Alka Yagnik, the Bollywood playback singer, recently became the most streamed global artist on YouTube’s Music Charts & Insights list in 2022. Alka Yagnik toppled the likes of BTS, Blackpink, and Taylor Swift with 15.3 billion streams to set Guinness World Record.
In a recent radio interview, Alka revealed that she was unaware of BTS until her daughter explained the global popularity of the K-pop band.
“I asked Syesha, ‘Who is BTS?’”
“She was rolling on the phone. She said, ‘Mom, you are just too much,’” Alka Yagnik revealed.
The singer said her daughter Syesha first introduced her to the K-Pop group. Seven people make up the fanbase of the South Korean boyband: Jung Kook, Jimin, V, SUGA, Jin, J-Hope, and RM.
Alka also thanked her fans for their support.
“They’re happy, love me, like me, and have accepted me with open arms for so many years. For me, that’s a big thing,” Alka said.
After Bollywood paparazzo Viral Bhayani shared the news on Instagram, it sparked a wave of negative comments directed towards Alka. The BTS ARMY criticized her for being unfamiliar with the popular K-pop group.
How fans reacted to the News
“So, what’s the big deal in this, BTS also don’t know Who alka yagnik is.”
“sorry mam but 5 time’s Grammy nominated group biggest fan base . And also Indian former president mentioned them. That time where are you?”
“It’s okay.. everyone doesn’t have good taste..”
“Alka ji kitni publicity karogi BTS Ke naam par bus bhi Karo ab, “Please go & open youtube.”
Who is BTS?
BTS is a South Korean boyband formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013. It is a popular K-pop group known for its music, choreography, and social media presence. BTS stands for “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.” in English.
BTS has many hit songs that have gained widespread popularity around the world. Some of their most well-known tracks include “Dynamite,” “Boy With Luv,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Fake Love,” “Idol,” “Spring Day,” “I Need U,” and “Mic Drop,” among many others.
BTS’s music often incorporates hip-hop, pop, and traditional Korean music elements, and their lyrics often touch on themes of self-love, mental health, and social commentary. Their diverse discography has earned them a massive and devoted fanbase worldwide.