Ariana Grande and BTS Hung Out, and We Have FOMO

Are Ariana Grande and BTS working on music together? The "Seven Rings" singer posted a photo with the K-pop group. Is a collaboration coming?

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Feb. 11 2021, Updated 2:01 p.m. ET

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We love seeing our favorite artists work on projects together, whether we're referring to the Scandal — How to Get Away With Murder crossover or the musical "supergroup" collaboration that was L.S.D. (featuring Labrinth, Sia and Diplo). And from a recent photo taken of Ariana Grande and BTS, fans can't help but wonder: are the two talents going to make some music together?

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While this is all mere speculation, a K-pop album featuring Ariana — or an Ariana album featuring the South Korean boyband — would be absolutely epic. So stay calm, here is everything we know so far, regarding their little rendez-vous.

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The photo featuring both music legends is definitely a sight to see.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to post the black-and-white photo of our music-lovin' dreams. In the photo, the "thank u, next" singer is sitting on a stage sporting sweats and her iconic high pony, and she's surrounded by none other than the K-pop singing sensations of BTS (minus Suga, that is). Say what?

The caption doesn't explain much, but it's exciting nonetheless. Ariana wrote: "look who i bumped into at rehearsal :)" and obviously, fans have one burning question right now: what could these two fantastic musical entities possibly be rehearsing for together? A concert? Maybe in preparation for a collaborative album?

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Here's why they ran into each other.

While Ariana and BTS are both pop legends, fans were understandably somewhat perplexed what they would have been rehearsing for together. But according to K-pop news site, Soompi, Ariana Grande and BTS are both designated musical guests at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The Grammys are coming up in just a few days on Jan. 26, so it makes sense as to why they would be rehearsing right now.

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And although Ariana and BTS may not be working on an album together — per se — they are apparently going to "join" TikTok sensation and Country-Trap king, Lil Nas X, during his performance of 2019's top song, “Old Town Road.” So that's definitely going to be a must-watch, if you ask me. 

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Lil Nas X performing at Wild 94.9’s Jingle Ball

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Along with Ariana, Lil Nas X & BTS, here's who's performing at the Grammys.

In addition to the artists above, the Grammys lineup is pretty awesome this year. In terms of other contemporary acts, we'll get to see Lizzo; Demi Lovato; Tyler, the Creator; The Jonas Brothers; Gwen Stefani; Billie Eilish; Camila Cabello; H.E.R.; and Rosalía. For all of the Top 100 enthusiasts out there, it's going to be a good time. 

But the performances don't stop at pop music; there are a ton of classic rockstars performing that your dad and inner old soul will absolutely love, including Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C., Charlie Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, and Blake Shelton. Needless to say, I'll be shamelessly rocking out the entire time. 

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While an Ariana-BTS album would be absolutely incredible, it goes without saying I'm perfectly satisfied with a BTS-Ariana-Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" collaboration... the Grammys are going to be seriously incredible this year.

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