Watch BTS Perform "Dynamite" With a Twist in Must-See Tiny Desk Concert

K-Pop band surprised fans during their Tiny Desk debut. See the group perform "Dynamite" for the first time with a live band.

By Mike Vulpo Sep 21, 2020 7:43 PMTags

BTS is bringing the house—or should we say tiny desk—down.

As pop culture fans know, the coronavirus pandemic has prevented musicians and groups from performing as much as they used to. But on Sept. 21, NPR surprised fans with a Tiny Desk home concert featuring the K-Pop group.

Instead of traveling to Bob Boilen's office desk in Washington D.C., Jun, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook appeared at the record store Vinyl & Plastic in Seoul to perform three songs.

The group opened with their summer hit "Dynamite" before throwing it back to more fan-favorites including "Save Me" and "Spring Day."

In six hours, the concert has already been viewed more than three million times on YouTube, further proving BTS is the biggest band in the world. 

"We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now—even gaming out ways we might move Bob Boilen's desk far enough forward to accommodate the superstar Korean boy band's dance moves," NPR producer and editor Stephen Thompson said. "In the end, it took a global pandemic—and the launch of Tiny Desk (home) concerts back in March—to make something happen."

BTS also came together over the weekend to perform at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Musicians Performing Live on Stage

After being introduced by Elvis Duran, the group performed four songs on Sept. 18 including "Boy With Luv" from Seoul. For those who missed out on the livestream, fans can watch the two-night televised iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 27 and 28 on The CW.

Ultimately, all signs point to a group that isn't slowing down during quarantine. The group is slated to premiere an exclusive music video of "Dynamite" featuring new choreography in Fortnite later this month.

In addition, Billboard announced on Sept. 21 that "Dynamite" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

As for why their songs resonate with so many, Jungkook has a theory.


"First of all, we receive a lot of energy from other people, and we believe we exist to give back as much hope and happiness as we have received," he told E! News' Carissa Culiner. "I think we find happiness in making others happy with what we do best, which is singing and dancing."