The label and management firm for the massively successful K-pop group BTS, Big Hit, said on Monday that all seven of the group’s members will be serving in the South Korean military. According to Big Hit, BTS intends to reform as a unit “around 2025,” once all seven members have finished their terms of duty.
Part of Big Hit’s statement states, “Since the formation of BTS over 10 years ago, the band has climbed to international success, broken records, and launched K-Pop into the global stratosphere. “BigHit MUSIC has concentrated on the turning point, and that is now when it would be able to respect the requirements of the country and allow these healthy young men to serve alongside their fellow citizens.”
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The oldest member of BTS, Kim Seok-jin, better known as Jin, will reportedly be the group’s first recruit to the military, according to Big Hit. When his solo effort is out later this month, the 29-year-old hopes to enroll.
Due to persistent threats from North Korea, South Korea’s conscription system mandates that all able-bodied men serve at least 18 months in the armed forces by the age of 28. Certain athletes and performers, particularly those who work in classical and traditional music, are eligible for exemptions.
Jin was one of the first K-pop singers to receive such a respite when he turned 28 in 2020. The government granted him a two-year postponement in joining the army in appreciation of BTS’s efforts in “improving Korea’s foreign image.”
The band made a video announcement in June announcing that it would be taking an undetermined amount of time off. “After 10 years of living as BTS and working on all our schedules, it’s physically impossible for me to mature anymore,” the group’s rapper RM, also known as Kim Nam-Joon, stated in that video.
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