BTS Army Membership: Cost, perks, eligibility and all you need to know about joining BTS Global Official Fanclub
Right from collecting millions of dollars in donation, ticket interference at Trump rallies, and viral hashtag domination, K-pop have been a force to reckon with fans. With the latest show on cards, K-pop band BTS is all set to star in 'SOOP BTS ver', a nature-themed reality show. The band is also featuring in the web series called 'Run BTS!' and a travel reality show, titled BTS: Bon Voyage. Through the years, the band's fan-following called 'BTS Army' has grown extensively. The band has recently released its 7th Army kit information and the fans just can't wait to buy it.
BTS has launched a paid tier with South Korean Entertainment company Big Hit. Through the paid tier, fans can gain access to exclusive content and real-life BTS perks. For the 2019 BTS Army membership, fans paid $30 for a 12-month subscription. You need to have a Weverse account in order to buy the membership. Here is the link to the membership form.
1) Must be a member of WEVERSE
2) Must have a Weverse Shop Account
3) BTS Weverse ID (E-mail login) MUST BE THE SAME as your Weverse Shop ID (E-mail login).
ARMY Membership holders with memberships 60 days before to 30 days after the expiration date.
Weverse Shop members currently not holding an ARMY membership, or whose membership has expired 31 days prior.
The number of days remaining on you ARMY membership can be checked on the Weverse APP by going to Membership Only tab.
Korean nationals: National ID Card, Driver’s License, Passport, Child ID Card
Non-Koreans: Passport, Alien Registration Card, Government-issued ID. Read more here.
No sooner did the information make its way to the micro-blogging site, fans reacted saying, "BIGHIT NEEDS TO CALM DOWN. BROKE ARMYS DOESN'T HAVE MONEY TO BUY EVEN THEY WANT IT. WE GOT BANGBANGCON REPLAY, ARMY Z!P,THE ARMY MEMBERSHIP, BT21 MERCH, AND MANY MORE. BUT WHERE IS THE MONEY? and "New album, in the soop, and army membership renewal with the merch pack and god knows what else???? BIGHIT WANTS ME POOR."
Making fun of the long registration process, a Twitter user commented, "Did bighit really sit there and make their army membership signup terms/options as complicated as possible lmao wtf" and "It will take me a year to fill this membership."
The band made their debut in 2013 and has been dominating the Korean charts time after time. BTS short for Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates to “bulletproof boy scouts,” whose fanbase ARMY which stands for Adorable Representatives of MC Youth won 2017 Billboard Music Top Social Artist. They were the first K-Pop group to be nominated for the Billboards and they defeated Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes by around 300 million votes.