTS and ARMY win 4 awards on the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards.
June 27: BTS donates to the ALS hospital constructing fund because the Ice Bucket Challenge reappears in South Korea.
July 7: BTS performs at Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Super live performance in Taipei, Taiwan.
July 14: South Korean media begins circulating studies of an upcoming album from BTS.
July 16: BTS declares the Love Yourself: Answer compilation album.
July 19: Facebook Messenger launches a BTS-Inspired sticker set that includes BT21 characters
July 21: Steve Aoki performs a remix of Love Yourself: Tear collab “The Truth Untold” at Tomorrowland.
July 23: BT21, BTS’ character assortment with Line Friends, declares a brand new collaboration with Converse.
Aug. 2: J-Hope dances within the credit of Drake’s “In My Feelings” video.
Aug. 6: BTS releases a Most Beautiful Moment In Life word in affiliation with Love Yourself: Answer.
Aug. eight: “Fake Love” is licensed gold by the RIAA. BTS additionally declares their first-ever Stateside stadium-size present, set to happen in October at New York City’s Citi Field.
Aug. 9: Jin reveals his solo track “Epiphany” by way of the Love Yourself: Answer comeback trailer video.
Aug. 10: Love Yourself: Tear is licensed gold by the RIAJ.
Aug. 12: BTS wins the selection worldwide artist award and ARMY wins alternative fandom on the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.
Aug. 17: Tickets for BTS’ first stadium-size Stateside present at Citi Field reportedly promote out in inside minutes.
Aug. 22: BTS declares the only “Idol” by way of a teaser video.
Aug. 24: BTS releases Love Yourself: Answer and “Idol,” together with an alternate model of the only that includes Nicki Minaj.
Aug. 25: The BTS exhibition "Five, Always" opens in Seoul by way of Oct. 28. That evening, BTS kicks off its Love Yourself world tour, additionally in Seoul. Before the 12 months ends, they head to 9 international locations inside Asia, North America and Europe and carry out over 30 exhibits.
Aug. 27: YouTube confirms “Idol” has the largest first-day music video debut of all time on the positioning. Days later, YouTube confirms “Idol” is the quickest music video on the platform to hit 100 million views in 2018. (Also on Aug. 27, J-Hope performs the "Idol" dance problem in Malta.)
Aug. 29: Jimin, Jungkook and J-Hope carry out the "Idol" dance problem.
Aug. 30: BTS wins the grand prize on the Soribada Best Ok-Music Awards.
Sept. 2: Love Yourself: Answer debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the group’s second No. 1 album of the 12 months.
Sept. four: “Idol," that includes Nicki Minaj, debuts at No. 11 on the Hot 100.
Sept. 6: The new “Idol” music video with Nicki Minaj comes out.
Sept. 11: BTS holds a speak on the Grammy Museum.
Sept. 12: BTS dances with Tyra Banks and performs on the America’s Got Talent semi-final.
Sept. 16: Big Hit Entertainment pulls deliberate single “Bird” from an upcoming Japanese launch as a consequence of controversy surrounding its songwriter.
Sept. 21: Suga shares a remix of “Seesaw” and “I Need U.”
Sept. 24: RM offers a “Speak Yourself” speech on the United Nations.
Sept. 25: The group bonds with Jimmy “Chimmy” Fallon on The Tonight Show and partakes within the Fortnite Dance Challenge.
Sept. 26: BTS seems on Good Morning America.
Oct. 6: BTS holds a ultimate Stateside Love Yourself present at Citi Field in New York.
Oct. 9. Jungkook injures himself forward of the group's first present at London’s O2 Arena. He performs seated all through the live performance.
Oct. 10. BTS makes Time's Next Generation Leaders listing and will get featured on the quilt of the Oct. 22 international subject.
Oct. 12. BTS seems on the Graham Norton Show with out Jimin, as a consequence of an damage.
Oct. 14: BTS performs on the Korea-France Friendship Concert in Paris with South Korean president Moon Jae-In in attendance.
Oct. 17: Big Hit declares that BTS’ members have renewed their contracts with the corporate for an additional seven years.
Oct. 20: RM declares a brand new playlist.
Oct. 22 (23 in Seoul): RM releases the mono. playlist and “Forever Rain” video.
