BTS Confirm Performance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' for Daytime TV Debut
By Jeff Benjamin, Billboard
November 9, 2017
BTS continues to demand the stateside spotlight with their latest high-profile TV appearance.
The K-pop boy band has been confirmed to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres -- a long-rumored gig for the K-pop act -- on Nov. 21, marking their U.S. daytime television debut. The appearance comes just two days after they make their debut U.S. TV performance on the 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19.
A representative for BTS shares with Billboard that the band will perform their Billboard Hot 100 chart hit "DNA," the highest-charting and longest-running song ever by a K-pop group, on the taping. The performance airs a week later on Nov. 27.
This marks the latest major TV booking for the septet, following the news on Nov. 8 that the group had confirmed an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
While the amount of Korean acts performing or appearing on U.S. television is small, an even tinier group have booked daytime appearances stateside. To date, that short list includes the Wonder Girls (who had a breakthrough performance on The Wendy Williams Show on 2009), Girls' Generation (performing "The Boys" on and Live! with Kelly and Michael in early 2012), and PSY, who famously taught his "Gangnam Style" horsey dance to Britney Spears and Ellen on the comedian's talk show in the summer of 2012.
More details, including ticket information, can be found on the official Ellen DeGeneres Show website.
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