BTS Share Their Favorite Genres, What They're Listening To & More in New Video From Grammy Museum Q&A
BTS recently sat down at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to discuss their career and musicality, and earlier Thursday (Sept. 13), the museum released some new behind-the-scenes footage of the Korean septet talking about their musical taste and inspirations.
In the short interview, the seven men discussed several topics including what they’re currently listening to, their favorite genres and their favorite BTS music videos.
When asked the last thing they listened to, V said he was listening to Drake and Jimin said Chris Brown, while both Suga (“Coffee Bean”) and RM (“Sicko Mode”) were listening to Travis Scott. Jin sung a bit of "Despacito,” J-Hope said Paul McCartney's "I Don't Know,” and Jungkook said he was listening to “random music.”
The group was then asked about the first albums they ever bought and mentioned both American and K-pop albums: V bought Girls' Generation's 2009 EP Gee, Suga said he bought Eminem's first album (1996's Infinite), Jin bought BTS’ own debut 2013 album 2 Cool 4 Skool, Jungkook said it was an IU album, RM said TVXQ!’s “The Way U Are” off of their 2004 Tri-Angle album, while Jimin and J-Hope both said their first albums were from BoA, with the latter naming his first was her fourth Korean album, 2004's My Name.
BTS then picked which of their own music videos are their favorite, and the group narrowed it down to three. V, Suga, J-Hope and RM chose "Idol," Jin said "Fire," and Jungkook and Jimin favored "I Need U." Upon its release on Aug. 24, "Idol" became the best-debuting music video of 2018 on YouTube.
The Love Yourself: Answer singers also picked their favorite genres and showed their diverse taste with members naming jazz (V), hip-hop (Suga, RM, Jimin), rock (Jin), R&B (RM, Jimin) and house (J-Hope). Jungkook declared "all genres" his favorite.
The interview closed out with the members saying where they get their inspiration from. Several members said it was from the world around them and their members, while others draw inspiration from distinct locations like parks (V), buses (RM), BTS concerts (Jimin) and LA (J-Hope).
BTS is currently Stateside and in the middle of their Love Yourself world tour. Their August album, Love Yourself: Answer, became their second album of 2018 to top the Billboard 200 earlier this month. The Q&A at the Grammy Museum was held Tuesday while the group was in Los Angeles for four sold-out shows at the Staples Center earlier this month.
Watch the Grammy Museum clip here: