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BTS Opens UN General Debate in Dazzling Performance

Korean pop group BTS made history with a superlative performance at opening of UN general debate

BTS Opens UN General Debate in Dazzling Performance

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW YORK: United Nations headquarters came alive with a performance by Korean pop group BTS on Wednesday.

It was a pre-recorded performance by the band along with a speech that paid tribute to young people's resilience in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further they have also urged countries to adopt sustainable development models for growth without harming the planet.

BTS members which also include Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V then took to the podium to deliver their own remarks at the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Moment of the gathering. "We're here today to share the stories of our future generation," said RM, dressed in a conservative dark blue suit. "Before we came here, we asked the young people in their teens and 20s around the world about their past two years and about the world they find themselves in today." He then turned the mic over to Jin, who shared some of the answers they received from ARMY.

As part of the U.N.'s SDG event, BTS also talked about the environmental challenges facing us, with RM saying that he's learned "there are many young people who have an interest in environmental issues and choose it as their field of study. The future is unexplored territory and that's where we, more than anyone, will spend our time." With that, they offered a message of hope, pointing to the young people who are focused on making the world a cleaner, more efficient place, with Jin throwing cold water on those who would call them "COVID's lost generation."

In June, K-Pop band BTS's new single "Butter" made it to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Butter" is their fourth chart-topping single to date. This makes them the first group to have a trio of number one entrances as well as the fastest group to run their first four number-one singles since The Jackson 5 in 1970. "We released 'Butter" to bring a fun song that anyone can enjoy. We're happy and honoured that the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 again. We wouldn't have gotten our fourth chart-topping song without everyone's love and support. Thank you for enjoying 'Butter' and we will keep working hard to deliver refreshing and passionate music," the group said in a statement.

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