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BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ outfits sell for $162,500 at charity auction

Japanese art collector and YouTuber purchase the top-selling items at the auction

BTS' pastel outfits from their music video “Dynamite” sit on display before MusiCares charity auction in Beverly Hills on Jan. 26. (AFP-Yonhap)
BTS' pastel outfits from their music video “Dynamite” sit on display before MusiCares charity auction in Beverly Hills on Jan. 26. (AFP-Yonhap)
The outfits that the members of BTS wore in the music video for their chart-topping single “Dynamite” sold for $162,500 at a charity auction in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.

The septet’s pastel colored ensembles were purchased by Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa and YouTuber Hikakin.

The outfits included the colorful T-shirts, hats, shirts, pants, shorts and sneakers that BTS wear during the beginning of the music video and the dance sequence at the end.

The event’s organizer Julien’s Auctions had estimated that the K-pop group’s ensembles would sell for somewhere between $20,000 and $40,000.

The proceeds of the auction will benefit MusiCares to provide aid to musicians devastated by COVID-19. MusiCares is the philanthropic organization of the Recording Academy, which hosts the annual Grammy Awards.

BTS previously donated a set of microphones signed by each member to the MusiCares auction in January 2020. They sold for $83,200, exceeding the pre-event estimates of between $10,000 and $20,000.

The K-pop superstars’ “Dynamite,” meanwhile, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. This year’s 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on March 14.

By Kan Hyeong-woo (hwkan@heraldcorp.com)
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