Why BTS Didn’t Want To Go Mainstream, According To RM

One feat was more than enough for them.

BTS has had an extraordinary 10-year career. They went from being unknown rookies to global superstars, but they haven’t forgotten who they are.


In an interview with Billboard magazine, BTS talked about the COVID-19 pandemic, their contract renewal, chart manipulation, and more, including their current goals.

When asked about their “top objectives,” RM told Billboard that, “industry-altering domination outside its home country” isn’t on the list. In the past, BTS has said that they want to stay true to themselves and their Korean heritage, in part by writing the majority of their music in Korean.


Many artists strive to make waves in the United States, but BTS has other plans.

“I don’t think we could ever be part of the mainstream in the U.S.,” RM said. “and I don’t want that either. Our ultimate goal is to do a massive stadium tour there. That’s it.”