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BTS are set to give the debut performance of their new single, 'Butter', at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
The Korean septet's second English-language single, following 2020's mega-hit 'Dynamite', will be released two days before their live performance of the track is aired at the awards ceremony on May 23.
They tweeted: "We can’t hold it in any longer! Our debut performance of “#BTS_Butter” will be at this year’s @BBMAs!
"Watch on Sunday, May 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @nbc (sic)."
'Butter' is described as a "dance-pop track brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS".
The ceremony later this month sees BTS nominated for four prizes; Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist and Top Song Sales Artist, plus Top Selling Song for 'Dynamite'.
The boy band had record-breaking success with their very first all-English track.
With 'Dynamite', BTS became the first Asian act ever to debut at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, with a debut sales week that outsold every track released in the last three years.
The song also broke multiple streaming records on Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube, and earned the group their highest-charting single in the UK when it debuted at number three.
The 'IDOL' hitmakers - comprising RM, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, Jungkook, V and Suga - also became the first K-pop act to receive a major Grammy nomination, although 'Dynamite' lost out in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's collaboration 'Rain on Me'.
However, not winning has become a "driving force" for them to take home one of the prestigious golden gilded gramophone trophies in the future.
V said: “Not winning somehow refreshed me. I think it will be a driving force for becoming better.”
Suga added: “We didn’t get an award this year. But we want to be active as singers for a long time, it’s difficult of course, but perhaps next year, or the year after or before the end of our career, we want to get a Grammy.”
BTS' last album was November's 'BE (Deluxe Edition)', which was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the thoughts and feelings they were feeling.