BTS have never failed to stun us.
Whether it's having the catchiest songs topping charts or making stellar performances on the biggest stages, RM, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, Suga, J-Hope, and V always have it in them to deliver their maximum potential, making waves from country to country.
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Recently, they brought that to the next level with their first English single, 'Dynamite'.
Arguably one of the biggest songs of 2020 summer, 'Dynamite' has soared past all sorts of records and charts this year. Most notably, it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making BTS truly a global phenomenon to be reckoned with.
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We compiled a list of 'Dynamite' performances you must watch alongside their performance on America's Got Talent today (17/9).
2020 MTV VMAs (US)
BTS' first-ever performance of their hit English debut was at the MTV VMAs in late August this year. While it feels like a decade ago thanks to their running list of awards, the MTV VMAs was where the group clinched their first huge win of four awards, namely Best K-pop, Best Group, Best Choreography and the prestigious Best Pop, never won before by an Asian artist.
Due to the weather, however, the performance had to be switched to indoors. Initially, BTS had planned to film it outdoors to "show everyone the scenery in Seoul".
GRAMMY.com's Press Play Series (US)
BTS may not have won a Grammy yet, but they've definitely set their sights on one (or more). In fact, last year the group got pretty close when they were nominated for Best Recording Packaging, which ultimately went to St. Vincent. Now with the rise of 'Dynamite', we don't doubt they're halfway there.
When asked about where BTS are next headed, RM said, "The Grammy Awards is something all performers dream of. Of course, we would like to perform there too. We would, of course, like to be nominated, and it would be great to receive the award. That's the direction we should be headed for."
In a recent GRAMMY.COM interview, BTS also shared, "It all began from this: even in the midst of hardships, we must focus on what we can do. As for us, we found freedom and happiness in singing and dancing. This song goes to the ones who need encouragement. We hope people feel energized when listening to the song."
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NBC's Today Show (US)
After their last appearance in February for Map of the Soul: 7, a blue-clad BTS returned to NBC's Today Show to promote 'Dynamite' with not one but two songs. Besides presenting a remarkable performance of the new record-smashing single, they also performed 'Anpanman' from 2018's Love Yourself: Tear, a nostalgic throwback that only showcases how far along the Bangtan Boys have come.
The Music Day (Japan)
BTS have already conquered stages far away from home, so it's no surprise that they'd take their performance to neighbouring countries too – this time for The Music Day, a Japanese music festival featuring the top artists in Japan's music industry. Organised and aired by Nippon TV, this is the first performance 'Dynamite' on Japanese TV.
America's Got Talent 2020 (US)
To kick off their semifinals, America's Got Talent played the right card by inviting one of the biggest global stars today to sing at their show. Filmed at Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, the appearance is BTS' second guest appearance on America's Got Talent following their first in 2018 for 'Idol', from their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer.
This episode saw W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew, Voices of Our City Choir, Celina Graves, Jonathan Goodwin and Brett Loudermilk eliminated before BTS' performance of 'Dynamite'.
IheartRadio Music Festival 2020 (US)
iHeartRadio Music Festival celebrated their 10th birthday online - with millions of fans across the globe. This year's edition featured performances by the likes of Alicia Keys, Migos, Coldplay, and BTS. The Bangtan Boys opened with their summer hit, 'Dynamite', and went on to perform 'Make It Right', 'Spring Day', and 'Boy with Luv' on different stage sets (plus costume changes!), giving fans a preview of what their live concerts are like.
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NPR's Tiny Desk from Home (US)
'Dynamite' makes its debut with a live band in the group's first appearance on the iconic intimate concert series by NPR. In this edition of the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, BTS performs an intimate three-song set with their live band Ghost at Vinyl & Plastic by Hyundai Card, which includes 2016's 'Save Me' and the 2017 track 'Spring Day'.
Grammy Museum: Programs at Home (US)
BTS guests on the Grammy Museum's Programs at Home series (virtually) for an interview with Scott Goldman to talk about what they've been up to while the world is in lockdown, the fights they used to get into, and what else they have in store for fans this year. The group performs a laidback version of 'Dynamite' with minimal choreography this time around, similar to their NPR Tiny Desk set (minus the live band).
Watch the full interview and performance here.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (US)
The K-pop group returned to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and got to sing 'Dynamite' with the late-night show's house band, The Roots and host Jimmy Fallon. The performance marked the start of BTS Week where they also performed 'IDOL' at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.
To wrap up BTS Week, the group performed their #1 hit in a roller rink disco. The performance marks the end of their week-long residency which also saw the group perform 'Black Swan', 'Mikrokosmos', and 'Home'.
BANGTAN BOMB: CHUSEOK SPECIAL (KR)
For the annual Chuseok (Autumn Eve) celebrations in Korea, BTS gave their fans another dance performance of 'Dynamite' - this time at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The Bangtan Bomb production was part of 6 video drops on October 1st as a special gift to ARMYs around the world.
For their Radio.com appearance in October, the group performed 'Make It Right', 'Mikrokosmos', and their Billboard Hot 100 hit, 'Dynamite'.
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2020 Billboard Music Awards
Fresh off their record-breaking virtual concert MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E, BTS graced the BBMAs stage once more for another stellar performance of 'Dynamite'. The group performed their first-ever Billboard Hot 100 hit at Terminal 2 of the Incheon International Airport, alongside a virtual band - complete with backup singers and a superb horn section. BTS took home the award for Top Social Artist for the fourth year in a row.
Bonus: Dance practice
While we can never get tired of their live shows, it's always refreshing to switch out the onstage glitz and glam for a dance performance in its truest form. After all, it only reminds us of all the work BTS have put in in order to deliver the best performance for all of their fans – an effort that brought them a lengthy list of record-breaking moments and new milestones.
In keeping up with the 'Dynamite' tradition of mixing things up, the choreography version made its debut on the Main Stage of Fornite's Party Royale.
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