On July 27, BTS received praise from yet another one of music’s greats: Sting! Known best for his roles as the lead singer, bassist, and songwriter for the iconic British rock band The Police, Sting has been a big name in the industry for decades.
Sting originally wrote the song “Every Breath You Take” which was famously sampled by Faith Evans and Puff Daddy in their track “I’ll Be Missing You” featuring R&B group 112. Then, BTS added their own twist during their cover on BBC Radio‘s Live Lounge by adding Korean lyrics to the rap sections!
Sting was quite impressed by their rendition, tweeting out a link to their performance as well as a ton of clapping emojis:
— Sting (@OfficialSting) July 27, 2021
ARMYs everywhere have been celebrating the fact that BTS has caught the eye of so many music legends over the past few months alone! In addition to Sting, a wide variety of artists ranging from Queen, Usher, Boyz II Men, and even Elton John have shown them their support.
Usher, Boyz II Men, Elton John, Sting all tweeting about BTS. LEGENDS SUPPORTING LEGENDS. 😎💜 pic.twitter.com/TLru0prKxj
— bora ⛱ (slow) (@modooborahae) July 27, 2021
You have to realize that Elton John and Sting are living legends. BTS getting praised and acknowledged by rock royalty who have been around for decades, that is what you called a recognition. pic.twitter.com/lJWBiM6czT
— Dita ᴮᴱ⁷ 🧈💃 (@almostdita) July 27, 2021
Michael Jackson’s family, Queen, Elton John, Boyz II Men and now Sting . Bts being praised and mentioned by big names and literal living legends is so iconic
— raven ⁷ (@taestylze) July 27, 2021
What do you think of Sting’s shoutout to BTS?