BTS Reflects on Transformative Incident That Fueled Their Drive for Success
In their newly released 10th anniversary memoir, Beyond The Story: 10-Year Record of BTS, K-pop sensation BTS provides a fresh perspective on their remarkable journey in the music industry. As snippets and glimpses of the book emerged online, one particular post caught significant attention, highlighting a bizarre incident that served as a catalyst for the group’s unwavering determination to succeed.
The incident in question took place during a challenging period when BTS was promoting their album DARK&WILD and the title track “Danger.” J-Hope revealed that the group had endured numerous pre-recordings for a music broadcast program, with the added obligation of appearing on another show as nominees for first place. However, upon stepping on stage amidst the chaotic situation, the members were shocked to discover that they were not actually in contention for the top spot.
While the disappointment of not being nominated for first place was disheartening, it was not the sole source of their dismay. Taehyung further elaborated on the incident, revealing that their greetings to fellow artists, seniors, and juniors were met with indifference. Some individuals even belittled BTS by scoffing at their absence from the list of runner-ups.
The impact of this experience was profound, leaving some members in tears, others seething with anger, and a few rendered speechless. The overwhelming sadness was indescribable. However, it was during this poignant moment of reflection that BTS made a pivotal decision—to strive for monumental success that could not be ignored or dismissed.
Taehyung shared, “We thought, ‘Let’s really make it big. So that no one can ignore us.’ Looking back now, I sometimes think that at least we regained our focus at that time. Because we were able to regain our focus, we united with one heart and one mind, dedicating ourselves to becoming an incredibly amazing group.”
The incident serves as a testament to BTS’s resilience and unwavering dedication to their craft. It propelled them to channel their emotions into their music, propelling them towards becoming a global phenomenon. Through their relentless pursuit of excellence, BTS has overcome numerous obstacles, solidifying their position as one of the most influential and respected musical acts in the world.