BTS Delays Release Date of Upcoming ‘MIC Drop’ Remix With Steve Aoki and Desiigner
BTS has decided to delay "MIC Drop" remix release date with Steve Aoki and Desiigner. After several hints at collaboration with BTS were thrown by Steve Aoki, Big Hit Entertainment finally confirmed that they will work together on the remix version of the boys' b-side track "MIC Drop", that will also feature rapper Desiigner. The song was originally set to release on November 17, just a couple days before the group's performance at American Music Awards.
However, it seems like ARMYs, BTS' fandom name, have to wait longer as the song's release date will be pushed back to November 24. Regarding this change, the agency explained, "After discussing it at the request of our US partner, we decided to change the release date because we judged that it would be better to release the remix after [BTS] attends the American Music Awards and finishes their promotions in the United States."
The "MIC Drop" remix was first aimed to repay fans' hearts who had given all the support and love to BTS that they were able to achieve great success in this comeback. While Steve Aoki is a respected EDM producer and DJ who has long records of collaboration with producers and vocalists such as will.i.am, LMFAO, Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Louis Tomlinson, Fall Out Boy, and more.
At the same time, it is no doubt that BTS is currently rising globally, after their phenomenal Billboard Music Awards Appearance who got them the trophy for 'Top Social Artist', beating out big names such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes, and even let them have the chance to witness their favorite artists performing live on stage. Soon after that, the group released their fifth EP album "Love Yourself: Her" which secured them spot on Billboard 200 Chart for more than 5 weeks, as told by Soompi. Their music video for the title track "DNA" has also become the fastest MV by a Korean group to reach 150 million views.
Their success lead them to an official first ever U.S television performance at the 2017 American Music Awards that will be held on November 19, letting them be on the same stage as Diana Ross, Selena Gomez, and more. The news seemed to make the first Korean artist who previously performed at the same award show, Psy, like a proud daddy of BTS as he showed support to the boys on his Instagram.
The "Gangnam Style" singer posted a clip of him performing at the AMAs back in 2012, with the caption, "#tbt2012 #momentumofPSY@amas #5yrslater #BTSturn #proudofthem @bts.bighitofficial."
Couple days later, another confirmation news arrived, reporting that BTS will be guesting on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', and 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'. While the boys are preparing for the AMAs, they have recorded 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' on November 14 and did an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight.