Nowadays, everyone wants to collaborate with BTS. This is the largest boy group in the world and made up of seven guys with unique voices and musical tastes, perfect for all genres. Rap, R&B, EDM, country – you name it. They have touched every corner of the music world and every BTS collaboration song proves it. It’s no wonder that so many artists are interested.
Although it has been around since 2013, BTS has not
really start experimenting with collaborations until 2017. Shortly after winning the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards that year, the group began working with foreign artists like Steve Aoki and The Chainsmokers. Since then, BTS has only made more friends in the global music industry, like Halsey, MAX, Lauv, and Ed Sheeran, to name a few. They even got along with a few stars so much that they teamed up with them over and over again.
Now that BTS has so many more eyes on them after “Dynamite” clinched No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fans can probably look forward to more epic collaborations in the future. (Fans are keeping their fingers crossed, they will include Conan Gray, New Hope Club, and Ariana Grande.)
Until then, ARMYs can enjoy some of BTS’s epic collaborations so far below.
March 2017: “Change” with Wale
In an October 2020 interview with
Variety, RM explained that although BTS are not political figures, everything can ultimately be political, even a rock. In one of BTS’s early collaborations with a foreign artist, RM made it clear that he and the boys don’t shy away from digging into political issues in their lyrics. In “Change,” he and Wale take turns rapping about the biggest social issues, like cyberbullying and racism.
September 2017: “Best of Me” with The Chainsmokers
At a press conference in September 2017 for
Do you like: she, RM revealed that BTS kept in touch with The Chainsmokers after meeting them at the BBMAs that year. They talked about working together one day, and it finally happened with the release of the EDM track “Best of Me”. The song was a big deal as it was the first time BTS had worked with an American artist on one of their albums.
November 2017: “MIC Drop” With Desiigner & Steve Aoki
The original version of BTS’s ‘MIC Drop’ was already great, but the Steve Aoki-produced remix that starred Desiigner made it even better
Following epic. It also included new English lyrics from BTS.
December 2017: “Champion” with Fall Out Boy
Once again, BTS has delved into another genre in their collaboration with Fall Out Boy “Champion”: pop-rock. “I’m not a rock fan, but I listen to a lot of songs from rock bands, so it was fun working on them,” RM explained in a January 2018 VLIVE. “The lyrics are about people who are became champions of people who couldn’t become champions. I really liked the way the lyrics were cynical and hopeful, so I wrote them like that here. “
May 2018: “The Truth Untold” with Steve Aoki
Since their remix of “MIC Drop” was a mix of hip hop and EDM, BTS’s second collaboration with Steve Aokie on “The Truth Untold” was a ballad, and it surprised the ARMYs.
August 2018: “Drop MIC” [Full Length Edition] With Steve Aoki
BTS’s collaborations with Steve Aoki didn’t stop at “The Truth Untold” because for their
Love yourself: answer album, the band released another remix of “MIC Drop”. This time, Desiigner was not featured on the runway. Instead, Aoki kept the verses from J-Hope and Suga and included the original Korean lyrics from BTS. Aoki also added a few breaks between each verse to accommodate BTS’s live dance breaks.
September 2018: “IDOL” with Nicki Minaj
October 2018: “Waste It On Me” with Steve Aoki
April 2019: “Boy With Luv” with Halsey
Two years after first meeting Halsey at BBMA 2017, BTS finally worked with her for their
Soul Map: Persona single, “Boy With Luv.” Not only did Halsey learn BTS’s Korean lyrics, but she also memorized the song’s choreography for their music video and the BBMA 2019 performance. Talk about dedication.
April 2019: “Make It Right” with Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s music always strikes fans in their feelings, so when BTS decided to record one of the songs they wrote, “Make It Right,” the ARMYs knew it was going to be something special. With BTS’s special touch, the result was a romantic song perfect for weddings.
June 2019: “Dream Glow” with Charli XCX
June 2019: “A Brand New Day” with Zara Larsson
June 2019: “All Night” with Juice WRLD
July 2019: “Old Town Road” with Lil Nas X
September 2019: “Chicken Noodle Soup” with Becky G
October 2019: “Make It Right” with Lauv
After Lauv attended BTS’s London concert at Wembley Stadium in June 2019 and met them backstage, the group asked him to appear on a remix of “Make It Right”. Of course, he couldn’t turn down the opportunity.
“[BTS] wanted me to interpret [the meaning] in my own way and not necessarily stick to the lyrics that already existed in Korean, ”Lauv told Elite Daily about their collaboration process.“ It was really fun for me because I’ve never done anything like it. . I always write honestly and no matter what, but it was kind of a situation where I was connected to what the song was originally and I found my own way. “
January 2020: “Suga’s Interlude” with Halsey
February 2020: “ON” with Sia
Soul Card: 7 really delivered. Comprising 20 tracks, the record is packed with bops, including the band’s first single, “ON”. The song is a hymn to total power because it is about having the strength to overcome anything. To further emphasize their message, BTS asked Sia to lend her powerful voice for an alternate version of the track.
March 2020: “Who” with Lauv
How do I feel the “Who” track features BTS singers Jimin and Jungkook. The track tells a sad love story about not knowing if the person you love feels the same way towards you. “Who are you? / Because something has changed, you’re not the same anymore, I hate it / I’m sick of waiting for love, love / I know you’re not the only one, the only one “, sings the trio.
May 2020: “Burn It” ft. MAX
MAX is a real thing when it comes to being an ARMY card-carrying member, so fans were elated when he quickly became friends with Suga, and a frequent collaborator. The couple first teamed up for a surprise song on Suga’s mixtape called “Burn It,” which explored how someone can either burn a part of themselves or light that part to burn like. the sun.
September 2020: “Blueberry Eyes” with MAX
MAX and Suga’s “Blueberry Eyes” is another perfect song for weddings because the lyrics are so romantic. “A ray of light that crossed my shadow / You, who turned my life that had been dark upside down / I may not be anything / Before meeting you, I was nobody,” Suga recalls.
October 2020: “Savage Love” With JAWSH 685 & Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo and JAWSH 685’s original “Savage Love” was already a huge hit on TikTok, so the remix with BTS has only skyrocketed to new heights. Jungkook lent his vocals in the chorus, while J-Hope and Suga added their own lyrics in the second and third verses. What fans liked about BTS’s rendition of the song is that they changed their lyrics to be gender neutral. They also gave the track a deeper meaning about love as fragile as a sandcastle.
These are just 20 of BTS’s best collaborations because believe it or not, the group has
so much Following. Fans can’t wait to see who the group will work with next.