BTS Just Became the First Korean Act to Perform on the Grammy Awards

by Jeremy Spirogis
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On Jan. 26, BTS made historical past on the 2020 Grammy Awards by changing into the primary Korean act to carry out on the awards present. The group took half in “Old Town Road All-Stars” and carried out “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Diplo, and Mason Ramsey.

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RM collaborated with Lil Nas X in 2019

In July 2019, RM collaborated with Lil Nas X to make “Seoul Town Road,” a remix of Lil Nas X’s viral hit, “Old Town Road.” Lil Nas X launched a number of remixes of the music together with ones with Young Thug, Cyrus, and Ramsey.

“Old Town Road” was a viral hit, and the remix with Cyrus peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It set a report by remaining there for a record-breaking 19 consecutive weeks.

The music was the primary music in 2019 to be diamond licensed by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was additionally the primary music in RIAA historical past to achieve the required certification so shortly.

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BTS grew to become the primary Korean act to carry out on the Grammy Awards

The “Old Town Road All-Stars” efficiency opened with Lil Nas X singing in a set designed to appear to be a front room. The room featured a reside TV and a Kobe Bryant jersey on a chair.

As Lil Nas X sang, the stage started to rotate and Lil Nas X opened the door to disclose the members of BTS. The Korean group carried out “Seoul Town Road” with Lil Nas X. While transient, the efficiency was historical past within the making.

The rapper moved to the following room and carried out Young Thug’s verse from a distinct “Old Town Road” remix. In the following room, he carried out with Ramsey and Diplo, who produced the remix.

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Then Lil Nas X and Cyrus carried out a verse of their remix collectively. At the tip of the set, Lil Nas X carried out with each particular person he collaborated with on the history-making music. Surprising everybody within the viewers, he then carried out “Rodeo” with Nas.

BTS will carry out ‘Black Swan’ for the primary time on Jan. 28

After the Recording Academy introduced BTS’s Grammy Awards efficiency on Jan. 23, BTS made historical past once more. On Jan. 24, BTS grew to become the first Korean act in historical past to have an album licensed platinum by the RIAA. Now BTS has three singles and an album licensed platinum within the U.S.

Just just a few days after making historical past on the Grammy Awards, BTS will carry out their new single “Black Swan” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Jan. 28. The music is the primary official single launched from their upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7.

Already, Map of the Soul: 7offered 3.42 million inventory pre-orders between Jan. 9 and Jan. 15. This surpassed the report beforehand set by BTS’s 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona, which offered 2.685 million pre-orders in its first 5 days.

It’s solely January, and BTS have made historical past a number of instances in 2020. While BTS’s efficiency on the Grammy Awards made historical past, it confirmed only a glimpse of what the remainder of 2020 holds for the group.

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