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BTS timeline: History and notable achievements



June 12, 2013 – BTS released their debut album “2 Cool for Skool” containing the title track “No More Dream,” which debuted at No. 14 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart

BTS at the Mall of Asia Arena in December 2017 (Photo by Jonathan Hicap) /

BTS at the Mall of Asia Arena in December 2017 (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)

Novemb 2013 – BTS won Best New Artist at Melon Music Awards

January 2014 – BTS bagged the New Rising Star award at the 28th Golden Disk Awards

February 2014 – The boy band released the mini album “Skool Luv Affair” which topped the Gaon music chart in Korea.

They also won the New Artist of the Year at the 2014 Gaon Chart K-pop Awards

August 2014 – BTS released their first studio album “Dark & Wild,” which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s World Albums chart

October 2014 – BTS kicked off their “Red Bullet” concert tour. They held the concert in Manila on Dec. 7, 2014 at Mall of Asia Arena. BTS’ RM told Bulletin Entertainment in an interview that their goal for 2015 was “to get the first place in Korean TV music program”

May 5, 2015 – BTS won their first ever TV music chart trophy on SBS MTV’s “The Show” for the song “I Need U,” the title track of their third mini-album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1”

November 2015 – The boys released “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2” album, which debuted at No. 171 on Billboard 200

May 2016 – BTS released “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever,” which brought them the Album of the Year award, their first daesang, or grand prize, at the 8th Melon Music Awards

October 2016 – The idol group released the album “Wings” which featured the title track “Blood Sweat & Tears.” The album became the No. 1 best selling album in South Korea for 2016 with 751,201 copies sold.

BTS won Artist of the Year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards

February 2017 – BTS released the album “You Never Walk Alone,” which debuted at No. 61 on Billboard 200. “Spring Day” won Song of the Year at the 9th Melon Music Awards

May 2017 – BTS bagged their first Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas

September 2017 – BTS released “Love Yourself: Her,” which debuted at No. 7 on Billboard 200 and sold more than one million copies in Korea. They later won a daesang at the 32nd Golden Disk Awards

November 2017 – BTS performed at the American Music Awards (AMAs) and appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

January 2018 – BTS won daesang at the Golden Disc Awards and Seoul Music Awards

May 2018 – BTS released “Love Yourself: Tear,” which sold one million copies in the first week and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200. BTS performed “Fake Love” and won Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards

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