BTS were nominated for 4 Billboard Music Awards, “Top Selling Song (Dynamite)”, “Top Song Sales Artist,” “Top Duo/Group,” and “Top Social Artist” (5th win) and they won in all the categories. They have received congratulatory messages from fans, celebrities and personalities. BTS’ home town South Korea has always been proud of the 7 men who have changed the world’s view and made it to become more interested in South Korea. BTS are South Korea’s pride. Former South Korean Prime Minister, Chung Sye-kyun tweeted his congratulatory message after BTS won the four awards.
“BTS의 빌보드 뮤직 어워즈 4관왕을 축하드립니다. RM, 진, 슈가, 제이홉, 지민, 뷔, 정국 일곱 청년의 아름다운 성공 뒤 숨겨진 땀과 노력에 경의를 보내드립니다. 지금의 BTS를 있게 한 멋진 팬 아미의 성원에도 박수를 보내드리며 앞으로의 발자취 하나하나가 역사가 되기를 기원합니다.” Former South Korean Prime Minister, Chung Sye-kyun tweeted
Google Translated “Congratulations to BTS’s Four Billboard Music Awards. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will pay homage to the sweat and efforts hidden behind the beautiful success of the seven young men. We applaud the support of ARMY, the wonderful fan that made BTS today, and hope that each and every step in the future will become history”
After BTS released their single “Idol,” the National Gugak Center had to expand the amount of Korean instrument sounds available due to increased demand from Korean and foreign producers alike. K-pop idol groups also began changing the themes of their lyrics from love stories to words such as “looking for myself” following BTS’ “Love Yourself” era and RM’s speech at the United Nations.
In October 2018, BTS was awarded a fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea for their contributions in spreading Korean culture and language.
The Order of Cultural Merit is one of South Korea’s orders of merit. It is awarded by the President of South Korea for “outstanding meritorious services in the fields of culture and art in the interest of promoting the national culture and national development.”
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