07 Feb 2021: BTS costumes from hit single 'Dynamite' auctioned off for $162,500
BTS is a gold mine of a pop sensation in the sense that whatever the band leaves its imprints on becomes highly valuable.
Take their 2020 blockbuster hit Dynamite for instance.
Apart from breaking several records on YouTube, the costumes worn by the members of the septet Korean band in the video have now been auctioned off for a staggering amount of $162,500!
MusiCares fund: The band partnered with Julien's Auction for MusiCares Charity
Jimin, J-Hope, Suga, V, Jungkook, RM, and Jin gave away their highly eye-soothing pastel costumes worn while filming the video, as part of their fundraising efforts.
For this initiative, the band partnered with American charity organization Julien's Auction particularly for their program MusiCares, which aims to pool in donations to support musicians in need, given the overwhelming financial impacts caused by the pandemic.
Fact: Costumes were 'donated by GRAMMY Nominated BTS': Juliens Auctiona
Purchase: Art collector and a YouTuber, both from Japan, bought costumes
The highest bidders of the auction were Japanese art collector, Yusaku Maezawa, and YouTuber Hikakin, also from Japan.
The amount generated was over eight times the amount estimated for sale, said Billboard.
"We thank BTS for their generous donation of their special one of a kind items whose proceeds will benefit this most urgent initiative," said Darren Julien, CEO, Julien's Auctions.
Others: Coldplay painting, Carole King jacket among other items auctioned
The second costliest item at that event was Snoop Dogg's self-portrait dog wearing a Doggy Style 25 gold chain signed by him.
That painting fetched a handsome amount of $96,000.
Other notable items purchased at the bidding were an original painting of Coldplay's Chris Martin by Billy Morrison, a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, a Carole King-worn jacket with an autograph, and a lot more.
Statues and all: California-based Sideshow partners with BTS for creating luxury collectibles
Come February 19 and BTS will release a deluxe edition of their album, BE.
The eight-year-old band has also struck a deal with luxury collectibles brand Sideshow from California to create limited edition BTS-licensed fine art collectibles, statues, and luxury prints.
"We are very excited to bring all of the intricacy, artistry, and attention to detail," said Anna Van Slee, Development Executive, Sideshow.