Tomorrow X Together (TXT), BigHit’s newest boy group, has been making waves in Korea as one of the newest generation’s top boy groups.
Being in the same label as global superstars BTS may seem like a bad thing because they cast a large shadow, it’s only natural for TXT to be compared to BTS since they come from the same label and BTS is undisputedly the most popular idol group in the world. However, it will actually be very beneficial for TXT to have BTS as seniors because of the following reasons.
1. BTS faced adversity
BTS’s struggles early in their careers are well documented, they certainly didn’t coast to success. Being from a relatively small label with an unfamiliar sound caused a lot of people to lash out at them.
However, in the end, BTS blew up and are now the biggest K-pop act out there. TXT will know that even if they face troubles, they are always surmountable thanks to their seniors.
2. They can talk to the ever-wise Suga
Suga is known to be a very wise man. He always has advice to give his fellow BTS members and also ARMY.
If any of the TXT members feel like they are struggling or are feeling emotional over hurtful comments, then a quick trip to grandpa Suga will have them right as rain. TXT are lucky to have such a wise senior.
3. Most ARMYs will support TXT
Judging by the response that Yeonjun‘s teaser, as well as the vibe in general that has been coming from ARMY, it is safe to say that TXT will be well taken care of by BTS’s fanbase.
As ARMYs we have always been loving and respectful. I ask that our ARMY family is respectful towards TXT when they debut. There’s no need for jealous or awful comments. We all get that from antis and haters already.
— Luke Waltham⁷ (@lukewaltham) January 10, 2019
i've seen a soft comment in naver from a k-army, "TXT will have a less rougher road than BTS. ARMY will also cherish you, younger brothers of BTS. fighting~" ARMYs are so nice 😭😭
— ً (@txtonnews) January 11, 2019
Sure there will be some ARMYs who are resentful towards the new boy group, but the majority of them seem to be reacting well and are very excited for TXT’s continued growth.
4. BigHit have learned from their mistakes and have found success in BTS
BTS wasn’t the only group to debut under BigHit in the past:
They made some mistakes with their previous groups and artists but now they’ve found success in BTS and have shown themselves to be competent in capitalizing on their success.
Thanks to the success BigHit has found with BTS, they have learned how best to promote a boy group and TXT will benefit from this. We were able to see from TXT’s teasers that BigHit is maneuvering perfectly to ensure that TXT is already well followed by the time they debut.
5. BTS has the trifecta of talented rappers, vocalists and dancers
BigHit obviously has their own coaches and teachers to train TXT but having such talented seniors in all areas can give an advantage.
If any member of TXT ever needs extra help, they can go to their seniors in BTS for a bit of advice. Since BTS went through and still goes through training all the time they are the best placed to advise their juniors on how to deal with their struggles.
6. BigHit are familiar with the global market due to BTS’s success
BTS has already cracked the global market, especially their current presence in the United States. If TXT ever decides to promote abroad they already have the name recognition of BigHit and their agency has the familiarity with foreign markets to best know how to promote them.
7. BTS have turned a small music agency into one of the biggest in Korea
BTS had to deal with being from a small label and they were often ridiculed because they made bold claims despite the stature of their label. But because of BTS’s success, BigHit is now one of the largest labels in Korea, some metrics point to them as the largest full stop.
TXT is coming from a big company and that already commands respect, people can’t point to their label as a reason to degrade them because BigHit is now the most successful in the industry.