South Korea pop band BTS steal hearts of millions
UNITED NATIONS – The most sensational South Korean pop band BTS, only boy band's seven members along with the country’s President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who designated them as special presidential envoy for future generations and culture, performed at the opening of the UN General Assembly.
The band not the first time stole the hearts of millions worldwide, performed which was viewed by millions online in the aftermath of the pandemic, the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and deadly storms by climate change, it reported that over one million people watched the boys band perform live at the United Nations on Monday.
The seven members of the Korean pop group, a multibillion-dollar act known for its dynamic dance moves, catchy lyrics and frenzied fans, promoted the Covid19 vaccine and lauded young people for their resiliency in a seven minute speech at the World body.
The band was accompanied by the Pesident Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who designated them as special presidential envoy for future generations and culture, the band then showed a video of their hit song “Permission to Dance.”
The video showed the band dancing in the empty aisles of the Assembly Hall — where presidents and diplomats have lobbed threats of annihilation and have staged walkouts and later outside the complex.
The band’s fans followed the U.N.’s YouTube channel, flooding a live chat with gushing messages, many with purple heart emoji that have become a calling card.
Kim Nam-joon, the group’s leader, who performs under the stage name RM (formerly Rap Monster) said that “I’ve heard that people in their teens and 20s today are being referred to as Covid’s lost generation,” said
“But I think it’s a stretch to say they’re lost just because the path they tread can’t be seen by grown-up eyes.”
President Moon introduced the band’s members in the GA hall with lapel pins promoting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals campaign.
He said that BTS, whose name is an abbreviation of the Korean words Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bulletproof Boy Scouts, was “probably the artist that is most loved by people around the world.”
It was not the first time that the band, a dominant force in the Korean pop music space known as K-pop, had appeared at the United Nations.
In 2018, BTS visited the U.N. to help UNICEF promote Generation Unlimited, a campaign dedicated to educating young people and providing them vocational training.
On Monday, a livestream of the band’s appearance on the U.N.’s YouTube channel racked up about one million views. Later in the day, the view count surpassed six million.
He said that J-hope, one of the band’s members, said that there had been substantial speculation about whether the group had been vaccinated. All seven singers have been vaccinated.
“What is important are the choices we make when we’re faced with change, right?” he said. “
Of course, we received vaccinations. The vaccination was a sort of ticket to meeting our fans waiting for us and to being able to stand here before you today.”
By Anjali Sharma