BTS’s Jin receives birthday surprise onstage at ‘Jingle Ball’ concert


BTS is the opening act for the annual Jingle Ball ″ concert at the Los Angeles Forum, hosted by Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM, on Friday night. [BIT HIT MUSIC]

K-pop boy group BTS kicked off the annual “Jingle Ball” concert in Los Angeles on Friday and received a birthday surprise for Jin, a member of the septet who turned 29 on Saturday.

BTS performed at the Los Angeles Forum on Friday night as the opening act for the annual event hosted by Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM. The group chose to perform two of their hit songs in English.

The first song was “Butter,” which was recently selected as record of the year by American entertainment magazine Variety’s Hitmakers and also topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts for 10 weeks earlier this year.

After the first performance, as the members took time to speak to the audience, KIIS FM staff pulled out a birthday cake for Jin, whose real name is Kim Seok-jin, and encouraged the audience to sing along to him. “Happy birthday”. .

BTS members watch birthday cake for Jin, fourth from left, on concert stage

BTS members watch a birthday cake for Jin, fourth from left, on the “Jingle Ball” concert stage at the Los Angeles Forum on Friday night. [BIT HIT MUSIC]

After an emotional moment, the members ended their performance with a vacation remix of “Dynamite”. The original song was released in 2020 and became the group’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 debut single.

Besides BTS, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X and Black Eyed Peas were among the headliners of the concert.

Meanwhile, US music magazine Billboard said on Friday that ticket sales for recent BTS concerts in Los Angeles had recorded the biggest Boxscore, or gross sales for a series of shows in one location, since 2012 and “The sixth best entry in Billboard Boxscore history.”

BTS’s four nightly concerts held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles between Nov. 27 and Dec. 2 sold 214,000 tickets, totaling $ 33.3 million, according to the magazine.

“Remarkably, the five engagements that surpassed BTS throughout Boxscore’s history were each at least twice as long as BTS’s four-show sweep,” the magazine said.

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