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K-pop boy band BTS enjoying some time off as group members seek after solo work



K pop boy band BTS enjoying some time off as group members seek after solo work

K-pop supergroup BTS announced on Tuesday (June 14) that they were enjoying some time off from one of the world’s most famous acts to focus on independent pursuits.

The globally famous artists, who are credited with producing billions of dollars for the South Korean economy, dropped the bombshell during their streamed yearly “FESTA” dinner on Tuesday night, part of a celebration that denotes their anniversary collectively of seven individuals.

“We’re going into a hiatus now,” said Suga, 29, exactly 20 minutes into the clip, which was presented on the group’s official YouTube channel.

Members were speaking to each other in Korean, and the video included English subtitles.

RM, 27, said that after the Grammy-nominated BTS’ last few singles he “didn’t know what kind of group we were anymore,” adding later that group members were “exhausted.”

“I’ve always thought that BTS was different than other groups,” he continued. “But the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature.”

Jimin, 26, said the members are “slowly trying to figure things out now” and that “we’re starting to think about what kind of artists we each want to be remembered by our fans.”

“I think that’s why we’re going through a rough patch right now, we’re trying to find our identity and that’s an exhausting and long process.”

Toward the finish of the dinner, a few of the individuals from the group behind Dynamite and Butter grew tearful as they voiced appreciation for their allies, a being a fan referred to online as the “ARMY.”

J-Hope, 28, said the group “should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again.” “I hope you don’t see this is a negative thing,” the artist implored fans. “And see that it’s a healthy plan.”

The news had fans online in a fever concerning whether this spelled almost certain doom for the pop juggernaut – yet as per the video, it was not the situation.

“It’s not that we’re disbanding – we’re just living apart for a while,” said Suga.

Jungkook, 24, said, “we promise we will return someday even more mature than we are now” and asked for the “blessing” of fans.

BTS has said they were continuing brief breaks previously, first in 2019 and later in December 2021.

The news comes only days after the group released Proof, an anthology album that incorporated another single, Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).

J-Hope said in the clip that time separated could help BTS “become a stronger group,” and that the time was “important… for BTS’ second chapter.”

“I hope all our members stay healthy while they spend time on our own,” added the singer who is slated to headline Chicago’s Lollapalooza on his own later this summer.

Record-breaking band

BTS’s label enjoyed a surge in benefits during the pandemic, notwithstanding holding fewer concerts. The septet is the main all-South Korean act to rule over Billboard’s US top singles chart, an achievement they accomplished with Dynamite, the primary BTS tune sung totally in English.

They are additionally one of few acts since The Beatles to release four albums that hit number one in the US in under two years. The group has two times been named for a Grammy yet presently can’t seem to win.

BTS recently made headlines for visiting the White House to deliver a message to Joe Biden on the battle against anti-Asian racism.

The floppy-haired stars, dressed in matching dark suits and ties, with white shirts, joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the briefing room podium before meeting Biden.

Member Suga pursued tolerance, saying that “it’s not wrong to be different. I think equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences.”

The White House commended BTS as “youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world.”

Anti-Asian feelings and violence in America have filled as of late in a sensation of many faults in the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

BTS’ brief appearance before journalists reportedly garnered more than 10 times the standard traffic on the White House’s YouTube channel.

Footage the group recorded with Biden has notched almost three million views on YouTube.

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