Digital single available July 3rd followed by CD July 5th in US
The first Korean artist to send three albums to the top position on the Billboard 200 chart, and the first Korean artist to top the UK album chart, global superstars BTS will be releasing their latest Japanese single “Lights/Boy With Luv” digitally on July 3rd (Japan time), followed by the physical products on July 5th in the U.S.
The latest Japanese single features a new original song, “Lights,” and the Japanese version of their recent mega hits “Boy With Luv” and “IDOL.”
“Lights” conveys the message of hope that one can connect with the others through sounds and see each other’s lights whenever they close their eyes. The song will also be the first Japan-original song in four years that will be accompanied by a music video.
Map of the Soul: Persona reached No. 1 in 86 regions immediately after the album’s digital release, topping both the Billboard 200 (dated April 27th) and U.K.’s Official Albums Chart 100 (dated April 19th). The group gave their first performance on Saturday Night Live on April 13th. From the album, “Boy With Luv feat. Halsey” ranked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (dated April 27th), the highest record ever by a Korean group, and earned three Guinness certifications as the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-Pop group.
At the 2019 Billboard Music Awards where they performed “Boy With Luv” together with Halsey on May 1st, BTS won the Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist.
May 4th (local time) saw the start of BTS World Tour ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ that consists of 16 shows in eight cities around the globe, including two Wembley Stadium shows in June.
Limited Edition A of the new single comes with a DVD containing the music videos of “Lights” and “IDOL” while the DVD on Limited Edition B features the making of both the music video of “Lights” and jacket photos. Limited Edition C includes a 36-page photo booklet including exclusive photos of the group.
Limited Edition A (CD + DVD)
Disc 1: CD (same content as in Limited Editions B & C and Standard Edition)
Boy With Luv -Japanese ver.-
IDOL -Japanese ver.-
Disc 2: DVD
Lights -Music Video-
IDOL -Music Video-
Limited Edition B (CD + DVD)
Disc 1: CD (same content as in Limited Editions A & C and Standard Edition)
Disc 2: DVD
Lights [Making of Music Video]
Making of Jacket Photos
Limited Edition C (CD + photo booklet)
36 page booklet
CD (same content as in Limited Editions A & B and Standard Edition)
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