In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the K-pop boy group, whose songs are majorly in Korean with a few English words here and there, explained why they think it’s important to stick to singing in Korean.

To the interviewer who mentioned “Despacito,” a Spanish hit that recorded No.1 on Billboard for 16 weeks, leader RM said, “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.”

He continued, “Like if we sing suddenly in full English, and change all these other things, then that’s not BTS. We’ll do everything, we’ll try. But if we couldn’t get number one or number five, that’s okay.

Language is not a barrier to BTS.

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