There are plenty of covers of songs by K-pop giants BTS. But a new one by the hugely accomplished Alicia Keys got praise from fans and even the South Korean band tweeted their appreciation.
In a video that she tweeted, Keys says, “I bet ya’ll didn’t think I would play this one. Tell me if you know it.”
She then proceeds to sing a soulful rendition of the new BTS song titled “Life Goes On”. Keys is seen playing the piano as she sings the English translation of the lyrics that are originally in Korean.
In less than 12 hours, the video by Keys has been viewed over 3 million times on Twitter alone.
Can ya’ll guess this?? pic.twitter.com/rqY4GqpGK2
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) November 25, 2020
The official handle of BTS responded by saying it was “such a big honor”.
Thank you.. such a big honor 😃💜 https://t.co/R9F9vxqKhB
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 26, 2020
Here’s the original Korean song by BTS that has been viewed over 139 million times on YouTube.
Keys’ performance comes after BTS singer V shared a clip of him enjoying her song, “Love Looks Better”. At the time, Keys thanked the band for their love and support.
Big love!!! Good morning 🤩🤩🤩 Ya’ll ready for BE?!? 💜💜💜 https://t.co/LIA1m6m19R
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) November 19, 2020
BTS became the first K-Pop band to get nomination for the 63rd GRAMMYs in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for their hit song titled Dynamite.
After Keys’ latest video, many are seeking a collaboration between the artistes.
— Kim Fidaa (@fidaa_kim) November 26, 2020
— lachimolala (@yoon97z) November 26, 2020
Definitely a healing song ❤️ Thanks @BTS_twt and @aliciakeys for spreading such positive energy all around the world 😊
Life Goes On and I hope everyone of us will also go on 💪💪💪 https://t.co/DJNwQpkMoe
— Bom 봄 (@ChristinaJJK_13) November 26, 2020
— Sunny Y. (@sssunny0011) November 26, 2020
LEGENDS SUPPORTING LEGENDS OMG 😭
— kath⁷ FAN OF GRAMMY NOMINATED BTS ᴮᴱ (@bluegreyarrow) November 26, 2020
this is so beautiful and i love how you didn't change the meaning of their original lyrics. thank you so much. tearing up right now. 🥺😭💜
— ᴮᴱbora – grammy nominated BTS fan⁷ (@modooborahae) November 25, 2020
Okei but you 🗣🗣🗣!!
We're impressed by your vocals and talent! Thank you for giving us a chance to hear you singing this masterpiece!
We're in love. 😳🤩💜
— BBO⁷ 💫 ᴮᴱ (@btsbrasil_on) November 26, 2020
Thank you for doing such a beautiful short cover ❤️❤️ sending big love to you Alicia 💜 pic.twitter.com/mnY99COfgF
— Joons Moon⁷ (@MxrcelStyles94) November 25, 2020
— ᴮᴱ𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧;🇦🇷 (@_Jmfilter) November 26, 2020
— (📚ia)ᴮᴱBTS GRAMMY NOMINEES⁷ (@chefnamjoon) November 25, 2020
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