K-pop sensation BTS is having a great year, especially frontman RM. RM, the boy band's main rapper, has become the first solo member of BTS to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.
RM's latest solo album "mono." hit No. 2 on World Albums, and he became the highest-charting Korean solo artist when "mono." snagged No. 26 on the Billboard 200. Moreover, six of his songs have charted on the World Digital Song Sales; his most popular hit is "Seoul," which sits at No. 5. "mono." was released last week and is RM's sophomore solo album.
BTS recently dropped a new single with Steve Aoki, and in August,for a new version of their track "Idol." BTS dropped their latest album, "Love Yourself: Answer" that month, as part of their "Love Yourself" trilogy. The new album has 25 tracks and is the final installment of the trilogy, after "Love Yourself: Her" and "Love Yourself: Tear."
In September, the septet addressed the U.N. General Assembly andcalled "Generation Unlimited."
BTS is iconic to a generation of young people around the world and their last album was the first-ever album by a Korean artist to reach the top place on the Billboard 200 list. In 2017, they made their American TV debut at the American Music Awards.