There’s no doubt about global pop icons BTS going places in the entertainment industry, but they have earned a lot of respect outside the music universe as well. And their latest visit to New York for the 76th United Nations General Assembly as the special presidential envoys is proof. After delivering an inspirational speech, followed by an amazing performance, the popular K-Pop band even attended a special event hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art along with the First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung Sook, who is also a classically trained singer.
The South Korean government even presented the world-famous museum with a special gift, Rhythm of the Five Color Luster, created by a contemporary artist, which was followed by a speech from BTS leader Kim Nam-joon aka RM. A huge fan of art himself, RM expressed his gratitude to the Met Museum for accepting the artwork by a Korean artist. “It’s such an incredible honour and joy to be able to give work by a Korean artist,” he said. Furthermore, he even added, “The eyes of the world are on Korean culture, Korean dramas, Korean film, Korean music but there are still many great Korean artists who are yet to be discovered by the world.”
On the other hand, the K-Pop group, who are collaborating with Coldplay for the first time, gifted the British band with traditional Korean clothes, popularly known as hanbok. The septet which consisting of RM, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, J-Hope V and Suga even shared a picture with Coldplay and captioned it as “My Universe Crew! (+Modernized hanbok)”
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BTS has teamed up with many English musicians in the past, but ‘My Universe’ will mark their first collaboration with Coldplay. And with the latter dropping an audio teaser (featuring the lyrics), BTS Army and music enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for September 24, for the popular bands to release the much-awaited track.
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