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K-pop sensation BTS became the second South Korean pop artist to perform live in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s eve, in a spectacle packed with crowds set for a countdown to the new year.
 

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The seven-member boy band showed up on the stage in the heart of Manhattan just before midnight on Tuesday (New York time), giving an eight-minute performance of two of their best hits: “Make It Right” and “Boy with Luv.” When their part ended, the group shouted to the crowd, “Happy New Year!” A throng of people cheered and mouthed the lyrics in Korean, with some of them waving “army bombs,” the official lightsticks used by BTS fans.

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BTS appeared in one of the New Year’s Eve shows in Hollywood in 2017, which was pre-recorded. It was their first time performing in Times Square and made them the second Korean artists to do so after Psy, best known for the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views for his single “Gangnam Style,” who was invited to the festivities in 2012.

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