BTS’s Jungkook dominates iTunes charts in 102 countries with World Cup song

Less than a day after its release at 2 p.m. on Sunday, the new song dominated the top songs charts on iTunes in 102 nations, including the United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Canada.

Later that day, during the 22nd FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar, Jungkook gave the song’s performance.

“Dreamers” is a happy song with the lines “Look who we are, we are the dreamers,” which captures the World Cup mood.

Just over 2.6 million people have watched the video of Jungkook performing during the opening ceremony, which was posted on FIFA’s YouTube channel about seven hours ago.

Jungkook, a member of South Korean boy group BTS, performs “Dreamers,” from the official World Cup soundtrack, during the opening ceremony of the major quadrennial football tournament at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Nov. 20, 2022. (Yonhap)

(LEAD) BTS wins at American Music Awards for 5th consecutive year

21 November, SEOUL (Yonhap) The American Music Awards (AMAs) have announced that BTS, a global K-pop sensation, won a prize for the fifth consecutive year.

A list of winners was геvеаled on the AMAs homepage prior to the awards ceremony on Sunday. BTS triumphed in the category of favorite pop duo or group, defeating other well-known nominees like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Maneskin, and OneRepublic.

Since winning the award for favorite social artist in 2018, the South Korean band has won five trophies at the esteemed American music awards.

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This screenshot of the American Music Awards homepage from November 20, 2022 (Eastern Standard Time) reveals South Korean boy band BTS as the event’s victor in the category of favorite pop duet or group. NOT FOR SALE PHOTO (Yonhap)

Since then, the group has been on the list of winners, taking home the prize for favorite pop duet or group each year for the previous four years starting in 2019.

It changed the course of K-pop history by becoming the first Asian act to win artist of the year, which is regarded as the highest honor, in 2017. Additionally, it was one of the megastars from all genres of music to take the stage at the awards show.

This year, BTS chose not to travel to the US to take part in the ceremony. During the opening ceremony on Sunday, Jungkook, the group’s youngest member, performed “Dreamers,” a song from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack.

BTS’ Jin to release photo book before joining military

17 November, SEOUL (Yonhap) – Before enlisting in the military, BTS member Jin will release his own book of photographs next month, the group’s management company announced on Thursday.

The group’s “Special 8 Photo-Folio” project, which was started in September to highlight the group members’ unique personalities and new sides, will include the photo book, titled “Sea of JIN Island,” which will be released on December 2. Under the project, three additional members—Jungkook, RM, and Jimin—have each released their own photo books.

“Jin expressed various emotions that can be felt on the sea in this book using three concepts: captain, pirate and fisherman,” Big Hit Music said in a press release.

The singer, 29, made his decision to enlist last month, effectively putting an end to the debate over whether BTS should be exempt from active military duty in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the arts. Later, he decided against delaying conscription, which allowed him to enlist as early as next month.

This image provided by Big Hit Music is from BTS member Jin’s upcoming photo book, titled “Sea of JIN Island.” (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)