BTS stages suspense-filled performance of 'Butter' at Grammy Awards | Inquirer Entertainment

BTS stages suspense-filled performance of ‘Butter’ at Grammy Awards

/ 11:43 AM April 04, 2022
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BTS at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for the Recording Academy via Grammy.com

K-pop supergroup BTS has grabbed the attention of music fans around the world with a suspense-filled performance of its 2021 megahit single “Butter” on the stage of this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

The septet was fourth on the star-studded lineup of performers of the 64th edition of the show held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (United States time).

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Dressed in all black like spy agents, the group made a tense entry onto the stage to perform “Butter” with Jungkook descending on a wire from the top of the stage and V pulling a card from behind Olivia Rodrigo’s head.

The group then presented a spectacular show reminiscent of a scene from a spy thriller, jumping over lines made of laser light, throwing business cards or taking off their jackets, tying them together like a rope and pretending to play it like a guitar.

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Jin sang the song sitting on a chair due to the injury he sustained last month.

As soon as the music ended, there was tremendous cheering from the crowd with some participants, like Olivia Rodrigo, giving a standing ovation.

It marked the third consecutive year that the group has performed in the awards ceremony. Last year, it presented a performance recorded from the rooftop of a high-rise building in Seoul due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the ongoing ceremony, BTS was nominated for best pop duo or group performance for the second consecutive year.

There are high expectations in the K-pop industry that a gramophone-shaped trophy would be an added jewel for the K-pop megastar who bagged two of the three largest music awards in the United States last year.

The band members also did not hide their desire to secure a Grammy.

“It’s an award (given based on) voting by peers in the music industry, so that means even so much,” team leader RM said in English during a red-carpet interview before the ceremony. “These two years were so exhausting and devastating, and if we get the Grammys, you know, it all pays back and pays off.” (Yonhap)/AP/JB

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