Is BTS Performing on ‘The Ellen Show’ This Month?
On Tuesday (May 1), The Ellen DeGeneres Show started its stacked musical lineup for this year's May sweeps. Justin Timberlake started things off, reuniting with *NSYNC once again on the show after the boy band celebrated receiving a star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (April 1). According to Variety, Leon Bridges, Maroon 5, Panic! At The Disco, Foo Fighters, U2's Bono and The Edge, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris and Zedd are all set to perform during the month, but it looks like Ellen is saving the most exciting for last.
According to the report, BTS is set to wrap up the month on May 25 with a performance of "Fake Love." Though the lineup has not yet been confirmed by the Ellen team, that timing would make sense, considering the k-pop boy band will have just released its new album, Love Yourself: Tear, on May 18, and will be on the West Coast to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
Even though Love Yourself: Tear is still a few weeks away from being released, it's already breaking records. After going live on April 18, the record quickly logged a record-breaking 1.44 million pre-sales (as of April 24), making BTS the South Korean act with the most pre-sale orders for a single album, ever.