BTS is about to make VMAs history.
The Korean pop sensation will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time on Aug. 30 when the annual awards show hits the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, organizers announced Tuesday.
The seven-member group from Seoul will perform a new single, “Dynamite,” marking the TV debut of the song.
“IT’S REALLY HAPPENING,” the VMAs tweeted about BTS’ upcoming performance.
BTS announced earlier this week that “Dynamite” would be released as a single on Aug. 21.
The wildly popular BTS is nominated for three awards at this year’s ceremony, all for the song “On,” best pop, best K-pop and best choreography.
Doja Cat, who is also up for three awards, and J. Balvin, who received four nominations, will make their first-ever VMA performances this year, too.
Organizers said more performances will soon be revealed.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are tied with nine nominations apiece to lead all artists at the 2020 VMAs. The pop stars are both nominated for video of the year and song of the year for their collaborative hit “Rain on Me.”
Fresh off a dominant showing at the 2020 Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish is nominated for six VMAs honors. The Weeknd also received six nominations.
The award show will mark the first event at the Barclays Center since the coronavirus pandemic led to shutdowns throughout New York City in March.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and MTV confirmed in late June that the event could physically take place at the arena with “limited capacity or no audience.”
At full capacity, the Barclays Center seats about 19,000 people.
“We’re very excited to once again host this legendary night of music, and are especially proud of the impact it will have on our Brooklyn community through the creation of local jobs,” said Oliver Weisberg, the CEO of the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, in June.
This year’s show marks the first time the VMAs will be held at the Barclays Center since 2013.
The ceremony has taken place in the tristate area the past two years as well. Last year’s VMAs were held at the Prudential Center in Newark, while 2018’s event took place at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.
The 2020 VMAs will begin live at 8 p.m. EDT. Fans have the opportunity to vote online for various awards through Aug. 23.
Every VMAs ceremony honors the best music videos of the year, as well as other achievements in the industry.
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