All seven members of the globally mega-popular K-pop band BTS could be serving in the South Korean army, the band’s label and control company, Big Hit, announced Monday.
Big Hit, says that BTS plans to come back and returned together as a set “around 2025,” in the end seven contributors complete their service.
“Since the advent of BTS over ten years ago, the band has risen to international achievement, broken records, and catapulted K-Pop into the worldwide stratosphere,” Big Hit’s statement reads in the component. “BigHit MUSIC has focused on the milestone moment when it’d be feasible to respect the wishes of the united states of America and for those wholesome young men to serve with their countrymen, and that is now.”
Big Hit says that the first BTS member to enter the navy might be the institution’s oldest performer: Kim Seok-jin, who is called Jin. The 29-year-vintage plans to enlist as quickly as his solo mission is rolled out later this month.
Under South Korea’s conscription machine, the united states of America require all in position-bodied guys to serve at least 18 months inside the military via age 28, because of ongoing threats from North Korea. There are exemptions available for sure athletes and performing artists, especially those working in classical and conventional music.
When Jin became 28 in 2020, the authorities offered him a tw0-12 months delay in entering the navy in reputation of BTS’s efforts to “enhance Korea’s worldwide image.” He changed into one of the first K-pop stars to be offered this sort of reprieve.
In June, the band introduced thru video that it turned into taking a break from a then-unspecified period. The institution’s rapper RM, additionally known as Kim Nam-Joon, stated in that video, “After 10 years of dwelling as BTS and operating on all our schedules, it’s bodily impossible for me to mature anymore.”