June 15: The blockbuster BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo that entertained around 1.33 million viewers from 195 countries for two days came to an end on Monday.
BTS Muster Sowoozoo concludes
In celebration of their eight anniversary, pop icons BTS held a two-day live-streamed fan meet entitled BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo on June 13 and 14.
The festive event saw the band perform 15 songs, respectively, on an outdoor stage. True to the concept of “adventure,” the venue featured various planet installations and an entire stage in the form of the number ‘8’ that stands for both their 8th year since formation and the infinity sign.
Muster Sowoozoo saw BTS perform recent releases
BTS performed many of their recent releases including Life Goes On, Butter, Dynamite, Stay and Fly To My Room at the two-day virtual concert Muster Sowoozoo.
The viewers also were treated to special performances of SUGA (Agust D)’s Daechwita and j-hope’s Chicken Noodle Soup with all seven members.
Apart from the multi-view system that enabled viewers to choose and watch from six different screens, the fan meet added a sense of togetherness by incorporating interactive technologies such as Army in Echo and Army on air. Instead of a live audience, the venue installed a big screen below the stage that showed “Army” all over the world enjoying the show.
Pre-recordings of cheers by “Army” were also played alongside with the “Dis-ease,” “Fire,” and “So What” stages.
BTS wrapped up the show with Wishing on a star, You Never Walk Alone and Mikrokosmos. The septet also took the time to say a few words to Army.
“We had so much fun today. I can’t wait for that day when we can all breathe the same air in the same space. We hope the situation gets better as soon as possible so we can meet each other. Until that day, I hope you all stay strong,” the band said.
They added, “The light shines brighter in the dark. Please remember that you and we look for each other, shining light upon one another.”
The band also announced the release of the single CD Butter, a gift that comes out on the day when the name Army was created, on July 9. The single CD will include Butter, which has stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third consecutive week, and a new track. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.
Kim Jong Un calls K-pop ‘vicious cancer’
According to South Korean broadcaster Yonhap news agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly termed Korean pop music, the popular music genre from South Korea as ‘vicious cancer. He believes K-pop is spoiling the nation’s youth and their culture, keeping in line with the country’s crackdown on ‘capitalistic lifestyle’ and Western influences on youths.
BTS is a Grammy-nominated South Korean group that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since its debut in June, 2013.
The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances, and the way they interact with their fans, BTS has established themselves as “21st century Pop Icons” breaking countless world records.
While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN ‘Speak Yourself’ speech, the band has mobilized millions of fans across the world (named ARMY), topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart three times in 2020 alone, performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world, and been named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year 2020. BTS has been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the 63rd Grammy Awards and recognized with numerous prestigious awards like the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.