BTS has made major history by being the FIRST ever K-Pop group to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live!

 

BTS performed two records, their brand new track with Halsey called ‘Boy With Luv’ which is off of their new album, Map of the Soul: Persona and a fan favourite, Mic Drop.

 

 

According to Variety, “Passionate fans — coined “The Army” — reportedly camped out in front of the studio days in advance in hopes of meeting them. The hype ramped up when “SNL” released its weekly promo centered on BTS’ appearance, featuring Emma Stone as one of the group’s “super fans.” Stone and “SNL’s” female leads staged a sleepover with BTS posters plastered behind them as they excitedly talked about the heartthrobs like teenage girls. Some fans were angry, however, with the show’s sneak peek, with many arguing that the skit infantilized women’s interests and painted a negative picture of fangirls.”

 

 

 

Prior to their performance, BTS sent a message to their fans through SNL’s Twitter page.

 

 

Following their SNL performance, it was announced BTS will be taking the stage, along with Halsey at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards AND their video for ‘Boy With Luv’ has made video history online.  According to a tweet that was posted by YouTube, it says, “We’re still running the numbers, but we can confirm that ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey is now officially the most-viewed 24 hour debut in YouTube history.”

 

 

Watch the music video below.

 

 

BTS’ Kim Nam-joon said in a press release, “We should never think that we are conquering the world.  Of course we’re enjoying it and rejoicing, but we’re also staying grounded.”  Don’t forget to check out BTS’ new album Map of the Soul: Persona – out now!

 

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