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7 hours ago, YongZura⁷ said:

As expected, and I'm in trouble 😆

 

Why? :D

 

7 hours ago, YongZura⁷ said:

Just xtra:

 

I had watched this one before! :glasses: @larus @WeunXK @4evrkdrama what about you guyz?

On 5/19/2024 at 2:20 PM, YongZura⁷ said:

V and his colleague

 

@kokodus Ms. Koko, had you seen these pics?

 

On 5/19/2024 at 2:20 PM, YongZura⁷ said:

and also 

 

And these of Yeontan?

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14 hours ago, partyon said:

Ms. Koko, had you seen these pics

Yes I did, but I didn't realize they were new pics. Niceee. But compared to the ones he shared before, it looks like he has lost some weight. Hmm. 

 

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18 hours ago, partyon said:

I had watched this one before! :glasses: what about you guyz?

 

I have not watched this version, I watched just the official video.

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On 5/21/2024 at 12:55 AM, partyon said:

 

Why? :D

I love the behind stories but I can't afford to get another merch 🤣  I've spent so much starting from online concerts for all the days, his album, movie, Disney's subscription, etc.  This includes other members' albums 😂 He'll understand he he...

 

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On 5/21/2024 at 12:55 AM, partyon said:

And these of Yeontan?

 

Yeap!

 

Another xtra:

 

It will be a big day tomorrow for us... Till tomorrow.

 

On 5/21/2024 at 7:09 PM, larus said:

 

I have not watched this version, I watched just the official video.

This is from his documentary Road to D-Day on Disney's.

 

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RM's IG

 

 

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* Make sure you follow their official SNS and also members' IG to be updated ASAP.  (I'm a slow updater- if there's such a word :lol: I'll be extra busy especially this coming month but still streaming)

 

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[NOTICE] RM’s Online Exhibition <ARMY Exhibition: ARMY’s Place> Viewing Information
2024.05.24

Hello.
This is your BTS fan club manager.

We would like to provide you with information on RM’s online exhibition <ARMY Exhibition: ARMY’s Place>.
This online exhibition will feature some of the works selected among the winners of the <ARMY Exhibition: ARMY’s Place> event that was held from May 13 to 20.
We invite ARMY to <ARMY Exhibition: ARMY’s Place>, a special space dedicated to RM and ARMY from all over the world.

[Exhibition Viewing Information]
🐨💜 Enter <ARMY Exhibition: ARMY’s Place> 💜🐨
* You can enter the exhibition via the link after 12 AM, Saturday, May 25 (KST).
* The exhibition will also feature unreleased photos from RM’s “Right Place, Wrong Person,” so have some extra fun finding those works too!

[Exhibition Period]
From 12 AM, Saturday, May 25 to 11:59 PM, Friday, May 31, 2024 (KST)

** Event Winner Announcement Date
After 2 PM, Friday, May 24, 2024 (KST)

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.
Thank you.

 
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RM's ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’ Is a Dynamic and Exciting Offering: Review

 

RM‘s explorative nature shines through on his second solo effort, Right Place, Wrong Person.

The 11-track album clocks in at an easy 35 minutes and arrives about a year and a half after the BTS star’s solo debut, Indigo. Right Place, Wrong Person takes a sharp turn from its predecessor in the best way possible and hears him vastly expand his sonic horizons. While the experimentation gets a tad overwhelming in between tracks like “Nuts” and “out of love,” the tracks’ pays an ideal homage to psychedelic, alternative and even old school hip-hop — the last of which is most evident in his cadence and tone. RM’s collaborations with Little Simz and Moses Sumney on “Domodachi” and “Around the world in a day” elevate the project with inspiration from progressive jazz and soul/R&B, and thoroughly proves that the 29-year-old artist is an exciting and flexible force to be reckoned with.

