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(LEAD) BTS delivers 'Dynamite' performance on 'America's Got Talent'

Entertainment 13:38 September 17, 2020

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in para 5; ADDS new photos)

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- K-pop super group BTS delivered a performance of "Dynamite," its latest smash-hit single, on the popular U.S. talent competition show "America's Got Talent."

The seven-member band presented a prerecorded live performance of "Dynamite" on the weekly TV program, now in its 15th season, aired Monday (U.S. time) on American television network NBC.

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This photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment on Sept. 17, 2020, shows members of BTS posing for a photo at the location for filming a performance of "Dynamite" for NBC's "America's Got Talent." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment on Sept. 17, 2020, shows members of BTS performing "Dynamite" for NBC's "America's Got Talent." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This photo, provided by Big Hit Entertainment, shows the members of BTS posing for photos during an online media day event in Seoul on Sept. 2, 2020. The band's "Dynamite" topped Billboard's main Hot 100 singles chart in the United States on Aug. 31. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The performance held against the backdrop of a vacant late-night amusement park was taped at Everland, South Korea's largest theme park in Yongin, south of Seoul, according to a representative at Big Hit Entertainment, the band's management agency.

The taping of the disco-pop track, while sung live, was apparently not done in a single take, as it appeared to have edits in between to feature more close-up shots of individual members in different backgrounds that resemble downtowns and suburbs of America during the 1950-60s.

The performance marked BTS' second guest appearance on "America's Got Talent" following its first live performance on the show in September 2018 with "Idol," the lead song off the group's "Love Yourself: Answer" album.

The showing marked the penultimate appearance of the band's official television promotional schedule for "Dynamite" in the United States. The septet staged a virtual media blitz for its new song, starting with the debut performance of "Dynamite" on the MTV Video Music Awards late last month and later appearing on the City Music Series on NBC's "Today" show last week.

A visitor walks past advertising signage showing K-pop septet BTS at a department store in Seoul on Sept. 9, 2020. The band's song "Dynamite" secured the No. 1 spot on Billboard's main singles chart for the second week in a row the previous day. (Yonhap)

BTS plans to make a final appearance for "Dynamite" on the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday.

The South Korean boy band made history last month by becoming the country's first recording artist to top Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart with "Dynamite." The previous highest-charting South Korean artist was soloist PSY, whose 2012 viral hit "Gangnam Style" peaked at the No. 2 spot.

"Dynamite" took the top position on Billboard's main singles chart for the second-straight week last week, becoming the 20th song in history to have remained on top in its second week following a No. 1 debut. "Dynamite" stood at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart this week.

This photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment shows members of K-pop group BTS posing for photos during an online press conference to unveil the group's new single "Dynamite" in Seoul on Aug. 21, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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