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All seven members of the globally mega-popular Okay-pop band BTS might be serving within the South Korean army, the band’s label and administration firm, Large Hit, introduced Monday.
Large Hit, says that BTS plans to come back again collectively as a bunch “round 2025,” in spite of everything seven members full their service.
“Because the creation of BTS over ten years in the past, the band has risen to worldwide success, damaged data, and catapulted Okay-Pop into the worldwide stratosphere,” Large Hit’s assertion reads partially. “BIGHIT MUSIC has targeted to the milestone second when it could be attainable to respect the wants of the nation and for these wholesome younger males to serve with their countrymen, and that is now.”
Large Hit says that the primary BTS member to enter the army would be the group’s oldest performer: Kim Seok-jin, who is called Jin. The 29-year-old plans to enlist as quickly as his solo mission is rolled out later this month.
Below South Korea’s conscription system, the nation requires all able-bodied males to serve at the very least 18 months within the armed forces by age 28, because of ongoing threats from North Korea. There are exemptions obtainable for sure athletes and performing artists, particularly these working in classical and conventional music.
When Jin turned 28 in 2020, the federal government supplied him a tw0-year delay in getting into the military in recognition of BTS’s efforts in “enhancing Korea’s worldwide picture.” He was one of many the primary Okay-pop stars to be supplied such a reprieve.
In June, the band introduced through video that it was taking a break of then-unspecified size. The group’s rapper RM, often known as Kim Nam-joon, mentioned in that video, “After 10 years of residing as BTS and dealing on all our schedules, it is bodily unimaginable for me to mature anymore.”