 

He even dives into the sphere of rock-rap on “Groin,” channeling the subgenre’s aggressive nature to share his own message for the unjust critics, as well the ethereal sounds of indie on “Heaven,” the fast-paced pop beat on “LOST!” and R&B on the subtle yet rich “Credit Roll.” RM closes out with the previously-released single “Come back to me,” a soft acoustic offering that stunningly explodes into an indie pop anthem of life’s cyclical nature. Right Place, Wrong Person proves to be an alluring sonic journey for the BTS leader, and could very well serve as a delightful introduction for those who are yet to know Kim Namjoon.

 

Stream RM’s Right Place, Wrong Person on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Usually, I'll post the lyrics of their new songs here.  However, since some of RM's songs have "matured themes" there might be some words that are inappropriate to be posted here.  Even KBS  has 7 out of his 11 tracks deemed not appropriate for public broadcast.  😉 BTW, you'll get the proper lyric on his official MV (3 more to go) and also when you buy his album.

 

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I always like to read what this writer wrote:

 

When NME met RM before the release of his debut solo album ‘Indigo’ in 2022, he appeared to be in a period of reflection – wondering what his life would be like if he’d chosen another path, trying to figure out who he was at 29 as someone who had spent his whole adult life at varying levels of superstardom. “I felt like if there’s an artwork of my 29[th year], it should be named ‘Untitled’, because nothing is decided,” he explained at the time. “I don’t know what to do right now – I just made some album and this is me. I’m just figuring it out.”

 

That’s a feeling that the BTS leader continues on his second solo album, ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’. If ‘Indigo’ began to untangle the web of RM’s life, who he is and where he wants to go next, then this new record picks things up at a point where the unravelled threads are piling up and spinning chaotic new mazes. Sometimes things have to get messier before they can be cleared up and, here, we’re thrown into the eye of the storm of confusion and feeling out of place.

 

The idea of right and wrong and being caught with one foot in each permeates the whole album. “Right people in wrong place,” its creator mutters in a low, hypnotic voice, the line taking on a doomy mantra feel in a mesh of ominous synths and bass. A track later, on ‘Nuts’, RM suggests, “I can make this right place for you” – a kind gesture on the face of things, but one that, beneath its surface, hints that all is not at its ideal peak at present.

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If you spend your life waiting for everything to be just perfect, though, you’ll be waiting a long time for a satisfaction that will never come. It’s a lesson that the rapper seems to become aware of in the album’s second half when he begins to embrace life’s imperfections as something to cherish. On the shoegazey ‘Heaven’, he invites someone to “come ruin my vibe”, seemingly confident that he’ll be fine even if they take him up on the challenge.

 

‘LOST!’, meanwhile, takes active pleasure in not knowing where you’re going in life and trying to find your way in new experiences. “I’m goddamn lost,” RM sings cheerfully over the track’s bouncy bassline. “I never been to club before / I hit the club / I never felt so free before.” Later in the song, he looks “up in the sky / I see silver cloud”, a piece of imagery that could have different interpretations – is it a silver cloud of rain, about to unleash a downpour, or more of a silver lining?

 

The final line of ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’ feels like an emphatic confirmation that, although RM might not have found all the answers to his questions, he’s at least ready to draw the conclusion that the boundary between right and wrong is more blurred than the world would have you believe. “You are my pain, divine, divine,” he shares on ‘Come Back To Me’, accepting that life’s negative experiences can be just as beautiful as the positive.

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  • YongZura⁷ changed the title to BTS (방탄소년단) Official Thread: 2nd Chapter [#2025OT7 #2024Jin&HobiReturning #JinD19 #RightPlaceWrongPerson #ComeBackToMe #LOST]

 

 

 

What an interesting article:

 

May 24, 2024|FIONA BAE

To celebrate RM's new album Right Place, Wrong Person, being released today, we’re publishing unreleased editorial images by Wing Shya from our cover story with RM for 032c Issue #44 and an interview between RM and Fiona Bae, touching on identity, Korean subculture, and his art collection. It was the last interview RM conducted before his military service.

