BTS’s “Dynamite” Outfits Sell For $162,500 At Charity Auction
The group donated the set of their pastel costumes from the hit music video to an auction benefiting MusiCares, the philanthropic arm of the Recording Academy, which organizes the annual Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction on January 31 will be used by MusiCares to “provide aid to music people devastated by COVID-19.” The non-governmental organization has created a support system for people in the music industry, providing health and human services for those in need.
The “Dynamite” outfits that were donated to the good cause included the T-shirts, hats, sneakers, pants, and shirts that the group wore during the beginning of the video and the dance sequence towards the end. Previously, Julien’s Auctions “conservatively” estimated that the set would sell for at least $20,000 to $40,000.
At the January 31 auction, the outfits went under the hammer and were bought by Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa and YouTuber Hikakin for $162,500. The ensembles were the top-selling items at the event!
SOLD for $162,500! The costumes worn in the music video of the mega-hit song "Dynamite” donated by GRAMMY Nominated BTS, all to benefit MusiCares in today’s Charity Relief Auction. pic.twitter.com/znJB0ZlrXH
— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) January 31, 2021
BTS previously donated a set of custom-made microphones used and signed by the members to the Grammy Week 2020 charity auction, where they sold for $83,200.
Meanwhile, BTS’s “Dynamite” is in the running for a Grammy award this year, as it has been nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony takes place on March 14.