How to show #BTS you love them
It wasn’t that long ago when the Bulletproof Boys (BTS)were in the country and Suga noted how passionate Filipino ARMYs (fandom name of BTS) are.
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Undeniably one of the most hardworking K-pop groups, Rap Monster, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) or Bulletproof Boys in English have released several albums (including mini albums and Japanese versions) since their debut on June 12, 2013. Almost every song they release comes with their signature power choreography.
Their efforts have yielded very promising results as they have grown quite a fanbase both locally and internationally. And Twitter has noticed; Looks like PH ARMYs are in for another challenge.
Twitter is honoring BTS with their own Twitter emoji — the first ever for a K-Pop group. This emoji is being offered from May 12, 2016 PST to June 10, 2016 PST on all Tweets that use the official hashtag #BTS.
And as a special treat to ARMYs, Twitter and BTS are on the lookout for the 5 countries that love #BTS. The top 5 countries whose ARMYs show their love and support and use the official hashtag and emoji most will get a special thank you message form the boys of BTS!
Twitter and K-Pop
K-Pop fans have long used Twitter as a platform to engage with their idols. With the pride of creating worldwide trending topics for birthdays, comebacks, emotional support and the like, K-Pop has become one of the hottest music conversation topics in the world.
In 2015, four out of ten music keywords involved K-Pop groups, specifically #BigBang, #GOT7, #BTS, and #EXO. And among them, the ARMYs have dominated the K-Pop Twitter-sphere.
Proof of this happened the night BTS (@BTS_twt) tweeted a selfie during the “2015 Melon Music Awards” and garnered more than 2.9 million views, the selfie was selected as Twitter’s 2015 “Golden Tweet” in South Korea.
BTS in Manila
As promotion for their newly released album, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Young Forever, BTS is en route to set 10 cities in Asia on fire with their “2016 BTS LIVE Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa on stage: Epilogue,” and after months of hints by a local concert producer, the speculations of PH ARMYs were confirmed after Big Hit Entertainment revealed that Manila is included in the 10 cities BTS will visit.
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BTS will hold their Manila leg of the tour on July 30, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Ticket prices have yet to be announced.
The last time BTS was in the Philippines was on December 7, 2014 for their BTS Live Trilogy in Manila: Episode II the Red Bullet which was also held at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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