Formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2010, they are also known as the Bangtan Boys. They officially debuted on June 12, 2013 with a debut single album called 2 Cool 4 Skool after a delay to reorganize them into a more traditional idol group. They broke a YouTube record previously held by Taylor Swift for most-viewed video within 24 hours with the song "IDOL." Another song of theirs, "Boy with Luv," shattered even more YouTube records.
Their first major world tour was called 2015 BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet. They won Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards three years in a row (2017-2019). In 2019, they also won the BBMA for Top Duo/Group. They were named 25 Most Influential People On The Internet by Time in 2017.