Through an online statement, Big Hit Music confirmed that BTS members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook will fulfill their military obligations as required by South Korean law. .
Kim Seok-Jin will be the first to join the military and will revoke his request to delay the draft at the end of October. At the moment there is no news of the enlistment date of the rest of the members. However, finance experts assure that this decision will have great economic consequences for both the company and the Korean entertainment industry, since Bangtan is one of the groups of k pop that generates the most money for that country and his absence for two years on the stage will be notorious.
Big Hit Music is proud to announce today that the members of BTS are currently moving forward with plans to fulfill their military service. After the phenomenal concert to support Busan’s bid for World Expo 2030, and as each individual embarks on solo projects, it is the perfect time and the members of BTS are honored to serve.
Since BTS’s inception more than ten years ago, the band has achieved international success, broken records, and catapulted ‘K-pop’ into the global stratosphere. BIGHIT MUSIC has focused on the historical moment when it would be possible to respect the needs of the country and for these healthy young men to serve with their compatriots and that moment is now.
Group member Jin will kick off the process as soon as he wraps up his schedule for his solo release at the end of October. He will then follow the Korean government’s enlistment procedure. Other members of the group plan to do their military service based on their own individual plans. Both the company and the members of BTS hope to reunite as a group around 2025 after their service commitment.
With the release of their first anthology album earlier this year, it paved the way for the members to take time to explore individual projects. As part of the HYBE family, we support and encourage our artists and are beyond proud that each will now have time to explore their unique interests and do their duty in service of the country they call home.
‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)’ is more than a song from their latest album, it’s a promise, there is much more to come in the coming years from BTS.