BTS Announces "MTV Unplugged" Performance Set for February 23
If nothing else, the one thing you can't say is that RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook aren't attempting to cover every square inch of the globe to give everyone a chance to join the "BTS Army." That recruitment drive will continue on Tuesday, February 23, at 9 pm ET, when the worldwide musical phenomenon adds its name to the list of artists who've graced MTV Unplugged. Set to air worldwide, the performance will be set in Seoul, South Korea, and include a number of hit songs from their latest album BE (we're betting "Dynamite" will be one of them)- an album released in November 2020 and has since reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Here's a look at the announcement video released earlier today:
During a year that was pretty much a raging storm for most of the pop culture landscape, 2020 was actually an excellent year for the band. The single "Dynamite" held the top song spot on the Hot 100, Global 200, and Global 200 Excl. U.S. at the same time- a record. The Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Awards-honored group was also honored by TIME as "The Most Influential People of 2019." Recently, BTS scored a "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" nomination for the 63rd Grammy Awards, which is set to air on Sunday, March 14.
MTV Unplugged has a long, storied history of performances over the decades, from Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z to Nirvana- with the show taking a break every few years yet viewers seem to always ask for it back when it's gone too long. Recently, Miley Cyrus offered her take on the series with the impressive MTV Unplugged Presents Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions, which included performances of "Communication" and "Just Breathe" and was in support of her album Plastic Hearts.