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Watch Jung Kook perform “Dreamers” at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony.

BTS is a shortened version of Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English. All the members of BTS go by performance names instead of their given names as well. The BTS fandom, ARMY, has given even more nicknames to the band members. RM is known as Joonie, J Hope is Hobi, Jin is Worldwide Handsome, Suga is Yoongles, Jimin is Jiminie, V is TaeTae, and Jung Kook is called Kookie.

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Making Connections


Do you listen to BTS? If so, what is your favorite song and why? If not, what album would you be most interested in listening to?


Have you read any books about musicians from outside the United States? If so, how were they similar to or different from Jung Kook and the boys from BTS?


Why do you think people from all different places and cultures love BTS so much?

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