The 2021 American Music Awards will air on ABC on Nov. 21. During the award show, BTS will perform “Butter” with Megan Thee Stallion. On Nov. 17, it was announced that Coldplay and BTS will also perform their collaboration “My Universe” at the 2021 AMAs.
Coldplay and BTS will perform at the 2021 AMAs
At the 2021 AMAs, BTS earned nominations for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group, and Favorite Pop Song for “Butter.”
During the award show, BTS will perform the song “My Universe” with Coldplay. The song was released as a single on Sept. 24, and it was also included on Coldplay’s album Music of the Spheres, which was released on Oct. 15.
On Nov. 17, BTS announced that a performance of “My Universe” will be part of the 2021 AMAs, tweeting, “We’re bringing ‘My Universe’ to the @AMAs with our friends @coldplay! #MyUniverseAMAs#BTSxAMAs#BTS#방탄소년단.”
In a tweet, Coldplay referenced that this will mark the first time BTS and Coldplay have ever performed the song live together in front of an audience, writing, “Coldplay X BTS The first time together on stage @AMAs Sunday, 8/7c on @ABCnetwork#MyUniverseAMAs@BTS_twt@bts_bighit.”
Coldplay and BTS released ‘My Universe’ in September
“My Universe” was originally released on Sept. 24, and the two bands dropped a music video for the song on Sept. 30. To give fans insight into the creation of the song, Big Hit Music, BTS’ label, released a documentary about the song on YouTube on Sept. 26.
“Well, the song is about how the power of love transcends all things, borders, and rules, and genders, and race, and every sexuality,” Martin said in the documentary. “If you look at people right now who are divided by a border or can’t be together, that’s what this song is about. About how nothing can really stop people loving each other.”
BTS will also perform with Megan Thee Stallion at the 2021 AMAs
“My Universe” is not the only song BTS will perform at the 2021 AMAs. During the award show, the septet will also perform “Butter” with Megan Thee Stallion.
The band originally released “Butter” on May 21. The single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent several non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart.
On Aug. 27, BTS released a remix of “Butter” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The artists will perform the song together for the first time at the 2021 AMAs.
Fans of BTS, Coldplay, and Megan Thee Stallion can watch the 2021 AMAs at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.