Fans who admire the Kpop group BTS identify themselves as ARMYs (A.R.M.Y.). It’s a large family of idol fans. A.R.M.Y has a website that features group news and updates, detailed information about each idol individually, and even an ethics page that instructs users on appropriately interacting with other members of the fandom. But where did the name A.R.M.Y. itself come from?
First, we should refer to the name of the group. Back in 2012, BTS released their logo, a bulletproof vest.
The group of seven young people, also known as the Bangtan Boys, rose to fame in South Korea and, having conquered the charts there, went international. Their name literally translates to “bangtan-sonyeondan,” which means “bulletproof boy scouts.” It is impossible not to notice such a reference to BTS’s beloved military symbols, especially since the group’s original concept was to “protect teenagers from pressure and prejudice.”
By itself, the abbreviation ARMY stands for “Adorable Representative of M.C. for Youth.” However, with getting to the global level, the concept of the group changed, so the management decided to change the logo to a more peaceful one, as well as add the favorite symbol of the fans to the image. Billboard stated that A.R.M.Y is the best fandom. BTS fanbase did well acting as a top live streamer, photo bookmaker, etc. The growing popularity of BTS and their fans attracted the attention of the American music industry, with the result that the Billboard chart published a video entitled “5 reasons why A.R.M.Y is the best fandom.”
Here Are The Reasons Why BTS A.R.M.Y. is Considered the Most Powerful Fandom
1 – Their Strong Bond with BTS
Despite the fact that many fans have a strong bond with their idols, Billboard noted that the powerful bond between BTS and A.R.M.Y is special in its own way. They even emphasized that the Bangtan Boys wrote the songs specifically for their fans as a anniversary (BTS FESTA) gift every year.
2 – They Are Loyal to BTS, Especially When it Comes to Retweets.
According to Forbes, in March 2016, the Bangtan Boys garnered more retweets than celebrities such as Kanye West and Justin Bieber, showing how influential A.R.M.Y’s fandom is on social media. Also, BTS has a big audience in Tik Tok, young musicians usually use TikTok video template for their videos, which helps them a lot because Tik Tok is a perfect platform for every musician.
3 – Ability to Admit Guilt and Willingness to Apologize to Other Fandoms.
On the subject of fandom wars, it was noticed that a member of the BTS fandom wrote letters addressed to fans from other fandoms in the hope that it would help resolve the dispute. It may not have helped much, but efforts have been made.
4 – They Help BTS Climb to the Top of Various Music Charts.
Album “Wings” became the best-selling album on the Gaon chart. They were also the second Kpop group to appear twice on the Billboard 200 chart. Other accolades include #62 on the official UK charts.
5 – A.R.M.Y Helps BTS Get Invited to BBMAs
Thanks to the efforts of BTS fans, who attacked Billboard with all sorts of retweets and comments, the group was ultimately invited to participate in the Billboard Music Awards for “Top Social Media Artist.”
The BTS ARMY fandom is undoubtedly the biggest and most powerful fandom in the current Kpop scenario. The group currently boasts multiple records and ratings on Billboard, iTunes, and YouTube, thanks to the A.R.M.Y members. ARMY as the most powerful fandom is also working with the group all days and nights to get BTS desired awards. Several Korean media outlets report that fandoms are known to create or destroy situations. For example, selling any product BTS uses or shutting down the trolls, the fandom is credited with all of this. So there is no surprise that A.R.M.Y is one of the best fandoms ever.
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