It's no hidden fact that SM, YG, and JYP are known as the 'Big 3' in K-Pop, with the most power and the greatest chance of success. However, BTS is one group who went against the common stereotype and achieved tremendous success, despite coming from a small label. The boys were asked about the topic during a press conference for their comeback with 'WINGS' on October 10.
First, SUGA responded, "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."
Next, j-hope added, "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 put his two cents in with, "We put in a lot of effort to live up to our name's worth. Please also look forward to our performances."