K-pop superstar BTS / Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

ARMYs praise boy band’s new songs

Global fans of K-pop sensation BTS, otherwise called ARMY, continue to praise its comeback album “Map of the Soul: 7,” which was dropped on February 21.

In particular, they positively responded to the music video of its title track “On,” which was uploaded to YouTube at 6 p.m. on the day.

The four-minute, 58-second video clip attracted more than 30 million views in about 15 hours after its release.

The umbrella album also chalked up sales of more than 2 million copies in less than two hours in South Korea alone. Globally, the number of pre-orders for the album topped 4 million copies.

I love how their energetic moves contrast with the stillness of the monotone background. This is so aesthetically pleasing,” a fan wrote.

I love the energy of the song. The choreography is amazing. I like how the strength of each member is highlighted. On is great. Thank you, BTS,” another fan noted.

Killing me softly with this song. I can’t stop to hear this song, BTS, you’re amazing. Receive all our love,” another fan said.

Short for Adorable Representative M.C. for the Youth, ARMYs refer to loyal fans of BTS across the world.

BTS debuted in 2013 to rise to global stardom over the past few years. Bit Hit Entergainment, which manages the vocal group, strives to go public later this year.

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