BTS Discography (Albums, Mixtapes, Singles, and Features)

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BTS, the seven-member K-pop boy band just about everyone’s heard of, has accomplished far more since their 2013 debut than singing catchy songs and adorning teenage walls.

They’ve broken records—such as becoming the first Korean act to achieve platinum status from the RIAA, or to top the US Billboard 200—and attract more than three billion dollars annually to the South Korean economy.

Even more impressive, the boys of BTS have teamed up with UNICEF in an anti-violence campaign, and donate both money and time to raise awareness for organ donation, mental health issues, and disaster relief.

The band’s musical endeavors and accomplishments are just as praise-worthy as their philanthropic ones, too.  Since their debut, BTS has released nine studio albums, six compilations, and six EPs.  In total, they’ve sold over 20 million records in less than a decade.

Here is the complete discography of BTS, in chronological order, including all albums, mixtapes, singles, and features.

 

Mixtapes

 

Solo Mixtapes

 

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Albums

 

Compilation Albums

 

Solo Albums

 

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Singles

  • “No More Dream”
  • “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2”
  • “N.O”
  • “Boy in Luv”
  • “Just One Day”
  • “Danger”
  • “War of Hormone”
  • “I Need U”
  • “Dope”
  • “Run”
  • “Epilogue: Young Forever”
  • “Fire”
  • “Save Me”
  • “Blood, Sweat & Tears”
  • “Spring Day”
  • “Not Today”
  • “Come Back Home”
  • “With Seoul”
  • “DNA”
  • “Fake Love”
  • “Idol” solo & featuring Nicki Minaj
  • “Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey
  • “Dream Glow” with Charli XCX
  • “A Brand New Day” with Zara Larson
  • “All Night” with Juice Wrld
  • “Heartbeat”
  • “Make It Right” featuring Lauv
  • “Black Swan”
  • “On”
  • “Life Goes On”
  • “MIC Drop” [Steve Aoki Remix]
  • “MIC Drop” [Steve Aoki Remix] featuring Desiigner
  • “Dynamite”

 

Features

  • “Ashes” by Lim Jeoung-Hee
  • “Love U, Hate U” by 2AM
  • “Bad Girl” by Lee Hyun, also feat. GLAM
  • “Because I’m a Foolish Woman” by Kan Mi-youn
  • “Waste It on Me” by Steve Aoki
  • “Who” by Lauv
  • “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix]” by Jawsh 685, also feat. Jason Derulo

 

 

Mixtapes

 

O!RUL8,2?

Released: September 11, 2013

Facts about O!RUL8,2?

  • In the song “N.O,” BTS discusses the public school system, especially from their experience in South Korea. They criticise how it makes students diligent studying tools bent on earning money, rather than encouraging young people to follow their passion.
  • “If I Ruled the World” discusses Westside rappers, and member RM’s admiration of their sound while growing up in Korea.

 

Popular Songs

  • “N.O”
  • “Coffee”
  • “Attack on Bangtan/The Rise of Bangtan”

 

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Skool Luv Affair

Released: February 12, 2014

Facts about Skool Luv Affair

  • In the track “Just One Day,” BTS discuss what each member would do if they had the chance to spend one more day with the person they loved.
  • “Tomorrow” explores the motivations that keep the band going, and how everyone is ultimately a slave to whatever drives them.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Boy in Luv”
  • “Just One Day”

 

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.1

Released: April 24, 2015

Facts about The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.1

  • BTS talks about the problems with young, dumb love in “I NEED U,” from jealousy to sex.
  • “Hold Me Tight” explores when love begins to fade away, and one’s desire to regain those things that made them fall in love in the first place.

