Coming off the tour where they showed off one pristinely choreographed performance after another, iHeartBTS featured the septet enjoying their music along with their multitude of ARMY in attendance, playing around with one another and fans as they vibed to the beat of their own songs -- and were even joined for “Boy With Luv” by collaborator Halsey, who surprised the act halfway through the session.
Throughout the event, BTS took some time to talk about some collaborators they’d like to work with, including Drake, Lil Nas X, and Coldplay, and the new album, with Suga and Jimin saying that "HOME" is their favorite song while J-Hope added that "Mikrokosmos" is his and RM's was his solo track. A comment about how “Dionysus” is the hardest song to dance to resulted in V serving up a brief performance of the song’s boisterous, alcohol-themed chorus, with Jungkook chiming in with a refrain of “Drinking, drinking, drinking,” translating the original lyrics from Korean into English to the delight of the crowd.
The group also spoke about their habits, sharing fun facts out there like Jimin being the member who sleeps the latest, their love of ARMY, and a handful of other topics. BTS also spent a moment commenting on how their favorite color is purple, which is associated with their fandom ARMY. They excitedly exclaimed over the fact that the Empire State Building was lit up that night in celebration of them.
While the iconic New York building was already set to turn purple in commemoration of New York University’s graduation -- which also occurred on Tuesday -- the South Korean band was honored with a purple sparkle effect appearing hourly throughout the night, according to the Empire State Building’s website. Though brief, the iHeartBTS event trended worldwide on Twitter throughout the night, only to be replaced later in the evening when the group appeared on The Voice's finale, where they performed “Boy With Luv.”