 
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When I meet the rapper, songwriter, and K-Pop producer RM (formerly known as Rap Monster), I feel a sense of urgency in his demeanor. He has just left the recording studio to finish his next solo album after Indigo (2022), in advance of his compulsory military service, which will last 18 months. As a child, RM—who was Kim Namjoon to his friends—wanted to write poetry, and he started rapping at age 15 inside an underground club in Seoul. At the time, 18 people were in attendance. Today, the group BTS, of which RM (now 29) is the leader, is the biggest K-pop group in Korea—if not the world. A Forbes article noted that BTS (an acronym that originally stood for Bangtang Sonyeodan—Bulletproof Boyscouts in English—but has been changed to stand for Beyond the Scene) is the only group in Billboard global charts history to land a number 1 hit for a single in every year since the chart’s 2020 inception. The New York Times has described the group, which was formed by its seven members in 2010 and is currently on hiatus, as a “juggernaut.”

 

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On my way to the interview on a hot day in late August, I run into a few excited young Asian female fans hastily exiting a van to pose next to the HYBE signage in front of the multinational entertainment company’s headquarters. Formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, HYBE opened the newly constructed building in March 2021. The minimalist-looking high-rise is divided into three parts, over its 19 floors above ground and seven below: the “employee’s welfare section,” complete with a gym, is on top, then come the nine floors of offices, below which are six floors for entertainment production. There are also a BTS museum, a penthouse suite, and high security.

I’m led to a neat but ordinary meeting room, rather than the sleek penthouse recording studio I read about, and introduced to RM. He has short hair and wears a summerly brown shirt with a fun pattern. RM looks calm and friendly, but then there’s that urgency.

 

Your last solo album, Indigo, centered on your search for identity. How have you evolved in the … eight months following its launch?

There’s been so much going on, personally and professionally. I’ve been broken and then put back together so many times. I realized that the person I think I am doesn’t really exist.

How do you define yourself?

That’s a good question. I’m not a narcissistic person, and I’ve always been driven by my own insecurity. I’m a person who has so much dirt, filth, love, kindness, and consideration in me that I feel l would go insane if I didn’t bring it out candidly, into the world, in some way. And I’m a person who wants to change something, whether it’s myself, people around me, the industry, or the world. I feel like I’m born to transform something, and I think I’ve done it once with BTS.

You sound like you have a mission and calling.

Some people question why I do it, but at the end of the day, if you don’t wear the crown, you don’t understand. It’s not a crown that I asked for, but I try to stay positive and use my influence. What I should do is to take the most beautiful thing about my art and turn my personal individuality into universality. It’s so beautiful to see people laughing and crying because artists made their stories universal and cosmic. When I went to the concert of Kim Yuna, the leader of the band Jaurim, I heard a fan screaming in tears, “I didn’t kill myself because of you!” I have received positive messages about how people had benefited from my music before, but hearing this right next to me was profound. I realized that music can really save people. That’s what I want to do. I cannot survive in BTS without that calling. If I didn’t have a calling, I’d die.

How do you deal with your place as a superstar?

I learned metacognition early. I try to see messages popping up in the distance. I built the muscle to juggle between the stress of always being on view [and] the benefits of becoming super-famous. The other day, I happened to see the four habits of happy people on Instagram. I really hate that kind of self-help stuff. But then I realized that I was saying all the four phrases mentioned there. Perhaps I am happy.

I also try to let [stuff] out, and I’m getting better at it, but the hardest part is the K-pop industry’s atmosphere. It’s kind of sad to admit this, but people are so conscious of others, and many see only what they want. But I’ve done this for 10–11 years now. I think it’s the right direction to move, where people like me, with some power, are a bit more honest. It’s a time when more honesty is celebrated.

 

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How are you revealing yourself?

