You see their illuminating presence in the purple seas of lightsticks during any BTS concert, but more often than not, you see them on Twitter controlling the tides of worldwide trends. Meet BTS ARMY - they are no magicians, they are just ordinary people with an extraordinary love for the Bangtan boys.
9 July marks a very special day for this group of people. Although they are diverse in origins and the tongues they speak, their love for the seven-member K-pop boy band has the power to unite them all. 7 years ago today, the official fandom name 'ARMY' was announced by BTS, which stands for 'Adorable Representatives and MCs for Youth'.
드디어!! 저희 팬클럽 명이 정해졌네요!!! A.R.M.Y— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 9, 2013
많은 후보들 중에 저희의 찬성표를 많이받은A.R.M.Y!! 아르미여러분들 아름아름 하네요~ 아이좋아 엇능가서확인해보세요!! @-@
The list of unbeatable feats that BTS has achieved would not be possible without their ARMY. Showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, BTS ARMY matched $1 million of donations from Big Hit Entertainment and BTS and also crashed the iwatch Dallas Police Department application by spam uploading fancams. Earlier this week, their single 'Black Swan' became the first to top the iTunes charts in 103 countries, breaking a 5-year record previously held by Adele's 'Hello'.
On this day, let's give it up to the fandom that has shown the world its strength in unity. Here are some memories that BTS ARMY had shared in celebration of the 7th BTS ARMY DAY:
Yevonne Cantwell from New York shared a heartwarming first live music concert memory.
This is my husband and I at BTS’s concert in Hamilton Ontario. It was my very first ever live music concert.👌🏻💜BTS and their music mean the world to me, And I’ve met the most amazing people because of them‼️💜 @BTS_twt #BTS #BTSARMY #Happy7thBirthdayARMY #ARMYDAY pic.twitter.com/8idzNEmiAe— 💜Yevonne Cantwell ⁷ BTS Army⟬⟭ (@YCantwell) July 8, 2020
Gracie Ranan from Taiwan composed the 2020 Global ARMY song '7 Reasons' and put together a collaborative multi-lingual project with lines sung by ARMY all over the world in their mother tongues.
"People will keep asking why I choose to walk this road. Why I never stop this? But I won't stop this— gracie ⁷ ⟭⟬ #2020GlobalARMYSong (@dailyhoping) July 8, 2020
Because after every summer, spring & winter or fall
There's only 7 Reasons why I do it all"
Official MV+Link:https://t.co/xl4qNzEcyh#2020GlobalARMYSong #BTSOur7Reasons @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/lysykITkYv
@MJdaPoo from New York recollected when she queued for the BT21 merchandise launch in Times Square with her friends, documenting the long but fun-filled wait.
one of my most exhilarating memories w ARMY came when I finally left my comfort zone to go to the @BT21 launch in Times Square. So many ARMY together from early morning until late night🥶 finally got a #Koya cushion in the US. 🥳💜#JoinTheRhizome #ARMYDAY2020 #생일축하해_아미 pic.twitter.com/QHWtS5xJF7— MJdaPoo⁷ (@MJdaPoo) July 8, 2020
Tiffany Marie from Illinois shared her ARMY pride in a Spotify podcast series 'Stanning BTS' which currently has 124 episodes on everything about BTS.
Give a quick listen • I always strive to be kind&genuine..those 7 & this fandom REALLY helped/guide me through alot. Grateful&all smiles! #HappyARMYDay #ARMYDAY #BTSARMY @BTS_twt— ❥ 𝗧𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲 (@tmoh_) July 8, 2020
Lots of luv to K&B @StanningBTSpod for sharing part of my story 💜 #ICONIC #iconics pic.twitter.com/miU1a2PJFo
@cestlavie9090 posted a video of ARMY being interviewed at BTS' Love Yourself Tour in Korea, which saw international fans taking long-haul flights to attend the concert.
When ARMY were asked "If you're reborn again would you still want to be an ARMY?"#ARMYDAY #Happy7thBirthdayARMY— cestlavie_90💜⁷ (@cestlavie9090) July 9, 2020
"Even if I were to reborn again, I still believe ARMY is the best gift in my life."
Kim Taehyung @BTS_twt 2018 MAMA
Cuz our love is mutual 💜pic.twitter.com/4dqVNjnwVX
ARMY also made video dedications to the accounts that they have befriended upon joining the fandom.
Happy #ARMYDAY 🥳💜 we are forever bulletproof 💜 Stay Gold Ami~🥳 here's the appreciation vid💜— 𝙡𝙖𝙡𝙖⁷💜| #ARMYDAY (@jinbesthyung_) July 8, 2020
There is only 7 Reasons why we do it all 💜 #7ReasonsARMYDay 😭 @BTS_twt
" 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚜𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚘𝚠 " 💜✨
"𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣 𝘼𝙍𝙈𝙔 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚."— alanna ⁷ ⟭⟬ on limit 😑 (@bangtanswaaagg) July 9, 2020
we gon' be in this 방탄소년단 sh*t for life! 💜#7isBTSARMY #7ReasonsArmyDay #ARMYDAY #ArmyLovesBangtan #Happy7thBirthdayARMY #OurPurpleDay #생일_축하_아미 pic.twitter.com/wFLkZf92eC
here's my gift for you amis! happy anniversary🥰💜#ARMYDAY pic.twitter.com/ps7MGZWNnC— bella⁷ || KTH1 (@jkilmiotutto) July 9, 2020
Celebrate ARMY day by watching the video of the global ARMY song 2020 here:
Cover image credit: BTS Official Facebook