BTS This Week – Week Ending 23 February 2020


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On this week’s show: All news is comeback news.

Intro song: ON (Spotify)

Featured image: Photo by Drew Graham on Unsplash

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • Everything about the album and single release
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: The comeback is in fine shape.

Data Drop

BT21 Universe Animation Ep 08 – Mang (YouTube)

BTS Earns Their First Certified Single In The U.K. With ‘Boy With Luv’ (Forbes)

Boy With Luv ft Halsey (YouTube)

Idol (YouTube)

Spring Day (YouTube)

BTS’s “Spring Day” Becomes Their 12th MV To Hit 300 Million Views (Soompi)

Chicken Noodle Soup ft Becky G (YouTube)

Singularity (YouTube)

Airplane Pt 2 (YouTube)

ON Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima (YouTube)

Interlude: Shadow (YouTube)

Boy Meets Evil (YouTube)

Winter Bear (YouTube)

Outro: Ego (YouTube)

Boy With Luv ft Halsey (Spotify)

Mikrokosmos (Spotify)

Butterfly (Spotify)

Dionysus (Spotify)

Intro: Serendipity (Spotify)

Jamais Vu (Spotify)

Black Swan (Spotify)


How Korean Sensation BTS Became the Most Popular Boy Band in the World (Thrillist)

The big business of BTS, the K-pop band that’s changed music (Vox)

BTS Are K-Pop Gods With Real Humanity (MTV)

The 12 Most Underrated BTS Songs (Time)

Could BTS be the ‘Korean Beatles’? How the pop band’s lyrics are educating the next generation (The Telegraph)

Why I’m working with the South Korean boyband BTS on an art project (The Art Newspaper)

An Extremely Thorough Breakdown of Every Era of BTS (The Ringer)

BTS Are Bigger Than Ever On ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’—And It’s Time For The Whole World To Take Them Seriously (Forbes)

New Bangtan TV Videos

[Congratulatory Moving Image] 2020 j-hope day

[EPISODE] BTS (방탄소년단) ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7’ Jacket shooting sketch

BTS (방탄소년단) ‘ON’ Commentary Film : Dialogue

[BANGTAN BOMB] ‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film (BTS focus) – BTS (방탄소년단)


BTS Will Make TikTok History With Their New Single Tomorrow (Forbes)

BTS Releases “ON” Single Preview, Starts “ON Challenge” on TikTok (Teen Vogue)

BTS Comeback Special: Let’s Do a Viewable ‘Purple’ Radio (VLIVE)

Album and Single Links

Album streaming links:

BTS (방탄소년단) ‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima (YouTube)

Map of the Soul: 7 Comeback Playlist (YouTube)

7: ON Playlist (Spotify)


BTS Leads Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist Rebrand (Variety)

BTS’s ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ Is Already The Bestselling Global Album Of 2020 (Forbes)

BTS’s “ON” Debuts At Top Of Major Realtime Charts + Breaks Record For Most Unique Listeners In 1st Hour On Melon (Soompi)

BTS’s ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ Is Now The Most-Preordered South Korean Album Of All Time (Forbes)

BTS Broke The One-Day Sales Record In South Korea In Just Hours (Forbes)

BTS’s New Album On Track To Sell Three Million Copies In South Korea In Its First Week (Forbes)

ON Reaction

BTS Find Acceptance With Explosive, Empowering New Single ‘ON’ (MTV News)

BTS Unveil Fierce Manifesto Music Video for ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ Single ‘ON’: Watch (Billboard)

Album Reviews

New Music Friday: Our Top 9 Albums Out On Feb. 21 (All Songs Considered/NPR)

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’: Album Review (Variety)

Review: BTS Cement Their Legacy With Magnum Opus ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ (Rolling Stone India)

Seven Super-Calm, Totally Rational Takeaways From BTS’s ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ (The Ringer)

BTS album review: ‘Map of the Soul: 7′ charts a path forward for K-pop (Los Angeles Times)

BTS review, Map of the Soul: 7 – K-pop stars weave myriad emotions into a gorgeous tapestry on this ambitious album (The Independent)

BTS – ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’: Korea’s global heavyweights come of age and survey their already enormous legacy (NME)


BTS MOTS: 7 US Interviews Playlist (YouTube)

BTS gets candid in new album by sharing highs and lows of fame (NBC Asian America)

BTS Teaches a Squad Pic Master Class (GQ)

BTS Raise The Bar For Men’s Winter Fashion While Promoting Map Of The Soul: 7 In NYC (Elle)

BTS Spills Map Of The Soul: 7 Album Details And Gets Real About The Creative Process (MTV News)

BTS Talk New Album ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’: “The Genre Is BTS” (Grammy)

BTS on New Album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’: ‘It’s Basically a Love Song For Our Career’ (Billboard)

BTS Talks New Album and What To Expect from Their Upcoming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ (ET)

Next Week

24 Feb, Mon: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, 10:35PM CST (02/25 1:35PM KST)
25 Feb, Tues: The Late Late Show with James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, 11:35PM CST (02/26 2:35PM KST)
27 Feb, Thurs: MNET Countdown, 6PM KST
27 Feb, Thurs: Korean Music Awards, 7PM KST
28 Feb, Fri: KBS Music Bank, 5PM KST
28 Feb, Fri: ON Music Video release, 6PM KST
01 Mar, Sun: SBS Inkigayo, 3:50PM KST

Last Word

The comeback is in fine shape.

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