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BTS’ first NPR Tiny Desk Concert shattered records


BTS had their first-ever NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

The seven members of BTS have repeatedly shared how much they miss their fans, the ARMY. Since the emergence of the pandemic crisis, this has hindered them from doing stage performances, concerts, and tours inside and outside South Korea.

Following the release of their latest album, Map of the Soul: 7, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, RM, V, and Jin announced their world tour. However, many countries across the globe started their respective lockdown measures to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. This then hampered most of the K-pop group’s plans for the rest of the year.

Despite the challenges, though, the seven K-pop icons have since continued to make efforts in reaching out to their fans. They did several virtual performances and even concerts. On Monday, BTS had their first-ever NPR Tiny Desk Concert, according to Cheat Sheet.

BTS performed three tracks

NPR Music started its Tiny Desk (home) Concert series to bring performances from and to the world amid the pandemic. It states that the home concert series offers the “same spirit,” with “stripped-down” sets. The only thing different, however, is the “space.”

On Monday, BTS performed three of their most popular tracks, including their latest, “Dynamite.” The group previously shared that they released the all-English summer song in hopes of uplifting everyone amid the trying times.

Following their latest single, the South Korean artists moved on to performing “Save Me,” which is a track from their 2016 album, The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever. As for their last performance on the series, they sang “Spring Day,” a single from their 2017 album, You Never Walk Alone.

While BTS has always featured “energetic” routines in their choreographies, their stint at the episode saw them sitting in front of the band. Reports stated that this allowed their audience to focus more on their vocals.

Breaking Tiny Desk Concert viewership record

The group had their home concert in South Korea. It may be their first appearance on the platform but, they already broke the viewership record, according to NPR.

BTS broke its record for most YouTube views upon premiere. The segment lasted about 25 minutes, including the hosts’ discussions.

The platform did not reveal, though, the exact figures of the record. But, based on YouTube’s collective views, the video of BTS’ performance has obtained more than 4.6 million views within 14 hours.

Featured image courtesy of NPR Music/YouTube

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