Here Are 20+ Times BTS And Coldplay Proved They Are Each Other’s Biggest Fans

They both have so much mutual respect!

BTS and British rock band Coldplay have long been fans of each other, but now they are true friends since working together for their collaboration single “My Universe!”

While there are numerous moments where the groups have supported each other in some way, we have compiled some highlights. So. here are 20+ moments, in no particular order, where the groups showed true love and respect for each other, proving they are each other’s biggest fans…

1. When RM and J-Hope went to a Coldplay concert

Long before they met, the BTS members were fans of Coldplay. After their own 2017 Wings Tour, J-Hope and RM went to see Coldplay perform together, and J-Hope even shared a vlog, talking about how much the band’s concert inspired him.

I just watched the performance of an artist that I’ve liked since I was young, so I was able to gain energy from that. As it’s been a long time since Coldplay has had a performance, I went to watch it.

— J-Hope

2. When V said he wanted to collaborate with Coldplay

Like J-Hope, V has been a fan of Coldplay forever. So, of course, anytime he would be asked if there was an artist he wanted to collaborate with, he always said Coldplay!

This successful fan’s dream has now finally come true!

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3. When BTS asked to cover “Fix You,” and Coldplay gave them permission

Obviously, as fans of Coldplay, BTS hoped to cover one of their songs when MTV Unplugged gave them the opportunity. But it’s rare that anyone covers Coldplay songs, but it’s not because people don’t want to.

Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin once described their hit song “Fix You” as “probably the most important song we’ve ever written.” This song means a lot to the songwriters, so they rarely trust any artists to cover the song. Still, they trusted BTS enough to deliver the important message of “Fix You.”

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4. When Coldplay shared their support for BTS’s cover online

Coldplay gave public approval of the “Fix You” cover by BTS by promoting it on all of their official social media accounts. They even shared a sweet message for the group, saying “beautiful” with love from Coldplay’s members in Korean.

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5. When Chris Martin couldn’t stop singing their praises

In an interview with Most Requested Live, Chris Martin was asked if he would collaborate with BTS and he said he would like to (and successfully he now has)! He also couldn’t stop talking about how highly he thinks of him, revealing he is just as much a fan of theirs as they are of his.

I love the fact that they are so huge and sing a lot in Korean. They don’t always have to sing in English. …I love them a lot, and so if the right song came along, I wouldn’t ever say no.

— Chris Martin

6. When Chris Martin shared that BTS’s “Butter” is one of his favorite songs

He included “Butter” in a list of songs that he either enjoyed or encouraged him through difficult times.

7. When he visited South Korea to meet them

Fans have been speculating months before “My Universe” was announced since Chris Martin visited South Korea this year. In September, they finally released photos and videos, showing that he truly did meet with the group for the collaboration!

There was a point where I was locked in a little hotel room, was like a cell & I was like; I have no idea what’s going to happen to me, I don’t understand what anyone says, but I hope I meet BTS tomorrow, and it happened.

— Chris Martin to Apple Music

8. When Jin put a polaroid photo of himself with Chris Martin on his phone

A month before the news, Jin hinted at the collaboration with another music artist during a live broadcast as he showed ARMY his partially covered polaroid of himself with someone else. We know now that it was Chris Martin!


9. When Jin included Coldplay in his playlist

Besides his own group BTS, Coldplay is the other most frequently included music act in Jin’s Spotify playlist.

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10. When Coldplay gifted BTS custom and signed merch and buttons

Not only did Chris wear a BTS hoodie, but several of the members were also seen to be wearing some custom Coldplay merch gifted to them.

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Additionally, Chris gave them buttons from Love Button Global Movement, a meaningful nonprofit organization that he frequently promotes. Jin especially was excited about the gifts as he wore several buttons on his Coldplay hoodie!

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11. When BTS gave Coldplay modernized hanboks

When Coldplay shared a group photo, fans recognized the modernized hanboks as having previously been items worn by BTS themselves.

BTS also confirmed it by posting a photo by including Gaeryang Hanbok (modernized hanbok) in the caption.

12. When Chris Martin explained he felt BTS belonged on “My Universe”

Chris Martin guested on The Kelly Clarkson Show for its Season 3 premiere and explained that the new single would be about crossing boundaries for love.

And we thought, it would be good to sing this with BTS because maybe we’re not supposed to be together. And it turned out to be one of the most fun things ever. I went to Korea to be with them, it’s been amazing.

— Chris Martin

13. When Chris Martin sang in Korean when performing “My Universe”

Also on The Kelly Clarkson Show, he gave a preview of “My Universe.” Since he was doing both acoustic and without BTS, he partially sang in Korean.

He recently sang in Korean again for Coldplay’s performance at the Apollo Theater.

14. When Chris Martin gave Jin his guitar

After a performance, Jin complimented Chris’s guitar, so Chris signed it, addressing it to “Worldwide Handsome,” and gave it to him. Jin said he will display it and keep it forever as a family heirloom!

This guitar is a gift from Chris Martin after the performance. I told him that his guitar looked cool and he gladly gave it to me. What an awesome friend! I’ll have to display it nicely at home, it’s going to be a family heirloom now. Thank you, Martin!

— Jin

15. When Chris Martin and BTS recorded together

It’s not often anymore you see two artists recording their parts together for a collab, so this was a touching moment! Not only that, but RM shared a clip of himself recording with Chris on Twitter, saying that it “was so much fun…”

Chris also recorded with the rest of the group for the chorus, and both bands shared behind-the-scenes clips from the recording session.

16. When Coldplay wrote this super detailed description for BTS

In the description of Coldplay and BTS’s lyric video for “My Universe,” they included an about section for BTS for new fans, showing how much they respect them.

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17. When Coldplay shared posts about BTS attending the 76th United Nations General Assembly 

They are truly proud friends!

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18. When Chris Martin interviewed BTS

Even before “My Universe” was announced but was in the works, Chris Martin interviewed BTS for YouTube. It was also one of the most respectful interviews as Chris showed he truly was a fan who knew and respected BTS’s work.

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19. When Coldplay included everyone’s handwriting for “My Universe.”

All the members ‘ handwritten lyrics are included in both the lyric video and the inside of the physical album for the single.

20. When Coldplay gave a shoutout to BTS during their Apollo Theater performance

Chris gave the group a shoutout and also jammed out to the rap line’s parts!

21. When Chris described their collaboration as a “joy”

When Chris Martin talked to Zane Lowe from Apple Music 1, he couldn’t stop gushing about BTS. He said that the whole process for “My Universe” has been a “joy.”

I love them, and we love them, and it’s been such a joy. It’s something you could look at so cynically, and we have at times, but anytime there’s actual communication or music between us, it just feels so good.

— Chris Martin

For the song originally written for BTS, he described feeling so grateful that he could do it with the group.

So, I unabashedly and unashamedly feel really grateful for the song, grateful for the person that inspired the song, and grateful for the people we sing it with.

— Chris Martin

Source: Twitter (1) and (2) and NME


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