MTV announced on Tuesday (Feb. 9) that global K-pop superstars BTS will be the subject of an upcoming MTV Unplugged special. According to Billboard, the Grammy-nominated septet will take the stage from Seoul, South Korea, for a special that will air on Feb. 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET on MTV.
MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS will find the group bringing their own spin on the vaunted franchise, which since 1989 has spotlighted unplugged sets by Nirvana, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, LL Cool J, Bob Dylan, George Michael, Bjork, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z and many more.
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The upcoming special edition will offer viewers rare versions of the band’s biggest hits and songs from their most recent album titled BE. Fans can also expect favorites like Dynamite, their first all-English single, and Life Goes On.
MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS will air exclusively on MTV in the United States and will also air around the world starting the same day. Although MTV Unplugged looks a bit different from MTV’s heyday, the series continues to be a source of fanfare.
Last year, singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus put her own spin on the show with MTV Unplugged Presents Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions. The rock-heavy show had set the tone for Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts, which released the following month.
Meanwhile, BTS has continued to have soaring popularity among the masses with its upbeat beats and music and quirky music videos that have connected with the younger audience. Last month, the colorful outfits BTS wore in their Dynamite were the top-selling items at an event hosted by Julien’s Auctions. The collection of outfits sold for a total of $162,500, more than eight times the amount they were estimated to bring in, according to a press release about the auction benefiting MusiCares.
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