BTS Will Perform ‘Dynamite’ at the 2020 MTV VMAs

For BTS fans hoping to see a performance of “Dynamite” soon, the Korean band will be performing their new single at the upcoming 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. BTS will release the single and a music video for the song on August 21.

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BTS announced the single on VLIVE

On July 27, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook took part in an audio VLIVE. During the broadcast, the Korean band announced they will be releasing a new single before their upcoming album.

“We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for August 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans,” the band members said.

BTS did not give away the name of the song, but promised fans it would be “upbeat.” The Korean band also revealed the song will have English lyrics.

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“The song is upbeat and sung in English, just like ‘MIC Drop’ and ‘Waste It On Me,'” BTS said. “We thought that the song sounded perfect as it is in English. We recorded the guide version and felt that the result was something totally new and fresh.”

The group continued, “We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song. This is a new challenge for us as well. When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together.”

The group will perform ‘Dynamite’ at the MTV VMAs

On August 3, Big Hit Entertainment revealed the group’s upcoming single is called “Dynamite.” The K-pop band was also recently nominated for Best K-pop, Best Pop, and Best Choreography at the MTV VMAs. With these accomplishments, BTS became the first Asian act to ever be nominated for “Best Pop.”

In addition to being nominated, BTS will perform “Dynamite” at the MTV VMAs on August 30. Because BTS will film a performance in South Korea to be sent in to the ceremony, ARMY is hopeful viewers of the awards show will get a glimpse at what BTS is capable of when performing.

“bighit just confirmed that the vmas performance will be virtual and recorded in korea… oh they will go all out with this stage, knowing they rented an entire museum for dear class,” one fan tweeted.

“since they’re in korea for the vma’s performance….. We’re gonna get a set like bangbangcon…. Can’t wait for bts to blow these western artists out of the water,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

Other important dates about BTS’s new song

The release of “Dynamite” features a packed promotion schedule. Fans will be treated to teaser photos, two music videos, and exclusive interviews. Teaser photos will drop in the U.S. on August 10, August 12, and August 15. A music video teaser arrives at 11 a.m. EST on August 18.

“Dynamite” and its music video drop at midnight EST on August 21. BTS will appear on MTV Fresh Out Live at 5 p.m. EST on August 21 and the Today Show on NBC at 8 a.m. EST on August 24. A B-side music video for the song will then be released on August 24 at 11 a.m. EST.