BTS Claims They Can Make It Big Without ‘Big 3’ Agency Endorsement
Ben Cho, Oct. 11, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
BTS seems to have a very strong loyalty towards their small but successful agency Big Hit Entertainment! It’s a well-known fact that SM Entertainment, YG Ent, and JYP Ent are referred to as the ‘Big 3’ in the K-pop industry, having the most influence as well as success. BTS is one of the very few groups who go against the stereotype however, and have managed to attain big time fame even without the help of a huge label.
The boys were asked about their position on the matter during a press conference for their comeback album ‘WINGS’ on October 10th. Member Suga replied, ‘A lot of people didn't expect much from us when we first debuted. I'm grateful that the 'School Trilogy' and the 'Young Forever' series that captured our stories received great love from many." He also said, "We can't be young forever but I always want to have that purity and passion. I also want to continue promoting with the mind of a young boy even though I can't be a young boy forever.’
J-hope then commented, ‘We might not be under a big, major label, but the name is literally big hit. So it's a big label, and we will make hits. Please look forward to it." Rap Monster gave his own commentary by saying, "We put in a lot of effort to live up to our name's worth. Please also look forward to our performances.’