BTS This Week – Week Ending 26 January 2020


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On this week’s show: Answer goes platinum, Tour dates are announced, and more.

Intro song: Serendipity (Spotify)

Featured image: 2020 Tour Graphic from BigHit

  • Data Drop
  • Comeback News
    • Tour dates are announced
    • Black Swan is a worldwide hit
  • News
    • Answer + IDOL go platinum
    • BTS to perform at Grammys
    • Where is Yoongi?!
    • Namjoon and Hoseok named full members of Korean copyright association
    • BigHit bigwigs named to Billboard’s Power List
    • Microphone Auction exceeds expectations
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: When trends accidentally happen

Data Drop

Run BTS Ep 92 (Weverse)

Chart Links

BTS’s RM Charts One Of The Bestselling Songs In America On His Own For The First Time (Forbes)

BTS Owns Almost Half Of All The Spots On Billboard’s World Albums Chart (Forbes)

Younha and BTS’ RM Earn First No. 1s on World Digital Song Sales Chart (Billboard)

BTS’s RM Is The Fifth K-Pop Soloist To Reach Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart (Forbes)

Bangtan TV channel (YouTube)

DNA (YouTube)

Fake Love (YouTube)

Not Today (YouTube)

Danger (YouTube)

No More Dream (YouTube)

We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2 (YouTube)

Blood Sweat & Tears (Japanese) (YouTube)

Black Swan (YouTube)

Wings (Spotify)

Fake Love (Spotify)

Save Me (Spotify)

Home (Spotify)

Serendipity (Full Length) (Spotify)

Don’t Leave Me (Spotify)

Brand New Day (Spotify)

Heartbeat (Spotify)

Black Swan (Spotify)

Suga’s Interlude (Spotify)

Winter Bear (SoundCloud)


J-Hope’s Journey: From Teenage B-Boy to BTS’ Rap Star (Central Sauce)

The 5 Most Important Ways BTS Made History On The Billboard 200 In 2019 (Forbes)

From McKinsey to Kpop: Wharton alum co-writes BTS’s new single ‘Black Swan’ (The Daily Pennsylvanian)

BTS Are The World’s Most Revolutionary Artists Right Now: Here’s Why It’s Making People Uncomfortable (Hello Asia)

New Bangtan TV Videos

[BANGTAN BOMB] Let’s warm up! – BTS (방탄소년단)

[BANGTAN BOMB] BTS meets Pengsoo! @ 2020 GDA – BTS (방탄소년단)

[EPISODE] BTS (방탄소년단) @ 2018 SBS 가요대전 (SBS Gayo 2018)

Comeback News


BTS Is Going Back On Tour: Here Are The Dates (Forbes)

BTS Announces Routing For ‘Map Of The Soul Tour’ (Pollstar)

Map of the World: BTS Are Going on Tour This Spring and Summer (MTV)

BTS’s ‘Black Swan’ Can Help Them Break Records Even If It Doesn’t Become A Top 10 Hit (Forbes)

MN Dance Company – the brains behind BTS’ Black Swan video – on how they brought the stunning film to life (Metro)


BTS Is The First Korean Act To Earn An RIAA Platinum Album Certification (Forbes)

BTS Becomes First Korean Act to Have Platinum Album in the U.S. (Newsweek)

BTS become first K-pop act to go platinum in the US (Consequence of Sound)

It’s Official: BTS Will Perform At The Grammys (Forbes)

BTS Will Be the First Korean Act to Perform at the Grammy Awards (Showbiz CheatSheet)

‘Where Is Yoongi’ Trends as Ariana Grande and BTS Are Pictured Together at Grammy Rehearsal Without Band Member (Newsweek)

BTS’s RM And J-Hope, Jay Park, And More Promoted To Full Members Of The Korea Music Copyright Association (Soompi)

The 2020 Billboard Power List Revealed (Billboard)

BTS’ Tour Microphones Sell for $83,000 at MusiCares Auction (Rolling Stone)

Next Week

27 Jan, Mon: iHeartRadio LIVE event
28 Jan, Tues: Run BTS Ep 93
28 Jan, Tues: Connect, BTS: Seoul
28 Jan, Tues: The Late Late Show, CBS
29 Jan, Wed: BTS 2020 Winter Package ships
02 Feb, Sun: My 12th Wedding Anniversary

Last Word

When trends accidentally happen

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