BTS Makes History By Being First K-Pop Band To Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’
Written by KFAT on April 15, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
New York, NY, United States (4E) – South Korean boyband BTS made history on Saturday by becoming the first K-pop group to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
The seven-member band performed their hit songs ‘Mic Drop’ and ‘Boy With Luv’, both of which are from their latest album ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’. The group was introduced by actress, Emma Stone, who was the host for that night’s episode of ‘SNL’.
According to The Chicago Tribune, the group’s fans, collectively known as The Army, reportedly camped out of the ‘SNL’ studio in New York to up their chances of meeting their idols and seeing them perform live.
The group’s performance was hyped up after ‘SNL’ released a promotional video featuring Stone as one of BTS’ “super fans”.
BTS has been making major strides in the United States and across the globe. In 2017, they became the first Asian act to win at the Billboard Music Awards, where they scooped the award for Top Social Artist, defeating Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mende, and Ariana Grande, CNN reported. At this year’s Grammys, they became the first K-pop group to appear as presenters.
The group also previously performed on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, and ‘America’s Got Talent’.
BTS, however, isn’t the only K-pop group that was making a huge buzz in the U.S. over the weekend. Over at Coachella, female K-pop group BLACKPINK wowed everyone with their show-stopping performance.
BTS is set to kick off their international tour ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ on May 3.
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