K-pop supergroup BTS announces hiatus to pursue solo projects

K-pop supergroup BTS announces hiatus to pursue solo projects

June 15, 2022   04:09 pm

Korean boy band BTS celebrated its ninth anniversary with a shocking announcement: The group is going on hiatus.

RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook broke the news during “Festa,” their live-streamed annual anniversary event. The K-pop sensations said they decided to take this time to pursue solo projects and “learn to be one again.”

The band thanked their fans, and urged them to think of this as a necessary step for the group: “I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan,” J-Hope said. “I think BTS will become stronger that way.”

Along with discussing their future individual ventures — things are already in the works for J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook — they reflected on their many accomplishments.

Since BTS emerged on the scene in 2013, they have been a force. Calling the band successful would be an understatement: In 2019, BTS was the first group since the Beatles to have three No. 1 hits in a year on Billboard’s Top 200. They sold out London’s 90,000-person Wembley Stadium in 90 minutes. Three years ago, ticket sales for their tour crashed the Ticketmaster website, with an average price of $452. BTS doesn’t just have fans, they have an army — which is coincidentally what said fans call themselves.

News of the break is obviously devastating for their followers, especially those who recall some other famous boy band pauses. One Direction famously went on an indefinite hiatus in January 2016 and have yet to reunite. NSYNC has technically been on hiatus since 2002, and members of the band fun. said they were not breaking up seven years ago, but they have yet to release new music since.

But there is hope: Just look at Big Time Rush’s big-time return, the Jonas Brothers’s recent world tour, Fall Out Boy’s bounce back and more.

The band’s future is still unknown, but Suga made one thing clear: “It’s not like we’re breaking up!”


Source: Washington Post

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Fire breaks out at a four-storey building

Fire breaks out at a four-storey building

One dead, one injured in shooting incident at Peliyagoda

Container transportation fees to be increased by 10%

Top US officials visiting Sri Lanka to meet PM today

Urea fertilizer shipment to Sri Lanka also gets delayed

Man shot dead while on motorcycle with wife and child in Peliyagoda

Circular issued restricting the calling of officers to govt offices

Couple dead after fire breaks out at home in Kahatuduwa, two children critical (English)