 

Popular Songs

  • “DOPE”
  • “I NEED YOU”

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 2

Released: November 30, 2015

Facts about The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2

  • In the track “Butterfly,” BTS discusses the fear of losing someone you care dearly for.
  • “Autumn Leaves” is about a breakup, and how the initial feelings of despair and regret are like autumn leaves, lingering until the next season when things seem brighter.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Butterfly”
  • “RUN”
  • “Silver Spoon/Baepsae

 

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Love Yourself: Her

Released: September 18, 2017

Facts about Love Yourself: Her

  • In the song “DNA,” BTS explains that young, passionate love survives through endurance, dreadful experience, despair, and prosperity.
  • “MIC Drop” covers the hard work BTS has put in to achieve their success.  Member RM said it was inspired by Barack Obama’s final dinner at the White House.  Following his speech, Obama dropped his mic ceremoniously.
  • The track “Pied Piper” draws inspiration from the classic folktale, in which a pied piper lures the children of a town to their deaths. BTS uses this as a metaphor to urge fans not to become too obsessed with their heroes.

 

Popular Songs

  • “DNA”
  • “GO GO”
  • “Dimple”

 

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Map of the Soul: Persona

Released: April 12, 2019

Facts about Map of the Soul: Persona

  • The track “Intro: Persona” is about BTS’s humble days at the start of their career. During their growth into a more evolved band, they wanted more—and not just for themselves. Rather, they want their influence to truly inspire fans to follow their dreams.
  • In “Boy with Luv,” BTS explores the passion and infatuation that can turn a man into a boy.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Boy with Luv”
  • “HOME”
  • “Mikrokosmos”

 

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Solo Mixtapes

 

RM

Released: March 20, 2015

Facts about RM

  • This mixtape is a solo album from RM (“Rap Monster”), or Kim Nam-joon.  He is considered the leader of BTS.
  • In the track “Life,” RM explores mental illness and the dark realities all humans endure, such as depression and loneliness, as well as death—and that, despite these things, it’s worth pressing on.
  • “Voice” was written to empower fans with inspiration and confidence, and to urge them to stand up for their ideals.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Monster”
  • “Do You”
  • “Voice”

 

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Agust D

Released: August 16, 2016

Facts about Agust D

  • This album is a solo project by Agust D, known as Suga in BTS.
  • Many other rappers and hip-hop artists influenced his style growing up.  In fact, the first album Suga purchased was by American rapper Eminem.
  • The track “Agust D” dives into the dark reality the K-pop industry, from relentless criticisms to heavy emotional burdens.
  • In “The Last,” Suga discusses his smothered feelings of anxiety and depression. He explains that in South Korea, seeking treatment for mental diseases is frowned upon, and considered dishonorable to one’s family.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Agust D”
  • “The Last”
  • “So Far Away”

 

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Hope World

Released: March 2, 2018

Facts about Hope World

  • This is a solo project from J-Hope, or Jung Ho-seok.
  • In the track “Airplane,” J-Hope reflects on his childhood daydreams, and how it feels to accomplish—and surpass—them in adulthood.
  • “HANGSANG” explores the perks of living as a celebrity, such as inspiring fans, meeting other musicians he admires, and working with his bandmates.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Daydream”
  • “Airplane”
  • “Blue Side” (Outro)

 

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D-2

Released: May 22, 2020

Facts about D-2

  • This is the second mixtape from Agust D, or Suga.
  • In the track “People,” Suga discusses how his sense of self has changed throughout his career, while noticing the changes in those around him.
  • “Strange” points out the negatives of long-term capitalism, and how greed and materialism ultimately leave people empty and broken.

 

Popular Songs

  • “People”
  • “Daewitcha”
  • “What Do You Think?”

 

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Albums

 

2 Cool 4 Skool

Released: June 12, 2013

Facts about 2 Cool 4 Skool

  • This is the debut studio album of BTS.
  • 2 Cool 4 Skool is the first installment in the “School Trilogy,” followed by O!RUL82? and Skool Luv Affair.
  • In the song “I Like IT,” BTS reflects on the heartache of breakups, but that, in the end, dating will always be available; chasing one’s dreams requires action and commitment now.

