This has been an undeniably strange year. Due to the pandemic, award shows have gone virtual, performances are done without a live audience, and acceptance speeches are recorded remotely. However, that doesn’t lessen any of the excitement for K-Pop group BTS, who just performed at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards for the first time ever singing their newest song “Dynamite,” which is also their first English-language song.
For the performance, Suga, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook took the virtual stage to sing and dance while wearing suits and ties (some group members wore vests, while others wore jackets) while the brightly-colored background took viewers through iconic scenes of New York City, including Times Square, that bridge in Dumbo everyone takes photos in front of, and the Empire State Building.
The upbeat, electrifying song — which many have called the song of summer — matched the high-energy choreography, and the visuals in the background showed fireworks exploding near the end of the performance. While fireworks aren’t exactly dynamite, they’re pretty damn close.
The performance was perhaps especially sweet for the group, as well as their fans, as they had already won awards for Best Group and Best K-Pop during the 2020 VMAs. BTS is also nominated for Best Pop Video for the song “On.” We’ll just have to continue watching to see if they take that one home, too.
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