K-pop megastars BTS are set to make their debut on the MTV VMAs stage in August 2020, performing their new English-language single ‘Dynamite.’

Mark your calendars, get your ARMY Bombs ready, and brush up on your fan-chants. BTS are all set to have their debut on the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday, August 30th. The septet will perform their new English-language single, ‘Dynamite’, set to be released on August 21st.

‘Dynamite’ will also be a precursor to BTS’ new album, scheduled for release in the second half of 2020. Talking about the single in a V-live (a Korean platform) broadcast, the septet said: “We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible.”

The single is described as an “upbeat” song meant to lift people’s spirits. “Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans,” the band specified in their V-live broadcast.

This year’s VMAs are more special for K-pop fans. Earlier this week, BTS earned nominations at the VMAs in the Best K-pop, Best Choreography, and more importantly, Best Pop categories.

The latter was a breakthrough that fans had been pushing for some time now, especially after the creation of the Best K-pop category at the VMAs last year was heavily criticized.

As has been the norm with them, 2020 has not deterred BTS’ meteoric rise in the slightest. Earlier this year, their online live-stream concert ‘Bang Bang Con: The Live’ reported a record-breaking 756,000 viewers in 107 countries. The septet also performed at the ‘Class of 2020’ virtual graduation ceremony.

Apart from BTS, fellow performers Doja Cat and J Balvin will also be taking to the VMAs stage for the first time. Doja Cat and Balvin have three and four nominations respectively. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the roster with nine nominations each.

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