After achieving their dream of charting on Billboard’s Hot 100, BTS talked about their reactions to the results and also their new goals!
On September 29, KBS sat down with BTS backstage after their rehearsals for “Music Bank.” During the interview, Jimin said that the achievements made by their their new mini album “Love Yourself: Her” on Billboard were things they could never have predicted.
“When we saw the charts, we were all so shocked,” he said. ”It was something we’d only ever dreamed of before, ever since our debut, so we were so happy.” Jimin added, “I really want to thank the fans who love us.”
Rap Monster commented that they didn’t achieve the results on Billboard’s Hot 100 or the United Kingdom’s Official Charts on their own. “It was possible because of the hard work of our fans all over the world,” he said.
The interviewer also talked with BTS about how they stay active on Twitter even when they’re not promoting. When asked who enjoys using social media the most, J-Hope picked Jimin. Jimin said, “It’s not just me, the other members enjoy using social media too.” He added, “Social media is the easiest and fastest way for us to communicate with our fans.”
Suga explained, “We use a single account together as a group, and I think our current results have come about because we’ve continually interacted with our fans through social media.”
When asked what the guys’ next goal is after entering the Hot 100 chart, Rap Monster replied, “We’d like to get to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, and have a song get into the top 50 on Billboard. We also want to expand our concert tour all over the world.”
He added, “In addition to good chart results, we’re still young so we have a lot to say. Please look forward to how we express what youth have to say through our music.”
BTS made it into Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (which ranks the most popular songs in the United States each week) for the first time when their new song “DNA” came in at No. 85. Their mini album “Love Yourself: Her” also came in at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart (which ranks the most popular albums), the highest yet for a K-pop artist. In addition, they had great success on European charts with their new release and broke sales records in Korea.