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BTS’s music company, HYBE, has announced that all seven members of the band will serve in the military, as is required in South Korea.

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HYBE has declared that all members of the hit boy band BTS will serve in the military. The music company confirmed in a statement that Jin will begin his process as early as the end of October. Others will join as and when asked.

The members of BTS are presently pushing forward with plans to complete their military service, BIGHIT MUSIC is proud to announce on Oct 17. The members of BTS are honoured to serve after the incredible concert to support Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030 and as each person starts their own independent projects.

BTS was founded more than 10 years ago, and since then, the group has achieved widespread success, broken records, and elevated K-Pop to new heights. In order to respect the requirements of the nation and allow these healthy young men to serve alongside their fellow citizens, BIGHIT MUSIC has focused on this historic moment, which is right now.

Jin, a member of the group, will start the procedure as soon as the end of October, when his solo release plan is complete, arrives. He will next adhere to the Korean government’s recruitment process. Other group members have their own unique plans for how they will complete their military service. Following their service obligation, BTS members and the company both anticipate coming together once more around 2025.

The group’s first anthology album, which was released earlier this year, paved the way for the members to take a break and work on their own projects. As a member of the HYBE family, we support and encourage our artists and are incredibly happy that they will now have time to pursue their own passions and fulfill their civic responsibility by contributing to the nation they call home.

More than just a song off their most recent album, “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” is a guarantee from BTS that there will be much more to come in the years to come.

The topic of BTS members serving in the military has always been controversial. A majority of South Koreans, not just the group’s ardent supporters known as the Army, according to certain polls, believe the members should be exempted from military service or given an alternative.

Military duty exemptions, on the other hand, are contentious in a country where inequality and privilege are highly contentious issues. To protect against North Korea, all male nationals aged 18 to 28 are required to serve for approximately two years. BTS’s eldest member, Kim Seok-jin, is required to join the army after turning 30 on December 4, and the second-oldest member, Min Yoon-ki, is due to enlist in 2024 under a revised law.

Published by HOLR Magazine.