Nine years at the top: BTS's unrelenting ascent

For its English-language smash "Dynamite," the group is nominated for best performance by a pop duet or group, but falls short of winning.

K-pop megastars BTS announced to fans that they were disbanding the supergroup in order to concentrate on their separate careers when they were at the height of their fame.

The septet's shocking revelation late on Tuesday night sent shockwaves through the band's international fans and prompted the share price of their label, HYBE, despite the company's denials and assurances that the members would continue to collaborate.

The band, who are already household names in their own South Korea, sets their sights on the United States, the greatest music market in the world.

With their album "Love yourself: Tear," the band reached the top spot on the Billboard 200, which ranks albums based on sales, downloads, and streams, in May 2018.

BTS are called to address the UN as their cultural influence grows. They make advantage of the platform to encourage youngsters to be authentic.

BTS takes their first "long-term" sabbatical since their debut, citing the need to "recharge and refresh" after topping charts in the US and the UK.

The accomplishment comes just after BTS won the Best Pop prize at the MTV Video Music Awards by defeating American music heavyweights Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift.