BTS frontman says he feels “an invisible wall” for Korean artists


Members of K-pop phenomenon BTS pose for backstage photos at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles last Saturday (local time), in this image captured from BTS’s official Twitter page. The chart-topping group had their first in-person concert in two years in the US city, in front of some 50,000 fans. (Official BTS Twitter)

RM, frontman of K-pop sensation BTS, said on Sunday (US time) that he felt there was an “invisible wall” for Korean artists despite the group’s consecutive successes in the music industry. global.

The remark was seen as referring to the group’s failure to win the Top Four Grammys nomination despite a string of runaway hits, such as the back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 production to top the charts and earning the top one. coveted distinction at the American Music Awards. .

“We got the Artist of the Year from the AMAs and a Grammy nomination, which means a lot to an artist,” he said at a press conference at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. “Still, I feel like there is an invisible wall, like our identity as an artist who started his career in South Korea and language limitations.”

Last week, the South Korean group won Artist of the Year at the AMAs and won a Grammy nomination for the second year in a row after their back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 charts including “Butter” and “Permission to Dance. . “

Despite the limitations, however, the band have always tried to give their all, RM said, and he believes those little moments led to today’s miracle.

The K-pop giant opened its first in-person concert in two years in the US city on Saturday, drawing around 50,000 US fans.

As for the concert, RM said he felt it was the start of a new chapter.

“The pandemic of the past two years has been a difficult time for BTS and its fans,” he said. “Through these shows, we would like to show you how BTS has grown over the past two years.”

The group is expected to host three more concerts titled “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – LA” later Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Yonhap)


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