KUALA LUMPUR: Super popular K-Pop group BTS has always been seen to channel positivity through its music and actions, as well as charitable efforts.
No surprise then that the music outfit’s legions of fans, dubbed Army, have also taken on some of its good traits.
According to Koreaboo, fans in South Korea had decided to spread some love and help the community by making a meaningful donation.
This was done to commemorate BTS member V’s upcoming birthday this Sunday.
A specific V Korean Army, calling themselves, DC Inside V Gallery, recently donated a total of 4,425 coal briquettes to needy homes around the country in V’s name.
Apparently, 1,995 went to Seoul, 1,230 to Daegu and another 1,200 to Geochang.
V, who turns 23 this Sunday, spent his school years in Geochang and hails from Daegu.
The numbers “1995” and “1230” also represent V’s birthdate of Dec 30, 1995.
A statement by the fan group read: "Coal donations this year have been low compared to previous years and, on top of that, the price of coal has increased so much that many people are struggling. We hope this can be a meaningful donation to those in need during the cold winter."
It was also revealed that the inspiration to donate coal briquettes originated from V's cute pet dog, Yeontan, whose Korean name means coal in English.
On another note, V, whose real name is Kim Tae-hyung, has plenty to be happy about before he celebrates his upcoming birthday.
Koreaboo also reported that the singer-songwriter’s song, Singularity, had made it onto a recent music list in the Los Angeles Times.
Titled Best of 2018: The 10 (or so) songs that demanded to be replayed, the list featured the neo-soul track in the No.4 spot among other hits by international artistes, such as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and John Mayor.
Singularity is the intro and V’s solo song to BTS’s third hit studio album, Love Yourself: Tear.
It was the only K-Pop tune on the list. The LA Times wrote: "Seoul’s hyperactive K-Pop scene finally went mainstream in America this year thanks to BTS.”
It added that Singularity was the “most arresting song” that BTS had released in 2018.