BTS Light Up New York In VMA Debut — All The Way From South Korea

Bts Light Up New York Vma Debut All Way From South Korea

The path to the 2020 Video Music Awards for the South Korean band BTS has been paved with gold. By the time the septet released their first English single, 'Dynamite,' they had already topped the Billboard 200 album chart four times, while their 2018 album Love Yourself: Tear was the first Korean-language album to hit No. 1 stateside. Last year, they even took home two VMAs. The plain fact is, BTS is a global force, capturing the adoration of fans worldwide with their catchy charisma and cinematic concepts, which have even verged on mythological .

Their debut VMA performance solidified that. The seven Bangtan Boys — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — appeared dancing in suits before a number of iconic New York locations. Filmed via green screen from South Korea, they blended in seamlessly before the Brooklyn Bridge, amidst the bright lights of Times Square, and, finally, before the city's full skyline. In an appropriately explosive finale, a show of fireworks illuminated the night sky, with BTS grooving majestically in the foreground.