It’s been a while since I’ve discussed my favourite boy band/ favourite general band/ seven future husbands in my blog but we are back on track today! The Korean music stars (did I mention they are now Grammy nominated? That’s GRAMMY nominated BTS to you) took the US and the world by storm last summer with their smash hit “Dynamite”- which broke multiple records and topped the charts for weeks. I still listen to that song on the daily so I’d advise giving it a chance if you’ve yet to do so. In the music video for the chart topping song, the group wear multiple outfits including simple shorts, jeans, and t-shirt, hat and sneaker combos with eye catching pastel tones. These outfits were recently put up for auction and managed to fetch what would equate to around $162,500.
I know what you’re thinking and no, I do not have that kind of money so it was not me who purchased the outfits. I mean, if I did have the money I would like to think I wouldn’t go that far. Or would I? We are going off topic. The outfits went up as part of a charity auction in collaboration with Julien’s Auctions and MusiCares– a charity established way back in 1989 intended to help musicians during times of crisis- who are currently helping to aid those in the music industry who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The seven outfits were expected to fetch between $20,000 and $40,000- according to the listing on the auction site- but they ended up going for around £162,500, more than four times as much as the maximum estimate. This is an amazing achievement for a worthy cause in regards to those whose careers and lives have been so badly damaged by the cancellation of various music events and shows. This isn’t the first time that group has sold off items for charity either as they previous auctioned off the signed microphones they used for two years between 2017 and 2019, including during their “Love Yourself” world tour. The microphones also sold for way more than the pre auction estimate guessed, selling for $83,000 after being predicted to be sold for between $10,000 and $20,000. Think what you want about BTS but you cannot deny the impressive numbers. The victors of the auction for their “Dynamite” outfits were two notable Japanese individuals: an art collector by the name of Yusaku Maezawa and a well-known YouTuber called HIKAKIN. Lucky beggars.
SOLD for $162,500! The costumes worn in the music video of the mega-hit song “Dynamite” donated by GRAMMY Nominated BTS, all to benefit MusiCares in today’s Charity Relief Auction. pic.twitter.com/znJB0ZlrXH— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) January 31, 2021
This particular auction- held last Sunday, January 31st– had a wealth of interesting items alongside the “Dynamite” outfits including a jean jacket worn by Cyndi Lauper, a self-portrait by Snoop Dogg, a signed postcard and music sheet from the four ABBA members, a red Kangol cap owned and signed by Eminem and more. Check out the full list of items that were up for grabs here and for the entire collection in the “Dynamite” item set by member, check out the images below provided by Koreaboo.com (Jin gets to go first as he is my bias. Worldwide handsome forever).