The K-pop septet will make their debut at the Radio 1 Live Lounge with their career-first chart-topper “Dynamite” and their current leader “Permission to Dance,” plus a cover of another Hot 100 No. 1: Puff Daddy and Faith Evans‘ 1997 collaboration “I’ll Be Missing You,” featuring 112. Written as a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G., “I’ll Be Missing You” went on to win a Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group.
BBC Radio 1’s Twitter account shared the announcement Thursday (July 22) with a photo of the boys looking dapper in their green, blue and white suits, cardigans and cargo shorts.
The Live Lounge session will premiere on Tuesday at 7 a.m. ET on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds.
The BTS special, dubbed “BTS @ Radio 1” with presenter Adele Roberts, will air Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. ET on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. “I am beyond excited for this & the wonderful #bts army. Cannot wait! We purple you,” Roberts wrote on Twitter with a purple heart, South Korean flag, and Union Jack emojis.
“This is so huge! the song is a classic and has such meaningful lyrics!” one member of the ARMY wrote on Twitter. “Bangtan is versatile and their vocal capacity is insane. the fact that they are gonna cover such an iconic song is just everything.”