BTS made social media waves after broadcasting Real Bangtan Dinner 2022 on June 16.
During the event, BTS announced that they would be temporarily taking a hiatus from group activities to focus on solo projects.
While fans immediately thought of the worst, a representative for iconic K-pop idols has quelled rumors of the group disbanding.
According to a statement to PitchFork, the representative confirmed that BTS’ break is temporary and that the group will reunite once the boys complete their solo projects.
The group chatted intimately during the Real Bangtan dinner. Some members share updates on their upcoming projects, while others share about personal things they will focus on during the break.
While the group announced a hiatus, another problem is lurking that could affect BTS.
Under Korean law, all men in the country must enlist in the military to perform mandatory military service.
Jin, the oldest member of BTS, is the first scheduled to enlist. Jin’s enlistment can delay the group’s projects with the participation of all 7 members.
Here’s everything that’s known about how BTS plans to spend time together.
J-Hope is the first member of BTS to launch a solo project. The singer will appear at the Lollapalooza music festival on July 31.
He will make history as the first Korean artist to stand on the main stage at a major American music festival.
J-Hope also released his solo album, Jack In The Box, on July 15th and released a fiery new music video for his song ‘Arson’.
“I’ve been very passionate about my work since I was young and my passion is like fire – so I fueled the theme of this song,” J-Hope said in a behind-the-scenes video. which he posted on Instagram.
Suga will be very busy during BTS’s hiatus. The rapper revealed that he will be taking classes in choreography, vocals, English, Japanese, guitar, keyboards, harmonics, and pilates.
V is putting a lot of effort into his new solo album. The singer revealed that he is having a hard time completing the project because he is focused on finding the right direction.
According to V, he listens to the entire album “song after song” and removes the songs that don’t fit the whole.
Jimin is excited to be working on his solo album. The male singer shared about the difference between writing music for himself and writing for the group.
“It’s different when you’re writing your own music. Ultimately, I want my music to send a message to the fans,” said Jimin.
RM proved himself to have a successful solo career with the release of mixtape RM in 2015 and Mono in 2018.
The male singer did not confirm when he will be releasing new music but he did mention that he will be embarking on a personal development journey.
“For BTS to last long, I think I have to keep who I am. Because I’m not BTS, I’m just a part of BTS,” RM said.
Jin confirmed that his solo project is indeed in the works but he doesn’t know when it will be released.
“I have received the songs and are preparing. The other members are already planning their release dates, so I think I’ll be the last to debut,” Jin shared.
Jungkook is using his hiatus to collaborate with other artists while releasing his own solo music.
“The youngest” collaborated with Charlie Puth to release the song “Left And Right” and “storm” the charts.