South Koreaâs President Moon congratulates BTS
BTS accepts the award for top social artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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South Korea’s President Moon congratulates BTS

Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - May 29, 2018 - 10:27am

MANILA, Philippines — The boys of BTS continued to reap congratulations and bask in the admiration of fans with their global rise, and the latest to send compliments is South Korean President Moon Jae In.

Recognizing the latest of the achievements of BTS—grabbing the top spot of the Billboard Top 200—Moon said: “The songs, dance, dreams and enthusiasm of BTS energized and gave strength to young people around the world.”



Moon posted on his Twitter and Facebook a note, in English and in Hangul, for the seven-piece group.

BTS or Bantan Seonyondan or Behind the Scene is the first Korean group to land on the Billboard Top 200 with their latest outing “Love Yourself: Tear.”

“At the very heart of the BTS’s outstanding dancing and singing is sincerity. This magical power turns grief into hope and differences into similarity,” the South Korean president added.

“Thank you to BTS for spreading joy across Korea and the world with your great performances,” Moon also said.

Quoting the Billboard, a report from the Associated Press said that the BTS album is “first primarily foreign language album” to grab the top spot since Il Divo’s “Ancora” in 2006.

BTS, composed of Rap Monster (Kim Namjoon), Jin (Kim Seokjin), Suga (Min Yoongi), J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), Park Jimin, V (Kim Taehyung) and Jeon Jungkook,
is among the third generation of global phenomenon Hallyu or “Korean Wave.”

The South Korean government promotes Hallyu as one of its global cultural policies. The global trend also contributes to Korea’s GDP. — with a report from Associated Press

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