K-pop band BTS’s announcement to go on “indefinite hiatus” has left the music world and BTS Army in shock. The Korean band enjoys a massive fan following across the globe. The members of the group, which completed nine years on June 13, made the announcement during their FESTA dinner that they held for their fans.
“I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature. You have to keep producing music and keep doing something,” stated the band member RM.
“We can’t help but think of our fans no matter what, we want to be the kind of artists that are remembered by our fans,” said another member Jimin.
Who Are The BTS?
BTS has seven members- Jin, RM, V, Suga, Jungkook, Jimin and Hope. The band was discovered in 2010 by their management company Big Hit Entertainment. They released their first album in 2013, named “2 COOL 4 SKOOL”, which was well received by the audience.
Accolades & Rewards Won By BTS
In 2020, BTS topped a Guinness World record for “most viewed” concert livestream. The concert was viewed by over 7,00,000 fans across the globe. In 2021, BTS broke their own record with 1.3 million viewers for their online concert MUSTER SOWOOZOO.
The hit single “Dynamite” became the first K-pop song to be at no.1 at US Billboard “Hot 100” chart. In 2021, BTS performed “Permission to Dance” at the UNGA and delivered the message around climate change, covid pandemic and issues involving the youth. The BTS fans call themselves the A.R.M.Y, which stands for Adorable M.C For Youth.