BTS Gets Candid About Crossing Over in America As an Asian Group

BTS Gets Candid About Crossing Over in America As an Asian Group

BTS is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, hitting newsstands on Friday (March 29).

Here’s what the massive popular South Korean boy band had to say…

RM, on their influence in music: “With seven members we have seven different tastes, of course. So when it comes to songwriting, it’s like a big competition.”

J-Hope, on their individual taste: “We’ll write a lyric and decide, ‘This sort of reflects me [more], who I am and my own color,’ so we’ll want to keep that for a solo song.”

RM, on crossing over in America: “You know, Latin pop has its own Grammys in America, and it’s quite different. I don’t want to compare, but I think it’s even harder as an Asian group. A Hot 100 and a Grammy nomination, these are our goals. But they’re just goals—we don’t want to change our identity or our genuineness to get the number one. Like if we sing suddenly in full English, and change all these other things, then that’s not BTS.”

For more from BTS, head to EW.com.