YouTube hosted a special interactive live-stream event on December 16 and 17 that recapped the year’s trends. Award-winning K-Pop group BTS was one of the performers, ending the event with a bang on the Minecraft stage. If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite member looked like as a block-figure, watch the video below.
YouTube ESCAPE 2021
BTS took to the Minecraft stage to digitally perform their 2021 hit singles “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” on YouTube’s ESCAPE 2021. Seeing everything from their choreography to the stage design reproduced on the gaming platform was both astonishing and adorable. The virtual concert also featured artists like Doja Cat and The Weeknd.
The First BTS Minecraft Concert
But this isn’t the group’s first foray into the virtual world, as they also made their Fortnite debut last year. Per Bandwagon Asia, the BTS Minecraft concert was designed by Noxcrew — a global community of creators who build immersive worlds on the sandbox video game. Props to the crew for successfully producing the performance and ensuring the virtual event was entertaining.
BTS Members as Minecraft Characters
YouTube shared what the BTS members would look like as Minecraft characters ahead of their concert. Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook all had distinct features that highlighted their roles in the group. “@bts.bighitofficial is ready for ESCAPE 2021. Are you?? Play through the biggest global moments of 2021 âœ¨ & see @bts.bighitofficial in a whole new way in the finale,” it tweeted.
Even during the pandemic, BTS has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with. In May, their record-breaking single “Butter” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In July, they released “Permission to Dance,” a pop anthem in collaboration with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Then in September, they came full circle when they announced their song “My Universe” with British band Coldplay.
Art Daniella Sison