Set the night alight: BTS's 'Dynamite' video outfits sell for $162,500 at auction

The looks were worn in the video for the K-pop supergroup's first all-English language single

The candy-coloured looks BTS wore in the 'Dynamite' video have been auctioned off. YouTube / Big Hit Labels  
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There is no doubt that BTS's Dynamite is a record-breaking track. The hit was the group's first all-English single and, in December, it became the fastest music video by a Korean artist to reach 700 million views on YouTube. The appeal endures, it seems.

On Sunday, the outfits that the seven-piece band wore in the video fetched $162,500 at auction, six months after its August 2020 release.

The rainbow of candy-coloured co-ord sets were sold at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.

Ensembles worn by K-pop band BTS on their "Dynamite" music video are displayed at the MusiCares Charity Relief auction Press Preview at Julien's Auctions, January 26, 2021, in Beverly Hills, California. The Musicares Charity Relief Auction will be held January 31, 2021. / AFP / VALERIE MACON
Ensembles worn by K-pop band BTS in the 'Dynamite' music video have been auctioned for charity in Beverly Hills. AFP

According to the auction house, the seven outfits were expected to fetch $20,000 to $40,000.

The money will be used to benefit American non-profit organisation MusiCares, a charity that provides health, financial and rehabilitation resources for musicians in need.

Watch BTS’s RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook wear the pieces in Dynamite's final colourful dance sequence here: 

Since their 2013 debut, BTS have spearheaded a global K-pop craze with catchy, upbeat music and dances, as well as lyrics and social campaigns aimed at empowering young people.

BTS were set to embark on a world tour prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Since then, they’ve found other ways to stay connected to fans through online concerts and by releasing new music.


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