The greatest showmen
BTS has taken K-pop (and the world) by storm, and now they’re dominating Entertainment Weekly‘s latest cover. Click through to see all seven members in our exclusive shoot.
“Sometimes it feels really embarrassing when someone calls us a 21st-century Beatles or something like that,” RM told EW. “But if they want to call us a boy band, then we’re a boy band. If they want to call us a boy group, we’re a boy group. If they want to call us K-pop, then we’re cool with K-pop.”
Known primarily for his vocals, V also collects ties and loves shopping on eBay.
“We’ve been living together for a while now, almost eight, nine years,” says Jimin. “So in the beginning we had a lot of arguments and conflicts. But we’ve reached the point where we can communicate wordlessly, basically just by watching each other and reading the expressions.”
The youngest member of the group (at 21), lists the Richard Marx ballad “Now and Forever” as his earliest pop music memory.
Known as “Worldwide Handsome,” Jin sung fragments of American R&B star Khalid’s “My Bad” during EW’s cover interview.
The soft-spoken producer cited John Lennon’s “Imagine” as “the first song I fell in love with.”
“I loved Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Stickwitu,'” said j-hope, the group’s most accomplished dancer, as he snapped his fingers and cooed the chorus.
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