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Who are BTS, what are the members’ names and what are their most popular songs?

IT'S safe to say BTS are one of the biggest pop acts in the world right now, and the k-pop boyband are just getting started.

As fans prepare to watch their favourite boys embark on their Map Of The Soul world tour, here's a lot at the band's success so far.

Who are BTS and where are they from?

BTS are a pop music boy band from South Korea – the name is an acronym for the Korean phrase Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to "Bulletproof Boy Scouts".

However, they are also known as Bangtan Boys and have adapted their BTS name to also stand for "Beyond The Scene".

The group were formed by entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment in 2013 and release tunes through Universal Music.

The boy band have released six studio albums – three in Korean and three in Japanese – while their latest album, Map of the Soul: 7 will be released on February 21, 2020.

Who's in BTS?

Like pop bands before them, the group have stage names that differ to their real names.

RM (formerly Rap Monster, born Kim Nam-joon) who is main rapper and leader of the band. The 25-year-old studied in New Zealand and is fluent in English

Jin (born Kim Seok-jin) 27, who is a vocalist and has a degree in art and acting. He is the oldest member of the group.

While Suga (born Min Yoon-gi) is 26 and he's a rapper in the band.

J-Hope (born Jung Ho-seok), 25, is one of the songwriters of the group and has over 77 songs accredited to his name.

Singer V (born Kim Tae-hyung) is 24 while the youngest member is 22-year-old Jungkook (born Jeon Jung-kook).

Jimin (born Park Ji-min) 24, is the lead vocalist and was the last member to join the band.

What are BTS' biggest songs?

The band have had numerous hit, they include:

What are the BTS UK Map Of The Soul world tour dates?

BTS - formed of V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope - will start their tour in Seoul before ending the string of dates in Tokyo.

Here are the UK and Europe dates...

BTS storm the stage at the 2018 Billboard Awards
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