 

Popular Songs

  • “No More Dream”
  • “We are Bulletproof Pt.2”

 

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Dark and Wild

Released: August 19, 2014

Facts about Dark and Wild

  • In the song “Danger,” BTS explores one-sided relationships in which one person is selfishly in it for themselves, with little to no concern for their partner.
  • “Second Grade” plays with the idea of the band members’ childhood selves being able to see their adult lives in action.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Danger”
  • “War of Hormone”
  • “BTS Cypher Pt. 3: KILLER”

 

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Wings

Released: October 10, 2016

Facts about Wings

  • Suga wrote and produced “FIRST LOVE.”  It’s about his love for music, as well as his favorite instrument to learn while growing up, piano, which helped him ignore his family’s poverty.
  • In “AWAKE,” Jin explores how, while chasing your dreams doesn’t always work out how you’d expect, you should always keep trying, and stay true to who you are.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”
  • “LIE”
  • “BTS Cypher 4”

 

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Lose Yourself: Tear

Released: May 18, 2018

Facts about Lose Yourself: Tear

  • In the track “FAKE LOVE,” BTS discusses the entrapment of loving someone who doesn’t truly love you.
  • “Magic Shop” was written by Jungkook.  It promises fans with despair, depression, or frustration a safe haven in BTS, where negativity can “magically” disappear.
  • “Anpanman” is based on an old Japanese anime character of the same name.

 

Popular Songs

  • “FAKE LOVE”
  • “Anpanman”
  • “The Truth Untold”

 

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Map of the Soul: 7

Released: February 21, 2020

Facts about Map of the Soul: 7

  • The album’s title is inspired by how many years had passed since the band’s debut in 2013.
  • In the track “Blackswan,” BTS discusses the slow pain of losing ambition and giving up on one’s goals.
  • “Filter” is a single by Jimin, in which he expresses frustration at how easily and quickly people change their clothes, opinions, makeup, relationships, and even their morals on a whim, much like a filter on social media.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Blackswan”
  • “ON”
  • “My Time”

 

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Be

Released: November 20, 2020

Facts about Be

  • “Dynamite” is the first BTS song released with full English vocals.
  • In the track “Life Goes On,” BTS discuss how society continues despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and that life will return to normal eventually.
  • “Blue & Grey” utilizes color to symbolize anxiety and depression; V says blue is what he associates with those feelings, while RM chooses grey.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Dynamite”
  • “Life Goes On”

 

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Compilation Albums

 

The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever

Released: May 2, 2016

Facts about The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever

  • This is a reissue of The Most Beautiful Moment in Life albums, including bonus tracks and remixes.
  • “Save Me” is about showing vulnerability, and asking for help when you need it.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Save Me”
  • “FIRE”
  • “Butterfly”

 

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Love Yourself: Answer

Released: August 24, 2018

Facts about Love Yourself: Answer

  • This compilation album is the final installment of the Love Yourself series.
  • In the track “IDOL,” BTS discuss their accomplishments, fans, popularity, and record sales.

 

Popular Songs

  • “The Truth Untold”
  • “Answer: Love Myself”
  • “DNA”

 

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Solo Albums

 

Mono.

Released: October 23, 2018

Facts about Mono.

  • In the track “Moonchild,” RM talks about seeing a light when you’re in a dark place, even if it’s just the moon—something that reflects light, rather than providing it directly—and finding hope wherever you can.
  • The song “Seoul” is about RM’s feelings towards his hometown of Seoul, South Korea, and how it’s a bit of a love-hate relationship.

 

Popular Songs

  • “Tokyo”
  • “Moonchild”

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In a shockingly short span of time, BTS has released nearly twenty albums and mixtapes, shattered records, garnered billions of YouTube views, and amassed an army of fans that span the globe.  With more music in the works almost constantly, it’s clear this group has no intention of slowing down.

For more K-pop recommendations, check out the complete discographies of MAMAMOO and BLACKPINK, or the best K-pop songs of all time.