Grammy viewers just got the full BTS experience.
The seven-member k-pop group gave their first full Grammys performance, with a surprising museum heist staging of their Billboard-topping single “Butter.” Jin began the performance, hacking into the switchboard of their museum/stage and Jungkook descended down from the ceiling. Other members, like V sharing a quick chat with Olivia Rodrigo, were stationed in the audience.
The stage version of “Butter” included a new dance break, complete with members dodging lasers and an impressive coat trick. They then finished the performance with the original choreography, backed up by dancers from The Lab Studios.
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The Korean mega group received their second Grammy nomination this year for “Butter,” after making history as the first k-pop band ever to be nominated—for their pop-disco hit “Dynamite”—last year. This year, their category—Best Pop Duo/Group Performance—will be presented on the main broadcast.
During an E! red carpet interview, leader RM spoke about the significance of the nominations.
“It’s an award voted on by the peers in the music industry, so that means so much,” he said. “These two years were so exhausting and devastating and if we got any Grammys it would all pay off.”
The past week has been emotional for BTS fans, aka ARMY, after member Jungkook tested positive for COVID-19 upon landing in Las Vegas last weekend. Luckily HYBE, the South Korean entertainment company behind the band, announced yesterday that the vocalist made a full recovery after self-quarantine and was approved to participate in the Grammys after testing negative.
Rapper J-Hope, who tested positive earlier this month and completed his self-quarantine in Seoul last week, also joined the members in Vegas yesterday.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US