The Booming Boy Band BTS And Their Unforgettable Albums Till 2020
BTS have become internationally recognized for their work in the music world. BTS started their journey in 2013. They have influenced people with their relatable music lyrics and campaign about the life they had.
BTS, who mostly make hip-hop music, have broken records on the Billboard Social 50 chart, reached the peak position on the Billboards 200 album charts and the Hot singles chart. In this Channel-Korea article, we are going to explore the BTS Japanese albums until 2020! Stay tuned!
2014 – Wake Up
This is the first BTS Japanese album and second studio album titled Wake Up. The album Wake Up contains 13 tracks including “No More Dream,” “Boy in Luv,” and “Danger,” also “The Stars,” and “Wake Up.”
The album was released on December 24th, 2014, under the label Pony Canyon. The sales in Japan reach around 28,000 pcs.
2014 – 2 Cool 4 Skool/O!RUL8,2?
This album was released on May 23rd, 2014, titled 2 Cool 4 Skool under the label Pony Canyon, and it also contained two first Korean releases.
The tracklist is divided into 2 parts:
- Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool (feat. DJ Friz)
- We Are Bulletproof Pt.2
- Skit: Circle Room Talk
- No More Dream
- Like (좋아요)
- Outro: Circle Room Cypher
- Skit: On the Start Line (Hidden Track)
- Road/Path (길) (Hidden Track)
- Intro: O!RUL8,2?
- We On
- Skit: R U Happy Now?
- If I Ruled the World
- BTS Cypher, Pt. 1
- Attack on Bangtan (진격의 방탄)
- Satoori Rap (팔도강산)
- Outro: Luv In Skool
2016 – Youth
The third Japanese BTS album is titled Youth. It was released on September 7th, 2016. This album sold around 94,293 pcs.
Here is the tracklist:
1. INTRODUCTION: YOUTH
2. RUN – Japanese Ver.-
3. FIRE – Japanese Ver.-
4. DOPE – 超ヤベー! – (Japanese Ver.)
5. Good Day
6. Save ME – Japanese Ver.-
7. フンタン少年団 (Boyz with Fun) (Japanese Ver.)
8. ペップセ (Baepsae) – Japanese Ver.-
9. Wishing on a star
10. Butterfly – Japanese Ver.-
11. FOR YOU
12. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
13. EPILOGUE: Young Forever – Japanese Ver.-
2017 – The Best of Bodan Shonendan -Japan Edition-
The Best of Bodan Shonendan album was released on January 6th, 2017, under the label Pony Canyon and managed to sell around 36,634 copies.
Below is the tracklist:
No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)
- Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)
- Danger (Japanese Ver.)
- Attack On Bangtan (Japanese Ver.) (進撃の防弾)
- Miss Right (Japanese Ver.)
- I Like It Part 2 ~At That Place~ (いいね！Pt.2～あの場所で～)
- For You
- War Of Hormone (Japanese Ver.) (ホルモン戦争)
- I Need U (Japanese Ver.)
- Dope (Japanese Ver.) (超ヤベー!)
- Run (Japanese Ver.)
- Fire (Japanese Ver.)
- Save Me (Japanese Ver.)
Epilogue: Young Forever (Japanese Ver.)
2018 – Face Yourself
Face Yourself was released on April 4th, 2018, as the third BTS Japanese studio album. This album contains the lead singles “Blood Sweat & Tears,” and “MIC Drop/DND/Crystal Snow,” and of course, the original Japanese songs.
This album was launched under the label Def Jam, Virgin, and reached sales of 338,324 copies in total, out of which 4000 in the US alone.
Here is below the tracklist of the album:
- Best of Me (Japanese Ver.)
- Blood Sweat & Tears (Japanese Ver.) (血、汗、涙)
- DNA (Japanese Ver.)
- Not Today (Japanese Ver.)
- MIC Drop (Japanese Ver.)
- Don’t Leave Me
- Go Go (Japanese Ver.)
- Crystal Snow
- Spring Day (Japanese Ver.)
- Let Go
- Outro: Crack
BTS also released single albums for their Japanese audiences. Below are some single albums released in Japan:
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|No More Dream||
|Boy In Luv||
|I Need U||
|Chi, Ase, Namida||
|MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow||
|Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2||
|Lights/Boy With Luv||
BTS made a comeback in 2020 and released their music video titled “Stay Gold.” This song is the title track of their Japanese Album Map of the Soul: The Journey. This song is about keeping gold whenever the world feels cold. The lyrics are so comforting and make a difference. Click play on the video above to check out the song!
The latest Japanese single “Stay Gold” was released on June 26th, 2020. In the music video, the members find themselves trapped and isolated in a daydream and come together into the field of flowers with a burst of beautiful sunshine. Here are some parts of the translation of the lyrics, specifically the chorus:
“Stay gold, even in your dreams/ Stay gold, I’ll find you/ Stay gold, gold, I want to touch you/ Stay gold, your entire being/ Stay gold, enthrall me/ Stay gold, I want you to be mine.”
This album marks the fourth BTS Japanese studio album it is titled Map of the Soul: The Journey. The whole album will be released on July 15th, 2020, under Big Entertainment, and will include tracks that were recent Japanese hits like “Boy With Luv,” “Dionysus,” “On,” and “Fake Love,” along with two other original Japanese songs: “Your Eyes Tell,” and “Lights.”
According to the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation, which is compiling and processing data for the brand value of K-Pop idol groups through participation, media activity, communication, community activity and etc, BTS are confidently occupying the first position. This hip-hop boy band got a total of 12.612.921 points. The second place is occupied by BLACKPINK that have 7.789.125 points. The list continues with TWICE and IZ*ONE.
That’s all about BTS and their Japanese albums till 2020. Let’s keep supporting BTS and their music. Stay genuine and keep making a difference! Don’t forget to kindly leave a comment and share your thoughts in the section below!