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BTS to perform new single 'Dynamite' at 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

All News 09:27 August 05, 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) -- K-pop act BTS will perform its upcoming new single "Dynamite" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards in the United States, according to the group's agency Wednesday.

The South Korean septet will make its television debut for the new song, set to drop on Aug. 21, at the award show slated for Aug. 30 (local time) in the U.S., according to Big Hit Entertainment.

The appearance will mark BTS' first-ever performance at the American music award show.

"ON," the lead song on the band's album "Map of the Soul: 7," has been nominated in three categories for the award show -- Best Pop, Best Choreography and Best K-pop.

This image provided by Big Hit Entertainment on Aug. 5, 2020, shows K-pop group BTS' promotional schedule for its upcoming new single album "Dynamite." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

BTS will also appear on MTV's "Fresh Out Live" and the "Today" show on NBC on Aug. 21 (local time) and Aug. 24, respectively.

Big Hit also announced that the music video for "Dynamite" will have two versions, an "official" one and a "B-side" version.

"Map of the Soul: 7," BTS' fourth studio album, was the most-sold album in the United States in the first half of 2020, becoming the only album to sell more than 500,000 units in the U.S. market during the January-June period, according to Nielsen Music.

At home, BTS topped the South Korean Gaon chart run by the Korea Music Content Association, selling a record 4.26 million copies in the first half.

The septet also came to No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon album chart during the period, becoming the first international artist to claim the honor in 36 years after Michael Jackson with "Thriller" back in 1984.

This photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment shows a highlight from the online concert "Bang Bang Con: The Live" hosted by K-pop group BTS on June 14, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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