K-pop superstars BTS will take a “long-term break” from the tune scene, their employer said Monday,
after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain previously this year.
But the pause may only remaining a few weeks, with the septet due to play a controversial show in
Saudi Arabia in October.
The K-pop industry is recognised for cutthroat competition and around-the-clock work hours that
include concerts, press occasions and gruelling singing and dancing training when the stars are offstage.
BTS will take their first respectable long-term destroy considering their debut “six years ago managers”
Big Hit Entertainment said, adding it will be a time to "recharge and refresh as musicians and creators.
It would additionally be a time for them to enjoy their each day lives as normal 20-something young
men, the organization stated in a midnight statement.
If you run into BTS at an unexpected place, we ask for the fans consideration to allow the members to
revel in their private time.
BTS — or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which interprets as Bulletproof Boy Scouts — have won a massive
international following in latest years, becoming the first K-pop crew to top charts in the US and Britain
with a string of sold-out indicates in Los Angeles, Paris and Londons Wembley Stadium.
The floppy-haired musicians, all in their 20s and regularly wearing rings and lipstick, enchantment to a
era that feels relaxed with the idea of fluid gender identity.
They keep shut relationships with their fans, flooding social media with selfies, videos and tweets in
Korean and English.
The declaration did no longer say how lengthy the ruin will be however the band is scheduled to
perform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 11.
Hundreds of hundreds of fans wrote on the BTS Twitter account — which has 21.3 million followers — to
want them a completely satisfied vacation.
I love you very plenty and hope you experience your ruin to the fullest a fan commented.
Another wrote: We are going nowhere and will be here to welcome you back with fanfares!
The groups reputation has generated large earnings for Big Hit Entertainment, which is even taking part
with Barbie maker Mattel for BTS dolls.
South Korean performers such as Psy — whose 2012 hit Gangnam Style grew to be the first video to
top a billion views on YouTube — have beforehand damaged into Western markets,but none have
performed BTS sustained success.