This noon the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup took place. After a presentation that included a cinematographic tour of Qatari landscapes, the action moved to the stadium. At the end of the event, the musical side appeared and one of the protagonists was Jung Kook, who performed one of the official songs of the competition.
After much waiting, the new edition of the World Cup officially began. Before the match between Qatar and Ecuador, the classic event that kicks off the tournament took place.
After the aforementioned cinematic introduction, an original presentation was given. In the first instance, field songs from the different participating countries were included and songs from other World Cups were played.
As a peculiarity, the opening ceremony had few live shows, after the losses of Dua Lipa, Shakira and Rod Stewart. The chosen ones were finally two: Jeon Jung Kook, a member of the renowned band BTS, and the local artist Fahad Al-Kubaisi.
Who is jungkook
The artist is one of the seven members of BTS, the K-pop band that won multiple awards and recognitions, in addition to millions of fans and enormous popularity worldwide. At 25, he is the youngest member of the group and has his own personal fan base, beyond what the band achieved collectively.
Already in the run-up to his appearance at the World Cup, thousands of fans were very expectant on social networks for the possibility of observing his idol. During his presentation at the opening ceremony, the singer performed Dreamers, one of the official songs that this World Cup has and that will be heard in the stadiums and broadcasts very frequently during the course of the competition.
The rest of BTS is made up of Jin, Suga, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, and V. Their fame has skyrocketed over the past few years, earning Koreans a number of major awards and nominations. As far as social networks are concerned, their high level of popularity reached them neither more nor less than to win two Guinness records.
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Specifically, the group achieved the mark of the most viewed music video thanks to the publication of the images of their song Butter on YouTube. Currently, the clip has more than 829,000,000 views on the platform. On the other hand, BTS also holds the mark for reaching the highest number of interactions on Twitter.
As far as their musical work is concerned, they also won several Billboard Music Awards, many of them as best artist on social networks, a distinction they achieved for five consecutive editions. Those numbers made it the most awarded group in BBMA history. Along the same lines, they were also nominated on more than one occasion at the Grammys for best pop performance, although they still could not win the award in any edition.
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