By Amir Vera, CNN
△ Screen shot of CNN’s online article about BTS performance on SNL.
This week's "SNL" was all about BTS.
Sure, "Saturday Night Live" was hosted by Emma Stone and took jabs at Michael Avenatti, Lori Loughlin, Julian Assange and "The View" -- but the spotlight belonged to the seven members of the boy band sensation.
BTS became the first Korean pop, or K-pop, group to perform on SNL. Korean pop music has been steadily growing in popularity. But BTS has elevated the genre into an international movement.
The group's new album, "Map of the Soul: Persona," is expected to smash sales charts.
The group's high-energy dance moves and pitch-perfect vocals as they performed "Boy With Luv" and "Mic Drop," drew screams and applause from the "SNL" audience and lit up social media.