Label shares group’s steps for fulfillment

BigHit Music has shared how members of BTS are fulfilling their mandatory military service commitment to South Korea. The group’s record label details how each individual member will proceed with the process.

“BigHit 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 the World Expo 2030, and as each individual embarks on solo endeavors, it’s the perfect time and the members of BTS are honored to serve,” the label shares on social media and Weverse.

“Since the creation of BTS over ten years ago, the band has risen to international success, broken records, and catapulted K-Pop into the global stratosphere. BigHit Music has focused to the milestone moment when it would be possible to respect the needs of the country and for these healthy young men to serve with their countrymen, and that’s now. Group member Jin will initiate the process as soon as his schedule for his solo release is concluded at the end of October. He will then follow the enlistment procedure of the Korean government. Other members of the group plan to carry out their military service based on their own individual plans. Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment.

“With the release of their first anthology album earlier this year it opened the path to allow the members to take some time to explore individual projects. As part of the Hybe family, we support and encourage our artists and are beyond proud that they will each now have time to explore their unique interests and do their duty by being of service to the country they call home.

“‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)’ is more than a track from their latest album, it is a promise, there’s much more yet to come in the years ahead from BTS.”

On Saturday (Oct 15th), the group’s free BTS Yet to Come in Busan concert that was seen by 50 million people globally. As ambassadors for World Expo 2030 Busan, Korea, the K-pop superstars hosted the concert to introduce the city and the world to Korean culture in an effort to boost interest in Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030.

For the event, Hybe turned Busan into BTS City, which saw the entire overtaken with various entertainment activations and events that provided an expansive and immersive experience for fans beyond the concert, including a pop-up store, theme packaged, pre-gathering event and more.

BTS will be the subject of two specials streaming on Disney+ in a new partnership the Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and Hybe have signed. BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA is an exclusive cinematic 4K concert film features BTS’ live performance in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium in November 2021. BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star is an original docu-series that follows the incredible journey of the K-pop superstars with unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage.

In June, the group released Proof, a three disc anthology album that celebrates the nine years of BTS’ journey since their debut, and opens a new chapter upon their tenth year as artists. The project, available in multiple configurations, contains new tracks, members’ selections, demo versions, unreleased tracks and more.

In June, its members announced they would pursue solo projects while “remaining active as a group.” The K-pop superstars released a new BTS Dinner Party video to celebrate their ninth anniversary when Suga commented the band was going on “hiatus,” causing a frenzy on social media.

This summer also saw the first solo release with J-Hope’s Jack in the Box. The album is comprised of ten tracks with “More” and “Arson” acting as the album’s two main tracks.