BTS set to appear on The Tonight Show for weeklong special
BTS are set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a weeklong special, beginning on Monday, Sept. 28.
"BTS Week" will feature a unique performance each night, including a rendition of their chart-topping new single, 'Dynamite,' comedy bits with host Jimmy Fallon and a virtual interview.
Throughout the week, viewers will get to see BTS unlike they've ever seen them before as they join Fallon in some of the show's iconic segments. Then, on Sept. 30, the group will serve as lead guest.
"We love having BTS on the show. These guys are incredible, and you just know they're going to go above and beyond to make their performance unforgettable," Fallon said.
"Last time we had them on, we took over Grand Central Terminal, so we had our work cut out for us to top that. And what's better than one night with BTS... a full week!"
BTS recently made history by becoming the first Korean pop act to top the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks in a row with 'Dynamite'. The music video of the song also broke the YouTube record for most views in its first 24 hours, racking up 101.1 million views. Plus, they recently won all four categories they were nominated for at the MTV VMAs, including Best Pop.
The septet - an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or "Beyond the Scene" - is a South Korean boyband that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since their debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are SUGA, V, j-hope, RM, Jin, Jimin and Jung Kook.
Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances and the way they interact with their fans, the band has established themselves as global superstars, breaking countless world records.
While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN "Speak Yourself" speech, BTS have mobilized millions of fans (aka ARMY), topped prominent music charts, performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world and been named as one of TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2019. The band have also been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, such as the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
The group made their "Tonight Show" debut in 2018 with an interview and performance of their hits 'I'm Fine' and 'IDOL'. Earlier this year in February, BTS worked with Fallon for a special telecast of The Tonight Show and took over iconic New York locations, including Grand Central Station, the subway and Katz's Deli for a one-of-a-kind telecast. The standout hour scored as the most social episode in the history of The Tonight Show, which ranks as the #1 social late-night series this year.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, the show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Gavin Purcell. Gerard Bradford, Jeremy Bronson and Jamie Granet-Bederman also produce. It tapes from Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Center.
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