Follow the popular Kpop boy band, BTS, as they take over the world in an upcoming documentary, Burn the Stage.
The eight-episode series will feature first-hand accounts of the group's rise to stardom. It also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the band's sold-out world tour in 2017, which brought the group to major cities across Asia, United States, and South America. Fans will also get to see interviews and raw moments of the band inside their private quarters, backstage, and hotel rooms during the "Wings Tour."
Who Is BTS?
For the uninitiated, BTS is currently the most popular music artist from South Korea. The seven-member boy band broke into the international music scene through their hit single "DNA," which entered Billboard's Hot 100 songs chart in October. The band also won Billboard's Top Social Artist in May, beating Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande. BTS was on the cover of Billboard Magazine's February issue.
"We're thrilled to be working with BTS to launch their groundbreaking documentary on YouTube Red to their worldwide ARMY fans," said Nadine Zylstra, head of YouTube Originals, Asia Pacific, in a statement via Just Jared. "YouTube has been instrumental in spreading BTS music around the world, so today we're happy that we can be a part of this series' launch that showcases BTS' maturation as global phenomena."
The documentary series will be available for streaming on YouTube Red. The first episode will drop on March 28 at 8 a.m. PST for free, but fans will need to pay for a subscription to watch Episodes 2 to 8.
A new episode will be available every week until May 9.
This is not the first documentary that recounts the runaway success of the seven-member Kpop group. In the past, BTS became the subject of several in-agency videos and have used the VLive app to communicate with fans and promote their new projects.
This is, however, their first partnership with YouTube Red.
The subscription video-hosting and streaming platform previously partnered with BIGBANG for a variety show prior to the band's hiatus, noted Comic Book.
BTS iHeartRadio Triumph
The announcement comes a few days after the Kpop group won two trophies, Best Boy Band and Best Fan Army, at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018. The band was not present at the California venue to collect the awards, but they sent a heartfelt video message to thank their fans.
You did it #BTSArmy! Congratulations on winning the @tacobell #BestFanArmy Award at our #iHeartAwards2018. And now a message from @BTS_twt! pic.twitter.com/sdLwEpoMDB— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 12, 2018
[INFO] 180314 #BTS documentary series Burn The Stage on Youtube Red will be 8 episode-long, starting on 28th March 12AM KST. it's a documentary of their world tour 2017 The Wings Tour. @BTS_twt #BTSxYoutubeRed #방탄소년단 pic.twitter.com/JaM22sRICT — BTS National (@BTS_National) March 14, 2018