The group will remain active as a team while taking individual journey to further achieve personal growth
SEOUL – June 15, 2022 – 21st-century pop icons BTS announced that the group would start solo projects while remaining active as a group.
On June 14, the group released a new BTS Dinner Party video via its official YouTube channel ‘BANGTANTV’ to celebrate their 9th anniversary and look back on their journey leading up to the latest anthology album Proof.
In the video, BTS opened their hearts and talked about their feelings and thoughts on the difficulties and changes they went through amid the pandemic. The members also frankly confessed that they faced challenges in the creative process as artists after actively working over the past nine years.
BTS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR UPCOMING SOLO PROJECTS AS PART OF THEIR NEW CHAPTER
Members mentioned future plans to accelerate personal growth and embark on “BTS’ chapter 2.”
In this new chapter, the group will allow themselves to express their individuality through the release of solo albums and collaborations with other artists. j-hope marks the beginning with his upcoming solo album and further information will be shared in due course.
BIGHIT MUSIC said, “BTS now starts a new chapter with new solo projects as well as group projects. Members will take this time to achieve personal growth through various new activities, and we expect it to further strengthen the foundation for the group‘s long run as a team. BIGHIT MUSIC will actively support the artists.”
BTS released an anthology album Proof on June 10. The album celebrates the nine years of BTS’ journey since their debut and opens a new chapter upon their 10th year as artists. Proof consists of a number of tracks that present BTS’ thoughts on their past, present, and future including the lead single “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).”
BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene,” is a GRAMMY-nominated South Korean boyband that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since its debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances, and the way they interact with their fans,
the band has established themselves as 21st-century pop icons breaking countless world records. While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN ‘Speak Yourself’ speech, the band has mobilized millions of fans across the world (named ARMY), collected six No.1 Billboard Hot 100 singles in a span of a year and just over a month, and performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world.
They were also named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year 2020. They were nominated two years in a row for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd and 64th GRAMMY Awards and have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards like the Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards (Artist of the Year 2021), and MTV Video Music Awards.