“We don’t want to change our identity”: BTS explain why they won’t start singing in English

"We don't want to change our identity or our genuineness to get the number one."

BTS have explained why they won’t start singing in English, after the K-Pop giants achieved huge global success by singing in Korean.

Despite reaching the top 10 in America’s singles charts and selling out two nights at Wembley Stadium, the Korean band have only ditched their native tongue on one occasion – 2018’s ‘Waste It On Me’.

But in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the band’s RM explained that they’ll be remaining true to their Korean identity.


“A Hot 100 and a Grammy nomination, these are our goals. But they’re just goals – we don’t want to change our identity or our genuineness to get the number one,” explained RM.


“Like if we sing suddenly in full English, and change all these other things, then that’s not BTS. We’ll do everything, we’ll try. But if we couldn’t get number one or number five, that’s okay.”

His bandmate Suga added: “It will have to be a great song but also there’s a whole strategy that’s associated with getting all the way up. And then there has to be a measure of luck, obviously.

“So what’s important for us is just to make good music and good performances and have those elements come together.”


While living together could test the limits of any band, BTS also insist that it’s working out well after initial differences.

“So, in the beginning, we had a lot of arguments and conflicts,” the band explained.

“But we’ve reached the point where we can communicate wordlessly, basically just by watching each other and reading the expressions.”

Meanwhile, BTS recently shared the first taste of their album ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’ in a new comeback trailer.

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