BTS Makes History On ‘SNL’

Andie Manahan

April 15, 2019

 

BTS isn’t done making history.

 

The Korean boy band has been making history as the first K-pop act to be nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Recording Package – for their record-breaking album Love Yourself: Tear, which is also the first ever album from a Korean artist to hit No. 1 at the Billboard 200.

 

BTS just made their Saturday Night Live debut – and once again took the world by storm with their awesome performance. The boys also made history with their appearance on the show. In SNL’s 44 seasons, BTS is the first K-Pop act to take the stage as musical guests! (K-pop artist Psy made a cameo appearance on the show back in 2012, in a sketch with Bobby Moynihan who was impersonating him at the time.)

 

Just one day after dropping their new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, RM, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Suga and V suited up in matching black threads and white sneaks to perform their new song “Boy With Luv” as SNL’s musical guests.

 

They also performed their smash hit “Mic Drop” – this time ditching their monochromatic suits for some silky colorful ensembles.

 

The BTS ARMY reportedly camped out for days outside of 30 Rock hoping for a glimpse of their idols. 

 

“Boy With Luv” is BTS’ new collaboration with Halsey – which they’ve been teasing about on social media. Their label, Big Hit Entertainment, shared first-look at their upcoming music video, which showed Halsey sporting an orange and pink ‘do and a cute pink outfit – pink crop top and shorts, plus sheer cardigan – going matchy-matchy with the band, who were all dressed up in pink suits. A second teaser showcased the boys’ flawless dance moves.

 

Their new track will be featured in their new album Map of the Soul: Persona, which is their follow up to the chart-topping Love Yourself series.

 

BTS are making such an impact in the music scene, they even have their own dolls coming out. In partnership with Mattel (makers of Barbie), BTS has a seven-doll collection that will feature the likeness of V, SUGA, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and J-hope. It was previously revealed that the dolls will be 11.5-inch fashion dolls with 11 points of articulation, with each member dressed in his outfit from the music video of their smash hit “Idol.”