Kpop group BTS performed for a Global charity concert. With Sungnyemun Gate as the background, they performed ‘Permission to Dance.’
The collaboration between BTS and the international rock band Coldplay, ‘My Universe,’ reached the top of the iTunes charts in each country.
‘My Universe,’ released on September 24, ranks first on the iTunes Top Song charts in the US, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Australia, and Brazil. ‘My Universe’ is a rock ballad-style song, written and composed by BTS and Coldplay together.
As a message to convey hope for a new beginning, along with English lyrics, there are Korean lyrics such as, “Because, you are my stars and my universe / These hardships are just temporary / Just shine as bright as you shine now / We will follow you to adorn this long night.”
Chris Martin of Coldplay went to Korea earlier in April to collaborate. Coldplay will also include this song on their 9th full-length album to be out on October 15th.
In addition, the two solo songs of BTS Jungkook ranked in the top 10 of the US Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart for 10 consecutive weeks. It is raising his momentum at the same time. According to the latest chart released by the US Billboard, Jungkook’s ‘My Time’ and ‘Euphoria’ placed 7th and 8th, respectively.
Meanwhile, BTS set the stage for the first charity concert ‘Global Citizen Live’ held on September 26th. The international charity organization, Global Citizen, organized this event. It aims to call for attention to issues facing the world. It includes climate change, poverty, and COVID-1. Also, it led to a greeting format by moderators on relays in major cities across the continent.
LA host, Scott Evans, introduced BTS, “I don’t know if there is a more popular group in the world right now.”
BTS shouted “Welcome to Seoul, Korea” and presented ‘Permission to Dance.’
They pre-recorded their performance against the backdrop of Sungnyemun Gate’s night view.
The backdrop of Sungnyemun Gate shines with colorful lights. 40 dancers joined together with BTS to present a dynamic performance using international sign language meaning ‘fun,’ ‘dance’ and ‘peace.’
“We set up this stage to convey the beauty of Sungnyemun Gate to the world. Also, we used traditional Korean designs in the stage structure and floor design,” BTS explained.
Global Citizen Live was part of the Global Citizen campaign to protect the global environment and fight poverty. Starting with BTS performing in Seoul, artists, activists, and leaders from various fields continued performances at iconic venues in major cities across the continent. It includes New York, Paris, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney.
In fact, Elton John and Ed Sheeran performed at the Champs de Mars Square in Paris. Then, Coldplay, Billy Eilish, and Jennifer Lopez performed in Central Park in New York.
‘Global Citizen Live’ will air on ABC channels in the United States at 8:00 AM CEST on September 27th.