Seen is a captured image of a BTS teaser video. Courtesy of BigHit Entertainment

K-pop band teams up with Halsey

Early this week, K-pop superstar BTS dropped a teaser trailer of “Boy with Luv,” the main track of the seven-member boy band’s forthcoming album “Map of the Soul: Persona,” featuring American diva Halsey.

In the 46-second clip, Halsey sits patiently at a ticket window then she slams the gate shut and leaves the movie theater to meet BTS in front of the theater.

After the teaser was uploaded at BTS official homepage and SNS networks on April 8, fans showed great interests on the band, and its new album that will be released on April 12.

Halsey is the latest famous pop star BTS has opted to collaborate. The K-pop group worked together with other top musicians for their previous tracks.

Halsey is a singer and songwriter who drew attention from self-released music on social media. Her first studio album was released in 2015 and she topped the Billboard 200 album chart in 2017.

The 24-year-old visited Seoul last year for performance, and had a meeting with BTS.

According to Wikipedia, her stage name is a reference to the Halsey Street station of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, and an anagram of her first name – her real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane.

In 2017, BTS collaborated with DJ Steve Aoki for a remix version of “MIC Drop” and a year earlier, the band chose Nicki Minaj for a remix version of “Idol,” the main track of “Love Yourself: Answer.”

The former is a record producer and dance artist. He has come up with many Billboard-charting studio albums. He is also the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund.

The latter is a Trinidadian-born rapper and singer. She gained spotlights after releasing several mix tapes in the late 2000s before releasing her first studio album in 2010, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart.

She continued to gain successes with subsequent albums and even played roles in a few films.


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