2017 proved to be a year for Korean boy band BTS as they surged in popularity, won at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), performed at the American Music Awards (AMAs) and appeared on US talks shows of Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres and James Corden.
From December 8 to 10, BTS completed their "2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour" in Seoul and they talked to the media about their goals for 2018.
Jungkook said, "So many things have happened this year. I can't just pick one memorable moment because there are so many that will remain with me."
"I'm really excited to see what next year will be like. Breaking new records is important, but what I want most is to create performances and music that will satisfy our fans," he added.
Jin said they want a stadium tour and be in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
"I think it would be nice if we could do a stadium tour. I want us to have big goals. It's better to dream big, right? We were honored to have 'DNA' reach 7th place on Billboard 200 and the remix of 'Mic Drop' reach 28th place on Billboard's Hot 100. We'll keep working hard so that we can get ourselves in the top 10 of the Hot 100 next time," he explained.
At the same press conference, Bang Shi Hyuk, CEO of BTS' agency, BigHit Entertainment, said he felt uncomfortable to be called the boy band's "father."
"Artists are not created by another individual. The moment that someone calls me [BTS'] father or dad, BTS becomes a product, and I become someone who created a product. It doesn't go with my philosophy, so I find it somewhat uncomfortable," he said.
He said he is still single "but because everyone keeps calling me [BTS'] father, it makes things difficult for my family. People also think I'm married. Please help out this bachelor."