Jung Kook Takes Over New York City

BTS' Jungkook delivered an electrifying surprise impromptu performance in New York City's Times Square.

Jung Kook took over New York City with his surprise performance!

The BTS member surprised fans in New York City with an impromptu performance on the TSX Stage in Times Square on Thursday evening.

After a New Year’s Eve-esque countdown on a large building, Jung Kook took the stage surrounded by dancers on the TSX Stage.



Fans were given a 30-minute heads-up and ended up packing a large area next to the stage.

“Let’s have fun,” he said before opening his performance with the track “Standing Next to You” as fans could be heard yelling from the crowd.

Jung Kook told the massive crowd gathered at Times Square, before playing “Yes Or No,” that “This place is amazing. It’s an honor to perform in New York’s Times Square.”


As reported, combining BTS’ YouTube and an Xbox livestream at one point during the performance, had more than 280,000 viewers watching the performance from their homes.

BTSJungkook’s electrifying surprise performance in New York City’s Times Square has taken over social media.



This Times Square Impromptu Performance comes a day after the singer performed on the Today Show. And BTS fans aka ARMY can’t keep calm!


Jung Kook keeps smashing records as well!

Jung Kook became the first Asian Act to take over the full top 5 on the iTunes USA  albums chart’s history.

He is also the first and only artist to dominate 5/5 first spots on the iTunes USA albums chart simultaneously in 2023!

He also reached a new all-time peak of 38,295,911 monthly listeners on Spotify, the 1ST K-pop soloist in history to reach this milestone.

Jung Kook’s Seven ft. Latto holds at No.2 on this week’s United World chart, scoring another 228.000 points after 11 weeks at No.1, the second-longest run atop the chart this year.

It’s also the 1st K-Pop and debut song to top the chart for 11 weeks in history and the 1st to hold in the United World Top 3 for 16 weeks.

While, Seven also scored the biggest K-Pop debut of all time with massive points of 630,000, marking the Top Solo debut since Ed Sheeran‘s Perfect which landed at No.1 spot in December 2017 with 631,000 points.

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