The best way is obviously through an album or content. I also try to share my life more on Instagram. I’m showing a kind of vulnerability. I get attacked because some people react that it’s too much for an idol to show. But for me, it is a way of saying, “I love you” to people. How long can I just keep my mouth shut and only talk about good stuff in interviews? If you keep pressing it, it’s bound to burst. I’m not exactly saying I was living a lie for the last 10 years. It’s just that I lived so intensely that there was little time to consider anything other than what I should do immediately next.

I feel that by breaking out of traditionally oppressive social constraints in Korea, many artists have attained bold and brave attitudes that resonate with young people in other countries who want to defy old orders.

While some artists might feel that way, I don’t think it was necessarily my case. It wasn’t like, “I like chanting freedom and love through hip-hop because my life is so tough” or “I love the resistance ethos of hip-hop.” Instead, I just found it fun.

I’d like to talk about the rise of contemporary Korean culture with you, since you’re the apogee of Korean pop culture. Through interviewing artists for my book, I came to believe that a bold and brave attitude pioneered by young Koreans, remixing everything with zero inhibition, made Korean culture influential globally. Do you think there is any Korean attitude or approach which contributed to its success?

The only part of Korean culture I understand is probably music. I can’t represent other parts of Korean culture.

And I think there’s a lot of prejudice about Korea from others, such as [the idea] that we’re too hard-working. But we shouldn’t judge other cultures through our lenses. It would be wonderful if we could look at a person, a country, and a culture in a transparent way.

People want to figure out if there is a certain character or trait in Korean culture that brought global fascination. Is there?

I’ve been in the eye of this storm [of K-pop and Korean culture’s success], and I’ve probably done more interviews like this [one] than anybody else. The closest answer to my heart is, “I don’t know, so probably nobody [else] knows, either.” If I said I knew, it’s like explaining why I love a person at some specific moment. I’m so Korean that if someone from the outside asks me what Korean is, I don’t really know how to say it. There’s definitely a certain mood we cannot deny. But it’s something that you can’t really acquire unless you’re born and raised here. When you try to define Korean-ness, it becomes metaphysical.

But if there is a Korean attitude, Seoul is where you get a clue. So many things are disintegrating and reassembling, and the whole process is extremely intense and fast. Koreans are very fast to absorb something and digest it in their own way. I like to say it’s dynamic. As some artists in your book pointed out, Seoul can be intense and suffocating. I also sometimes feel Seoul is too dense and gnawing at me. Some people want to run away. But there’s so much to be gained if you endure what this dynamic city brings out in you.

 

How did growing up in Korea affect you?

I grew up in a new town called Ilsan, next to Seoul. After spending much time abroad, I realized my roots are what sustain me. Your childhood has a strong hold on you. You either emulate it or bounce back from it in the opposite way. I had a quite happy childhood. I was loved, and some of my best friends are people I met then. The affection, nostalgia, and longing I have for Korea is essential to me. K-pop is immensely intense and dynamic because it’s K and pop combined. People are responding to that quantum accelerator, to that energy, to that fusion. I am like a salmon coming back to the stream. It’s my way to live in the K-pop world and not go crazy.

What do you think about the K-label? I personally think the Korean government and the domestic press seem rather obsessed with it, because they are so proud of what our small country squeezed between Japan and China has achieved.

It is also driven from the outside. [To] understand the unfamiliar, you want to frame it in a certain way. It’s a human instinct. People want to think there is something in this country where K-pop and other cultures are rising. But I’m not negative about this label. I’m so grateful [that] they’re trying to name something Korean. It’s understandable that many creators are uncomfortable with being framed. It’s now up to each artist to individualize their identity. And such individualization is enabled, thanks to a K-label.

K-pop mixes many different genres. Do you feel it has developed a sonic signifier?