Oct. 23: RM releases the “Seoul” music video.
Oct. 24: The South Korean authorities awards BTS an order of cultural advantage for spreading Korean tradition and language on the Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards. Also on the 24th, RM releases the “Moonchild” music video.
Oct. 25: Steve Aoki's “Waste It on Me,” that includes Jungkook and RM, is launched by way of a lyric video.
Oct. 29: BTS' RM enters Billboard 200 with mono. at No. 26
Oct. 31: RM earns his first solo No. 1 on a Billboard chart, atop of the Emerging Artists chart.
Nov. 1: "Waste It on Me” seems at No. 11 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, marking BTS' first look on that chart.
Nov. 2: UNICEF Korea tells Korean media that its Love Myself marketing campaign in collaboration with BTS has raised over $1.four million USD.
Nov. four: BTS turns into the primary Korean act to surpass 1 billion streams on Apple Music.
Nov. 5: “Waste It on Me” enters the Hot 100 at No. 89.
Nov. 6 (7 in Japan): The “Airplane Pt. 2” Japanese model and music video is launched. Also on this day, BTS performs with Charlie Puth on the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards.
Nov. eight: A deliberate efficiency by BTS on Japan’s TV Asahi is canceled amid controversy over a shirt beforehand worn by Jimin that includes picture of an A-bomb being dropped on Japan. It opens up widespread discourse surrounding the historic and present relationship between South Korea and Japan.
Nov. 9: “Mic Drop (Remix)” turns into the group’s first platinum single by the RIAA. Love Yourself: Answer and “Idol” are every acknowledged as going gold.
Nov. 12: BTS spends a 100th Week at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart. They are the primary group to ever achieve this, and the second artist except for Justin Bieber.
Nov. 13: Big Hit Entertainment points an announcement in response to accusations of BTS allegedly “mocking the previous" because the band performs a sold-out present on the Tokyo Dome, regardless of controversy.
Nov. 14: RM options on “Timeless” on Drunken Tiger’s ultimate album, Drunken Tiger X: Rebirth of Tiger JK.
Nov. 15: Burn the Stage: The Movie opens worldwide.
Nov. 19: Steve Aoki releases the Asian-American star-studded music video for “Waste It on Me.”
Nov. 20: The 2016 track "2! three!" hits No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart after ARMY rallied collectively to point out solidarity to BTS by way of a streaming marketing campaign earlier within the month.
Nov. 28: BTS receives the grand prize on the 2018 Asia Artist Awards for "Fake Love" and "Idol."
Nov. 29: Madonna shares a Michael Jackson tribute video that includes “Waste It on Me.” The identical day, Tumblr reveals that BTS is the most well-liked Ok-pop act on the positioning.
Dec. 1: BTS attends the 2018 Melon Music Awards, the place they win artist of the 12 months and album of the 12 months awards for Love Yourself: Tear.
Dec. 5: Suga shares a picture of audio file he’s seemingly engaged on for an Ed Sheeran collab. The identical day, Twitter declares that BTS is essentially the most tweeted-about superstar act of the 12 months.
Dec. 7: Love Yourself: Tear is nominated for greatest recording package deal on the 61st annual Grammy Awards.
Dec. 11: BTS wins the Time reader’s ballot for particular person of the 12 months.
Dec. 12: The septet performs on the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2018 Fans' Choice occasion in Japan. The identical day, Instagram’s Year in Review reveals BTS’ ARMY as one of many web site’s hottest developments of 2018.
Dec. 14: BTS performs at MAMA in Hong Kong, receives artist of the 12 months and album of the 12 months awards and meets Janet Jackson.
Dec. 20: Love Yourself: Answer is acknowledged as album of the 12 months at 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards.
Dec. 25: The act performs at SBS’ Gayo Daejeon year-end present.
Dec. 28: BTS performs at KBS’ Gayo Daechukje year-end present.
Dec. 31: Jimin releases the solo monitor “Promise” forward of BTS’ look on MBC’s New Year’s Eve Gayo Daejejeon present. The group additionally releases a Bangtan Bomb episode wishing ARMY "Happy New Year 2019!" whereas sporting a pig hat to commemorate 2019 being Year of the Pig within the Korean zodiac.