The members of the Ok-pop band BTS will serve their obligatory army duties below South Korean regulation, their administration firm stated Monday,
successfully ending a debate on whether or not they need to be granted exemptions due to their creative accomplishments.
Large Hit Music stated the band’s oldest member, Jin, will revoke his request to delay his conscription until the finish of the month and undertake the required steps.
The six different BTS members additionally plan to serve within the army and are "trying ahead to reconvening as a bunch once more around 2025
No additional data on the timing of their service was given. The band members carried out collectively in Busan over the weekend in assistance of the town’s EXPO bid,
which might be their final live performance as a bunch till they end serving within the army, in response to their label.
together with different widespread Ok-pop teams similar to Le Sserafim and NewJeans and Western performers Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
Hybe CEO Park Jiwon downplayed monetary considerations associated with the BTS hiatus, saying it has a broad sufficient lineup of artists,
We've got all the time been conscious of the eventuality of obligatory army service, and we have now lengthy been making preparations to be prepared for this second,” Park wrote.
Within the quick time period, particular person actions for a number of the members are deliberate into the primary half of 2023 and we have now secured content material prematurely,
which is able to allow BTS to proceed their engagement with followers for the foreseeable future.”
The announcement got here after Lee Ki Sik, commissioner of the Army Manpower Administration,
instructed lawmakers this month that it will be “fascinating” for BTS members to fulfill their army duties to make sure equity within the nation’s army service.
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