GOYANG (SOUTH KOREA) – Global sensation BTS enjoyed a record-breaking 2020 with three No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the first K-pop group to ever receive a Grammy Award nomination. On Thursday they wrapped up the year with an online concert along with other K-pop groups from its management agency Big Hit Entertainment and fans from around the world.
Other International artists such as Halsey, Lauv and Steve Aoki, who have all collaborated with BTS in recent years, joined the concert on a special stage by connecting remotely.
Seven-member BTS also took part in a short online fan meeting, reading messages and playing a game, which fans could toggle to among multiple screens.
“I hope you wrap up the end of the year well, and I’d like to see you in person soon,” band’s rapper and music producer Suga said.
The concert, at Goyang, northwest of Seoul, was originally scheduled to be held simultaneously online and offline, but in-person attendance was canceled due to a new wave of COVID-19 infections in South Korea.