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K-pop's BTS finish tour with millions generated

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They have few more years left until they reach 30. All will go down hill from there just like my favorite BSB & all other popular boys bands around the world.

I've heard about BTS but have never listen to their music. I would not recognize them even if they were right in front of my face . I use to listen to K-Pop; but just like most people I grew out of it. I still listen to random K-Pop songs (I don't even know the names) while driving because I don't understand the language, so it keeps me awake better than listening to languages that I understand.

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...meanwhile, a 50 year old album, made by real artists, tops the charts in the UK.

The fake hype by the media for this act is overboard. It's a niche genre in the west made even more niche by their limited appeal. But I guess in this bot-driven click bait dependent world of internet hype it's to be expected.

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The fake hype by the media for this act is overboard. It's a niche genre in the west made even more niche by their limited appeal. But I guess in this bot-driven click bait dependent world of internet hype it's to be expected.

That sounds identical to every old person ever, when lamenting the music enjoyed by a younger generation.

The allegation of bot-driven fake hype is an interesting one. Is there any proof? The 90K fans at a sold out Wembley certainly were real.

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"I love them so much and they are one of the most important things in my life," 

Pathetic...

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@ano

They have few more years left until they reach 30. All will go down hill from there just like my favorite BSB & all other popular boys bands around the world.

No problem, there are ten more teams like the BTS to replace them. Heck, BTS's own agency is preparing its own BTS replacement team.

Heck, it's actually a competition between BTS and SuperM(SM's project team specifically formed to battle the BTS by pulling members from NCT, EXO and Shinee) in the US now.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2019/10/13/brand-new-k-pop-act-superm-debut-their-first-release-at-no-1/

Brand New K-Pop Act SuperM Debut Their First Release At No. 1

SuperM enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 168,000 equivalent units. Of that sum, 164,000 were actual sales, which is a fairly rare sum these days, even for the most popular artists on the planet.

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