K-pop sensations TXT performed their hit song “Crown” on this week’s (March 14) installment of the Mnet series “M! Countdown.” Per allkpop, the South Korean band also took home a first-place win for the song.
Audience members screamed as Soobin, Huening Kai, Beomgyu, Yeonjun and Taehyun performed the song against a backdrop of bright, colorful images on giant screens. The teens wore coordinating black-and-white outfits in the performance, which made the flashing neon visuals pop. They also unleashed some wicked dance moves while images also swirled on the stage beneath their feet.
Each week, “M! Countdown” features performances from some of the most popular artists on the K-pop scene. Winning artists and songs on the music charts are revealed at the end of the show. TXT (and “Crown”) were nominated against (G)I-DLE and ultimately came out winners in this week’s segment.
Other artists who performed on the show include JUS2, Haeun X Yosep, Dongwoo, ONF, Ravi, and LOONA.
TXT’s “M! Countdown” appearance follows the release of their debut album from Big Hit Entertainment The Dream Chapter: STAR. They also released the music video for “Crown.”
TXT is following in the footsteps of their label’s superstar K-pop BTS. BTS referred to TXT as their “juniors” in an awards acceptance speech at the 2019 Seoul Music Awards. The “Idol” singers encouraged the audience to embrace the up-and-coming band.
BTS is also dropping a new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, which is due out on April 12.
K-pop has exploded across the global music landscape in the wake of bands like BTS, MONSTA X and BLACKPINK’s massive popularity. As the new kids on the K-pop block, TXT are making their entrance at a really hot time for the genre.
Watch TXT’s “Crown” performance on “M! Coundown” above and see their winning speech below.