BTS’ Jung Kook Blows Fans Away with Epic Surprise Performance of Debut Solo Album Powered by Xbox and Co-Created with TSX Entertainment in Times Square
(New York, NY - November 9, 2023) – Today, Jung Kook, the global superstar, took center stage at TSX Entertainment, the first permanent stage located in the heart of Times Square, with an electrifying performance. Styled in Calvin Klein, Jung Kook and his dancers gave fans a mesmerizing show, treating them to several songs from his debut solo album, GOLDEN, released on Friday, November 3rd.
Jung Kook’s album features 11 songs, with notable guest appearances from artists such as Jack Harlow, Latto, Major Lazer and DJ Snake. The project includes the track "Yes or No," co-written by Ed Sheeran, and "Hate You," which saw the creative involvement of Shawn Mendes. Recently, Jung Kook's song "Seven (feat. Latto)” set a new Spotify record as the fastest song to achieve 1 billion streams in the platform's history.
“We are honored to co-create this historic moment for Jung Kook. His solo journey has already made history with multiple chart-topping singles, and we're fully confident that this album will continue the trend. This marks a pivotal moment in music, and holds great significance for both Times Square and New York City,” said TSX Entertainment co-CEO Nick Holmsten.
The event was made possible by presenting partners Xbox, Calvin Klein, Hilton, as well as a partnership between TSX Entertainment, Jung Kook, BIGHIT MUSIC, Geffen Records, Times Square Alliance, and the city of New York. Attendance at the live event was free, allowing fans to be a part of this historic moment.
Lucky fans who tuned in globally on Xbox’s twitch channel had the chance to win Custom Jung Kook Xbox Series X consoles and also score themselves Game Pass codes to play their next favorite game. Prior to his performance, Xbox showcased characters from games in the Xbox Game Pass catalog that were shared by fans on TSX Entertainment’s 18,000 sq. ft. digital screen.
TSX stands as the paramount entertainment destination, inviting fans to tune in for unforgettable epic events and witness firsthand defining moments from their favorite artists. Nestled behind an 18,000 sq. ft. digital screen that spans its towering 46-story flagship location in the heart of New York's Times Square, TSX stage - the first permanent stage overlooking Times Square.
About Jung Kook of BTS
Jung Kook (Jeon, Jeongguk) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of 21st century pop icons, BTS. Living up to the group’s universal reputation, Jung Kook is known as an ‘all-rounder’ with his versatility in vocal, rap, and performance. Jung Kook has been proving his wide spectrum of musical talent through solo works such as “Euphoria,” “My Time” and “Still With You,” as well as collaborative singles with global artists including Lauv and Charlie Puth. Jung Kook is credited on multiple BTS tracks including the Japanese single “Your eyes tell,” “Stay” from BE, and “Run BTS” from Proof. Jung Kook also participated in singing “Dreamers,” the Official Soundtrack of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which he performed at the Opening Ceremony. In July 2023, the global popstar released his first solo single “Seven (feat. Latto),” which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify’s ‘Top Song Global' charts, as well as at No. 3 on the UK official singles chart. In September, he released his sophomore single “3D (feat. Jack Harlow).”
About TSX Entertainment
TSX Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind entertainment and technology company empowering the world's most innovative artists and brands. With an integrated, innovative, interactive, and immersive brand platform, TSX Entertainment redefines the future of entertainment. Beyond music, TSX Entertainment creates integrations that generate some of the world's most significant brand launches, drops, and cultural moments at its flagship property in Times Square. Discover the future of entertainment at tsxentertainment.com.
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