Yes, certainly. It has gained a quite strong sonic signifier, and many countries are trying to copy it. I didn’t join BTS because I wanted to do K-Pop. BTS was originally more of a hip-hop band, like Run-DMC or the Beastie Boys, but we somehow got to where we are now. I want people to look at K-pop in a more three-dimensional way. To start with, it’s basically dance music. But K-pop is not just the music, it’s the choreography, the music videos, and the ancillary content that goes along with it. It’s this huge package. I’ve seen a lot of people with negative views on K-pop eventually turn into fans after digging into it. So, I want to tell people, “Don’t knock K-pop until you try it!”

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How about subculture’s influence on you? While doing my book, I found it fascinating how subculture scenes are closely linked to K-pop and mainstream K-fashion.

I’m always surrounded by subculture, and I’m a real fan. As I am seen as very polished as a K-pop musician, I’m taken by things that are truly raw and eruptive.

What about fashion in general? Bottega Veneta recognized your cultural influence and made you their only global ambassador.

I wasn’t keen on being an ambassador for luxury brands. But Bottega’s creative director, Matthieu Blazy, explained [that] he chose me because he liked my lifestyle and art on my Instagram. He said, “Let’s just be friends and talk about those things.” I found it refreshing, so I said yes.

Fashion is one of the very entrancing pieces of content in my life. I used to be obsessed with fashion, when I started [in] music, and I still like it. There was a time when I was wearing streetwear, gothic, Rick Owens, or Damir Doma. I thought it was so cool to wear all black. Then I felt like I needed some color, just like how I moved from my album MONO (2018) to Indigo (2022). With my job, I’m constantly being seen. There’s this thing called Airport Fashion. People expect me to always wear something new. So, I wanted something timeless, things that are from 2015 that I can wear in 2023. I looked for something classic and comfortable without going out of style and settled on American Casual. That was almost six years ago. Now, I want to try out wearing things that are a little kitschy, a bit out there, unusual, and uncanny. Fashion is kind of a Kakaotalk [Korean equivalent to WhatsApp] status message. It’s the most “스근[seu-geun, smooth, gentle, subtle, and unforced]” way of saying how I feel and how I want to express myself today. It’s one of the most passive and active ways of expressing myself.

Would you be interested in creating a brand in fashion?

Well, fashion doesn’t inspire me as much [since] I encountered art.

Frieze Seoul’s arrival last year elevated Korea’s status by proving that it wasn’t only K-pop or K-drama but also Korean art scenes that attracted global attention. And your visit to the fair created more buzz than any press. I know you started collecting art in 2018, but I was amazed when Thaddeus Ropac told me about the great influence you have on young collectors. He said young Korean collectors like you espoused a knowledge and passion across a variety of artists and periods, and he had never seen it in other countries. Why do you collect art?

While touring the world, I began to appreciate visiting museums and looking at the paintings I learned about in school textbooks. But it dawned on me that, while I knew Monet and Van Gogh, I knew nothing about Korean artists. I now love Korean modern and contemporary art. They were squeezing paint on a palette when they went through the Japanese occupation and the Korean War. It’s comforting to know the hardships and the struggles that I go through are nothing compared to theirs. For them, it was a matter of life and death.

But there are also things people misunderstand about me. For instance, I actually don’t like everyone in Dansaekhwa [the monochrome painting and movement formed in Korea during the 1950s amid efforts to reconcile the influence of Western modernism on Korean artistic culture]. Yun Hyong-keun is the only one I admire. I don’t think you can frame or tie them together. In that sense, Dansaekhwa is like K or K-pop. I went to meet all the old gallery owners and late artists’ families to get to the bottom of it. I do respect [the fact] that these artists were good comrades in arms, despite differences when Korean artists doing abstract or Western-style paintings were considered ludicrous, but they also fought a lot among themselves.

I heard from another collector that you recently began to collect antique Korean art. What was your motivation?

