K-pop group BTS sells autographed microphones for $83,200 at pre-Grammy Award charity auction

The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS

Reuters January 26, 2020 14:31:18 IST
K-pop group BTS sells autographed microphones for $83,200 at pre-Grammy Award charity auction

Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for $83,200 (£63,298.84) at a pre-Grammy Awards auction for charity, more than eight times the expected starting price, Julien’s Auctions said on Friday.

The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS, Julien’s said. The auction house had previously estimated that the set would sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.

Kpop group BTS sells autographed microphones for 83200 at preGrammy Award charity auction

BTS. Image from Twitter

BTS, a seven-member boy band with a message of self-confidence, has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music beyond Asia and into the United States just six years after its 2013 debut. In 2019, BTS became the first group since the Beatles to score three No. 1 albums in a year on the Billboard 200 charts.

The microphones sold at auction were used from 2017 to 2019 on the band’s Love Yourself tour.

The auction was held to benefit the Recording Academy’s charitable arm, MusiCares. Also sold were items from Aerosmith, Pete Townsend, Stevie Nicks, the late Tom Petty and others.

BTS is among the acts scheduled to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

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