“Good Morning America” launched its free 2019 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday in Central Park with Okay-Pop supergroup BTS, and the crowds had been predictably massive.
Diehard lovers of the Korean boy band camped out for days, with some sleeping on 72nd Street since Friday for the prospect to witness them throughout the flesh. Organizers say they haven’t seen such a fever pitch of fan worship as a result of the Backstreet Boys and Beyoncé carried out, ABC tales.
Fans — a number of whom search recommendation from themselves as “A.R.M.Y.” or “Adorable Representative M.C for Youth” — moreover slept on the highway in hopes of seeing the “Bangtan Boys” in April, when BTS carried out on “Saturday Night Live.”
The group’s massive IRL fan base naturally interprets into massive social media power, along with 17.8 million Instagram followers and 18.5 million YouTube subscribers. The group’s music films have collectively been watched over 2.5 billion cases. Among US states, the group at current is streaming basically probably the most in Hawaii, California and Nevada, in accordance with Spotify.
BTS simply these days turned the first band since The Beatles to earn three chart-topping Billboard albums in a single 12 months with their latest launch, “Map of the Soul: Persona.”
“I mean, we’re all fanboys of [The] Beatles, of course, who is not?,” lead singer RM, a okay a Rap Monster, talked about on the morning current. “We feel so honored to be with the greatest names in the music industry.”
Next as a lot as perform throughout the “GMA” Friday summer concert sequence, now in its 11th 12 months, is Hozier on May 24, adopted by Ellie Goulding, Blink-182, Chance the Rapper and others lined up by the use of the highest of August.