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BTS receive congratulations from South Korean president over second number one album

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lee Young Ho/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock (9723040c) BTS BTS album release photocall, Seoul, South Korea - 24 May 2018
South Koreas president congratulates BTS on their success (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

BTS are having an amazing year, and are fast becoming one of the biggest boy bands in the world.

Overtaking Harry Styles with the most Twitter engagements in a day, and beating Taylor Swifts record with the amount of views on their music video for Idol, its clear to see that the boys are smashing it with their achievements.

And it hasnt gone unnoticed at all, as the South Korean president has congratulated the seven piece for topping the Billboard 200 – twice – with their song Idol.

President Moon Jae-ins tweet read: Huge congratulations to BTS on topping the Billboard 200 for a second time!

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (9229094by) BTS - Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and Rap Monster American Music Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 19 Nov 2017
The boys had previously thanked their fans for their support (Picture: Rex Features)

The messaged was followed by the hashtags Eolssu its great and Hooray its great – which are two lyrics from the groups hit Idol.

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Earlier that day BTS had thanked their ARMY for all of their support and praised the fanbase for helping their success this year.

They wrote: Its truly an honour to receive No. 1 on the [Billboard] 200 chart for the second time. This is all thanks to you, and well be grateful as we continue this festival. Thank you!!

Its not the first time BTS have been acknowledged by the president as earlier this year they were sent a letter from Moon Jae-in, which congratulated them once again.

“노래를 사랑하는 일곱 소년과 소년들의 날개 아미에게 축하의 인사를 전합니다.” 세계의 젊은이들이 방탄소년단의 노래와 춤, 꿈과 열정에 위안을 받고 용기를 얻었습니다. LOVE YOURSELF 轉 TEAR 앨범이 미국 빌보드 200 1위에 오른 것을 축하합니다. pic.twitter.com/fiimradrki

— 문재인 (@moonriver365) May 28, 2018

The letter read: I express my congratulations to the seven boys who love music and the boys wings called ARMY.

Young people all over the world are comforted and find courage because of BTS songs and dancing, dreams and passion. I congratulate you on the album Love Yourself: Tear reaching No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200. Its the first time in 12 years for an album in a language that is not English, and the first time ever for a Korean artist.

It continued: BTS puts their sincerity into their outstanding dancing and singing. They have a magical ability to turn sadness into hope, and difference into similarity.

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Each of the seven members put who they are and how they live into their music, and they are overcoming location and language, and culture and institutions.

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Korean popular music has made a leap forwards on the world stage thanks to BTS. Through the language of K-pop music, our young people can share experiences of life and love, dreams and pain with young people all over the world.

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