“Good Morning America” launched its free 2019 Summer time Live performance Collection Wednesday in Central Park with Okay-Pop supergroup BTS, and the crowds have been predictably huge.
Diehard lovers of the Korean boy band camped out for days, with some sleeping on 72nd Avenue since Friday for the chance to witness them within the flesh. Organizers say they haven’t seen such a fever pitch of fan worship because the Backstreet Boys and Beyoncé carried out, ABC experiences.
Followers — a lot of whom check with themselves as “A.R.M.Y.” or “Lovable Consultant M.C for Youth” — additionally slept on the road in hopes of seeing the “Bangtan Boys” in April, when BTS carried out on “Saturday Evening Stay.”
The group’s huge IRL fan base naturally interprets into enormous social media energy, together with 17.eight million Instagram followers and 18.5 million YouTube subscribers. The group’s music movies have collectively been watched over 2.5 billion instances. Amongst U.S. states, the group is at the moment streaming probably the most in Hawaii, California and Nevada, in line with Spotify.
BTS lately turned the primary band since The Beatles to earn three chart-topping Billboard albums in a single 12 months with their newest launch, “Map of the Soul: Persona.”
“I imply, we’re all fanboys of [The] Beatles, after all, who will not be?,” lead singer RM, a ok a Rap Monster, mentioned on the morning present. “We really feel so honored to be with the best names within the music trade.”
Subsequent as much as carry out within the GMA Friday summer season live performance collection, now in its 11th 12 months, is Hozier on Could 24, adopted Ellie Goulding, Blink-182, Likelihood the Rapper and others lined up by way of the top of August.