The Seven members of BTS are one of the biggest bands in the world. They will go under Military Enlistment. Let us find out more details about it
BTS is one of the most popular bands in the world. They will go under military enlistment. Since the announcement, there has been a long debate over whether the K-Pop group should get an exemption. Let us clear all the doubts for the fans.
Who is BTS?
BTS boys also known as the Bangtan Boys is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—comprising members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their material.
BTS became one of the few groups since the Beatles in 1966–1968 with four US number-one albums in less than two years, and Love Yourself: Answer (2018) was the first Korean album certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In 2020, BTS became the first all-South Korean act to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200 with their Grammy-nominated single “Dynamite”.
As of 2022, BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history, having sold over 30 million albums via the Circle Chart, and their studio album Map of the Soul: 7 (2020) is the best-selling album of all time in South Korea.
The Group has won several American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and nominations for two Grammy Awards. BTS has also appeared on Time’s lists of the 25 most influential people on the internet (2017–2019) and the 100 most influential people in the world (2019).
In 2022, the group are scheduled to take a break to complete their military service, with a comeback scheduled for 2025
BTS Military Enlistment is for how many years?
Since the creation of BTS over ten years ago the band has got immense international success and has broken several records.
They will go through this enlistment for 2 years and are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment.
All able-bodied South Korean men under the age of 30 must serve in the military for between 18 and 21 months – a duty intended to maintain the country’s ability to defend against an attack by North Korea, with which it is technically still at war.
What happens to BTS now?
While many fans of the K-Pop band hoped that the band members would be given special consideration because of their contribution to the South Korean economy. But their agency Big Hit has said that the artists will each serve almost two years in the military.
This is what the agency told,
“The band’s members were “moving forward with plans to fulfil their military service”, adding that “as each individual embarks on solo endeavours, it’s a perfect time and the members of BTS are honoured to serve”.
So the group will go on a hiatus for around 2 years now and will look to regroup again in 2025.
Will BTS go into the Military together?
No, all the BTS members will not go to the military together. They will carry out their military service based on their plans.
Group member Jin will start 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.
Jin will be the first to head for military service as the vocalist turns 30 this December. The six other members, born between 1993 and 1997, will follow suit, with the band expected to reform in about 2025, according to their management company, Big Hit Music.
Why Military Enlistment is mandatory?
Even though many fans around the world along with some South Korean. MP’s had voiced their support for an exemption but the young men have no choice but to serve.
Since, Refusing to complete military service is a crime in South Korea, and can lead to imprisonment and social stigma.
Earlier this month, Lee Ki-sik, commissioner of the military manpower administration, told MPs it would be “desirable” for members of the band to carry out their military duties to ensure fairness in the country’s military service.
However, all this decision comes months after BTS announced they were taking a break as a group to concentrate on solo careers. The band recently reunited to perform a free concert on Saturday in Busan to support the port city’s campaign to host the 2030 World Exposition.
This was the statement from their agency BIG HIT music,
“With the release of their first anthology album earlier this year 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.”
Since the news the BTS Army being heartbroken and #BTS has forever been trending on Twitter throughout the day as support towards the infamous K-Pop band.
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