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Korean Boy Band BTS Just Collaborated With Openly Gay Artist MNEK

While we’re still holding out hope on that collaboration project between Korean boy band BTS and singer Troye Sivan, we’re happy to find out that the group has already worked with another gay singer.

BTS’s latest album Love Yourself: Tear is out and many were delightfully surprised to find out that a song from their album was created with the help of singer/songwriter MNEK.

Though, if you’re a fan or at least aware of MNEK’s work, you wouldn’t be totally surprised. Before he went off to make music for himself, MNEK had written songs for famous singers like Madonna and Beyoncé.

It was music producer lophiile that confirmed the collaboration on Twitter. In his tweet, lophiile said, “Me & the homie MNEK did a tune for BTS.”

MNEK then shared his thoughts on the collaboration on Twitter by saying, “The BTS fans [nicknamed ARMYs] have been so fucking nice! Thank yooooou. Look fwd to you all hearing the song we wrote.”

While Kpop has steadily become a sensation online in the past few decades, it was boy band BTS that first broke into the American music industry. Last year, the band was invited to several awards shows and concerts such as the New Years Eve event in New York City.

Now, their latest album has already reached number one on the US music charts.

If you want to list to the song titled “Paradise” or “낙원,” you can do so down below.

Twitter Went Crazy After Kpop Boyband BTS Shared Love For "Love, Simon" & Troye Sivan

A Kpop star shared his love of a song from Love, Simon and the internet was better for it.

Korean boyband BTS (or Bangtan Boys) had a fantastic 2017. The group gained international success and performed on American talk shows, awards ceremonies like the American Music Awards, and even the “New Year’s Rocking Eve 2018” program. All of that hype and excitement earned the group the title of the most tweeted celebrity in 2017, and it looks like that title is holding strong.

BTS’s leader and main rapper RM (born Kim Namjoon) tweeted out a song recommendation on Monday (April 15).

RM shared a screenshot of Troye Sivan’s “Strawberries and Cigarettes” from the soundtrack to Love, Simon. While RM’s“It’s great” caption was simple and short, his fans soon swarmed the tweet with joy and excitement.

As GayStarNews reports, the tweet has earned a large response. At the time of this article’s posting, the tweet has about 493,000 likes, 181.9 thousand retweets, and 211,000 comments.

On top of that, a collaboration between BTS and Troye Sivan might be one step closer to happening.

BTS has already collaborated with Desiigner, Steve Aoki, and Fall Out Boy, so why not Sivan? Plus, Sivan has already expressed interest in creating a song with the boyband. Earlier this year, he said, “That would be so fun.”

“I fell way down watching all their music videos,’ he said. ‘They’ve been so nice to me since day one, so I just want to meet them and say thank you. It’s a world I’ve yet to fully delve into and understand, so I’m just completely curious about the whole thing.”

With Sivan showing interest in a collaboration and now RM showing interest in Sivan’s music, we just need their record companies to connect the dots. Our fingers are crossed.

h/t: GayStarNews