A Look Back at the Wings Era
The Wings era was a groundbreaking period in the group’s career, propelling them to new heights of global fame and cementing their status as one of the most innovative and exciting groups in the world of K-pop.
From the release of their chart-topping album “Wings” to their record-breaking world tour, BTS proved that they were a force to be reckoned with, captivating fans with their unique blend of pop, hip-hop, and R&B and pushing the boundaries of what was possible in K-pop.
The “Wings” album was released on October 10, and included 15 tracks, including the hit singles “Blood Sweat & Tears” and “Not Today.” The album explored themes of temptation, pain, and personal growth, and featured a mix of pop, hip-hop, and R&B influences.
Upon its release, “Wings” became an instant success, debuting at #26 on the US Billboard 200 and topping charts in multiple countries, including South Korea, Japan, and Canada. It also broke the record for the highest first-day album sales in the history of Hanteo Chart, a Korean music sales tracking site.
The “Wings” era was also marked by The Wings tour, which kicked off in Seoul in February 2017 and included stops in North and South America, Asia, and Australia. The tour attracted over 550,000 fans and grossed over $44 million.
BTS also won numerous awards during this era, including Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and Album of the Year at the 2017 Seoul Music Awards. “Blood Sweat & Tears” also won Song of the Year at the 2016 Melon Music Awards and Best Music Video at the 2017 Korean Music Awards.
The “Wings” era solidified their position as one of the biggest and most innovative groups in K-pop, paving the way for even greater success in the years to come.