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BTS performs on 'SNL' making history for K-pop

BTS to Perform 'Boy With Luv' at 2019 Billboard Music Awards with Halsey 'Saturday Night Live': BTS Gives Intense, Epic Performance of 'Mic Drop'
Charles Bowen | 16 April, 2019, 10:28

Step aside, Pewdiepie and T-Series die-hard fans.

BTS has set a new record for Korean artists on Spotify's daily Global Top 200 chart!

The Korean septet has built a fan base that's broad (its videos are viewed many hundreds of millions of times each), deep (its fans tend to be intensely devoted, especially on social media) and fully worldwide (its new record, Map of the Soul: Persona, is nearly certain to top the USA album charts this week). However, it has now been surpassed by the Bangtan boys with a massively huge margin.

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A big announcement was made during the show too: BTS will be performing "Boy With Luv" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1, with Halsey!

The energy in the live studio audience is palpable in both YouTube clips of their performances - of "Mic Drop" and the new song, "Boy With Luv" - with the usual polite clapping replaced by shrieking cheers. Colin Jost also dropped BTS' name to a similar reaction during Weekend Update, with laud screams also accompanying the band's performances.

Halsey's vocals capture "the giddiness of being in love, while the lyrics address the relationship the group has with its ARMY: 'I'm flying high in the sky with the two wings you gave me, ' with the wings referencing the title of their second album".

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