BTS To Appear On BBC's 'Radio 1 Live Lounge,' Star In TV Documentary

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: BTS poses in the press room during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

South Korean boy band BTS never runs out of milestones to celebrate. The global sensation is set to have its U.K. live radio debut on BBC's "Radio 1 Live Lounge" and star in a BBC One TV special next week.

BTS will appear on the esteemed radio program at 12 p.m. BST (7 a.m. ET) on July 27. The group will perform its chart-topping hits "Permission to Dance" and "Dynamite" from South Korea, according to BBC.

The boy band will also present a special cover of Puff Daddy and Faith Evans' hit 1997 collab song "I'll Be Missing You," which samples The Police's "Every Breath You Take."

BBC Radio 1's Twitter account shared the news Thursday. The announcement came with a photo of the boys wearing colorful outfits.


British broadcaster Adele Roberts, who will host the group's U.K. live radio debut, retweeted the announcement and wrote, "I am beyond excited for this & the wonderful #bts army. Cannot wait! We purple you."


Following its "Live Lounge" guesting, BTS will have its first BBC One TV special on July 28. The 30-minute documentary, called "BTS @ Radio 1," will "explore the sensational rise to fame of 21st century pop icons BTS" as per BBC.

The TV special will also include Roberts' exclusive interview with BTS ahead of the boy band's "Live Lounge" debut.

"BTS' Radio 1 journey began in 2017 with their first ever play on the station, which resulted in fans from across the globe sharing an overwhelming amount of support and excitement," BBC said.

The documentary will also feature Roberts' 2018 trip to Seoul, during which she met important personalities who are instrumental in the group's success such as the group's choreographer, the minister for K-pop and some members of the BTS fanbase known as ARMY.

Just recently, BTS joined "Spotify's Billions Club" after its hit song "Dynamite" surpassed one billion streams on the platform. The music streaming site formally welcomed the boys to the club with a tweet Thursday.


It took BTS less than a year to clinch a spot in the "Spotify Billions Club," following the release of "Dynamite" on August 21, 2020.

BTS Photo: Billboard Music Awards 2021 via Getty Images

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