Learn More about BTS’ Fandom ARMY: The Meaning, Inspiration Behind That, Etc


BTS’ Support System- The Amazing ARMY!

Are you one of the ARMY? For those of you who don’t know, ARMY is the official fandom name of the boy group BTS. Ever since day 1, ARMY has always been there for the group and supports the members as well. Let’s get to know the meaning behind ARMY’s name through this article by Channel Korea!

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BTS’ Official Fandom Name: ARMY


Big Hit‘s group BTS started their career in 2013, and shortly after that, the group’s fandom name was born as well. BTS finally revealed that their official fandom name was ARMY which stands for “Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth.”

Moreover, ARMY was born only a month after BTS’ debut! The group’s debut was on June 13, 2013. Meanwhile, ARMY was born on July 9th, 2013. Other than that, the name ARMY also has a meaning related to BTS. BTS or Bangtan Sonyeodan means Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English.


It also means that BTS is the armor while ARMY is the military, and that is how the relationship between them was paired up together. And, also, ARMY’s official color is purple, so you will see a lot of purple lights if you go to a BTS concert.

The Inspiration Behind ARMY’s Name


Before the group decided that their fandom is ARMY, there were also other options. It was revealed that the initial fandom name was The Bells, according to BTS’ RM, when the group appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


However, the group ended up with the name ARMY which was created by BTS‘ members. The group also realized that the fans wanted to be called ARMY since the word was also the best explanation to describe BTS’ relationship with the fans.

Since BTS also stands for Bulletproof Boy Scouts, ARMY will always be there as the group’s military to protect them while BTS appears as the fans’ armor to protect them as well.

ARMY Day: July 9


Aside from the group’s fandom name, ARMY also has a kind of special day- it is ARMY Day! The day is a kind of anniversary for the group’s fans, and it is marked on July 9th.


On that day, ARMY all around the world celebrate the group’s fandom anniversary by making a special occasion, making the anniversary become a trend on social media, or even making a playlist for that day.

BTS members also celebrate the day. On the 8th anniversary of ARMY, the BTS members curated a seven-track playlist that consisted of solo songs by each member. How special is ARMY Day?

That is everything about BTS’ amazing fandom, ARMY! We all know that the fans have been very supportive towards the group’s members and their careers, and please continue to be so! Do you also think that BTS ARMY Day is very meaningful? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below, and don’t forget to share this article on your social media and with your fellow ARMY friends!