K-pop stars BTS make history as first Korean group to play at Wembley

The boy band's popularity has skyrocketed in the last year and they are now selling out stadiums in the UK and US. sky news
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Boy band BTS has become the first Korean act to play at Wembley after selling out their first night in 90 minutes.

The seven-member K-pop group played to a packed stadium of 60,000 fans on Saturday night as part of their LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF stadium world tour.

Performing hits including Not Today, IDOL, and FAKE LOVE, the concert was streamed live across the globe, as well as beamed to theatres all across Japan.

On Friday, fans also flocked to Piccadilly Circus just to see an advertisement by the band for Hyundai on the famous LED screens.

60,000 saw BTS perform at Wembley on Saturday night
Image:60,000 people saw BTS perform at Wembley on Saturday night

Part of the secret to their popularity is fans’ admiration for the band self-producing their music and their dedication to breaking down taboos around mental health and helping young people.

Their pop sound is a contrast to much of their lyrics, which deal with topics including suicide.

Their Love Myself project, with UNICEF, campaigned to end youth violence.

Sky News spoke to fans queuing up to get into the Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

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