December 2, 2023

You’ve acquired handy it to Jungkook, the “golden maknae” of BTS, who you may argue is mainly the King of Pop proper now. In response to the most recent Billboard chart, for instance, 4 songs from Jungkook’s solo album Golden have entered the Scorching 100 music chart. His super-catchy single Standing Subsequent to You additionally shot to the highest of Billboard’s World 200 and hit #1 on the iTunes chart in latest days — regardless of having to take care of main new releases from The Beatles and Taylor Swift, of all individuals.

And now, the youngest member of BTS is making ready to increase his superstardom to the digital world, because of a partnership between Meta’s Horizon Worlds social universe and iHeartRadio.

Jungkook will carry out Standing Subsequent to You on Dec. 11, which house owners of Meta Quest headsets will be capable of take pleasure in inside Horizon Worlds. His efficiency is a part of a weekly iHeartRadio live performance collection that kicks off inside Horizon Worlds on Nov. 28 and runs via Feb. 5, 2024. “Music hits totally different in VR,” Meta says concerning the upcoming performances. “From hanging out with fellow followers from throughout the globe and cultivating your avatar’s look to easily shifting to the beat, immersive concert events allow you to join along with your favourite artists and uncover new ones in a spectacular but intimate means.”

This can be fairly a deal with for BTS followers, to say the least, because the group hasn’t carried out stay collectively as a full unit since April of 2022 in Las Vegas, previous to the beginning of their particular person army enlistments. Since then, they’ve every carried out numerous one-off exhibits in assist of their respective solo tasks, forward of an anticipated reunion of the group in 2025 (on the earliest). Jungkook followers, for instance, had been handled to a shock mini-concert in Instances Sq. just some days in the past, when the Seven singer carried out from a setup inside a billboard.

Jungkook, by the best way, additionally isn’t the one main Ok-pop act coming to Meta headsets.

The Ok-pop woman group Blackpink is likewise headed to Horizon Worlds subsequent month, a few weeks after Jungkook. BLACKPINK: A VR Encore will debut in VR on December 26 at 5:00 pm PT. The 70-minute present, custom-captured and produced for VR, is a manufacturing of The Diamond Bros in partnership with Meta and was filmed throughout Blackpink’s Born Pink World Tour finale on the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.

“Artists like Blackpink are reworking how music followers expertise performances and join with their favourite artists,” Meta VP of Metaverse Vishal Shah mentioned in a information launch. “We’re excited to function this inventive, social VR expertise from The Diamond Bros in Horizon Worlds and may’t look ahead to Meta Quest house owners to take a front-row seat for this wonderful present.”