BTS performed with Charlie Puth at the 2018 MGA Awards which were held Nov. 6 in Incheon, Korea, soompi.com reports. The South Korean boyband scored the most awards of the night, taking home five trophies overall including Best Artist of the Year and Best Digital Album for Love Yourself: Answer.
BTS also won Best Male Group, Best Male Dance Performance for “Idol” and the Genie Music Popularity Award. New Jersey native pop star Charlie Puth won Best International Artist and performed his Grammy-nominated ballad “See You Again” before he teamed with BTS member Jungkook on a duet of his 2016 song “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”
Jungkook sang Puth’s lyrics in English while sitting in an armchair backstage before he walked out to join Puth and sing in front of the screaming Namdong Gymnasium audience. The pair of singers blended their vocals smoothly together in part of the song. Then they shook hands and hugged briefly when they finished before Jungkook addressed the audience in Korean and then asked Puth in English how he felt about the stage.
Puth beamed brightly and replied, “This is absolutely insane. I’ve never experienced anything like this. It’s pretty wild. It’s really, really, really cool. Thanks for having me.”
The duo launched into a smooth rendition of BTS’ huge hit “Fake Love,” with Puth on keyboards as the rest of the BTS members joined them on stage. The globally-adored K-pop band sang the verses while surrounding Puth on risers. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter joined in on the chorus and the audience served up screams and thunderous applause at the end.
Watch all three of their performances in the video above.
BTS also performed a stunning medley of their hit singles “Save Me,” “I’m Fine” and their record-breaking lead single from Love Yourself: Answer “Idol.” The performance featured lots of the boys’ signature dance moves set against a changing background screen. Watch them perform the three-song set below.
BTS has been busy racking up accolades all over the world in the wake of the massive success of their third installment in their Love Yourself album trilogy. They earned a chart-topping double on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. and became the first K-pop band to make Time's Next Generation Leaders list. They also performed multiple sold-out live shows in the U.S. as part of their Love Yourself World Tour. Puth dropped his sophomore album Voicenotes this past May, which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single “Attention.” Stay tuned to AXS for BTS and Charlie Puth updates.