BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. The name became a backronym for Beyond the Scene in July 2017. The band won several New Artist of the Year awards for the track "No More Dream" and gained prominence with their subsequent albums Dark & Wild ( 2014 ), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 ( 2015 ) and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life : Young Forever ( 2016 ). The latter two entered the U.S. Billboard 200, and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life : Young Forever won the Album of the Year award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards.
Their second full Korean album, Wings ( 2016 ), sold more than 1.5 million copies, making it BTS's first " million seller". BTS made their debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the track "DNA" from the EP Love Yourself: Her, which peaked at #67. Another track from the EP, the remix version of "Mic Drop", peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both tracks are certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, a first for any Korean group and the second Korean act overall after Psy. Their thirdalbum, Love Yourself: Tear, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 making them as of 2019 the first and only Korean act to achieve this. Love Yourself: Answer sold over 1.9 million copies on Gaon Album Chart in August 2018, breaking the chart's all- time monthly record previously set by Love Yourself: Tear.