Billboard Music Awards: BTS and Halsey Perform Record-Breaking Song "Boy With Luv"

Against a colorful backdrop and theatrical lighting, the many members of BTS owned the stage. One gave a cheeky wink as the performance closed.

Worldwide phenomenon BTS captured the attention of audience members at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night when they performed smash hit single "Boy With Luv" accompanied by Halsey, their collaborator on the track.

Against a colorful backdrop and theatrical lighting, the many members of BTS owned the stage. One gave a cheeky wink as the performance closed. 

The song is the lead single from their album, Persona: Map of the Soul, which released in April under their label Big Hit Entertainment. 

BTS won top social artist and top duo/group during the award presentation. 

In April, the South Korean pop group made history as YouTube's biggest first-day music video debut when "Boy With Luv" became the most watched YouTube music video in 24 hours: it was viewed 74.6 million times and earned multiple Guinness World Records. Currently, the video been watched over 240 million times.

Later in the month, BTS became the first k-pop group to perform as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. With their signature choreography, they gave energetic performances of "Boy With Luv" and "Mic Drop." 

In response to their mass appeal, American toy manufacturer Mattel is unveiling a BTS doll collection in September that draws inspiration from their "Idol" music video.

The group is currently on their "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" international stadium tour, promoting their Love Yourself: Tear album.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on NBC. For the second year in a row, the evening was hosted by Kelly Clarkson, a five-time BBMA nominee, who also performed a medley during the show.

Additional performers included Madonna, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers and Panic! at the Disco. 

The Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions — a division of Valence Media, the parent company of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.