BTS, Charlie Puth team up at Korean music awards

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 07 2018 01:54 PM

BTS and Charlie Puth finally had the chance to perform together after more than a year of social media interactions, which have even fueled speculations of a musical collaboration. Photo from BTS' official Twitter account/@BTS_twt

American singer Charlie Puth and South Korean boy band BTS have finally gone beyond social media interactions as they teamed up Tuesday night for a performance at a Korean music awards show.

The two acts shared the stage at the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards (MGAs), held at the Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.

Puth kicked off the performance with his breakout track "See You Again," followed by a duet of Puth's song "We Don't Talk Anymore" between the American singer and BTS' youngest member (or "maknae" in K-pop jargon) Jungkook.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The six remaining BTS members then joined the two on stage to cap the performance with a piano version of BTS' recent single "Fake Love."

BTS also won big at the 2018 MGAs, bagging five trophies, including the Daesang (Grand Prize) for Artist of the Year and Digital Album of the Year for "Love Yourself: Answer."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The group's producer Bang Si-hyuk was also named Best Producer while its performance director Son Sung-deuk was awarded Best Choreographer for his work on BTS' "Idol."

Girl group Momoland took home the Best Female Dance Performance award for its viral hit "Bboom Bboom."

Other artists honored at the 2018 MGAs include Wanna One, Twice, (G)I-DLE, Day6, iKON, Heize and Kim Chungha.

In November 2017, Puth sent a tweet to BTS, asking the group to check its Twitter account's direct messages, triggering speculation among fans of a possible collaboration.

Puth and BTS' Twitter interactions began in early 2017 after Jungkook published on Twitter a cover of "We Don't Talk Anymore." Puth later quote-tweeted this and said, "Love this Jungcook," misspelling the Korean idol's name.