“BTS’ Jin will be the first member to fulfil his military obligation as he will be joining the South Korean military in December. He will fulfil his mandatpory service of 2 years in the military as is a requirement for male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to perform compulsory military service. BIGHIT MUSIC, BTS’ label anounced in a stament on their Weverse platform. The other members will enlist at their own individual plans as explained by the company. The members will be back together again in 2025 after all of them have fulfilled their enlistment. The full statement reads
“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.
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.
BTS recently held a free concert in the city of Busan where over 100,000 fans gathered to watch the members perform, while others watched online. The concert really felt like a goodbye as the members spoke of wanting to be together even when they are old. Performing “Yet to Come” felt like a promise that the best was really yet to come. As each member releases their solo work and when their time to serve comes and they leave, fans are sure that BTS will still be BTS no matter the time that will have passed.
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