BTS appeared on the SBS docu-series Archive K to share their story from debut to reaching worldwide popularity.
Producer Bang Shi Hyuk revealed that the company wasn’t in the best condition when they created BTS, with their only real goal being to “just not fail”. Jungkook revealed that their training process was very strict and that Bang PD checked every little detail to a tee.
Jungkook: Bang PD monitored our performances so strictly that he would press the space bar for our practice videos. If our angles weren’t correct, we would have to practice again.
Jimin: He really checked frame by frame and told us to even align the direction of our eyes.
Jungkook: For real, our eye direction and the angle of our necks…
But in 2015, they entered the Billboard 200 chart for the first time with their album The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.2. And just two years later in 2017, they were invited to the Billboard Music Awards.
I was scared to attend the Billboards. But as soon as I stepped on the red carpet, I heard the shouts of ARMYs. People didn’t know who we were but thanks to ARMY, people must have thought ‘they must be a famous international group that is popular here’.
It was the hard work and efforts of both the group and the company, along with their fandom ARMY, that allowed them to rise higher than they could have ever imagined.