The South Korean group BTS will perform at the 2017 edition of American Music Awards, making it the first time the k-pop sensation performs on a U.S. show.

A spokesperson from the band's label, BigHit Entertainment, said in an interview with Forbes that it is an honor to be invited to perform at the AMAs. The representative thanked their U.S. partner for paving the way in every way possible and helping to make history together.

BTS will sing their single "DNA" at the award show, which will have other performances by Camila Cabello, Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez.

The American Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles on November 19.


Known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene, the band made their first appearance in 2013, three years after BigHit Entertainment started a national search to create the new Korean Pop Group.

With seven members (Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monsters, V, Jimin, and Jungkook), the group released "No More Dreams," from their debut album "2 Cool 4 Skool," as its first single. The second album, titled "Wings," peaked number one on iTunes in 26 countries.

The band made their first appearance on a U.S. awards show in May, during the Billboard Music Awards, when they won the Top Social Artist category. They are the only Korean group to hit the Top 200 on Billboard.

The magazine praised that they are one of the top producers of K-pop, especially because the members co-write and produce their material, saying that they can easily compete with the best pop artists.

BTS has held concerts in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. The group has a new partnership with UNICEF since early 2017 with the #ENDviolence campaign.


Created in 1973, by Dick Clark, after the Grammys ended its contract with ABC and started airing on CBS, the American Music Awards celebrates the music released in the past year.

With a voting system determined by fans, the AMAs has given 24 statues to Michael Jackson's work since the beginning of the ceremony. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, and Alabama complete the Top 5 artist with numerous awards.

This year, Bruno Mars has eight nominations in total, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Male Artist, and Album of the Year. Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Chainsmokers, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar have five nominations each.

ABC has yet to determinate the host of this year's award.