BTS Performing Their New Single For the First Time at the VMAs Is the Main Reason We’re Tuning In

It’s nearly VMAs time. The MTV VMAs exhibitions of 2020 were declared on Tuesday, August 4, and the rundown incorporates BTS, Doja Cat and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Alongside their first-since forever execution at the VMAs, BTS’ individuals—Jungkook, V, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, RM and Jin—will likewise play out their new single, “Explosive,” unexpectedly at the entertainment expo. “Explosive,” which will be discharged on August 21, was recorded totally in English.

Alongside their VMAs debut, BTS was additionally named for three classes at the current year’s entertainment expo: Best Pop, Best K-Pop and Best Choreography for their February single “ON.” This year’s VMAs, whose chosen people likewise incorporate Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, will likewise present two new classifications enlivened by social removing rules the world over: Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance.

Updates on BTS’ execution at the VMAs additionally comes after numerous ARMYs fought the 2019 entertainment pageant as a result of the band’s absence of selections. (BTS proceeded to bring home two honors for Best Group and Best K-Pop for their single “Kid With Luv” with Halsey.) Much of the shock was likewise brought about by the VMAs new K-Pop class, which was presented in 2019. The same number of fans contended, the class isolated K-pop specialists like BTS from different types, which added to the othering of non-English music in the United States. “[The K-pop category] just emphasizes an inclination in Western entertainment pageants to ‘celebrate’ non-Western, non-English talking, non-white specialists by isolating them away from their acknowledged, non-othered partners,” Teen Vogue’s Aamina Khan wrote in July 2019.


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🚨 HERE ARE YOUR 2020 #VMAs PERFORMERS 🚨: @bts.bighitofficial, @dojacat, @jbalvin. (stay tuned for more announcements to come 👀) Start the countdown for August 30 on @MTV!

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This year, there are six craftsmen designated in the K-pop classification: BTS (“ON”), Exo (“Obsession”), (G)I-dle (“Oh My God”), Monsta X’s (“Someone”), Red Velvet (“Psycho”) and TXT (“9 and Three Quarters (Runaway)”)

The reaction over the VMAs’ K-pop class has been comparative this year, with fans likewise condemning the entertainment expo’s Latin classification. “its like yearly thing for @vmas to be xenophobic now coz what the heck is latin pop and k pop doing as diff genres???? dialects doesn’t limit the melodies from being remembered for the real “pop” kind,” Twitter client @THICCMINY00NGI composed.

The 2020 MTV VMAs show on Sunday, August 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Ahead are the 2020 MTV VMAs entertainers reported up until this point.


Doja Cat

J Balvin