Not too long ago, I wrote about BTS auctioning off their outfits from their music video for “Dynamite”. Well, the band are now at it again as they are auctioning off the clothes that they wore for their music video “Life Goes On” – a song from their popular BE album- for a charitable cause.
The auction is due to happen on March 23rd at 3pm Eastern Time via the Charity Buzz website- I will link to the auction here– and consists of the loungewear that the boys wear in the music video. So far, there have been eleven bids, with the highest being $10,500 at the time of writing. The estimated value of the outfits is $150,000 and I have a feeling that the lot may reach that by the time the auction comes to a close. The proceeds from the auction will be going to the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, an educational non-profit organization that teaches the history and significance of music.
BTS are on a roll at the moment, recently becoming the first artists in history to have both the number one and the number two spots on the IFPI Global Album Sales chart- for Map of the Soul: 7 and BE in 2020- as well as being IFPI’s number one artists on their Global Artists Chart. That’s a little bit of a big deal considering that the IFPI- or the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry- represent recording artists from across the world. Not only that, but the Korean band are due to perform this Sunday at the GRAMMY awards and they are nominated for a GRAMMY themselves – for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance- with “Dynamite”. It’s safe to say that they are breaking records left, right and centre. As their stars continue to rise, it is likely they will have more and more auctions for charity as it is clear that their auctioned off items are likely to fetch a great price. Their “Dynamite” outfits were estimated to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000 but ended up selling for a massive $162,500. It’s clear that their influence is spreading exponentially and hopefully they will continue to use that influence for good with these kinds of charitable auctions.
Check out all of the outfits up for grabs in the auction below. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to try and find few hundred thousand dollars. No particular reason.