I got curious about what influenced artists I like, so it was natural to move to antique Korean art. The fastest way to learn about antique art is to pay for it, keep looking [at it] and touching it, and wonder why it is done that way. While doing this, I also bought a fake. Well, I think I did because professors and researchers who are much better than me said so. But even if it’s a fake, it’s okay. It’s part of paying for a lesson. Now that I’m in, I cannot pull back. Touching and feeling things that are oxidized, things that have seen better days, I feel like something of their soul seeps into my body.

Famous painters from the Joseon Dynasty, such as Gyeomjae, Danwon, Chusa, and Neunghokwan had different lives and trajectories. Some people lived as court painters, some took [up] a vocation to draw paintings of aristocrats, and some gave up everything and went down to the countryside to paint, projecting their minds onto pine trees. I find it fascinating, because it feels like the answer sheet for how I should live as an artist.

What can you tell us about the next project you’re working on?

Largely, it is going in the opposite direction of Indigo, but it’s not just lighthearted and fun. When people see me, they think I’m a very serious, gentle, and nice person, but I’m not just that. There are many aspects of me that aren’t so serious. I also like making people laugh.

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ProducerJAEMO YEOM
ProducerSEOKJUN LEE
GafferSEUNGNAM YUN
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Photography AssistantSAMUEL CHAN
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Album Review: RM’s 11 Track Album ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’ Is A Lyrical Masterpiece That Deserves All The 

Some artists have albums that often take up space of our whole playlist. We can’t help but listen to their songs on repeat or pause it to listen to it carefully if we didn’t pay attention the first time. Grammy-nominated RM of BTS, Kim Namjoon, is one such artist. RM started his journey as an underground rapper from Seoul, going by stage names like Largo, The Nexist, Stealo, and Runch Randa. But he always wanted to do more, and it’s fair to say that he is now more than a K-pop group leader. The fact that Namjoon is the core of the biggest boy band in the world right now says how much K-pop needs him more than he needs K-pop.

 

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BTS leader RM's new song "Lost!" tops iTunes charts in 73 countries

SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- "Lost!," a new song by RM, the leader of K-pop superband BTS, has debuted atop iTunes Top Songs charts in 73 countries around the world, his agency said Saturday.

 

The title song of his second solo album, titled "Right Place, Wrong Person," topped the iTunes charts in Italy, France, Japan and Mexico.

 

On Friday, RM dropped his first solo album since "Indigo," his first official solo album, in December 2022.

 

Including the main track, "Lost!," the album has a total of 11 tracks, with "Nuts," "Out of Love," "Domodachi," "?" and "Come Back to Me" among the B-side tracks. RM wrote all the tracks.

He delved deeper into the subject in "Lost!" by exploring how people become lost, unable to find the right answers due to their conflicting emotions.

 

Still, the song conveys a hopeful message that "even though we may be lost, being with the friends we have now might be OK," according to the agency.

 

Although currently serving in the South Korean Army, RM managed to film music videos for nearly half of the album's tracks before his enlistment in December.

 

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BTS's "No More Dream" Becomes Their Latest MV To Surpass 300 Million Views

May 25, 2024
by E Cha

BTS has reached an exciting milestone with their debut music video!

On May 25 at around 4 a.m. KST, BTS’s music video for their 2013 debut track “No More Dream” surpassed 300 million views on YouTube.

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“No More Dream” is BTS’s 23rd full-group music video to hit the 300 million mark following “DNA,” “Fire,” “Dope,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Fake Love,” “Save Me,” “IDOL,” “Not Today,” “Boy With Luv,” “Boy In Luv,” “Spring Day,” “Dynamite,” “ON” (Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima), “Life Goes On,” “Butter,” “Black Swan,” “Permission to Dance,” “ON,” “War of Hormone,” “Airplane pt.2 (Japanese version),” and “My Universe.”

BTS originally released the music video for “No More Dream” on June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. KST, meaning that it took the song about 10 years, 11 months, and 12 days to reach 300 million views.

Congratulations to BTS!

 

 

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