BTS just address this years’ graduating class, and it was everything! All seven members — including J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jimin, Jin, and RM — appeared on YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 stream alongside Barack and Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello and more. Prior to their performance, the guys each spoke in a speech where they reflected on their own graduations and what they meant to them.
“10 years ago, it snowed really hard on the day of my middle school graduation,” RM, now 25, began. “I remember that day clearly because I took a picture with my friends and kept it as my messenger profile for the rest of my school years. On that day I was just a boy who had closed one chapter and was ready to pen another…it was a moment that I felt most like me, myself,” he reflected. “All the way from Seoul, Korea, we’re very excited for what lies ahead of you,” he said, before throwing it over to Jung Kook.
“I feel like I’ve come a long way…even today, I continue to learn new things,” Jung Kook shared, speaking in Korean. “And I hope you will do the same yourself as you move forward,” he urged. Jin, also speaking in Korean, opened up about how he felt after earning his high school diploma. “Back then, the notion of becoming an adult was something quite scary. Anxious about making my way through an unfamiliar world. I was cautious of everything I would say or do,” Jin, 27, said, sharing the advice to “take it slow.”
The virtual special was announced shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a global quarantine, meaning many high school and college graduations would be cancelled due to social distancing rules. BTS went all out for the graduating class of 2020, serenading them with an epic 12 minute performance!
The guys kicked off with the catchy “Boy With Luv,” which is their fire collaboration with Halsey! “I want something stronger (I want it)/Than a moment, than a moment, love,” Jimin and Jungkook sung in unison over Halsey’s vocals. From there, the group went on to perform “Spring Day,” which was written by written Suga and RM. Throughout the performances, BTS showed off their on-point choreography. They then sang “Mikrokosmos,” which was the perfect vibe to end the performance and celebrate the class of 2020.
The boys are renowned for their cool style, often going viral for items they wear — and tonight was no exception! They rocked different color suits as they performed “Boy With Luv,” giving us an office-chic vibe, before changing into white pants and pastel button down shirts. For their final performance, they showed off their street style vibes in jeans and different colored and patterns shirts and sweaters.
Recently, Jimin had Twitter abuzz with his silver Chanel chain necklace which featured different colored gemstones! Although Chanel is a women’s clothing brand, Jimin made the double CC piece look so cool. For the KCA video, Jin could also be seen in a jean jacket by Balenciaga, while Yoongi sported a t-shirt from streetwear line Essentials.
The Korean-based K-Pop group has been building popularity in North America for some time, even nabbing a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Music Group. “What up, what up?” RM said on the May 2 special, streetwear chic in a graphic t-shirt and black jeans. “Favorite music group at Kids’ Choice Awards! Wow, this is amazing, thank you so much! So happy to get this award,” he said to their millions of fans, as the rest of the group cheered on. “We sent this blimp around the world for you guys!” host Victoria Justice added.