Celebrating BTS Map of Soul Year Anniversary, Collabs With Halsey, Lauv, Arcades, Ed Sheeran, Performing Boy With Luv on Voice and James Corden’s Home Fest Post COVID-19 Tour Cancel

Written by: Veronica Valencia – April 12th, 2020, 10:44pm pst


Oh my my my! Has it really been a year since BTS released “Boy With Luv” and their hit EP Map Of The Soul: Persona? After the Love Yourself era, Map Of The Soul: Persona introduced the beginning of a new story and asked the fundamental question, “Who am I?” With an album delivering a strong message and a variety of hit songs, I think it’s safe to say the Persona era is one of the most successful and biggest highlights of BTS’s journey. 

Photo Credit: Big Hit Entertainment

This masterpiece, which featured collaborations with Halsey, Lauv, Arcades and Ed Sheeran, became the third best selling album of 2019 on Billboard and “Boy with Luv” holds the record for the biggest debut on YouTube in 24 hours with 74.6 million views. With Map Of The Soul: Persona, BTS became the first artist to sweep up all Daesangs at multiple award shows including the Melon Music Awards and the Mnet Asian Music Awards, or MAMA. 

Photo Credit: Kakao M/Melon Music Awards

Not only was Persona a huge musical achievement, but it also brought many performance opportunities to the group. BTS was able to perform their hit singles “Boy With Luv,” and “Make It Right” on a variety of television broadcasts including Saturday Night Live, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve just to name a few. Most recently, BTS performed “Boy With Luv” on James Corden’s a.k.a Papa Mochi’s Home Fest. 

Photo Credit: NBC/Saturday Night Live

There’s something even more special about this anniversary. One year of Map Of The Soul: Persona falls on the same dates BTS would’ve kicked off their Map of the Soul World Tour in Seoul, a concert celebrating the groups newest album Map Of The Soul: 7. However, in a statement by Big Hit Entertainment to Rolling Stone, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect the health and safety of guests and artists, the concert was cancelled.

Photo Credit: Big Hit Entertainment

TheMap Of The Soul: Persona era, like many BTS eras, is special for the BTS ARMY because for a lot of us, it’s the era that hooked us on their music and the first era where we got to fully experience their comeback. 

Photo Credit: Big Hit Labels

What era introduced you to BTS? Will you be streaming Map of the Soul: Persona to celebrate? Let us know in the comments. To BTS and ARMY… Shine, dream, smile, oh let us light up the night! If you purple BTS, share this article with ARMY.

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About The Author:

Veronica Valencia is a host, producer, and writer whose work has been featured on AfterBuzz TV, Geek Bomb, and The Trendy. Do you love anime, k-pop, or competition reality shows? Well, this ‘Pro Hero’ has you covered!

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