The truest sign that international superstars BTS have finally hit the mainstream in North America came last night – in the form of a car ride.
The boy band took a drive with James Corden in a “Carpool Karaoke” segment on The Late Late Show, where they sang songs off their new album Map of the Soul: 7 and covered Bruno Mars' “Finesse” and Post Malone’s “Circles.” The crew then took a detour to a PLYOJAM dance class where Corden attempted to convince V, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, Jin, SUGA and J-Hope he had good enough moves to become the 8th member of the band. While the talk show host ultimately didn’t make the cut, he did get a new nickname: Jimin dubbed him "Papa Mochi."
RM, who is most fluent in English, sat in the passenger seat and acted as a translator for the rest of the group. He explained that he learned English by watching Friends DVDs, and then led the band in a singalong of the theme song.
BTS has been all over late night TV this week to promote Map of the Soul: 7. On Monday night, they performed their latest single “ON” in an empty Grand Central Terminal on The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon also interviewed them on a NYC subway before playing “Subway Olympics.” Watch below: