BTS to give a debut performance of their new single "Butter" at the upcoming 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
BTS Will Premiere Their New Single "Butter" at 2021 Billboard Music Awards
On May 11 local time, the Billboard Music Awards took to Twitter to officially announced that BTS will participate as one of the performers at this year's awards ceremony, along with other well-known artists like The Weeknd and P!nk. RM, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, and Jimin will premiere their new English-language single, "Butter," at the event.
BTS will release "Butter" on May 21 at 1 am. KST. Since the Billboard Music Awards were scheduled after the boy group's comeback, May 23, the septet was already expected to give the first stage of their new song at the ceremony.
This will be the fourth time that the K-pop supergroup will perform at the prestigious event. J-Hope, Jin, V, RM, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga showcased their "Fake Love" stage back in 2018. The band returned in 2019 and wowed the audience with their "Boy With Luv" performance, which featured pop singer Halsey.
Last year, when it was not possible to attend the awards ceremony directly due to the pandemic, BTS turned the vast Incheon Airport into their performance venue for their hit English-language single "Dynamite."
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will be broadcasted live via NBC, with Nick Jonas participating as the host.
BTS Drops New Teasers for Jungkook and RM for New Single "Butter"
In other news, the septet continues to tease fans about their upcoming English song "Butter." On May 12 at midnight KST, the first individual teasers for the single were released. The first image features leader RM, who flaunts magenta hair and captures fans' hearts with his mesmerizing gaze.
The next photo shows youngest member Jungkook who is standing in the doorway with his purple ponytailed hair and intense stare. Another notable feature is the BTS member's eyebrow piercing.
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Upon the release of BTS Jungkook's individual teaser for "Butter," the male idol trended worldwide and even broke a major Instagram record. In particular, the photo has become the fastest individual teaser image on the boy group's official Instagram account to hit one million likes. It only took 24 minutes to reach the mark, hence, beating Jungkook's "BE" and Jimin's "Dynamite" concept photos, which took 30 minutes to achieve the feat.
Jungkook's "Butter" image went on to attain two million likes in just one hour and 21 minutes, becoming the fastest individual teaser photo to obtain such a big number of likes on the platform.
Moreover, two keywords related to BTS Jungkook's "Butter" teaser image ranked on the worldwide trends on Twitter. "JEON JUNGKOOK" was trending at No. 5 globally with more than 95,000 tweets, while "EYEBROW PIERCING" was at No. 11 with over 10,000 tweets.
Meanwhile, more individual teasers featuring the other BTS members will be revealed in the coming days according to the "Butter" schedule.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott