South Korean boy band BTS are going their separate ways for a while – announcing their hiatus during a pre-recorded dinner held to celebrate their 9th anniversary for fans heartbreak around the world on Tuesday
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K-Pop legend BTS broke hearts globally on Tuesday, when they announced plans to take a ‘temporary’ break to pursue individual projects.
Just like British girl band Little Mix – who began their hiatus last month – the boys of BTS assure fans that the breakup is not a split and that they plan to reunite once again. more and ‘return one day’.
The seven-piece band – consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook – announced the news to their committed fan base, known affectionately as ARMY BTS, during their annual FESTA dinner.
It was RM who began explaining their joint decision to loyal fans during a pre-recorded dinner on YouTube on Thursday afternoon.
“I’ve always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to grow up. You have to keep making music and keep doing things. something,” he mused. .
Jimin added, “No matter what, we can’t help but think about our fans, we want to be the kind of artists that fans will remember.
“I think now we’re starting to think about what kind of artist each of us wants to be remembered by our fans.
“I think that’s why we’re going through a tough time right now, we’re trying to figure out our identity and it’s been an exhausting and long process.”
During the dinner – held to celebrate the band’s 9th anniversary – the seven singers all reminisced about their impressive careers and the time they became a band together.
Implicating the breakup as a hiatus, not a coded breakup, Jungkook said, “I promise we’ll come back one day, more mature than we are now. Until then. , we ask for your blessings.”
After recounting some of the band’s biggest moments – including their trip to the White House – RM managed to hold back his tears and added, “This new chapter of BTS, yet to come, is going to be great. the best, I hope.”
When the news broke, BTS fans – aka ARMYs – took to social media to share their reactions to the planned hiatus.
“bts was the first group I ranked, the only band I charted and the group that I will rank forever,” one die-hard fan took to Twitter to share, with another adding: I love BTS so much and above all, I want them to prioritize their happiness and health. The boys can take as long as they like, I’ll wait for them forever.”
A third wrote: “I can’t handle everything right now but all I can think of is how the last 2.5 years have been harder for bts than we realize. I feel lucky. lucky and can never be disappointed wishing for that to come true for themselves and for each other, just proud. thank you, @BTS_twt.”
The South Korean boy band – also known as Bangtan Boys – has had solo activities in the past, since their formation in 2010 and their musical debut in 2013.
In December 2021, the boys announced plans to take a break to recharge their batteries.
A statement from the band’s agency, Big Hit Music, released at the time read, “We would like to inform you that BTS is planning a second official extended break since for the first time in 2019.
“BTS continues to work hard to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amid Covid-19, and achieve amazing results to cement themselves as top global artists. head.”
By selling over 32 million records, BTS is the best-selling artist in Korean history and has achieved global recognition for their work.
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