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BTS announce hiatus to pursue solo projects

BTS made a shocking announcement about its now-hiatus and said that it would take some time to come back because of personal reasons.

The group (RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook) broke the news during 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.”

BTS thanked their fans for all of their support, 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.”

In a talk that touched on many of their accomplishments including the things in the works for J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook individually, they reflected on their future.

BTS has been a success since their debut in 2013. They are the first K-pop act to be at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 since the Beatles in 2019.

In less than an hour, 90,000 people bought tickets to see BTS in London. Their global army of fans crashed the Ticketmaster website in 2013 for a concert that cost only $452 each on average.

Hearing the news of One Direction’s hiatus is devastating to their fans, especially those who recall some other famous 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, but members of the band fun. said they were not breaking up seven years ago, but they have yet to release new music since.

There is always 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.

K-pop band BTS has yet to reveal their intentions, but Suga made one clear statement: “It’s not like we’re breaking up!”

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