BTS' Billboard Music Awards Performance Will Make You Melt Like "Butter"

BTS performed its latest single "Butter" during the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles on May 23. Get the details.

By Ryan Gajewski May 24, 2021 2:00 AMTags
Watch: BTS: Making New Song "Butter" and Beyond

BTS gave an unforgettable performance at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The group showed off their trademark dance moves and flawless vocals with "Butter" on Sunday, May 23, during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by Nick Jonas. Footage of the performance can be seen in the below tweet.

This was a huge night for BTS, who won four awards, including Top Selling Song for "Dynamite." 

"Butter" is the widely popular group's latest single, released on Friday, May 21. Sunday's highly anticipated BTS appearance featured members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook

Among the event's other highlights include Pink receiving the Icon Award, Trae tha Truth being honored with the Change Maker Award and Drake landing the Artist of the Decade Award

Ahead of the awards ceremony, songwriter David Stewart spoke exclusively to E! News about the experience of co-writing BTS' first entirely English-language single, "Dynamite."

"Because they're such an animated fun, almost like happy-go-lucky group, they brought this animation to it," David told E! News. "That's what the song needed, because all the lyrics were fun. You know, sing song, ping pong, King Kong. You can't take yourself too seriously to sing those lyrics."

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In a June cover story for Rolling Stone, the members discussed the situation surrounding men in South Korea between the ages of 18 and 28 typically being required to serve in the military for roughly two years. Jin turned 28 in December, but the government passed a law permitting him to wait until he's 30 to serve.


"I think the country sort of told me, 'You're doing this well, and we will give you a little bit more time,'" Jin explained to the publication. He pointed out that military service "is an important duty for our country. So I feel that I will try to work as hard as I can and do the most I can until I am called."

Click here for our full coverage of the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.