You don’t need to speak Korean to understand the appeal that K-pop, the South Korean music industry’s take on bubblegum boy bands and girl groups, has for music fans across the world. The international pop juggernaut established its United States bonafides over the weekend; Billboard reported on Sunday (May 27) that BTS, one of the best-known K-pop groups, reached number one on the Billboard 200 with its latest project, “Love Yourself: Tear.” This is the first time in Billboard history that a K-pop group debuted at the top of the albums chart.
BTS makes it extremely easy for would-be new fans to connect with its catchy mix of pop, rap, R&B and electronic dance music. “Fake Love,” the lead single from the album, packs everything BTS fans love about the septet into five minutes. Watch and see why 5.5 million viewers gave the above music video a thumbs up on YouTube.